UNITE 2021

WHEN: November 25th 2021

 Registration opens at 8 am

WHERE:  Tosca Banquet Hall 800 Champlain Ave, Oshawa, ON L1J 7A6

Giving Small Businesses the Big Business Advantage

SBE United will be hosting a small-business summit comprised of a series of small business conferences with the first commencing on November 25th, 2021 in Oshawa Ontario. Featuring expert guest speakers, safe business operation education, opportunities for networking, and an award ceremony for small business and community champions, these summits provide a platform for raising the much-needed capital for small businesses

Small Businesses Abandoned

Lights off, doors slammed shut for the last time, and livelihoods coming to an end. Another small business is lost to the pandemic. According to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), more than 200,000 small businesses could shut their doors permanently as a result of the pandemic. Now more than ever, small businesses need a lifeline.


Small businesses being left with locked doors, “sorry we’re closed” signs, and feelings of uncertainty may be the present, but it can not be the future. With your support, the future for small businesses will be bright and sustainable, and our vision of unified, collective, and strong business communities striving towards economic recovery and stability will be achieved.


Long after the conclusion of this summit, your support will have an impact, leaving behind a legacy of community, small business sustainability, and unity. Our attached SponsorshipPackage offers various sponsorship options providing tremendous opportunities for promotion, community impact, and recognition.


Edward Henry, SBE Founder & Patron, President of Edward Henry Company is a career sales professional who believes in the science of selling. His work in sales waste reduction and sales control plan implementations have helped clients across North America sell more, and improve customer relationships by maintaining a selling standard that is uncommon today. His selling systems help companies reduce existing sales waste and immediately increase revenue without additional marketing investment. His passion for selling is contagious, and his journey to finding his life partner, finding himself, and becoming extra-ordinary is inspirational and motivating

Steve Anderson, SBE President, is an Olympic Gold and Bronze Medal Coach, Holistic High Performance Expert, Transformational Speaker, Author and Social Entrepreneur. For over thirty years Steve has dedicated himself to helping individuals, organizations and communities create inclusive, diverse cultures and success with fulfillment. Steve is currently SmALL Business is Essential (SBE) United President, CEO of Steve Anderson Gold Consulting, Head Coach Vanuatu National Beach Program, and Venture Partner with R3i Ventures.
Lorna Weston-Smyth is an International Executive Coach and Trainer who brings her years as a serial entrepreneur to businesses and professionals to help them grow to the next level. She is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council, a Founding Member of the John Maxwell Certification Program and a Faculty member teaching John Maxwell Team members all around the world on how to build their business. 
She is also the Past President of the Board of Directors for the Durham Workforce Authority and Past President of Business and Professional Women of Durham. She has served on a number of other boards and committees including Toastmasters, the Whitby Chamber of Commerce, Business Networking International, and the Ontario Federation of Business and Professional Women.

John Henry, Regional Chair Elected as Durham’s Regional Chair and CEO in 2018, John served as the Mayor of Oshawa from 2010-2018, and Regional Councillor for Oshawa’s Ward 5 from 2006-2010. He has previously served as a member of the Regional Planning & Economic Development Committee, as Chair of the Durham Region Local Housing Corporation, member of the Durham Region Transit Executive Committee and the Durham Environmental Advisory Committee.  Born and raised in Oshawa and a dedicated volunteer, John has a vested interest in the future development, prosperity and quality of life for Durham residents, while keeping a close eye on fiscal responsibility.

Laura Scarlett Martin, CEO of Lingo Learn & COO of Matrix Mortgage Global is a visionary entrepreneur and multi-award winning executive with a penchant for creating large followings and achieving rapid growth. After graduating with a MSc in Business Psychology and Honours BSc in Cognitive Science from the University of Toronto, she began implementing her vast knowledge of human behavior and established a strong personal brand with 35k+ Linkedin connections. It was through the popular business networking site there that she cultivated her vision and thought leadership, which has made an indelible mark by disrupting the education and mortgage industry and empowering others to be their best self in alignment with their skills and values. She is the creator and co-host of the Broker’s Playbook Podcast Series, is regularly featured in the Globe & Mail and sits on the on the Board for the University of Toronto Woodsworth College Alumni Association (WCAA). Laura’s energetic presence and thoughtful insights are brought to stages around the world with topics centering around personal branding, authenticity, real estate finance and psychology tips for peak performance.

Dan Kelly, President of CFIB Serves as President, Chief Executive Officer and Chair of the Board of Governors of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). In this capacity, Dan is the lead spokesperson and advocate for the views of the Federation’s 109,000 small and medium-sized member businesses.  Dan has served on dozens of provincial and federal committees and task forces and has represented Canada’s small businesses at the International Labour Organisation in Geneva. He currently serves on Finance Canada Payments Consultative Committee (FINPAY) and the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Advisory Committee. Dan is a regular speaker in Canada and around the world on topics like international trade, the payments industry, and skills and labour shortages.


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Thank you for your consideration, and we look forward to speaking with you to discuss the sponsorship options attached in greater detail.

Kind Regards,

Steve Anderson
President for SBE United