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Do you have questions about CERB & CEWS now that your team is returning to work? This webinar walk you through important next steps.

Businesses are reopening, some may still be in limbo and others may be completely suspending operations indefinitely. It can be challenging to know what resources and safeguards are in place to ensure a smooth transition to your next step.

Moderated by Invest Ottawa’s Liam Flannagan, join Gavin Miranda (MNP), Jim Cruickshank (MNP) and Simon Sigler (MDK Business Law) for an interactive panel discussion on everything you need to know about managing your team and the available government support. During this session, our presenters will get you up to speed on the steps you need to take to ensure your pandemic recovery strategy is well thought out and executed. Our panelists will touch on government programs available to entrepreneurs and business owners, tips on how to access them, traps that applicants may fall into that would hinder edibility, guidance around tax, legal and human considerations for hiring and rehiring employees for the re-opening of the economy and other critical considerations for owners.

About the speakers

Gavin

Gavin Miranda, CPA, CA, is a Partner, Taxation services in MNP’s Ottawa office. Gavin has more than 17 years of experience helping public and private companies with their tax compliance, tax consulting and tax provisioning needs.

He has worked with clients in both the restaurant and hotel industries, assisting them with their business models and domestic and international tax considerations, and in-depth tax compliance (international and domestic). Gavin is Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Accountant (CA). He graduated from the University of Waterloo, Masters of Accounting, specialization in taxation after achieving a Bachelor of Arts (Honours).

Jim

Jim Cruickshank is a Senior Manger with MNP. As a part of the Organizational Renewal Practice, Jim provides leadership to MNP’s Organization Design and Change Management service offerings and team.

Jim brings over 15 years of Human Capital consulting experience across a broad range of clients including the middle market, provincial and federal governments, municipalities and Crown Corporations. Working alongside the General Consulting, Digital and Technology Solutions teams, he applies this wealth of experience of organization design and change management principles to help meet client needs.

Jim earned his Master of Health Administration from the University of Ottawa and is also a PROSCI certified Change Management Advisor. Jim is a long-time Burlington resident, avid golfer, hockey player and musician.

Simon

Simon Sigler is a lawyer at MDK Business Law. His practice is focused in commercial litigation and real estate litigation.

Simon joined the legal field as a student in 2016 and went on to article with an Ottawa based firm in 2017. During his time at the firm, he was involved in initial public offerings, private lender matters, private placements, and commercial litigation matters. Simon has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Federal Court on various commercial litigation matters.

In his capacity as an OBA Civil Litigation Section Executive Member, Simon has served on a number of legislative working groups consulting the Attorney General of Ontario and the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services.

Prior to working in the legal world, Simon worked in advertising for a boutique agency in Toronto and as part of a legal team reviewing data-protection policies at a multi-national agency in London, U.K. He also spent time at a management consulting company in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Simon's legal expertise includes leasing, civil litigation, commercial litigation, employment litigation

  • Ontario Bar Association Civil Litigation Section Executive - Regional Representative
  • Executive Member, The Ottawa Mission Foundation – Young Professionals Network

MNP

MNP is a leading national accounting, tax and business consulting firm in Canada. With over 5000 team members and 80+ offices, we are among the country’s largest professional service firms. Our alliance with Praxity, an international network of like-minded, independent accounting firms, provides our clients with international experience, local market insights, strategic partnerships and regulatory guidance.

We tailor every service we offer to suit businesses individual needs. These services include accounting, consulting, corporate finance, enterprise risk, tax, technology solutions, and valuation services. We look to fully understand the critical industry segments clients operate in to provide in-depth insights and solutions to help clients succeed in their respective sectors.

MDK

For over two decades, MDK Business Law has supported Canadian entrepreneurs by providing pro-active legal knowledge to help its clients to launch well, grow smart and thrive. The law firm regularly advises innovative and knowledge-based businesses at the formation, growth and exit stages, providing legal advice and options that support strategy and decision-making and help to address business challenges. In addition, MDK Business Law is committed to strengthening the network for entrepreneurs by offering resources to today and tomorrow’s generation of business people to help guide them towards building positive, collaborative relationships with other like-minded leaders on a path to achieving long-term business success.

*Please note that you will receive an email with the link to join this webinar upon registering and before the session. If you do not receive it, please check your junk mailbox.

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Nov 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


About this Webinar

Our Free Trade Agreement with the European Union (the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement or CETA), signed in October 2016 and provisionally implemented on 21 September 2017, provides Canadian exporters with a great opportunity to diversify their markets and lessen our dependence on the US. Yet it’s underutilized by Canadian exporters as European exports to Canada have grown more than Canadian exports to Europe. This webinar will explain the content of this major Trade Agreement and what it means for Canadian businesses, how to benefit from it, focusing on the trade of goods. This session will be of interest to companies and individuals involved or wanting to get involved in international trade and diversify beyond the US market, in particular importers and exporters of tangible goods.

About the Speaker

Following a + 30-year international logistics career, Christian Sivière started a Montréal-based import-export consultancy in 2010, Solimpex, active in two areas:
  • consulting to help SMEs grow internationally; and
  • training on the regulatory, customs and logistics aspects of Importing and Exporting, Free Trade Agreements and Supply Chain Optimization.
Christian lectures for the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association, gives seminars and webinars for various trade organizations like Invest Ottawa, the Montréal Chamber of Commerce, the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Export Québec, the Government of Alberta, Supply Chain Canada, etc..; and personalized training for importers and exporters. He publishes articles in Inside Logistics and in Supply Professional.  

REGISTER NOW

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Nov 03 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am


Presented by Invest Ottawa partner, In this highly interactive webinar designed for an Invest Ottawa audience (Teach, Talk, Try), participants will receive practical guidance from the presenters on the following:
  • Challenges associated with purchasing a distressed business, including value vs risks
  • When to purchase assets versus shares
  • Tactics for purchasing an insolvent business that has commenced formal restructuring or liquidation proceedings
  • Dealing with government intervention and other interested parties
This webinar will be of interest to established businesses and entrepreneurs.

About the Speakers: Naomi Morisawa De Koven and Drew Kelsall

Naomi Morisawa De Koven is the managing lawyer of MDK Business Law. She regularly advises entrepreneurs and knowledge-based businesses on legal issues relating to corporate/commercial, financing and M&A transactions. Currently she is a director of TiE Ottawa, Mindtrust Leadership and Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association. Drew Kelsall is a business lawyer at MDK Business Law, with a primary focus on privacy and data protection. He also assists both technology and other knowledge-based clients on general corporate & commercial matters, and ensuring compliance with Canadian and Ontario laws. Outside the office, Drew enjoys skiing, travelling, and relaxing at his family’s cottage.  

About MDK Business Law Professional Corporation

MDK Business Law supports entrepreneurs by providing pro-active legal knowledge to help its clients to launch well, grow smart and thrive. The law firm provides legal advice and options that support strategy and decision-making, as well as help to address the inevitable challenges encountered during the business lifecycle. The lawyers at MDK are committed to offering time and resources to members of the local entrepreneurial ecosystem that reinforce building positive, collaborative relationships with other like-minded leaders on a path to achieving long-term business success.  

REGISTER NOW

 
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Drive the Future - An Ottawa L5 Special Announcement Event with FedDev Ontario

Join us for Drive the Future, a landmark Ottawa L5 online announcement event hosted by Invest Ottawa and FedDev Ontario on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM.

We are honoured to welcome special guest, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, Government of Canada, for a groundbreaking announcement with our virtual tech and innovation community.

We are also delighted to welcome the following special guest speakers and innovation champions to our online stage:

  • The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Government of Canada
  • His Worship Jim Watson, Mayor of Ottawa
  • The Honourable Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, Government of Ontario
  • Michael Tremblay, President and CEO, Invest Ottawa and Bayview Yards
  • A world-class panel of industry leaders, innovators and investors

This is a landmark announcement event for our global technology hub and the many innovators, startups, scaleups and multinationals we serve in Canada's Capital, and those we collaborate with across the country and around the world.

Join us on October 13 and drive the future.

For additional information on this special online event, please contact Sonya Shorey, Vice President, Strategy, Marketing and Communications, Invest Ottawa and Bayview Yards at [email protected]

Special thanks to the following public and private partners for their consistent and generous support of the innovation community we serve: The Government of Canada, including FedDev Ontario; the Government of Ontario, including the AV Innovation Network (AVIN); the City of Ottawa, and all industry, post-secondary and non-profit partners who collaborate with us on shared objectives.

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Nov 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am


About this Event

How to Get the Best of Both Worlds

Believe it or not, Google has free advertising! Have you ever seen a map with little red pins highlighting businesses related to your search? How about a business profile on the right side of the search page summarizing products and services? These are among the most coveted spots businesses! Why? Because they are free and they get tons of clicks and website traffic, driving awareness, user engagement and ultimately more qualified leads. This beginner level seminar will show you how to get your business on the map. You’ll be amazed how easy it is! After that, you will learn how to make your listing shine, so your profile can appear more often and get you more clicks! Google’s paid form of advertising a.k.a Google Ads (formerly AdWords) is easier and cheaper than you think. This session will show you how to properly set it up - so you can make money right out of the gate instead of getting frustrated! Learn how to control costs per-click by showing up only when it’s most relevant to your business. At the end of it all, we will combine the paid and free advertising to work together towards the success of your business. In this seminar learn how to:
  • Get your business on the (Google) Map
  • Increase the frequency you show up on the Google Map
  • Advertise with Google Ads- without breaking your bank account
  • Set up your advertising account for success: win the race to the top

About the Presenter

David Bird is the Founder and Principal of Bird’s Eye Marketing, an Ottawa firm that specializes in getting NPOs and other organizations found on Google. He has been managing Google Ads (formerly AdWords) accounts since 2012 and is a recognized digital advertising and promotion expert. David is certified with Google Ads with specializations in search, display and mobile advertising. He also has a Certificate of Achievement in Web Analytics from the University of British Columbia and has completed coursework in E-Marketing with the Canadian Marketing Association.  

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Save the Date!

CAV Canada is excited to announce the dates for the 2020 digital event series.

Anchored in the nation’s capital and one of the world’s top tech hubs, the 2020 CAV Canada digital event series remains the must attend event for any innovator, organization or community driving the safe development, commercialization and deployment of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs). Hosted by Invest Ottawa and Kanata North Business Association in partnership with the Ottawa L5 CAV Test Facility and CAVCOE, the 2020 digital event series will bring together stakeholders from across Canada’s thriving CAV ecosystem and around the world to propel Canada’s global leadership in, and contribution to, this dynamic sector. 

With digestible events being organized for three consecutive Wednesdays in November and December, topics will include CAV R&D and testing, the impact of CAV’s on the general public and Cybersecurity. While planning is underway for the CAV Canada 2020 digital event series, you can register for each event now to get it these booked into your calendar:

• November 25, 2020, 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

• December 2, 2020, 11:00 am – 12:15 pm and

• December 9, 2020, 11:00 am – 12:15 pm.

More exciting details to follow in the coming weeks.

https://www.cavcanada.ca/

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Save the Date!

CAV Canada is excited to announce the dates for the 2020 digital event series.

Anchored in the nation’s capital and one of the world’s top tech hubs, the 2020 CAV Canada digital event series remains the must attend event for any innovator, organization or community driving the safe development, commercialization and deployment of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs). Hosted by Invest Ottawa and Kanata North Business Association in partnership with the Ottawa L5 CAV Test Facility and CAVCOE, the 2020 digital event series will bring together stakeholders from across Canada’s thriving CAV ecosystem and around the world to propel Canada’s global leadership in, and contribution to, this dynamic sector. 

With digestible events being organized for three consecutive Wednesdays in November and December, topics will include CAV R&D and testing, the impact of CAV’s on the general public and Cybersecurity. While planning is underway for the CAV Canada 2020 digital event series, you can register for each event now to get it these booked into your calendar:

• November 25, 2020, 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

• December 2, 2020, 11:00 am – 12:15 pm and

• December 9, 2020, 11:00 am – 12:15 pm.

More exciting details to follow in the coming weeks.

https://www.cavcanada.ca/

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Save the Date!

CAV Canada is excited to announce the dates for the 2020 digital event series.

Anchored in the nation’s capital and one of the world’s top tech hubs, the 2020 CAV Canada digital event series remains the must attend event for any innovator, organization or community driving the safe development, commercialization and deployment of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs). Hosted by Invest Ottawa and Kanata North Business Association in partnership with the Ottawa L5 CAV Test Facility and CAVCOE, the 2020 digital event series will bring together stakeholders from across Canada’s thriving CAV ecosystem and around the world to propel Canada’s global leadership in, and contribution to, this dynamic sector. 

With digestible events being organized for three consecutive Wednesdays in November and December, topics will include CAV R&D and testing, the impact of CAV’s on the general public and Cybersecurity. While planning is underway for the CAV Canada 2020 digital event series, you can register for each event now to get it these booked into your calendar:

• November 25, 2020, 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

• December 2, 2020, 11:00 am – 12:15 pm and

• December 9, 2020, 11:00 am – 12:15 pm.

More exciting details to follow in the coming weeks.

https://www.cavcanada.ca/

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Nov 10 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm


Presented by Invest Ottawa partner, Logan Katz logo

About this Webinar

Accounting in the cloud is becoming more prevalent in today's world; QuickBooks Online allows business owners to sync their ‘books’ with their bank, track expenses online, send professional invoices, get paid faster, and much more! The webinar offers an in-depth overview of the software and will cover the following topics through live demonstration:
  • Versions and getting started
  • Navigation
  • Tools
  • Accounting and bookkeeping
  • Payroll
  • Sales taxes
  • Apps and e-commerce integration
This is a beginners course and, as such, advanced topics such as multijurisdictional activity and foreign exchange are beyond the scope of this course.

About the Speaker: Sarah Ziraldo

Sarah Ziraldo is a part of the Financial Reporting Services team at Logan Katz LLP. She typically assists with bookkeeping services and personal tax preparation. She is also familiar with corporate taxation, QuickBooks Online, payroll services and compliance filings.

About Logan Katz LLP

Logan Katz LLP is an established firm of Chartered Professional Accountants. In business since 1994, we are a team of forty-five enthusiastic and energetic professionals and administrative staff offering proactive, leading-edge expertise in a timely and responsive manner. We are trusted advisors to individuals, businesses, and not-for-profit organizations. As a full service, boutique firm, we offer uncompromising high standards of client care and personalized service in the areas of personal, corporate, Canadian, U.S. and cross-border taxation, assurance, accounting, financial reporting, and business advisory, with specializations in advanced tax planning, corporate restructuring, commodity taxes, and inbound investment. We grow with our clients, supporting their needs both nationally and internationally through our affiliation with AGN International. Our span is global, but we like to call Ottawa home. We are active contributors to the well-being of our local community through our fundraising, sponsorship, and volunteering efforts.  

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Nov 02 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


About this Webinar

Our Free Trade Agreement with 10 Pacific Countries (Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam) renamed the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) is Canada’s newest major agreement. It provides Canadian exporters with a great opportunity to diversify their markets and lessen our dependence on the US. This seminar will explain the content of this major Trade Agreement and what it means for Canadian businesses, how to benefit from it, focusing on the trade of goods. This session will be of interest to companies and individuals involved or wanting to get involved in international trade and diversify beyond the US or European markets, in particular importers and exporters of tangible goods.

About the Speaker: Christian Sivière

Following a + 30-year international logistics career, Christian Sivière started a Montréal-based import-export consultancy in 2010, Solimpex, active in two areas:
  • consulting to help SMEs grow internationally; and
  • training on the regulatory, customs and logistics aspects of Importing and Exporting, Free Trade Agreements and Supply Chain Optimization.
Christian lectures for the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association, gives seminars and webinars for various trade organizations like Invest Ottawa, the Montréal Chamber of Commerce, the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Export Québec, the Government of Alberta, Supply Chain Canada, etc..; and personalized training for importers and exporters. He publishes articles in Inside Logistics and in Supply Professional.  

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Oct 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am


Presented by Invest Ottawa partner, In this highly interactive webinar designed for an Invest Ottawa audience (Teach, Talk, Try), participants will receive practical guidance from the presenters on the following:
  • Main street businesses - guidance for pre-bankruptcy negotiations
  • Good, bad and ugly creditor conversations
  • To lease or not to lease – commercial landlords during COVID
  • The best defence against lawsuits during a pandemic
This workshop is aimed at established businesses, but may contain information of interest to new businesses as well.

About the Speakers: Naomi Morisawa De Koven & Simon Sigler

Naomi Morisawa De Koven is the managing lawyer of MDK Business Law. She regularly advises entrepreneurs and knowledge-based businesses on legal issues relating to corporate/commercial, financing and M&A transactions. Currently she is a director of TiE Ottawa, Mindtrust Leadership and Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association. Simon Sigler’s legal practice is focused in litigation (commercial, civil, employment) and leasing. Previously Simon worked for in advertising in Toronto and London, UK, and at a management consulting company in Seoul, Korea. He is the regional representative for the Ontario Bar Association Civil Litigation Section Executive and an Executive Member, of The Ottawa Mission Foundation – Young Professionals Network.

About MDK Business Law Professional Corporation

MDK Business Law supports entrepreneurs by providing pro-active legal knowledge to help its clients to launch well, grow smart and thrive. The law firm provides legal advice and options that support strategy and decision-making, as well as help to address the inevitable challenges encountered during the business life cycle. The lawyers at MDK are committed to offering time and resources to members of the local entrepreneurial ecosystem that reinforce building positive, collaborative relationships with other like-minded leaders on a path to achieving long-term business success.  

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Join Sarah Gencarelli to learn fundamental copywriting skills that can help clearly and powerfully communicate your brand to your customers.

Every brand has a story. Learn how to craft powerful copywriting that puts your customer at the heart of your brand’s story.

You’ll learn copywriting fundamentals – from message clarity to tone of voice.

Bring a pen and paper to apply lessons learned in class.

About the Speaker: Sarah Gencarelli

Sarah is an awarded brand strategist, copywriter, instructor, and entrepreneur. She’s a founding partner of wild idea co., a remote brand consultancy and creative studio based in Ottawa.

Sarah works closely with founders and marketing teams to clarify and amplify brand stories. She’s known for her ability to straddle both strategic and creative thinking and is a sought-after partner to agencies and start-ups for this reason.

She’s worked with brands large and small, from national brands like KitchenAid, Creemore Springs, and The Ritz-Carlton, to start-ups like Unity Wellness (CBD) and Air Matrix (drone technology), among others.

She’s passionate about supporting the entrepreneurial community. Sarah is an Invest Ottawa Small Business Advisor. She has led workshops at Invest Ottawa, Women Mean Business, incubator13, Energia Ventures, and Algonquin College.

About Digital Main Street

Digital Main Street is helping small businesses impacted by COVID-19 in Ontario to recover and grow. Through the Digital Main Street Future Proof Program, qualified applicants (restaurant, retail shops, skilled trades, and home-based businesses) can access their own digital squad, business advisors, and training resources – for free.

Learn more about Digital Main Street by visiting investottawa.ca/digital-main-street.

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Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


About this Webinar

Have a business idea but don’t know where to start? Attend this information session to learn the basic rules and regulations you will be required to follow and how Invest Ottawa can assist you in starting and growing your business. This beginner level seminar acts as an introduction to entrepreneurship. We will discuss the basic information needed from the municipality (business licensing), the province (business structures) and the federal government (HST and Business Numbers). We will also be discussing funding programs as well as community resources.

About the Speaker: Paula Hopkins

Paula Hopkins is a passionate entrepreneurship advocate. She is the Senior Manager of the Entrepreneurship Team, and has worked with Invest Ottawa for over 7 years to help people start and grow their businesses.  

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Oct 26 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm


About this Webinar

There are many great ideas, but do you have a great business idea? This session will discuss many of the factors you need to consider before you jump into business. In this 1.5 hour session, you will be introduced to The Lean Start Up Canvas, which is a tool used to help validate your business. It is important to develop a business model that clearly explains how your business could function and this session will help you take that first step. This session does not cover writing a business plan.

About the Speaker: Paula Hopkins

Paula Hopkins is a passionate entrepreneurship advocate. She is the Senior Manager of the Entrepreneurship Team, and has worked with Invest Ottawa for over 7 years to help people start and grow their businesses.  

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Discover what Canadian small business need to know about data privacy protection when entering the online marketplace - with Torin Regier.

Bringing your business online is an exciting time and can present you with an incredible array of new growth opportunities; however, selling online comes with its own set of risks.

Digitizing a business in today's age likely means that you'll be collecting and storing personal and confidential information.

Whether you're using Google Analytics or maintaining an e-commerce store, there are countless ways that online businesses collect personal information and as business owners, you are responsible for the safety and security of that data.

With dozens of privacy laws in Canada and around the world that could potentially apply to your business, it can be a complicated environment to navigate.

Furthermore, data breaches are occurring with an increased frequency and small businesses are a common target accounting for more than 1/3 of all data breaches. Even for small businesses these data breaches can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and can be devastating to your company.

In this webinar, we'll walk you through the essentials of data privacy protection and what you need to focus on as a small Canadian business emerging into an online sales environment.

Building a privacy program can feel overwhelming, but it could be the tool you need to ensure your business is setup for long-term success in an online world.

Speaker Bio:

Torin Regier is an entrepreneur and the Business Development Manager for PrivacyWorks. Torin brings a unique blend of experience to the Privacy 101 webinar not only with his in-depth background in the privacy field, but also having run his own Ottawa-based software company for the past 5 years.

He knows the constant juggle of priorities for business owners is challenging – and he can help translate those complex privacy requirements into meaningful growth strategies for your small business.

Organization Bio: PrivacyWorks is a full-service privacy consultancy that works with organizations of all sizes and sectors to provide solutions to privacy challenges and guidance surrounding the protection of personal information.

With a team of seasoned privacy and business professionals, we specialize in helping organizations build, implement, and maintain their own privacy programs to ensure they can remain compliant and build a privacy first culture.

About Digital Main Street

Digital Main Street is helping small businesses impacted by COVID-19 in Ontario to recover and grow. Through the Digital Main Street Future Proof Program, qualified applicants (restaurant, retail shops, skilled trades, and home-based businesses) can access their own digital squad, business advisors, and training resources – for free.

Learn more about Digital Main Street by visiting investottawa.ca/digital-main-street.

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Oct 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


About this Webinar

This presentation is led by the City of Ottawa’s Business Information Officer (BIO), Joanne Cléroux. The BIO’s role is to support entrepreneurs aiming to open a new food business in Ottawa. The session provides insight into a range of entrepreneur-centric services offered by the City and focuses on topics such as the different categories of food-related business licences regulated by the City, the regulations for home-based businesses, and the interdepartmental permit and legislation requirements (i.e. health, by-law, fire and building code requirements). If you are considering opening a bakery, café, restaurant, wholesale food, catering or mobile refreshment/food business in Ottawa, this is the session for you.

About the Speaker: Joanne Cléroux, Business Information Officer, City of Ottawa

Joanne has 31 years of experience working in various departments at the City of Ottawa.  Joanne’s municipal experience began in the mid 1980’s in the City Clerk’s Office. She then moved on to positions within Public Works, Realty & Property Assets Management (RPAM), Information and Technology Services (ITS), and Service Ottawa. Currently Joanne works in the Business Licensing Unit at By-law & Regulatory Services. Joanne accepted the role as “Business Ambassador” in early 2015. Since this time, she has been guiding restaurateurs through the requirements and regulations surrounding food premises. Joanne works with business owners to help ensure their understanding and compliance with the various legislative requirements including municipal by-laws, the Ontario Building Code Act, Health Protection and Promotion Act, and the Ontario Fire Code. Interested entrepreneurs can contact Joanne for assistance concerning any matters dealing food business start up and operation by emailing her at [email protected].  

REGISTER NOW

 
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Oct 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am


Presented by Invest Ottawa partner,

About this Webinar

Utility and design patents can be powerful and complementary tools in building a valuable IP portfolio. Utility patents protect the way a product is used and functions, while a design patent protects the way a product looks. Join patent agent and engineer, Jeffery Slater to discuss how different functional and aesthetic innovations can be protected through utility and design patents to increase the value of your company’s IP portfolio. This webinar, tailored to mid-to-late stage start-ups and growing businesses, will explore:
  • The relative strengths and limitations of utility patents vs. design patents
  • How utility patents and design patents can be exploited to obtain overlapping protection for your company’s innovations
  • The increasing importance of design patents in protecting the distinctive look and feel of a software user interface
  • How design patents can be used to control after-market sales that may not be effectively covered through utility patents

About the Speaker: Jeffery Slater

Jeffery Slater is a senior associate at Smart & Biggar. He is a strategic advisor with experience maximizing IP investments to help innovative companies obtain patent protection for their electrical, computer, mechanical and software-related inventions. Jeffrey combines his patent expertise and engineering background to skillfully advise Canadian clients on all aspects of patent-related work with a focus on prosecution and patent portfolio growth and utilization.

About Smart & Biggar

Smart & Biggar is widely recognized as Canada’s leading firm for intellectual property law, with offices in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary. We are leaders in intellectual property and technology law and have been serving clients for over a century. Smart & Biggar’s highly skilled team of lawyers, patent agents and trademark agents advise clients on a wide variety of strategic technology, brand and business matters leveraging their deep expertise to help clients succeed with IP.  

REGSITER NOW

 
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Oct 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


About this Webinar

Your brand is more than your logo. Learn what it takes to build a strong brand from the inside out, from focusing your customer to finding your unique voice. This is a hands-on workshop. Please be ready for in-class activities and share-out. We'll be applying theory to your own business.

About wild idea co.

wild idea co. helps purpose-driven businesses clarify and amplify their brand stories. Build a powerful brand that breaks through and gets noticed with 1:1 strategic support and creative production.

About Sarah Gencarelli

Sarah Gencarelli is an awarded brand strategist and copywriter and founder of wild idea co., a brand studio for purpose-driven businesses.

REGISTER NOW

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Resiliency for Small Business Owners: When GRIT is more important than ever before! Join Gary Gzik to bring resiliency to your business!

Why are some small businesses owners able to be met with challenge after challenge, but are still able to persevere while others crumble at the first misstep?

It’s because these people and their small businesses have grit.

Gritty individuals, teams and small business owners share the same traits: a desire to work hard, learn and improve. They have resilience in the face of adversity and of course a true respect and appreciation for how they can personally thrive, leverage what each member brings to the team and learn to pivot their products and services.

In times of adversity, like this Covid-19 pandemic, resilience and grit is being tested like never before.

There are two critical aspects to grit – passion and perseverance.

Passion comes from within. It is a decision to bring our best self to the work we do and the people we do it with. It is a decision to invest in our personal wellbeing, show up and let our purpose guide us.

Passion lights the way for us, whereas perseverance fuels our drive.

In this webinar, we will uncover the principles to building grit in yourself, your team and your business and discover tools and techniques to build resilience into your business.

Join Gary Gzik on October 19th, where he will help you make the decision to bring your best self to work, to your team and to life and how to build real perseverance and resilience in your business during these challenging times.

About the Speaker: Gary Gzik

Gary Gzik is CEO of BizXcel Inc, and Champion of Build a Kick Ass Company, an organization dedicated to talent development, building engaging cultures and changing people’s lives. He is an international presenter, a corporate trainer and an all-around enthusiastic guy that has been inspiring people and organizations for the past 34 years.

He is also an author of two motivational personal growth books, The Orange Popsicle and The Power of RE.

Known for his energetic, person centered presentation style; Gary is at home whether keynote speaking to 1500 people, training seminars for 15-20 people or one-on-one management consulting.

Gary works throughout North America in the areas of Building Legendary Leaders, Creating Hell Yeah Teams, Leveraging Humanity to Ignite Engaged Cultures, Increasing Resilience, Creating A Client Fan Base and Becoming a Shift Disturber.

About Digital Main Street

Digital Main Street is helping small businesses impacted by COVID-19 in Ontario to recover and grow. Through the Digital Main Street Future Proof Program, qualified applicants (restaurant, retail shops, skilled trades, and home-based businesses) can access their own digital squad, business advisors, and training resources – for free.

Learn more about Digital Main Street by visiting investottawa.ca/digital-main-street.

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Oct 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am


Presented by Invest Ottawa partner,

About this Webinar

Join Melanie Langevin, Manager at MNP for this informative crash course on bookkeeping essentials. Learn the difference between bookkeeping and accounting, common errors to avoid and how to record financial transactions to get you bookkeeping like a pro. This session will touch on:
  • Vehicles for record keeping
  • Accrual vs. cash accounting
  • Cash accounting basics
  • Monthly reconciliations
  • Income statements and their types
  • Important deadlines
 

About the Speaker: Melanie Langevin

Focused on high quality client deliverables, Melanie Langevin is an Assurance Manager with MNP’s Ottawa office with nearly 10 years of experience in both private sector and public accounting. Melanie has a variety of experience working with large enterprise clients, small business owners, and both profit- and non-profit oriented companies. She is particularly enthusiastic about working with not for profit clients and has developed industry knowledge as a result of her experience. Melanie completed her bachelor’s degree at Carleton University. She is also a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), qualifying as a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) in 2013.  

About MNP

MNP is a leading national accounting, tax and business consulting firm in Canada. With over 5000 team members and 80+ offices, we are among the country’s largest professional service firms. Our alliance with Praxity, an international network of like-minded, independent accounting firms, provides our clients with international experience, local market insights, strategic partnerships and regulatory guidance. We tailor every service we offer to suit businesses individual needs. These services include accounting, consulting, corporate finance, enterprise risk, tax, technology solutions, and valuation services. We look to fully understand the critical industry segments clients operate in to provide in-depth insights and solutions to help clients succeed in their respective sectors.  

REGSITER NOW

 
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Oct 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


About this webinar

What exactly is a social enterprise? How do you start one? And where can you go for help? In this webinar, you will learn more about social enterprise models and characteristics, local examples, support resources, and considerations for starting. Join us to learn more about this unique type of business that uses revenue-generating activities to achieve a social, environmental or cultural good.

About CSED

The Centre for Social Enterprise Development (CSED) offers a continuum of support for social enterprises in the Ottawa area, including access to technical expertise, coaching, learning communities, training, and cross-sector partnerships. CSED works with its clients to develop their social enterprise plan and provide them with the tools, strategies and support to perpetuate positive social change and grow profitably. www.csedottawa.ca

REGISTER NOW

 
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In this beginner-level seminar, you will learn how to unlock the story of your website.

If your website could tell you a story about what makes your business successful online, would you listen?

Well it can, and this powerful story is narrated through Google Analytics. Unlocking it is as simple as knowing how to ask the right questions.

In this beginner-level seminar, you will learn how to unlock the story of your website. Find out why the most popular pages and traffic sources aren’t necessarily the most valuable ones and discover the secrets to online success as told by your own website.

Bring your questions and be ready to have some fun!

By the time you’re done, you will be able to make strategic decisions for your business that will make your story even better.

This webinar will teach you:

  • Which reports help you the most.
  • How to evaluate where your visitors are coming from; and
  • How to evaluate your website’s contribution to your business goals.

About the Speaker: David Bird

David Bird is the Founder and Principal of Bird’s Eye Marketing, an Ottawa firm that specializes in getting businesses found on Google. He has been managing Google Ads (formerly AdWords) accounts since 2012 and is a recognized digital advertising and promotion expert.

David is certified with Google Ads with specializations in search, display and mobile advertising. He also has a Certificate of Achievement in Web Analytics from the University of British Columbia and has completed coursework in E-Marketing with the Canadian Marketing Association.

About Digital Main Street

Digital Main Street is helping small businesses impacted by COVID-19 in Ontario to recover and grow. Through the Digital Main Street Future Proof Program, qualified applicants (restaurant, retail shops, skilled trades, and home-based businesses) can access their own digital squad, business advisors, and training resources – for free.

Learn more about Digital Main Street by visiting investottawa.ca/digital-main-street.

*Please note that you will receive an email with the link to join this webinar upon registering and before the session. If you do not receive it, please check your junk mailbox.

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Optimize your day working from home.

Is coping with a new routine impacting your performance and well-being?

You might feel caught under the weight of your typical responsibilities and find it challenging to disconnect with "the office" steps away from your bedroom.

You're not alone in trying to navigate through this change. Discover the time-management habits that will help you experience greater work/life harmony.

Imagine your day running like clockwork. It's Monday morning, and you open your laptop with priorities in place. Experiencing the quiet, you need to focus. Interruptions and distractions come up, as they always do. But you're on top of it, with space in your calendar to handle them. You are finishing work at a reasonable hour because you've optimized your time and end the day feeling confident about what you've accomplished.

Realize the time-management habits you need to optimize your day working from home.

About the Speaker: Scott Rust

Scott is an ICF certified coach, helping +100 professionals create work/life harmony. Specialized in productivity and leadership coaching, working with leaders and organizations on Building Better Business Habits, to optimize their performance and well-being.

Scott has provided training workshops and webinars for world-renowned brands, including Microsoft, LVMH, Dior, Sephora and Freedom 55 Financial.

*Please note that you will receive an email with the link to join this webinar upon registering and before the session. If you do not receive it, please check your junk mailbox.

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Attend this webinar for an overview of the Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Tax Credit Program!

The Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Program is a federal tax incentive program designed to encourage Canadian businesses of all sizes and in all sectors to conduct research and development (R&D) in Canada.

The webinar is designed for all companies: start-ups, small-medium enterprises, or any company performing R&D work in their industry in Canada.

The webinar will provide information on the benefits and requirements of the SR&ED program. We will give an overview of the program, we will discuss the technological aspects of the program, we will also go over the financial aspects of SR&ED and how to file a SR&ED claim. Finally, we will present the free services and tools that the CRA offers to assist potential claimants.

About the Speakers:

Ahmad Atoui: Regional Outreach Coordinator - Research and Technology Officer

John Busnarda: Financial Reviewer

*Please note that you will receive an email with the link to join this webinar upon registering and before the session. If you do not receive it, please check your junk mailbox.

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Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA)

Our Free Trade Agreement with the United States and Mexico (CUSMA, or NAFTA 2.0) has seen challenges but the US is still our first trading partner, both as an export market and as a supplier.

This seminar will explain the content of this major Trade Agreement and what it means for Canadian businesses, how to benefit from it, focusing on the trade of goods and the changes contained in the new agreement. This session will be of interest to companies and individuals wanting to get involved internationally, in particular importers and exporters of tangible goods.

About the Speaker: Christian Sivière

Following a + 30-year international logistics career, Christian Sivière started a Montréal-based import-export consultancy in 2010, Solimpex, active in two areas:

  • consulting to help SMEs grow internationally; and
  • training on the regulatory, customs and logistics aspects of Importing and Exporting, Free Trade Agreements and Supply Chain Optimization.

Christian lectures for CIFFA, teaches at the Champlain College Montréal, gives seminars and webinars for various trade organizations like the Montréal Chamber of Commerce, the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development or the Supply Chain Management Association of Canada; and personalized training for importers and exporters. He publishes articles in Inside Logistics and Supply Professional.

*Please note that you will receive an email with the link to join this webinar upon registering and before the session. If you do not receive it, please check your junk mailbox.

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Different delivery. The same epic event. And did we mention – tickets are free!

Now in its eighth year, our annual flagship entrepreneurial conference has gone virtual. Instead of just one high-impact day, we’re bringing the actionable insight and meaningful connections to you four weeks in a row.

Every Thursday afternoon from October 15 to November 5, join in. Watch an exciting $100,000 pitch competition. Listen to top speakers from Ottawa and around the world. Learn from impressive panelists with raw experiences. And do it all from anywhere you want.

If you’re an entrepreneur, investor, or looking to advance your business, sign up today.

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October `15th

A roadmap for womxn entrepreneurs and SheBoot pitch finale for $100,000

This event starts with Techstars' GM and author Claudia Reuters spilling her expert advice to womxn looking for that final push in pursuing their entrepreneurial journey.

Then it's $100,000 at stake for our 10 inaugural SheBoot womxn founders as they confidently pitch their businesses to a panel of 10 womxn angel investors.

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October 22

The convergence of diversity and technology in fundraising

We’re finalizing the details for this important session as quickly as possible. Please check back soon, visit AccelerateOTT.ca or follow @AccelerateOTT on Twitter for program updates.

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October 29

Journeys from startup to scale-up: A panel discussion with startup founders of the IO Accelerator as they "move on up"

We’re finalizing the details for this important session as quickly as possible. Please check back soon, visit AccelerateOTT.ca or follow @AccelerateOTT on Twitter for program updates.

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November 5

Navigating remote work: managing the human aspects of high-growth tech companies

We’re finalizing the details for this important session as quickly as possible. Please check back soon, visit AccelerateOTT.ca or follow @AccelerateOTT on Twitter for program updates.

Please ensure you register for each day you plan to attend.

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Different delivery. The same epic event. And did we mention – tickets are free!

Now in its eighth year, our annual flagship entrepreneurial conference has gone virtual. Instead of just one high-impact day, we’re bringing the actionable insight and meaningful connections to you four weeks in a row.

Every Thursday afternoon from October 15 to November 5, join in. Watch an exciting $100,000 pitch competition. Listen to top speakers from Ottawa and around the world. Learn from impressive panelists with raw experiences. And do it all from anywhere you want.

If you’re an entrepreneur, investor, or looking to advance your business, sign up today.

==============================================================

October `15th

A roadmap for womxn entrepreneurs and SheBoot pitch finale for $100,000

This event starts with Techstars' GM and author Claudia Reuters spilling her expert advice to womxn looking for that final push in pursuing their entrepreneurial journey.

Then it's $100,000 at stake for our 10 inaugural SheBoot womxn founders as they confidently pitch their businesses to a panel of 10 womxn angel investors.

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October 22

The convergence of diversity and technology in fundraising

We’re finalizing the details for this important session as quickly as possible. Please check back soon, visit AccelerateOTT.ca or follow @AccelerateOTT on Twitter for program updates.

==============================================================

October 29

Journeys from startup to scale-up: A panel discussion with startup founders of the IO Accelerator as they "move on up"

We’re finalizing the details for this important session as quickly as possible. Please check back soon, visit AccelerateOTT.ca or follow @AccelerateOTT on Twitter for program updates.

==============================================================

November 5

Navigating remote work: managing the human aspects of high-growth tech companies

We’re finalizing the details for this important session as quickly as possible. Please check back soon, visit AccelerateOTT.ca or follow @AccelerateOTT on Twitter for program updates.

Please ensure you register for each day you plan to attend.

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Different delivery. The same epic event. And did we mention – tickets are free!

Now in its eighth year, our annual flagship entrepreneurial conference has gone virtual. Instead of just one high-impact day, we’re bringing the actionable insight and meaningful connections to you four weeks in a row.

Every Thursday afternoon from October 15 to November 5, join in. Watch an exciting $100,000 pitch competition. Listen to top speakers from Ottawa and around the world. Learn from impressive panelists with raw experiences. And do it all from anywhere you want.

If you’re an entrepreneur, investor, or looking to advance your business, sign up today.

==============================================================

October `15th

A roadmap for womxn entrepreneurs and SheBoot pitch finale for $100,000

This event starts with Techstars' GM and author Claudia Reuters spilling her expert advice to womxn looking for that final push in pursuing their entrepreneurial journey.

Then it's $100,000 at stake for our 10 inaugural SheBoot womxn founders as they confidently pitch their businesses to a panel of 10 womxn angel investors.

==============================================================

October 22

The convergence of diversity and technology in fundraising

We’re finalizing the details for this important session as quickly as possible. Please check back soon, visit AccelerateOTT.ca or follow @AccelerateOTT on Twitter for program updates.

==============================================================

October 29

Journeys from startup to scale-up: A panel discussion with startup founders of the IO Accelerator as they "move on up"

We’re finalizing the details for this important session as quickly as possible. Please check back soon, visit AccelerateOTT.ca or follow @AccelerateOTT on Twitter for program updates.

==============================================================

November 5

Navigating remote work: managing the human aspects of high-growth tech companies

We’re finalizing the details for this important session as quickly as possible. Please check back soon, visit AccelerateOTT.ca or follow @AccelerateOTT on Twitter for program updates.

Please ensure you register for each day you plan to attend.

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Different delivery. The same epic event. And did we mention – tickets are free!

Now in its eighth year, our annual flagship entrepreneurial conference has gone virtual. Instead of just one high-impact day, we’re bringing the actionable insight and meaningful connections to you four weeks in a row.

Every Thursday afternoon from October 15 to November 5, join in. Watch an exciting $100,000 pitch competition. Listen to top speakers from Ottawa and around the world. Learn from impressive panelists with raw experiences. And do it all from anywhere you want.

If you’re an entrepreneur, investor, or looking to advance your business, sign up today.

==============================================================

October `15th

A roadmap for womxn entrepreneurs and SheBoot pitch finale for $100,000

This event starts with Techstars' GM and author Claudia Reuters spilling her expert advice to womxn looking for that final push in pursuing their entrepreneurial journey.

Then it's $100,000 at stake for our 10 inaugural SheBoot womxn founders as they confidently pitch their businesses to a panel of 10 womxn angel investors.

==============================================================

October 22

The convergence of diversity and technology in fundraising

We’re finalizing the details for this important session as quickly as possible. Please check back soon, visit AccelerateOTT.ca or follow @AccelerateOTT on Twitter for program updates.

==============================================================

October 29

Journeys from startup to scale-up: A panel discussion with startup founders of the IO Accelerator as they "move on up"

We’re finalizing the details for this important session as quickly as possible. Please check back soon, visit AccelerateOTT.ca or follow @AccelerateOTT on Twitter for program updates.

==============================================================

November 5

Navigating remote work: managing the human aspects of high-growth tech companies

We’re finalizing the details for this important session as quickly as possible. Please check back soon, visit AccelerateOTT.ca or follow @AccelerateOTT on Twitter for program updates.

Please ensure you register for each day you plan to attend.

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Join us for our first 5G Demo Day where 4 Ottawa scaling tech firms will demonstrate how they have embraced 5G to get ahead.

The future is fast. Is your technology ready to keep up?

Join us for Invest Ottawa’s first 5G Demo Day where 4 Ottawa scaling tech firms will demonstrate how they have embraced 5G to get ahead of their competition.

Here is a sneak peek of what you can expect to see:

MASV is the fastest and most reliable way for videographers and creators to deliver massive, time critical files between clients. The massive bandwidth available on 5G networks provide a mechanism to transfer these large files almost instantaneously. MASV will showcase its file sharing platform and examples of applications beyond the film industry.

Incuvers has built a small-footprint incubator so researchers no longer share massive cell incubators with risk of contamination or just not explore a sensitive line of experimentation. Access to a pre-commercial testbed allowed Incuvers to expand capabilities of its virtual assistant for remote analysis. Incuvers will explain how its product is advancing cell research and experimentation.

Redlore offers customized Internet of Things (IoT) solutions in shipment monitoring, cold storage monitoring, warehouse management, and more. Standard 4G/LTE data was not designed with IoT in mind. Access to 5G capabilities would help Redlore redefine its communication architecture to maximally benefit from 5G related to latency, power consumption, bandwidth, and cost. Redlore will share the outcomes of this investigation and experimentation.

The KDS Distributed Computer is a platform that aggregates underutilized CPUs and GPUs. These create virtual ‘pools’ of compute that can be kept private or rented to external developers, researchers, and companies on-demand. KDS exploited the combination of edge computing and cloud computing available within the 5G architecture. At this session KDS will demonstrate the simplicity of pooling compute resources to solve computationally intense problems.

Did you know Ontario startups can access 5G pre-commercial testbed, funding and talent resources completely free? If you’re a startup looking to accelerate your tech development, this demo day is the perfect opportunity for you to see use cases, learn what ecosystem partners exist to support 5G projects, and how this opportunity might be for you!

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Learn how to future-proof your business with ecommerce leader Shopify. Discover multichannel strategies that can help you sell more online.

Ecommerce is unpredictable. Just when retailers think they've set up shop in all the right places, new channels emerge that present new opportunities and change the landscape.

Discover strategies that help you effectively reach customers online and sell more online through our upcoming event Future-Proofing Your Business with Shopify - hosted by Krysta Roney, Local Community Manager at Shopify.

Join us on Tuesday September 22nd to learn about:

  • The importance of future-proofing
  • Omnichannel vs Multichannel
  • How an omnichannel strategy can help
  • How you can use the Shopify platform to maximize your omnichannel sales

Whether your customers are browsing in the online marketplace, or they’re on mobile platforms and social media, adopting the right channels into an effective omnichannel strategy can help boost your sales and enhance the online shopping experience for your customers.

Register for this event today and learn how to build a future proof strategy for your business!

About Shopify:

Shopify is a commerce platform that allows anyone to set up a free online store and sell their products or services. Merchants can also sell their products in person with Shopify POS. Shopify is now the leading commerce platform designed for businesses of all sizes.

Whether you sell online, on social media, in store, or out of the trunk of your car, Shopify has you covered. The first Shopify store was our own, and it’s been our mission to make commerce better for everyone ever since.

About - Krysta Roney - Local Community Manager at Shopify

Krysta has been with Shopify for almost three years and has a deep passion for fostering entrepreneurship and helping businesses achieve success through workshops, events, and 1:1 appointments to discuss growth and strategy.

Krysta has worked with businesses of all sizes in the Ottawa area. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re looking to grow, Krysta can provide resources and guidance to help you reach your goals and achieve success.

She's also an avid Disney fan and dog lover, and in her spare time you can find her sailing on the Ottawa River, checking out local markets and events, or baking up a storm.

About Digital Main Street

Digital Main Street is helping small businesses impacted by COVID-19 in Ontario to recover and grow. Through the Digital Main Street Future Proof Program, qualified applicants (restaurant, retail shops, skilled trades, and home-based businesses) can access their own digital squad, business advisors, and training resources – for free.

Learn more about Digital Main Street programs at Investottawa.ca/digital-main-street.

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COVID-19 changed consumer behaviour and rocked the retail industry. How can retailers prepare for the future?

With consumers changing their shopping behaviour, retail store owners have had to adapt to a new retail environment online and in-store.

Some sectors like home improvement and grocery have experienced growth, but for others, change is hard and pivoting their business to the new environment is a challenging process.

For insight into the impact of COVID-19 on the retail industry, join us for The Future of Canadian Retail a discussion with Craig Patterson - Founder and Editor in Chief of Retail Insider.

Craig has studied the Canadian retail landscape for over 25 years, and will share his insights on:

  • The retail landscape Canada/Ottawa prior to COVID-19.
  • The breakdown of the pandemic on the Canadian retail landscape.
  • What me might expect to see in the future in terms of retail in Canada.

Sign up for this free event to gain valuable insights from an expert in Canadian retail and take the opportunity to join and connect with others looking to prepare for what tomorrow brings.

About our Speaker

Craig Patterson is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Canada’s most-read online retail industry news publication, Retail Insider. He is also a Director at the University of Alberta School of Retailing, as well as a research consultant at Retail Council of Canada.

Craig has studied the Canadian retail landscape for over 25 years and has also been involved with strategy pertaining to urban revitalization in several cities, as well as retail and shopping centre-related design.

He is an industry consultant who also gives retail tours and is a public speaker, a graduate of the University of Alberta and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and Bachelor of Laws degree.

About Digital Main Street

Digital Main Street is helping small businesses impacted by COVID-19 in Ontario to recover and grow. Through the Digital Main Street Future Proof Program, qualified applicants (restaurant, retail shops, skilled trades, and home-based businesses) can access their own digital squad, business advisors, and training resources – for free.

Learn more about Digital Main Street visit investottawa.ca/digital-main-street.

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Calling restaurant owners in Ottawa, Brockville, Cornwall and Kingston: Join Recovery Roundtables to help each other rebound, grow & thrive.

The restaurant industry was forever changed by COVID-19 in the spring of 2020.

As the summer patio season winds down and fall approaches, restaurants that survived the summer fulfilling take-out orders and serving to limited seats with a skeleton crew are about to face even more tough challenges ahead.

To face these challenges together, Invest Ottawa is hosting a series of Restaurant Roundtables - to provide support to restaurants in Eastern Ontario.

Are you a restaurant owner in Ottawa, Brockville, Cornwall, or Kingston Region struggling with how to:

  • Rehire and manage staff?
  • Market your restaurant to old and new customers?
  • Find food delivery solutions that make sense for your restaurant?
  • Find new ways to earn revenue during COVID-19?
  • Operate your restaurant in a profitable and sustainable way?

If challenges like these are keeping you up at night, you are not alone.

Sign up and join other restaurant owners who are experiencing similar challenges who might have proven solutions to share.

Please note that ONLY restaurant owners and operators are eligible for these sessions. You'll receive a calendar invitation with your custom login if your registration has been accepted.

Why Attend?

This exclusive virtual forum is offered only to restaurant owners like you, making it an opportunity to come together with fellow owners and operators in a small, confidential and intimate setting to:

  • Discuss common key challenges, ideas and potential solutions.
  • Get insight, ideas and solutions that you can implement and pilot test in your own business .
  • Build new relationships while supporting and receiving support from fellow restauranteurs grappling with similar issues .
  • Help shape the DMS Future-Proofing Program delivered by Invest Ottawa, to ensure it positively impacts and provides maximum value to restaurant owners who need support.
  • Contribute to the growth of Ottawa’s restaurant industry and our economy.

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The DMS Program is made possible by the generous support of the Government of Canada and FedDev Ontario through the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund. Invest Ottawa extends sincere thanks to these critical investors for their generous support of main street businesses in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario.

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Calling retail store owners/managers in Ottawa, Brockville, Cornwall & Kingston join our recovery roundtables & discover re-open solutions.

How do you provide positive experiences to shoppers who make it in to your store during COVID-19 ? And how can you pivot your retail business model to reach consumers online as people adapt to working and studying remotely from home?

Retail store owners who survived long enough to re-open are now faced with new challenges like these. And with the busiest retail season of the year fast approaching, adapting to offer customers new shopping experiences - both in store and online, is more important than ever.

Are you a retail store owner in Ottawa, Brockville, Cornwall, or Kingston Region struggling with how to:

  • Regain customer confidence and get them to start shopping in your store again.
  • Reach new and existing customers online?
  • Ensure staffing levels while workers are juggling family obligations
  • Increase sales, manage costs and close the revenue gaps.
  • Provide a positive in-store shopping experience during COVID-19.
  • Pivot to create a new sustainable and profitable business model?

If these or other challenges are keeping you up at night, you are not alone.

Sign up to join other retail owners who are experiencing similar challenges; maybe someone has proven solutions to share!

Please note that ONLY RETAIL OWNERS AND MANAGERS WITH A PHYSICAL STORE are eligible for these sessions. You will receive a calendar invitation with your custom login if your registration has been accepted.

Why Attend?

This exclusive virtual forum is a great opportunity to join fellow retail store owners and managers in a small, confidential and intimate setting to:

  • Share challenges and learn that you are not alone in your struggles
  • Learn ideas and solutions from your peers that you can adapt and implement in your business .
  • Find your community; build new relationships while offering and receiving support from other owners.
  • Help shape the Digital Main Street Future-Proofing Program in Eastern Ontario, let us know what we can do to better support you.

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The DMS Program is made possible by the generous support of the Government of Canada and FedDev Ontario through the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund. Invest Ottawa extends sincere thanks to these critical investors for their generous support of main street businesses in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario.

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Skilled trade company owners/managers in Ottawa, Brockville, Cornwall & Kingston -join our recovery roundtables & discover re-open solutions
You want your trades business to grow. But with so many administrative tasks like bookkeeping, invoicing, scheduling and staffing, it's hard to find the time to focus on what you need to do. For many trades business owners, the COVID-19 crisis has helped to identify areas where digital tools could help them be more efficient. If you're looking for ways to run your trades business more efficiently and cut down on administrative headaches, this session will help you technology to your toolkit.
  • Discover digital tools to help with bookkeeping, scheduling, online payments, invoicing.
  • Learn about technology solutions that will help you organize and take care of important work documents.
  • Find new ways digital tools can help your business run on time and on budget.
  • Learn how to help your workers adapt to new technology.
The trade business is changing. Learn how to embrace the digital world along with your trade industry peers. If you know you should embrace technology, but just don't know where to start - join us at our virtual roundtable. Sign up to discover a world of new opportunities for your business! This session will be moderated by Bill McMillan. Bill McMillan has worked in the service and trade sector for over 25 years. Bill has lead change management projects by implementing the right software to improve efficiency in business workflows and processes. You will receive a calendar invitation with your custom login when your registration has been accepted. ============================== The DMS Program is made possible by the generous support of the Government of Canada and FedDev Ontario through the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund. Invest Ottawa extends sincere thanks to these critical investors for their generous support of main street businesses in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario.
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@mooktracks @LoganKatz_LLP That’s what we like to hear 👏

1 year 8 months ago

@Invest_Ottawa

Yes, he’s talking about a *free* seminar that was so effective it led to a 3-year partnership with the host, @LoganKatz_LLP. We don’t mess around – when it comes to managing your corporation, neither should you 👉 https://t.co/mPd46o4Oue https://t.co/HFJ1QAmZ8j

1 year 8 months ago

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1 year 8 months ago

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1 year 8 months ago

@Invest_Ottawa

Confused about corporate taxes? @LoganKatz_LLP cuts through the noise in a 1.5 hour back-to-basics seminar on Corporate Taxation and Structures – register now at: https://t.co/mPd46o4Oue #CommunityBuilders https://t.co/wq48T6b43F

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You’re in great company JP, congratulations! #OttBiz #OttCity https://t.co/H0gCZnhHTF

1 year 8 months ago

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And we love supporting local social enterprises like you 🤗 Thank you for breaking down barriers to employment for #OttCity’s most vulnerable! https://t.co/WK6ssfxRhX

1 year 8 months ago

@Invest_Ottawa

Are you confused about the implications of sales taxes? A @BDO_Canada Seminar Series on Feb 28 at @Bayview_Yards delves into the subtleties of sales taxes, including new legislation on QST: https://t.co/0DVDDXAini #CommunityBuilders #BDOCanada https://t.co/jfsLnZWpUP

1 year 8 months ago

@Invest_Ottawa

Need to build an app for your startup? Are you age 15-29? Join @RBC & @Invest_Ottawa for a FREE workshop on Oct 27 to uncover your tech identity & build app design skills!
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2 years 1 week ago

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💡 You have an idea but need to know if turning it into a full-blown business is the right move. Attend our upcoming workshop and decide if now is the time to start —> https://t.co/ZXz0qD7AYp https://t.co/hPBaAvDjRL

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