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In pictures: Entrepreneurs get together to talk about business challenges

Small business owners from Vancouver were invited to an event to network with their peers and to screen footage of the four finalists in the Challenge contest

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About 100 small business owners from the Vancouver area came to the Shangri-La Hotel to find out more about the four finalists in the Challenge contest, which will award $100,000 in September to the business that best demonstrates how it will use the money for growth.

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The event kicked off with a networking session.

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Attendees were encouraged to share their own business challenges and how they plan to overcome them.

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No event is complete without a good food spread.

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Hungry yet?

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Managing partner Colin Bell, left, of Recycle Smart Solutions, one of the finalists in this year’s Challenge contest.

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Report on Small Business editor Sean Stanleigh conducted a ‘how to pitch media’ session.

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Michael McCarthy of Telus talked about challenges facing small and medium-sized businesses in Canada.

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Blackberry conducted a prize draw for attendees.

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Group shot.

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