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Photos from The Globe's Small Business Summit in Vancouver

The Oct. 4 event in at Vancouver's Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel featured speeches and workshops designed to help entrepreneurs grow their companies. Photography by Katherine Scarrow/The Globe and Mail

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The official Small Business Summit brochure is on display, feature a list of all of the speakers, including keynotes Marla Kott and Skip Swain

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Organizers of the event arrange the name tags at the registration table

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Attendees, which include small business owners and operators from across British Columbia, start to file in

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Registration for the summit, sponsored by Globe partners such as Telus, KPMG, BMO, TD, Shaw, Small Business BC and Kudos, begins bright and early at the hotel

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Guests enjoy a continental breakfast, with coffee, before taking their seats in the ballroom

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Complimentary copies of The Globe and Mail available at the event

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Report on Small Business editor Sean Stanleigh, accompanied by Achilles Media events manager Nagar Rahmani, puts the final touches on his address to the audience

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Event staff hand out schedules to attendees

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Sponsors spend much of the day fielding questions from small business owners and stakeholders

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B.C. Small Business Minister Naomi Yamamoto speaks with attendees before taking the stage

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Report on Small Business editor Sean Stanleigh reveals the venture capitalists, corporate investors, banks and angel investors in attendance

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Marla Kott, CEO at Inprint Plus, delivers keynote address entitled 'Take a Calculated Risk, From the Desk of an Entrepreneur'

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Attendees enjoy a lunch break and chat with fellow delegates

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Delegates swap business cards

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A venture capitalist, a banker, and an entrepreneur outline ways to effectively raise money in the growth financing panel

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Mayors from the Lower Mainland discuss the importance of small businesses to their respective communities, and outline what their municipalities are doing to encourage and assist entrepreneurs

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Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson is interviewed by Report on Business web editor Katherine Scarrow

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