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Event summary produced by The Globe and Mail Events team. The Globe’s editorial department was not involved.

On May 10, The Globe and Mail hosted the sixth edition of our annual Small Business Summit, an event focused on bringing entrepreneurs and business owners together to network and share strategies on repositioning for growth in the new economy.

The day’s discussions started with a panel on entrepreneurial success stories. Chris Hannay, The Globe’s independent business reporter, spoke with Emily Mills, founder of How She Hustles; Elle AyoubZadeh, founder, CEO and creative director of Zvelle; Alex Barrotti, founder of TouchBistro; and Shanon Jhangiani, vice president of commercial sales with Salesforce Canada. Each speaker shared their perspectives on how to scale a business and make strategic decisions during tough times.

Globe and Mail future of work reporter Vanmala Subramaniam, hosted a panel on rebuilding talent teams. She was joined by Nora Jenkins Townson, founder and principal of Bright + Early; Mike Howanyk, the senior director of client journey enablement at CIBC; and Chanel Cezair, the owner of Studio 67. All three speakers offered insights on what small business owners can do to hire and retain talent in a challenging market for employers.

Sarah Efron, content editor with the Globe and Mail interviewed Robert Gauvreau, founding partner of Gauvreau & Associates, for some practical advice on financial growth and recovery.

Technology reporter Josh O’Kane and Karima-Catherine Goundiam, founder and CEO of B2BeeMatch and CEO of Red Digital Consulting, closed out the day with a keynote interview on repositioning for growth.

The Globe and Mail presented the event with sponsor support from Salesforce, CIBC and Meridian Credit Union. For more information on upcoming Globe Events, visit our events hub at