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You’re Invited: Enterprise Toronto – Small Business Forum 2015 at No Cost: Focus is on Supporting Business Growth Through Technology, October 15

Enterprise Toronto - Small Business Forum 2015 Thursday, October 15: Register today! http://bit.ly/1HEVk4x #toronto #business #smallbusiness #networking #event #torontoevents #torontobusiness #startups http://ift.tt/1MiZyp1: Image Courtesy of City of Toronto
Enterprise Toronto – Small Business Forum 2015 Thursday, October 15: Register today! http://bit.ly/1HEVk4x #toronto #business #smallbusiness #networking #event #torontoevents #torontobusiness #startups http://ift.tt/1MiZyp1: Image Courtesy of City of Toronto

Enterprise Toronto

Presents

Small Business Forum 2015

FREE Admission

Thursday, October 15, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

Metro Toronto Convention Centre
222 Bremner Boulevard
South Building, Level 800, Exhibit Hall F &G
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Enterprise Toronto - Small Business Forum 2015

For information and to register, please visit http://www.toronto.ca/smallbizforum or call 416-392-6646. Interested participants can also follow @enterpriseTO and  #SBFTO.

Enjoy! / Profitez!

NEWS RELEASE
September 28, 2015

Small Business Forum focuses on supporting business growth through technology

On October 15, the City of Toronto’s 15th annual Small Business Forum will explore the impact technology is having on traditional businesses by featuring industry experts, speakers, panels and exhibitors.

“The Small Business Forum is one of the many services that the City provides to our business community,” said Councillor Michael Thompson (Ward 37 Scarborough Centre), Chair of the Economic Development Committee. “We are committed to collaboration with businesses of all sizes to make Toronto stronger and more competitive.”

The forum’s keynote speaker, Ray Reddy, will emphasize the importance of adapting technological advances into business models to maintain an edge. His presentation, Reborn Digital: The Changing Nature of Small Business, will take place at 9:15 a.m.

In 2008, Reddy founded PushLife, a mobile commerce company that allowed users to organize media files on their mobile device. By 2011, the company was acquired by Google and Reddy helped to launch Google Express to 10 cities in the United States over the next three years. Currently, this tech-savvy Toronto entrepreneur is the co-founder and CEO of Ritual, and he is transforming the quick-service restaurant industry with its smartphone app.

The all-day forum will also feature four panel discussions on how businesses can strategically use digital tools for their benefit. They include:

• “Business Model Disruption: Adapting in Digital World”
• “Digital Main Street: Making Bricks & Mortar Dynamic”
• “Small Business Tool Box: Technology Tools for Building Your Business”
• “Digital Marketing: Leveraging the Cloud to Drive Sales”

The forum will also have more than 100 exhibitors featuring 18 startups and incubators in addition to free seminars and the opportunity to network with more than a dozen business experts.

The City of Toronto’s Enterprise Toronto will host this free event on Thursday, October 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Metro Convention Centre’s South Building, Level 800. Admission to the forum is free but advance registration is required.

For information and to register, visit http://www.toronto.ca/smallbizforum or call 416-392-6646. Interested participants can also follow @enterpriseTO and  #SBFTO.

The annual forum, which is attended by more than 2,500 people, gives attendees from both existing and new businesses the opportunity to network and learn from business community peers, including successful entrepreneurs, investors, lending institutions, sector experts and government program providers.

The Small Business Forum is the signature event of Enterprise Toronto. Throughout the year, Enterprise Toronto provides services tailored to meet the needs of Toronto’s entrepreneurs and small businesses, helping them to achieve their full potential so that they grow to create jobs and contribute to Toronto’s prosperity. Enterprise Toronto is a service provided by the City’s Economic Development and Culture division.

The commitment to building a strong community for small businesses in Toronto is supported by valued sponsors and partners including TD, YellowPages and Metroland.

This news release is also on the City’s website: http://bit.ly/1YKvzwf

Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit http://www.toronto.ca, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us @TorontoComms.

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