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By: Brock Murray | Aug 11, 2022
This session is targeted at entrepreneurs who are at the idea stage of starting a business.

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 Director of the Entrepreneurship Team, and has worked with Invest Ottawa for over 8 years to help people start and grow their businesses.

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By: Brock Murray | Aug 10, 2022

Whether or not you need to report an injury to the WSIB depends on the severity and nature of the incident. A return-to-work program (Work Reintegration) provides an injured worker with suitable and available work, allowing them to recover while performing safe accommodated work. A return-to-work program can support the worker’s active recovery, keep a valued worker in the workplace, and limit WSIB costs.

Learn more the reporting requirements related to workplace injuries and illnesses as well as about your return-to-work responsibilities and how to design a return-to-work program.

www.wsps.ca

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By: Brock Murray | Aug 10, 2022

You’ve probably heard different things about Google Advertising, some good, some not-so-good. In this free webinar, we will unveil the facts about this often misunderstood form of online promotion, and lay out a framework that will help you decide if it’s right for your business.

Google Advertising can be very powerful, but only if it’s done properly. This webinar is designed specifically for business owners who want to learn more about how Google Ads work, and more importantly, how well it could work for them.

By the end of this webinar, you will have a solid understanding of how Google Ads are priced, how to set a realistic budget, and how to identify your return on investment.

If you’ve ever been curious about Google Advertising, you won’t want to miss this session!

What you will Learn:

  • How Google Ads are priced
  • How to set a realistic budget
  • How to track your return on investment
  • The pros and cons of working with an agency versus doing it yourself
  • Why Google Advertising is so powerful

About the Presenter

This webinar is presented by David Bird, 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 specializes in managing modest budget, small business Google Ads accounts.

He is certified with Google Ads with specializations in search, display and mobile advertising. He 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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By: Brock Murray | Aug 10, 2022

The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) is built upon the principal that workers and employers must work together to identify and resolve health and safety problems. If you regularly employ 6-19 employees, then you are required to have a worker health and safety representative (HSR).

Join WSPS with your Health and Safety Representative in this 1 hour session to learn the HSR roles and responsibilities.

www.wsps.ca

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By: Brock Murray | Aug 10, 2022

Presented by Invest Ottawa sponsor,

This 2-hour webinar will help you understand how to develop sound financial projections and a working cash flow model, as well as interpret related financial statement components.

You may wish to consult the Canada Revenue Agency guide “Information for Canadian Businesses” which is a great reference tool: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/forms-publications/publications/rc4070.html

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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By: Brock Murray | Jul 19, 2022

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 is a passionate entrepreneurship advocate. She is the Director of the Entrepreneurship Team, and has worked with Invest Ottawa for over 8 years to help people start and grow their businesses.

*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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By: Lindsay Kavanagh | Jun 23, 2022
We’ve missed you! Join us for the WCT-NCR season closer. Don’t miss your chance to Reflect, Renew, Recharge.

In collaboration with Invest Ottawa and Bayview Yards, the WCT-NCR Chapter is proud to present this opportunity to meet and network with our members, volunteers and the community as they wrap up the 2021-22 season.

Don’t miss your chance to Reflect, Renew and Resurge at the Pink Market, featuring local female business owners and entrepreneurs – and the launch of their new masterclass series: Peaks and Valleys, taking your career goals to the next level!

Light refreshments will be served. Water is available through our complimentary refilling stations so BYO reusable bottles!

Please note that, in line with current health guidelines, masks are not required but are encouraged based on your comfort level in public spaces.

About WCT: https://wct-fct.com/en

Women in Communications and Technology is the only Canadian coast-to-coast non-profit organization that inspires and supports women to achieve their highest career potential in Canada’s digital economy through professional development, mentorship, advocacy and research.

Since 1991, WCT has worked to close the gender gap, promote female leadership and advance diversity across a range of industries including information, communication, media and technology.

With our extensive set of programs in professional and leadership development, mentorship and career support, as well as a suite of networking opportunities in chapters across the country, we enable women to achieve professional success.  

Supported by generous sponsorship from leading companies in the technology and communications industries, WCT provides leading programs to build strong careers for women and to strengthen the female talent pool.

Corporate partners benefit from accessing WCT’s continuously growing network of professional women, as well as leadership and skills development for their employees.

The WCT network includes thousands of professionals in 10  chapters coast to coast: British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Greater Toronto Area, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Ottawa-Gatineau, Quebec, and Atlantic.

About Invest Ottawa: www.investottawa.ca

Invest Ottawa is the lead economic development agency for knowledge-based industries in Canada’s Capital, facilitating economic growth and job creation in Ottawa. Guided by a vision to help realize Ottawa’s full potential as a globally recognized, innovative, inclusive, and future-ready city, Invest Ottawa delivers venture development, global expansion and talent programs and services that catalyze the growth and success of entrepreneurs and firms. These include small business training, mentorship, acceleration for technology firms, foreign business and investment attraction, local business retention and expansion in targeted sectors, commercialization, and marketing Ottawa’s diversified economy and high quality of life. Invest Ottawa is also the manager of Bayview Yards, Ottawa’s innovation hub and one-stop business acceleration shop; and founder and operator of Area X.O, our R&D complex for smart mobility, autonomy and connectivity. Since 2012, Invest Ottawa has worked with thousands of startups, scale-ups, and SMEs; helped firms to attract more than $992 million in capital; contributed to the creation of more than 11,178 jobs; and attracted more than $1 billion in domestic and Foreign Direct Investment.