Peter ElkinsPeter co-founded the Capital Investment Network and Kick Victoria, two grassroots organizations dedicated to building Vancouver Island’s investment and entrepreneurial eco-system. His other ventures include The Press Writers, BNext Consultants, The Nest, The Landing Pad, and Business As Unusual. Having been on both sides of the chasm between startup and success, combined with his international consulting experience, Peter brings a unique lens to the table. He believes success is directly connected to curiosity and the ability to engage in serious work, while maintaining a sense of playfulness. He sees challenges as opportunities and pushes others to engage in their business with passion and vision.Joe GirardJoe Girard is the founder of Change Grow Achieve and Joegirard.ca and SalesHeroAcademy.com. He loves speaking, training, and helping individuals and companies of all sizes make lasting, sustainable transformation. He is recognized as an expert in sales, organizational change, and personal development and loves helping people tap into their potential.Andrea Ting-LettsAndrea loves words. Words woven together- artfully, sensibly, engagingly-is one of the key components to marketing businesses effectively. Words partner with graphic images to tell a more complete story. Words shine a spotlight on your message, whether in your web content, your proposals, your promotional materials, or your social media conversation. Words promote action, urgency & enrollment. Words inspire, provoke, and engage. Words sell. www.scribeprofessionalwriting.caMichèle HamiltonMichèle’s diverse career path has covered training and experience in government, financial management, project management, WordPress content management, e-commerce, email marketing, social media and digital marketing strategies. This varied background gives her unique perspectives when she approaches challenges and develops solutions. She recognizes that building a successful online presence means creating valuable content, interacting socially and maximizing search engine promotion. Together with Andrea Butterworth, they bring online solutions to small business with CalliaMediaDeb AlcadinhoDeb transforms business by educating business owners, empowering them to take action and holding them accountable. As an entrepreneur and business owner herself, she understands the challenges and is passionate about sharing her wisdom to help others succeed. She strongly believes the foundation of every successful business is a strong personal brand. She is a leader, speaker, mentor, entrepreneurial business owner, wife and mom to 3 boys. She is the founder of Your Brand Power and Westshore Women’s Business Network.Kim TimothyKim is the owner and creative director of Boutique by Design, a full service branding company specializing in graphic & web design. With 20 years in the design industry, she is a creative problem solver committed to communicating her client’s stories in relevant and impactful ways. Kim believes successful design involves building brand integrity, creating lasting relationships, and representing a business at its visual best. She is also the co-founder of Brand Brilliant, a collaboration with Niki Campbell, to guide people through the process of designing, building and marketing a website that truly resonates and expresses the exact personality and intention of their business.Rena TiemerRena is a certified general accountant and partner in her firm Rewers & Tiemer. She loves numbers and building success stories with her clients. With offices in Victoria and Duncan, she serves a wide cross-section of business.JUHLi SELByJUHLi loves to learn, teach and connect people! That’s why she is so excited about social media technologies – you have the potential to connect with anyone, anywhere in the world or connect with people in your own backyard. She shows her clients how to find their ideal audience online and how to build relationships that will lead to sales.Angie LafontaineLafontaine Retail Consulting works with storefront and e-tailing operations on inventory, sales and merchandise management. Through individual coaching and custom workshops, Angie’s clients learn how to create success strategies for all stages and facets of retail management.Rebecca KirsteinShe is an entrepreneur first. She is also a speaker, an educator, an idea generator, and a collaborator and believes that successful local businesses are the backbone of our community and our local living economy. Rebecca is fired up to contribute to the success of others so that we may all thrive. The businesses that I have founded, contribute to, and/or continue to play an integral role in are BK Studios Photographers, Metier Investments, Portraits for the People,MIX Victoria, The Freebird Collective, The Nest, The Landing Pad, and Business As Unusual.Niki CampbellIf you decided to describe Niki as a Web Developer, it would be a perfectly accurate definition - but you would be missing out on the best of her offering. Yes, she excels at building websites that are well thought-out and structured with a decisive strategy in place. But her true value comes from her 'big picture' perspective - combining her 20 years of technical knowledge with all of her on-the-ground business experience: creating and operating a retail store for 7 years, operating a screen-printing business for 5, and of course Brand Brilliant where she has partnered with Kim Timothy to bring you easy and affordable website workshops including their DIY Website Bootcamp where Kim and Niki guide you through the process of building a truly impactful website. Niki believes in the simplification of complexity. And she wants nothing more than to help others learn to simplify as well, so they can move past their obstacles and get back to doing what they love to do. And of course Niki keep her skills sharp as the programming brains behind the websites at Boutique by Design.Julie AtkinsonJulie dedicates her life to encouraging the power of transformation. She has embraced her role as a catalyst for change, in her own life and in the lives of others. Julie is an award-winning Registered Nurse specializing in reconstructive and plastic surgery, and advanced skin care techniques. She owns her retreat centre, New Look New Life and she mentors women to be their best selves and relieving themselves from the pressure of perfection.Kristy MartinKristy is a notary public and co-owner of Farley Martin Notaries Public. She assists her clients with Real Estate transactions in Victoria and British Columbia. From buying, selling or refinancing a home – from the conveyancing process, including transferring ownership of the property, registration of mortgages, and exchange of the sale proceeds. For first time home buyers, their Notaries take the time to go over important documents and explain some vital aspects of home ownership and responsibilities under a mortgage. Additional services include Estate Planning, including preparation and execution of Wills, Powers of Attorney and Representation Agreements, both Section 7 and Section 9 agreements. Their Notaries are trained in legal capacity assessment and are available for in home and hospital visits.Andrea ButterworthAndrea focuses on revealing the value behind people and companies and what they have to offer. She has a Bachelor of Science, a diploma in fine art and design, and another in digital media. A strong leader and communicator, she guides companies through the tangle of online brand and marketing strategies through to tactical implementation. She consults for companies of all sizes helping them develop and implement clear brand strategies that result in exposure and sales for their products and services with her company CalliaMediaIngrid VaughanIngrid is an HR Strategist and helps individuals, business leaders and corporations with the issues that get them ‘stuck’ in places, and through asking the right questions, providing the right resources, and facilitating self-discovery, she leads them to ‘unstuck’. Individuals and businesses gain insight, clarity, and the changes necessary to move forward. She is the owner of Brio Consulting and guides in the areas of challenging employee performance and engagement issues, turnover, conflict, organizational process and transitions.Anna HarveyAnna is the owner of Boost Potential. She created BOOST – the word that reflects what friends and associates often say they experience when we are together. This has become my specialty: finding and igniting the potential in people through the exploration of their underlying passions and natural strengths. This is essential work that needs to happen before life and career transitions. This is the work that saves the time, heart and money of unaligned decisions. I am a Certified Facilitator of both Lumina Spark and The Passion Test, as well as being a Retirement Coach.Anna Coleshaw-EcholsAnna is the owner of Good to Great Public Speaking Training. She gifts the world with public speaking skills in the hope of curing the debilitating and career-limiting fear of public speaking. Your training path to fearless speaking is simply a series of steps, with each new step building on what has been already learned previously. I strongly believe that anyone can become a fearless and effective public speaker, and I teach the principles and skills that make this possible.Barbara EdieBarbara Edie, MA, BN, is a best-selling author, passionate writer, and skilled editor, who helps purpose-driven entrepreneurs, non-profit organizations, and creative professionals tell their stories to promote their work, magnetize more customers, clients and fans, or catalyze change.