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Coffee Talks - Hosted by the Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre (HBEC)
Date: Occurs Monday every 1 week(s), beginning Monday, June 29, 2020 10:00:00 AM
Location: Online

HBEC is hosting coffee! Join us in every Monday morning to get the week started off right, with strong coffee and business knowledge from our Mentors! Hear from our HBEC Mentors and connect with other entrepreneurs to learn about how to succeed in today’s environment. We are so excited to have you join us for coffee! Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/coffee-talks-tickets-100437561450

Date: Wednesday, July 8, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Online

Too often, we as business leaders or owners prepare a forecast for a specific purpose such as an application for a loan or new property lease. But then what? For most, stepping away or putting it in the drawer to never be seen until someone asks for one again is a common occurrence. A solid financial forecast should be used as a business tool to identify your financial position and destination at any point in time. Whether you've never thought about the preparation of a financial forecast for your business before, or you're now willing to pull it out of the drawer and dust it off - now is the time to make some changes and updates! Sandbox Centre, in partnership with CFO Centre, invites you to join feature expert Jeff Bond as he takes us through learning about the importance of having a solid financial forecast. In this session you will receive first-hand expertise on: - What your forecast should look like & what is integrated - How your forecast can provide a foundation to your financial vision - How having a forecast in place can help you adapt more quickly to unforeseen circumstances (ex. COVID-19 pandemic) - How a well thought-out forecast will allow you to run scenarios again a variety of current and range future conditions - How a forecast can prepare you for future impact to your business & more! Our experts are ready for #AMA (Ask Me Anything) – get your questions ready and they will support where they can. Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/experts-in-residence-financial-growth-solid-financial-forecasting-tickets-109047114856

Date: Wednesday, July 8, 2020 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Online

COVID-19 - Technology Trends and Business Continuity As many organizations transition through the initial disruption of a global pandemic they are now reevaluating digital transformation strategies to be able to meet customer needs and thrive long-term. Join Wayne Cuervo and Lisa Richardson from Cisco Canada for a discussion on technology trends and applicable business outcomes across various industries. Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/cisco-presents-covid-19-technology-trends-business-continuity-tickets-108451360940

Date: Thursday, July 9, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Online

Would you know what to do if you had a COVID-19 case in your workplace? In this online webinar, learn from a medical and public health expert from the Region of Peel - Public Health about the necessary steps to effectively respond to a case of COVID-19 in the workplace. Dr. Sunderji will discuss: - Controlling the risk of COVID-19 transmission, screening, and contact tracing - Steps to take when you suspect a case of COVID-19 in the workplace - Roles & Responsibilities of each organization including Public Health, Employer, and Ministry of Labour Guest Speaker Dr. Alia Sunderji | Public Health Physician, Region of Peel - Public Health Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/how-to-respond-to-covid-19-in-the-workplace-tickets-111813114034

Date: Thursday, July 9, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Online

The pandemic has changed the way consumers and businesses shop, and this push towards online browsing and buying is expected to continue even after the pandemic slows. Google Trends has recently shown a huge spike in Canadian search interest for “buy online.” In late March, global search volume for “curbside pick-up” grew 70% in just one week. Plus, 89% of Canadians choose retailers based on a great digital experience. And it’s easier than you think to strengthen your e-commerce muscles and learn how the tools and best practices have changed. You’ll find the insight and resources you need in our new webinar, Get digital: Upping your e-commerce game. This free webinar will guide you through improving your digital presence and attracting new customers from anywhere in the world. Join us live on Thursday, July 9, from 1 to 2 p.m. ET to learn: - What e-commerce is and why it’s the best way forward - How COVID-19 is changing the way customers buy - What it means to build an omnichannel business - How to develop an omnichannel strategy, including payment and order fulfillment - How to build a strong brand across all channels

Date: Thursday, July 9, 2020 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Online

Please join our panel of leading legal experts and learn how to best respond to and manage the many challenges that threaten your business daily in these unprecedented times. Our panel will cut to the chase on the most valuable “need to know” information and provide you with invaluable takeaways that will help you get through this as best as possible, given your situation. They will address such questions and thorny issues as: - Where and how to start to restructure a business to prevent painful legal actions and shutdowns? - How to deal with expensive employment issues such as downsizing? - How can my business collect from others who owe us money? - How do I protect my personal assets? - What government assistance programs can I use? - What legal actions might arise and how best do I deal with them? We are taking questions in advance that can be submitted when you register. For more information, please contact edo@simcoe.ca. Register: https://ask-an-expert-legal-advice.eventbrite.ca/

Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Location: Online

Rakuten is a leading global company that contributes to society by creating value through innovation and entrepreneurship. Launched in 1997 with a vision to empower Japanese merchants to sell online, Rakuten Ichiba has grown into one of the world’s largest e-commerce platforms with more than 100 million members and $37 billion in domestic ecommerce transaction volume. Through various international acquisitions and joint ventures, Rakuten currently provides over 70 services spanning e-commerce, digital media, fintech, and communications to over one billion members worldwide. The webinar will cover the following topics: - Introduction of Rakuten: why and how you can list with Rakuten - Case Study by a Rakuten client/supplier - Risks and challenges you need to be aware before entering the market - Questions and Answers As a follow up to the webinar, we will organize B2B meetings between selected Ontario companies and the e-marketplace, enabler and other service providers. Companies will be invited to submit their interest on this after the webinar. Register: https://www.ontario.ca/tradecalendar/exporton-cross-border-ecommerce-rakuten-ichiba-japan

Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join Annessa Good, FCC Ag Transition Specialist, for an interview with Dr. Tom Deans, The New York Times Top-Ten Author of Willing Wisdom which remains the best-selling Canadian estate planning book of all-time. In it, he’ll focus on: - What’s preventing people estate planning - How COVID-19 is impacting estate planning - The importance of farm family meetings Dr. Deans has delivered more than 1000 keynote speeches in 26 countries and will be talking about the importance of estate planning in our current global crisis. He delivers a fast-paced, entertaining and informative message that you won’t want to miss. Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/smart-estate-plans-for-farming-families-webinar-registration-108752034262?aff=carole

Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Location: Online

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit Canadian businesses hard—slashing revenues and causing a sudden jump in expenses. Now, as the economy reopens, entrepreneurs are working to rebuild amid unprecedented uncertainty. In this free, live webinar, BDC Advisory Services experts will explain how technology can help your company get back on track by making your operations more efficient, agile and profitable. Our experts will offer practical advice on how to execute tech investments that will position your business to win in this fast-changing economy. BDC Chief Economist Pierre Cléroux will also give an economic update and talk about the importance of adopting digital tools. Register: https://www.bdc.ca/en/articles-tools/entrepreneur-toolkit/webinars/pages/covid-19-technology-efficiency.aspx?utm_campaign=Webinar-COVID19-TechEfficiency--Invitation--15-07-2020--EN&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua

Date: Thursday, July 16, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Online

Join our expert from Shopify and #AMA to receive answers to questions, challenges, and all things getting your business online! About this Event Are you an entrepreneur looking to take your business online? Perhaps you’re already online and looking to take the next step in how your business can be developed further through e-commerce. We have stepped into a primarily digital world and if you aren’t online in some aspect it’s time to step up your game! From live/on-demand workshops and community meetups, to online tools and courses, we invite you to join our partner Experts at Shopify to twirl you around the e-commerce dance floor seamlessly. Shopify is here to not only elevate your business through change, but support you with removing barriers and friction in order to grow your business successfully. Join our Shopify Expert in Residence for their virtual office hour session every third Thursday each month. This session is a full out #AMA (Ask Me Anything) format so that you can optimize all the tips and tricks our Shopify expert has to offer. Have your questions ready! Register for this free session now! https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/experts-in-residence-shopify-virtual-office-hours-tickets-110647798544?err=29

Date: Thursday, July 16, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Online

Whether you’re starting out, growing, buying & selling, succession planning, and more – Barriston’s team of experts can point you in the right direction when it comes to topics related to all aspects of your business . Join Barriston Law and the Sandbox virtually for a fireside chat every month. The laws affecting commercial leases can be intimidating at the best of times. In the past few months, the commercial leasing landscape shifted as a result of COVID-19 and government efforts to provide financial relief to commercial tenants and landlords. On July 16th, join Janice Mumberson and Cassandra Ironside of Barriston LLP to discuss what commercial landlords and tenants should be aware of as they negotiate commercial lease agreements during the summer of 2020. Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/experts-in-residence-the-legal-brief-commercial-leasing-tips-traps-tickets-109146460000

Date: Monday, July 20, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Online

How to support employees’ mental health and well-being during COVID-19 and beyond In a recent survey by Sun Life, over half (56%) of Canadians surveyed said COVID-19 is negatively impacting their mental health. Join this discussion to learn how to develop and maintain a positive mental health environment in your organization. Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/employees-mental-health-and-well-being-webinar-with-sunlife-tickets-109961411542

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