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Toronto Event (Oct 15, 2015): Small Business Forum
City of Toronto | Erin Cheng | October 2, 2015
Small Business Forum a Must-Attend Event for Entrepreneurs
Join 2,500 entrepreneurs at the Small Business Forum and learn how digital technologies can help you operate and grow your business.
Date: Thursday, October 25, 2015
Time: From 9AM - 4PM (EST)
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Address: 222 Bremner Boulevard, South Building, Level 800 (Exhibit Halls F & G)
Keynote Presentation: Reborn Digital: The Changing Nature of Small Business
Technology is transforming traditional businesses. Whether it's e-commerce on Main Street or mobile devices and the sharing economy, businesses can no longer afford to ignore technological advances that can alter their business models.
Keynote speaker Ray Reddy will provide insights into the changing nature of small business, and show how mobile technologies can be harnessed to operate and grow your business.
Ray Reddy is co-founder and CEO of Ritual, a technology company that's transforming the Quick Service Restaurant industry with its smartphone app. Before launching Ritual, Ray founded mobile commerce company PushLife, which was acquired by Google in 2011. At Google, Ray led the product team for mobile commerce and helped launch Google Express to 10 US cities.
Why You Should Attend
- Engaging speakers and panel discussions
- Tactical seminars and resources to address today's business challenges
- Small business experts and product providers showcasing tools and services to help start and grow your business
- Come visit over 90 exhibitors in different government offices and service and product providers (NB: NCFA Canada will be there!)
Tactical Seminars to Build and Grow Your Business:
- To help you build and grow your business the Small Business Forum will also include an array of tactical seminars focused on helping you address today's business challenges.
Seminar Room #1
|11:00 a.m.||Michael O'Grady,
Yellow Pages Group
|Maximize Your Digital Presence
Reach More Customers
|12:00 p.m.||Patrick Gill,
Toronto Board of Trade
|Accelerate Your Exporting Potential|
|1:00 p.m.||Craig Asano, National Crowdfunding
|Crowd Funding 101: A Comprehensive
Overview of Crowdfunding
|2:00 p.m.||Cecil Munkoh, TD||Managing Your Cash Flow|
Seminar Room #2
|11:00 a.m.||Mandi Cho, TD||Planning for Success|
|12:00 p.m.||Jill Schoolenberg, GoDaddy||So, You're Still Not Online?
What's Stopping You?
|1:00 p.m.||Marjorie Brans, School for Social
|Alternative Business Models:
What Exists, What's Next for You?
|2:00 p.m.||Michael O'Grady,
Yellow Pages Group
|Get Found: Increase Your Leads and
Boost Your Sales
Seminar Room #3
|11:00 a.m.||Matthew Leppanen, Primus||Technology Considerations for
Setting-up Your Business
|12:00 p.m.||Lisa Kember, Constant Contact||Small is Powerful:
Why Small Businsses
Have the Advantage in Marketing
|1:00 p.m.||Kevin Fox, Province of Ontario
and Ornella Sain, City of Toronto
|Doing Business with the Government|
|2:00 p.m.||Charlene Goldman and
Toronto Public Library
|Resources for Researching
For more information on how the City of Toronto is supporting small business start-ups, visit Enterprise Toronto's website at www.toronto.ca/enterprisetoronto.
The National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA Canada) is a cross-Canada non-profit actively engaged with both social and investment crowdfunding stakeholders across the country. NCFA Canada provides education, research, leadership, support and networking opportunities to over 1100+ members and works closely with industry, government, academia, community and eco-system partners and affiliates to create a strong and vibrant crowdfunding industry in Canada. Learn more About Us or visit www.ncfacanada.org.