A York Region Conference Series focusing on providing businesses access to ideas, insight and resources to help them adapt to the fast-changing marketplace.
Thursday, May 23, 2013 - The Future of Small Business: Key Trends and Opportunities What are the new and emerging small business models? How do Social and technological innovation drive changes in small businesses, creating both challenges and opportunities? How can you stay ahead of the curve, and build a resilient, sustainable business? Be at this conference to get the latest insights, and work through potential opportunities. Network, learn and become resilient. Keynote Presentations by: Bob Willard, Speaker and author of Resources for Sustainability Champions, and Brett Wills, President, Green Enterprise Movement. See Full Agenda, Program Guide, Photo Galleries and Presentations
Thursday, April 18, 2013, Markham Convergence Centre: Capitalize on Collaboration! Collaboration for Social Good: Bringing Together Not-For-Profit, Business and Government. Where corporate social responsibility meets social innovation. Discover innovative ways to create dynamic relationships with positive social outcomes. Successful partnerships are creating “win-win-win” situations that ultimately benefit our businesses and our communities. “In 2013 smart companies will create more resilient businesses that generate new revenue opportunities, lower costs and create new partnerships". - 6 Trends Reshaping Small Businesses In 2013, www.forbes.com, January 25, 2013. See Full Agenda, Program Guide, Photo Galleries and Presentations
SOLD OUT! Digital Manufacturing Summit Wednesday, April 3, 2013 Markahm Convergence Centre: Learn about 3D Printers, scanners and other rapid prototyping tools? Hear about the latest trends and technologies, and how you can apply them to your business. See Full Agenda, Program Guide and Presentations
Partnerships and Collaborations for Competitive Advantage January 22, 2013, Newmarket Community Centre and Lions Hall, Newmarket: Exciting, interactive event, showcasing models for how you can build strategic partnerships in business. Collaborations, co-opetition and alliances can give you a competitive edge! Find out how its being done in: Manufacturing, Health, Finance, Green Technology, Media, Social Entrepreneurship and more. - Hear from small businesses about factors for success, Practical advice and insight, Participate in brainstorming sessions, Meet potential new partners and Explore partnership opportunities. See the full AGENDA. Photo Galleries and Presentations
SOLD OUT! Women in Business - Refresh, Revitalize and Renew Your Business! August 23, 8:30 -12:00 at York Region Administrative Bldg. Special event featuring keynote speakers Marlene MacPherson, Social Entrepreneur, TV Host and Author, Julia Grady, Co-Founder of 10 Carden, and Cyndi Desjardins, Professional Speaker. Interactive workshops on key business topics facilitated by industry leaders, including Marketing MakeOver, Detoxing Your Business, Taking Care of You; Nurturing Your Business and The Big Picture - Social Impacts of My Business. Great networking and learning opportunities in a fun, supportive environment. Make new Business BFFs, grow your network, and come away with a fresh perspective on your business. Picture Galleries are now online!
SOLD OUT! Transforming Your Business With Online Technologies - an E-Business Bootcamp! September 20th, 8:30-3:30, Salvation Army Conference Centre, Georgina. Hands-on workshops for small and medium sized businesses on topics including buying and selling online, integrating social media with your website, creating promotional videos for your company, and how to leverage mobile technology to help your business grow. Talk to experts at a Solutions Bar, and get answers to your questions about web sites, social media accounts, e-mail marketing, apps and more. Test out new products and chart out your own business transformation with digital technologies. Network and connect with other business owners also exploring how digital technologies are opening new opportunities for their businesses. Presentations are now online! Picture Galleries are now online!
Un-lock New Networks. Un-leash Your Expertise. Un-Cover Answers to Business Issues - Be at the Un-Conference! Monday, October 15th, 8:30-2:30 p.m., Lebovic Centre for Arts & Entertainment - Nineteen on the Park, 19 Civic Avenue, Stouffville, Ontario. A cool new way to network and learn, where attendees are both speakers and knowledge seekers! Themes include: Boosting Sales, Free Online Tools and Resources, Financing/Raising Money, HR and Staffing Challenges, Social Media, and any other topics YOU want to discuss! The benefits of attending are Un-Believable! Picture Galleries are now online!
Growing Your Business - Capital and Financing Strategies to Fuel Your Growth - Accessing Angel Investors and Venture Capital – What they’re looking for • Growth through Acquisitions – Models and best practices • Government Grant Programs for Business • New ways of raising money: Crowdfunding Trend • How to manage the relationship with your bank. Key notes from: Mike Betts - Executive in Residence, ventureLAB and President, Castlegar Management, Stuart Morley, The MBO Group, Bernadeen McLeod, MentorWorks Ltd, Paul Dombrowsky, CEO, Ideavibes Agenda, Presentations are now online! Picture Galleries are now online!