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By: Brock Murray | Sep 18, 2021
Join us on this workshop to help you decide which video conferencing solution is best for your work and business (Zoom, Teams, Google Meet)

Video conferencing software and apps are an essential means of communication for all sorts of people and businesses.

If you are working from home, you need a way to connect over video conferencing with others. Products like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Google Meet (formerly Hangouts Meet) are among the most popular video conferencing solutions.

To help you decide which is best, we’ve pitted these three apps against each other and compared what they have to offer.

About the Speaker: Sergey Poltev

Sergey obtained his M.Sc. in Computer Science with Honors in 2005 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 (5-50 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 virtual IT Department.

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By: Brock Murray | Sep 16, 2021
As a business owner, you are responsible to make sure your staff and guests all follow the most recent protocols and stay safe

COVID-19 has taken its toll on everyone. As a business owners you are responsible to make sure your staff and guests all follow the most recent protocols and stay safe in a respectful manner. This final stretch could be one of your most challenging in terms workplace violence and harassment towards your staff and/or your customers. Join WSPS in their awareness session on what Workplace Violence and Harassment is and the resources available to you.

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By: Brock Murray | Sep 16, 2021
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 and Lea Moser

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.

Lea Moser oversees the Summer Company Program and is passionate about providing quality and impactful resources to entrepreneurs.

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By: Brock Murray | Sep 14, 2021
Presented by Invest Ottawa sponsor,

Join Naomi and Drew from MDK Business Law for their fall flash report for Ontario companies. In this highly interactive workshop designed for an Invest Ottawa audience (Teach, Talk, Try), you will learn more about workplace vaccination policies, the new Ontario business registry and other important corporate and commercial law changes.

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, traveling, and relaxing at his family’s cottage.

About MDK Business Law

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.

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By: Brock Murray | Sep 4, 2021
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A corporation is a legal entity and is therefore taxed separately from its owners. To discover whether you could benefit from incorporating your business, join us for our free webinar, ‘Corporate Taxation and Corporate Structures’ hosted by Troy Elliott, CPA on February 9th!

About the Speaker: Troy Elliott

As a tax manager and CPA on our tax team, Troy is actively involved in working with clients on their tax planning and compliance needs and has extensive experience with personal and corporate taxation, corporate reorganizations and business planning for high-tech start-ups looking to raise capital. As a leading specialist in the firm on cross-border taxation issues such as transfer pricing and multinational profit allocation and optimization, he is well-positioned to address your cross-border tax and compliance needs. As part of his commitment to helping others, Troy is an active brand ambassador and can frequently be found representing the firm at various pre-accelerator, accelerator and inbound company support programs offered by Invest Ottawa and other like organizations, along with presenting on a variety of topics to large audiences.

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 | Sep 3, 2021
This webinar will explain the content of this major Trade Agreement , what it means for Canadian businesses and how to benefit from it.

On the occasion of CETA’s four-year anniversary, Maud Labat, First Counsellor, Trade and Economic Section, Delegation of the European Union to Canada in Ottawa will give a brief address at the beginning of our session

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 still underutilized by Canadian companies.

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: Christian Sivière

Following +30-year in international logistics, 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 International Trade, 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 the Montréal Chamber of Commerce, Invest Ottawa, Impact Hub, Supply Chain Canada; and personalized training for importers and exporters. He publishes articles in two Canadian publications: Inside Logistics and Supply Professional

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By: Brock Murray | Sep 2, 2021
This beginner level seminar will show you how to get your business on the map.

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!

In this seminar learn how to:

• Get your business on the (Google) Map

• Increase the frequency you show up on the Google Map

• Manage your Google My Business Account effectively

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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