Workshops, Articles and Resources

Looking for ways to improve your business or for professional growth? Whether it’s marketing, business planning, skills training, customer service, or any of the above, there are workshops, training opportunities and resources offered throughout the year by Hastings County and business resource organizations.

Introducing Hastings Hikes!

Escape the Indoors on our Monthly Hastings Networking Hikes Join together with local business owners to network and foster creative discussions during a peaceful hike on the beautiful trails of Hastings County. Meet like-minded individuals Discover collaboration opportunities Give your eyes a screen break Generate new business ideas Last week of each month: Mondays @ 10:00am …

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Trailblazer Experiential Tourism E-Training Program

Discover how to deliver memorable experiences that focus beyond what the visitor can see and do, by harnessing the unique assets of the community in its people, culture, and regional identity.

Come together with other operators to celebrate the unique skills, talents and abilities of each individual, each organization, and work with your tourism industry allies to achieve extraordinary things that no one can compete with.

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Be Remarkable

Print, Radio and TV were once the only options for advertisers. Each required a significant upfront budget that was out of reach for many small businesses. With the dawn of digital marketing – a whole new world of affordable possibilities has since opened up to small businesses to reach potential customers. But just because you can, doesn’t always mean you should…

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On-Demand Webinar: Digital Marketing Basics for Small Business

Since the start of this pandemic, it has become clear how important having a digital presence is for small businesses. But that doesn’t mean it needs to be expensive or complicated. Join Andrew & Katrina of Kasama Marketing in this FREE interactive webinar as they simply and clearly walk through some digital marketing tools and strategies that you can immediately apply to your business.

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5 Ways to Extend Your Season

2020 has certainly been a year of unprecedented times, especially if you’re in the business of tourism. Having lost the first few months of the season, many tourism businesses are faced with the decision of if and how they should extend their business season into the fall and winter months.
Here are five ways to build and market into the fall and winter seasons that can help to extend your business season.

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Building a Resilient Future for Tourism Recovery

Many of our tourism businesses in Hastings County have now reopened as we continue in Stage 3 of the Province’s Reopening Plan. Opening our doors meant many changes and adaptations to regular services, and rethinking how best to serve visitors. Now that the shift has taken place and we’ve got our feet wet with what the “new normal” may be like, it’s a good opportunity to begin preparing for long-term recovery.