Small Business Forum 2011
Tuesday, October 18
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
222 Bremner Boulevard

South Building, Level 700
9:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Registration is FREE but is required for attendance

“Learn Today, Grow Tomorrow!” is the focus of Enterprise Toronto‘s Small Business Forum 2011 in Ontario, Canada, which has the following highlights:

  • more than 1,500 entrepreneurs and small business owners will gather to seek insights from veteran entrepreneurs;
  • investors, marketers, social media experts, incubator managers, product & service providers and government funders will all participate to help entrepreneurs leverage existing assets and uncover new opportunities;
  • it’s a tradeshow with more than 90 exhibitors;
  • technology innovators and marketing experts;
  • access to legal and business advice;
  • more than $100,000 in prizes;
  • interaction with the latest technology; and
  • in-depth seminars by entrepreneurs, technology innovators and marketing experts.

The Small Business Forum Seminars include:

  • More Clients
  • Tips for Better Rankings on Search Engines
  • Master the #1 Skill in Business, Your Ability to Sell
  • Retail Reboot: Alternative Marketing Techniques to Generate Sales
  • Think Big, Start Small: Kick-start Your Idea with Micro-Financing
  • More Revenues
  • Engagement Marketing
  • Key Elements to Buying or Selling a Business
  • Group Buying: How WagJag Did it Right
  • Cloud Computing: Discover What it Can Do for Your Business
  • 5 Proven Strategies to Better Business Results
  • More Profits
  • How YouTube & Other Social Media Grew My Business
  • 8 + 1 Ways to Leverage Mobile for Marketing. Now
  • What’s your Story? Building an Investor Presentation that Gets Results
  • Intellectual Property: A Primer for Small Businesses
  • The Capital Ladder 2
  • Toronto Board of Trade Networking Event ($), 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm: “Networking With the World”

Digital Zone

This is your opportunity to try out new technology, share your thoughts in a social media feed, and watch software-as-a-service and mobile application demonstrations.

If you’ve never sent a tweet, never downloaded an “app” or think that e-commerce is only for big businesses, the Digital Zone is for you! Get Involved Now!

Digital Zone’s features are:

  • opens from 10 am to 5 pm
  • outside of Room 718
  • experts on-site all day
  • software demos
  • power-up your devices
  • participate in the ScribbleLive-powered social media feed

ScribbleLive-Powered Social Media Feed

“How to” Participate in the Forum’s Social Media Back Channel

Small Business Forum has several ways for you to participate in the social media stream:
1. Tweet us @enterpriseTO Hashtag: #sbf2011

2. Send us a text message with the keyword sbf2011 to 212121
[Example Text: sbf2011 what a great event {to #} 212121]

3. Or email your comments or photos to


Available to all Small Business Forum 2011 attendees for the duration of the event on Level 700 & in the tradeshow on Level 800.

1. Set SSID / Network Name to “SBF2011”
2. Click “OK” on any warning about unsecured network
3. Click on Internet Browser Icon
4. Wireless Login page will appear
5. Click “Continue” Button
If you fail to connect please check the following…
• Disable WEP or other encryption security
• Disable any Proxy Settings for Internet Browser
• Ensure Web browser is pointed at a public web page i.e. Google

Please click here for information and to register, or call 416-392-6646.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

News Release

October 13, 2011

The cost of success is free at Toronto’s largest annual small business event

In-depth seminars by entrepreneurs, technology innovators and marketing experts; access to legal and business advice; more than $100,000 in prizes; interaction with the latest technology and more than 90 trade show exhibitors – all this happens for free on a single day at Enterprise Toronto’s Small Business Forum.

The forum will be held Tuesday, October 18 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in downtown Toronto.

This event, which usually draws about 1,500 people, helps existing firms and new businesses network and learn from other successful entrepreneurs, investors, funders and government program providers.

The Small Business Forum will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on October 18 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 222 Bremner Blvd., South Building, Level 700. Registration is free but is required for attendance. For information and to register, the public can visit or call 416-392-6646.

The Small Business Forum is the signature event of Enterprise Toronto, which provides services and programs throughout the year tailored to meet the needs of Toronto’s entrepreneurs and small businesses – helping them grow, create jobs and contribute to Toronto’s prosperity. Enterprise Toronto is a service provided by the City of Toronto’s Economic Development and Culture division.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. Toronto’s government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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