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By: Lea Moser | Jan 22, 2021

Feb 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm


Join us in part three of the Side Hustle Series: How to Turn Your Passion into Profit.

About this Webinar

During this workshop we will discuss Etsy as an option for selling your goods online, how it works, how to get started and how best to optimise your Etsy shop to be discovered by the millions of shoppers visiting the site each day.

About the Speaker: Emily Arbour

Emily Arbour is the owner of Cheerfully Made Goods and Markets and a Seller Development Specialist for Etsy Canada. She is a steadfast supporter of Canadian makers and has made it her life’s work to encourage entrepreneurs young and old to follow their creative passions…and make a living doing it.

About Etsy

Etsy is a global online marketplace for hand-makers, vintage curators and craft suppliers to sell their goods.

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By: Lea Moser | Jan 22, 2021

Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am


About this Webinar

Computers, like smartphones, are essential tools to run your business. Tired of dealing with a slow computer? Frustrated that this reduces your productivity? Don’t panic. In this interactive workshop, attendees will learn:

  • How to buy a good computer and go over the computer hardware specifications
  • What slows down a computer over time?
  • How to protect your data
  • How to secure your computer
  • And more

About the Speaker: Sergey Poltev

Sergey obtained his M.Sc. in Computer Science with Honors in 2000 and was the recipient of a national scholarship. He’s been fixing computers since he was 12 years old and has been working in IT for his entire career. In 2008 he launched CAPITALTEK as a solo entrepreneur. Through his dedication to serving clients with quality service, honesty and transparent pricing, his firm has grown over the years and is projected to further expand in 2021 and beyond.

Sergey volunteers as the Virtual CIO for Ability First Ottawa, a charitable organization that provides services and support to individuals with developmental disabilities. As well, he’s a volunteer Career Mentor with Ottawa Community Immigration Services where he helps new Canadian immigrants find jobs in the tech sector.

About CAPITALTEK

CAPITALTEK is an Ottawa-based professional IT services firm serving small and mid-sized clients (1-20 users). Since 2008, we’ve been providing affordable computer maintenance, managed network services, hardware, VOIP, data backup & recovery and web hosting. Our clients include solo entrepreneurs, small firms, professional services and not-for-profit organizations. We take a proactive approach with IT, Cloud and Phone systems to keep your operations running smoothly. Think of us as your outsourced IT Department.

 

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By: Lea Moser | Jan 20, 2021

Feb 17 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 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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By: Lea Moser | Jan 20, 2021

Feb 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am


Presented by Invest Ottawa Partner,

About this Webinar

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 the Speaker: David Logan

David Logan, FCPA, FCA – Partner – A Chartered Accountant since 1983, David’s proactive and courteous approach has rewarded him with a diverse group of clients in a variety of industries, including retail, service sector, high-tech and construction, as well as not-for-profit organizations. David can be trusted to provide his clients with up-to-date expertise with respect to accounting and auditing requirements, personal and corporate tax planning and compliance, and business advisory services. David has provided professional time to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario since 1989 and was a member of the ICAO’s Professional Conduct Committee for 9 years and the Practice Inspection Committee for 3 years. Also on a volunteer basis, David is a frequent speaker for associations and business groups and provides business expertise to businesses through Invest Ottawa.

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: Lea Moser | Jan 20, 2021

Feb 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 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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By: Lea Moser | Jan 19, 2021

Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Join us in part two of the Side Hustle Series: How to Turn Your Passion into Profit.

Dive into the world of one of Ottawa’s finest beauty, fashion and lifestyle influencer. Sharing her personal story and lessons learned since she first started her journey as an advocate for the empowerment and representation of plus-size women in the fashion industry 6 years ago, she will also answer your burning questions about what it takes to be a successful side hustler.

About the Speaker: Chantal Sarkisian

Chantal Sarkisian, is a local Ottawa influencer often getting recognized in public as ”Chantsy” when she’s out shopping, dining at a restaurant or attending an event. She is a champion for supporting local and proudly produces Canadian content.

Using Instagram as her primary channel, she authentically shares beauty, fashion and lifestyle content to her mostly Canadian followers. They are a humble 15.8 K but a mighty group who love to engage, especially in DMs! Her followers consistently tell her that she is a breath of fresh air and that her content is funny, real, realistic and relatable.

To them, Chantsy sees herself as a virtual big sister, who shares her point of view, her advice, and her ideas. She aims to inspire better living for all women and helps them find confidence without feeling bad about themselves. The tools she uses are beauty, fashion, brains and humour.

Over the years, she has proudly worked with brands like H&M, Addition Elle, Reitmans, Penningtons, and Old Navy to demonstrate her unique approach to curvy style. She is compelled to continue her work on her social media channels to normalize all bodies and modernize the conversations around body positivity.

Chantsy is a mom, wife and a seasoned Strategic Communications and Digital Marketing professional. She is passionate about her roles as a style blogger and Instagram lifestyle influencer, and seamlessly weaves her joie de vivre approach to daily living online and in real life.

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By: Lea Moser | Jan 19, 2021

Jan 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm


About the Webinar

This interactive workshop focuses on leveraging the strengths of entrepreneurs and professionals by defining their messaging, Identifying and understanding their audience and sharpening their presentations skills to make a lasting impact!

Not only will each attendee leave with a new found enthusiasm for their own brand or business, but they will be able to communicate and sell it!

This workshop will provide attendees with the arsenal to:

  • Create a clear message.
  • Frame your ideal client profile
  • Enhance and improve you public speaking/presenting skills
  • Start building an engaged online community

About the Speaker: Carlo Lombard

Carlo Lombard, has supported hundreds of companies worldwide to sell their products, services and themselves. Delivered thousands of presentations for audiences across the globe and generated millions of dollars for brands like Tag Heuer, Cartier and Rolex.

Feel free connect with Carlo personally on LinkedIn.

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