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By: Lea Moser | Apr 7, 2021

Apr 8 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 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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By: Lea Moser | Apr 2, 2021

May 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

About this Webinar

We all know the moments when we feel stressed and anxious. But do we also understand what stress and anxiety are?

Explore in this session what mental health is in the workplace and what it’s not. By understanding this and its difference to mental well-being, we can regain a sense of control. We will look into what stress is and what we can do about it. Paired with interesting brain facts, it will help make YOU and your business successful.

This workshop is part of the Prioritizing Mental Well-Being: A Workshop Series for Entrepreneurs. Recent studies show that 2/3 of entrepreneurs experience poor mental well-being. This can be anything from stress to burnout to breakdown. In this series, various speakers will showcase how you can support your own mental well-being, red flags along the way, share their own experiences, and equip you with tangible tips.

Upcoming webinars in this series:

  • Understanding What lies beneath your Stress with Lisa J. Weiss, May 11 at 1:00 pm
  • Post Traumatic Growth: A Reason for Hope with Terri Storey and Matthew Segal, May 19 at 10:00 am
  • Confessions of a Wealthy Yogini with Jacqueline Richards, May 27
  • Developing Self-Management Skills for your Well-Being with Scott Rust, June 1 at 11:00 am

About the Speaker: Nancy Morris

Nancy Morris is a Certified Business Psychologist who has helped businesses of all sizes improve work performance and revenue by focusing on the psychological well-being of everyone in the organization, whether that is 1 person or 10,000. She has successfully weathered the ups and downs of business ownership for 20+ years and brings both her experience and education to every solution. Her flagship audio program, The Morris Code™, has been delivered to over 3 million people worldwide, sharing quick “attitudes and actions” of success.


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By: Lea Moser | Apr 1, 2021

Apr 28 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

About this Webinar

Market research helps you to better understand your market. It is one of the most important things you can do to ensure the success of your business idea. This seminar discusses how to conduct market research, outlines the types of market research, and provides tips on how to plan your search and be effective. Included are specific examples to illustrate how to use the many free resources available to you to obtain specific information.

About the Speaker

Diego Argaez is a Business Librarian with the Ottawa Public Library.


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By: Lea Moser | Mar 30, 2021

Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

About this Webinar

What makes entrepreneurs succeed in their journey to the top? This is a question that a lot of researchers have been seeking to answer. It is striking the level of success of the founding teams or the first team members that join a Startup in its early years, only to stagnate or fail a short time thereafter. Research done by CB Insights gathered data from 101 startups that uncovered 20 different reasons for why startups fail.

Research led by Purdue University professor and organizational leadership consultant, Dr. Scott Hutcheson, and his partners at Human Insight, on why some Startups succeed and why others do not across Europe, Africa, and North America. Interesting one of the reasons for failure might hold the key for overcoming most of the others.

For the ones that do succeed, what makes them different? Can it be measured? Can it work for any Startup regardless of stage, size, or sector? Can it help your Startup significantly improve its odds of being successful?

Join Larry Cooper, a Human Insight Practitioner, who has partnered with Dr. Hutcheson, to find out which source of failure, that if avoided, can substantively improve the odds that your Startup will succeed. In this session Larry will help you gain clarity on:

  • Why introducing new products to market and growing a Startup follows the same Growth Curve.
  • The common mistake that most Startups never recover from and how to avoid it.
  • How to move from Startup to Scaleup in a methodical manner as goals and needs change.


About the Speaker: Larry Cooper

Larry Cooper is a strategic advisor and Human Insight Practitioner with over 40+ years in the public and private sectors in Canada and the USA. He has contributed to several books on business agility topics as well as on the learning pathways. He recently delivered a guest lecture at Stanford University Continuing Studies on Strategic Discovery: Strategy as experiment.

Larry is also the creator of Lean-Agile Strategy, a new certification designed to enable people and organizations to develop the capabilities necessary to lead their own transformations without the need for outside consulting help.

As a Human Insight Practitioner, he has partnered with Dr. Scott Hutcheson of Purdue University, a leading researcher in how Startups can understand and leverage and their strategic diversity to survive and thrive beyond the startup stage.


About AdaptiveOrg Inc.

AdaptiveOrg Inc. is a boutique Ottawa strategy consultancy and education provider. AdaptiveOrg combines AEM-Cube® with their Lean-Agile Strategy™ approach and StrategicDoing™ to help organizations of all sizes and in all sectors become resilient and sustainable.


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By: Lea Moser | Mar 29, 2021

Apr 29 @ 1:00 – 2:00 pm

About this Webinar

The hustle culture is heavy today, and everyone is feeling the repercussions now. From understanding why we overwork to unveiling my best productivity hacks, this session teaches individuals how to protect their energy and avoid burnout entirely. Great for small to large corporations, limited-resource organizations, executive leaders, solopreneurs, dedicated teams, and individuals seeking a more balanced and efficient approach.

This workshop is part of the Prioritizing Mental Well-Being: A Workshop Series for Entrepreneurs. Recent studies show that 2/3 of entrepreneurs experience poor mental well-being. This can be anything from stress to burnout to breakdown. In this series, various speakers will showcase how you can support your own mental well-being, red flags along the way, share their own experiences, and equip you with tangible tips.

Upcoming webinars in this series:

About the Speaker: Mallory Rowan

Mallory is a no-fluff, anti-hustle business coach who focuses on helping you build a brand that aligns with your life, brings you the income you desire, and creates a sustainable approach from day one. Five years ago, Mallory co-founded LVD Fitness, a lifestyle brand for athletes wanting to make an impact. She grew it to a global, multi-six-figure business and it almost killed her. Today, she helps entrepreneurs build without burning out. From large corporations to solopreneurs, she helps people zero in on how to grow their brand in a way that works, and feels really good. She has been featured as a Shopify Master, a lululemon ambassador, and one of United Way’s “People to Know”.


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By: Lea Moser | Mar 26, 2021

Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Presented by Invest Ottawa,

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About this Webinar

Keeping employees healthy and at work are foundations of a holistic workplace wellbeing strategy. As employers begin to determine the role a COVID vaccine plays in their overall COVID strategy, a broader discussion is emerging around employer’s full wellness program.

This workshop will help participants:

  • Learn about the COVID-19 vaccines’ impact on wellness strategies and how to best integrate a vaccine program into your organization
  • Bring awareness of other vaccines and potential coverage through existing group plans
  • Craft the right vaccination message for your organization

About the Speaker: Mary-Lou MacDonald

As a pioneer in the field of workplace health and wellness in Canada, Mary-Lou has spearheaded many ground-breaking initiatives that have paved the way for leaders to understand and adopt safe, healthy, and high performing workplace practices and strategy. Mary-Lou has served as the Director of Workplace Health, Wellness and Safety Research at the Conference Board of Canada and led the workplace wellness portfolio for Canada Post and its 70,000 employees. As HUB International’s National Practice Lead for Health & Performance, she supports HUB’s clients to adopt a healthy workplace agenda.

About HUB International

HUB International is a leading full-service global insurance broker providing property and casualty, life and health, employee benefits, investment and risk management products and services. HUB’s vast network of specialists provides peace of mind on what matters most by protecting clients through unrelenting advocacy and tailored insurance solutions.


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By: Lea Moser | Mar 26, 2021

Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

About this Workshop

This workshop will take you through the basic documentation requirements of exporting overseas, the main components of Customs compliance, the management of freight and taxes, packaging and labelling, the different modes of transport and choosing a carrier, handling returns, marketplaces, fulfillment centers and 3PLs.


About the Speaker: Christian Sivière

Following a 30 year career in international logistics in Europe and in Canada, Christian Sivière started an import-export consultancy in 2010, Solimpex, active in two areas:

  • consulting to help SMEs grow internationally; and
  • training on the Logistics, Customs and Regulatory aspects of International Trade, Importing, Exporting, Free Trade Agreements, Supply Chain Management and related issues.

Christian is a subject-matter expert and lectures for the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association in Toronto, gives seminars and webinars for various trade organizations like the Montreal Chamber of Commerce, Export Québec, Invest Ottawa, Supply Chain Canada and similar, and personalized training for importers and exporters. He publishes articles in Inside Logistics and Supply Professional.