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Date: Occurs Thursday every 1 week(s), from Thursday, August 6, 2020 11:30:00 AM - Thursday, October 1, 2020 12:30:00 PM
Location: Online

ShopHERE provides independent small businesses and artists with a quick, easy and no-cost way to get selling online right away. The goal of ShopHERE Powered By Google is to build and optimize online stores for small independent businesses and artists in just a matter of days. With ShopHERE, businesses get to expand their selling opportunities into the online market. When I sign up with ShopHERE, what do I get? - An online Shopify ecommerce website customized with your information, theme, logo and branding - Hands-on assistance setting up and launching your online store - Additional training to support your online store including topics like digital marketing, shipping and inventory management - Access to free tools to help support the successful launch of your online store In this webinar you will get the answers to the top questions we’ve received about the ShopHERE program, including: - Who is Digital Main Street? -What is ShopHERE? -What does it mean to sell online, and why should my business? -Do I qualify for this program? -What are the costs involved? -Do you have any examples of completed websites? If you want to learn more about ShopHERE go to: www.digitalmainstreet.ca/shophere Register: https://digitalmainstreet.ca/events/?newsletter

Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Online

Now that we’re all getting back to business, it’s more important than ever for employers to fully understand their Health and Safety responsibilities This up to date & informative session will help shed some light on the new challenges, and provide useful resources as businesses continue to work as usual, return to work partially/fully, or after working remotely. Learn about the benefits of joining the WSIB’s new Health and Safety Excellence program, and have your questions answered regarding the health & safety and protection of your workers and your customers. Participants may submit questions in advance to cbenedetti@orilliacdc.com

Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Location: Online

Forecasting and tracking cash “ins and outs” of your business is critical to the stability and long term success of the business. This webinar, presented by the CDC’s Client Services Officer, John Sloan, will provide both a high level discussion about the typical sources & uses of cash in a business, and a deeper review of how many of the day-to-day operational decisions you make can have an impact on cash flow. Participants will be provided with a list of things to consider about how to influence cash flow and some suggested cash flow KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators) to track in order to stay on top of your cash flow situation. The CDC Cash Flow Forecasting Model will also be briefly discussed as a tool you can use to create your own cash flow forecast.

Date: Thursday, October 8, 2020 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Online

Why Every Organization Has to Become More Entrepreneurial Dr. Rafik Loutfy, Director of the Entrepreneurship Leadership Program (ELP) with the Canadian Society of Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CSEI) Innovation is the engine of economic growth in terms of contribution to GDP, employment, export and intellectual property. Innovation is a critical competitive advantage in an increasingly competitive global economy. So, why is it so hard for organizations to build and adopt a culture of innovation and what are some of the best practices to build a sustainable innovation culture? In this webinar we will discuss some of the building blocks necessary to enable a culture of innovation. We’ll share why it’s important to support innovation in Canada; the impact of innovation on our economy; the driver of innovation, and the next wave of disruptive technologies that will change the world and how you can take advantage of them. The takeaway from this webinar is learning new practices, models, and approaches of doing business in the new world economy. Register:https://www.orilliacdc.com/events/2020-launch-n-learn/

Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 9:00 PM - Friday, October 23, 2020 5:00 PM
Location: Online

Central Ontario’s Premier Business Event Learn practical techniques and participate in business engagement opportunities through an agenda packed with a keynote presentation, workshops and a brand new lineup on the Presidents Panel. Register: https://xceleratesummit.co/

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