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  • Seven Women-Owned Businesses To Support On Small Business Saturday

    With Small Business Saturday fast approaching, we put together a list of some of our favorite women-owned companies to support this weekend and throughout the holiday shopping season and beyond.


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    https://www.forbes.com/sites/ruthieackerman/2017/11/23/seven-women-owned-businesses-to-support-on-small-business-saturday/#2642c2ba155d1213
  • How Mitzi Perdue Recommends Passing Your Business to the Next Generation

    About 70 percent of family businesses never make it past the first generation. Mitzi Perdue is uniquely familiar with the challenges of passing on a family business. Perdue was born into the family th...


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    https://smallbiztrends.com/2017/11/passing-on-a-family-business.html1214
  • For Small Business Growth, Pick The House Pass-Through Cut, Says Tax Expert

    I read your piece on the differences between the House and Senate tax bills, Don Susswein, a principal at RSM, the middle-market accounting firm, told me when I called. And I don't think you under...


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    https://www.forbes.com/sites/robbmandelbaum/2017/11/22/for-small-business-growth-pick-the-house-pass-through-cut-says-tax-expert/#6885a3fd11ab1209
  • Top Benefits Of Focusing On Internal Growth For Your Small Business

    Growing your business organically has its benefits. Not only will you see the results first hand, but you may end up being happier as a result. According to a report by Advantage, 77% of small busines...


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    https://www.forbes.com/sites/theyec/2017/11/22/top-benefits-of-focusing-on-internal-growth-for-your-small-business/#4526425c25a21210
  • Five Steps To Pivoting Into Entrepreneurship

    Breaking out of the corporate world and starting your own business can be a terrifying concept. However, the path of an entrepreneur is one of the most fulfilling paths you can take.


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    https://www.forbes.com/sites/ashleystahl/2017/11/21/five-steps-to-pivoting-into-entrepreneurship/#42cdff00545c1206
  • Small Business Saturday: Why Banks And Businesses Need To Start Playing Offense

    November is here and that means shopping and eating will be among our top priorities as the frenzy of the upcoming holiday's kicks in. It’s also a time for small businesses to pull out all t...


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    https://www.forbes.com/sites/franksorrentino/2017/11/21/small-business-saturday-why-banks-and-businesses-need-to-start-playing-offense/#5523a7eb14911207
  • 19 Startups To Watch, A Woman Takes A Tech Company Public

    Here are 19 startups to watch in New York City: Brooklinen offers luxury bedding at non-luxury prices. Quartet Health uses data to provide personalized mental health care. Anchor is bringing radio int...


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    https://www.forbes.com/sites/lorenfeldman/2017/11/20/startups-finance-retail/#7350390e3c1e1201
  • How The Cloud Can Empower Your Small Business

    One of the greatest products of human society is the marketplace. Webster defines it as a place where goods and services are offered for sale. Historically, as trade expanded markets, products led the...


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    https://www.forbes.com/sites/jimblasingame/2017/11/19/how-the-cloud-can-empower-your-small-business/#4236ca0248581202
  • The Dueling GOP Small Business Rate Cuts Compared

    We now have a pretty good idea of what small-business tax cut Congress is likely to pass if it can pass any tax cut legislation at all. The Senate Finance Committee released its version of tax cut leg...


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    https://www.forbes.com/sites/robbmandelbaum/2017/11/16/battle-of-the-tax-plans-house-and-senate-small-business-rate-cuts-compared/#34d3e3c0494b1193

EVENTS

Conferences

7th Annual International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

7TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

November 27-28, 2017
Innovation is the introduction and creation of something new, in the form of an idea, skill, product, service or process, that helps improve an organization or society. The Annual International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship hopes to introduce a wider view of innovation as new methods...

Email Marketing with Social Media for Business Workshop

EMAIL MARKETING WITH SOCIAL MEDIA FOR BUSINESS WORKSHOP

November 28-28, 2017
Understand the basics of creating and delivering campaigns that get measurable results and grow your business! Familiarize yourself with Constant Contact as we take you step-by-step through the process of creating and sending an email newsletter, uploading your contacts, and understanding your repor...

Helping Small-Business Clients Navigate Health Insurance and Fringe Benefits

HELPING SMALL-BUSINESS CLIENTS NAVIGATE HEALTH INSURANCE AND FRINGE BENEFITS

November 29-29, 2017
We live in interesting times when it comes to health care obligations for employers. The Affordable Care Act fundamentally changed the way in which individuals and businesses approach healthcare. Now, a new presidential administration has expressed an intent to repeal the ACA.

How LaunchYU Can Help Aspiring Entrepreneurs & SMEs

HOW LAUNCHYU CAN HELP ASPIRING ENTREPRENEURS & SMES

November 29-29, 2017
Donovan Dill, Entrepreneur in Residence, and Nilay Goyal, Entrepreneurship Manager, LaunchYU, discuss how the York University's program can help local, aspiring entrepreneurs and small-to-medium enterprises with startups or growth, along with the benefits of the Business Model Canvas.

CNS Partnership Conference

CNS PARTNERSHIP CONFERENCE

April 30-02, 2017
Sponsored
The 27th CNS Partnership Conference continues to be the premier cargo event, keeping members up-to-date and connected with the latest developments in the air cargo industry through a conference type set-up in addition to a variety of panels and break-out sessions.

Drug Delivery Partnerships 2017

DRUG DELIVERY PARTNERSHIPS 2017

February 07-09, 2017
Sponsored
The business development event bringing you visionary ideas, disruptive technology, and partneringONE® to maximise your product lifecycle and generate new revenue streams. For 21 years, DDP has been the world’s largest drug delivery meeting place to accelerate drugs to market and lengthen lifecycles...

Toronto Entrepreneur Conference

TORONTO ENTREPRENEUR CONFERENCE

November 22-22, 2017
The Toronto Entrepreneurs Conference & Trade-show has been designed to provide Toronto Area Entrepreneurs, whether budding or experienced, with the opportunity to expand their professional network, hear from experienced and successful entrepreneurs on tips and opportunities and learn what it takes t...

How the Seneca HELIX Can Help Aspiring Entrepreneurs & SMEs

HOW THE SENECA HELIX CAN HELP ASPIRING ENTREPRENEURS & SMES

November 21-21, 2017
Donovan Dill, Entrepreneur in Residence, and Chris Dudley, Director, Seneca Helix Health Entrepreneurship and Lifestyle Innovation Xchange, discuss how the business incubator can help local, aspiring entrepreneurs and small-to-medium enterprises with startups or growth, along with the benefits of th...

 

Webinars

NOV 28, 2017 | 1:00pm
KEY STEPS TO DEVELOP AND EVALUATE YOUR BUSINESS IDEA
Do you want to start a business but not sure if your idea is feasible? Or do you need help gathering your thoughts into a viable business idea? During this webinar, you will learn the essential steps of developing and evaluating your business idea, including how to: Turn your business idea...
NOV 28, 2017 | 2:00 PM
LOW COST AND NO COST MARKETING TOOLS YOU CAN USE TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS
Increase your sales with targeted, low cost/no cost marketing tools. You will learn how to develop simple and inexpensive marketing strategies for your business. We will discuss:
  • Basic marketing rules you need to know.
  • How to identify your ideal target market...
NOV 30, 2017 | 1:00pm
5 MARKETING MOVES YOU CAN MAKE NOW TO INCREASE YOUR 2018 REVENUES
2017 is nearly over, and smart business people are already looking ahead to the next year. They’re making investments, planning out their next moves, and creating strategies to grow both sales and profits in the months ahead. In this webinar, national small business columnist Gene Ma...
DEC 01, 2017 | 1:30 PM
HOW TO DO BUSINESS WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
Are you interested in learning the fundamentals of doing business with the Government of Canada? This seminar, first in a series of three, provides information on how the government does its buying, how to register to sell to the government, how to keep track of opportunities, how to marke...
DEC 04, 2017 | 1:00PM
2017 FALL TAX SCHOOL WEBINAR: SMALL BUSINESS ISSUES
As an issues webinar, this session addresses various common tax-related concerns of small business owners. In particular, this session focuses on profit vs. not-for-profit activities and comparing tax treatment when the activity does not rise to the level of profitable activity.
DEC 05, 2017 | 9:00 am
FINANCING YOUR SMALL BUSINESS
Please join us online for a free information session on financing your small business. In this seminar you will learn about: The different SBA loan programs offered through various lenders. The SBA's role in assisting small businesses.
SOLUTIONS FOR SUCCESS: HOW TO BUILD A SMALL BUSINESS THAT WORKS
Manta joins forces with SmallBizLady Melinda Emerson for this webinar on how to build a successful small business. Whether you're thinking about quitting your day job to start your own company or already own your own small business, this webinar will help you plan effectively and avoid com...
THE THREE SIMPLE AUTO-RESPONDERS EVERY SMART BUSINESS NEEDS
Smart businesses know that great customer relationships are their best marketing tool. This means keeping in regular contact in specific ways. However, remembering to do it at the right times is hard, and what should you be contacting them about anyway? Join Tamsin Fox-Davies of Constant C...
CREATIVE HOLIDAY MARKETING TIPS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES
How can small businesses with modest marketing budgets can stand out and during the holidays? Ivana Taylor of DIY Marketers shares her best tips and tools for connecting with stressed, distracted customers during the busy holiday season.
TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES TO GROW YOUR SMALL BUSINESS CUSTOMERS
Small businesses drive almost 50 percent of US private-sector employment1 and contend with many of the same issues as big businesses, with far fewer resources. Operating in competitive markets with razor thin margins, many are struggling with a host of financial tasks, including managing c...
BIG BUSINESS TOOLS ON A SMALL BUSINESS BUDGET: 3 ESSENTIALS FOR BUSINESS SUCCESS
America’s 23 million small businesses are the heart and soul of our economy. It used be that small business owners could only dream of accessing the powerful technology solutions fueling Fortune 500 companies. Now, in a truly momentous time, small businesses can easily access the same rich...
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: BEATING THE COMPETITION AS A SMALL BUSINESS OWNER
Modern technology and empowered customers have changed the way small business owners market their business and communicate with prospects and customers. Hear from our expert panelists on how the most successful small business owners are navigating through these changes and how you can turn...

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Yes, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates again. No, that’s not something that generally pleases small business owners, since higher rates mean traditional loans will grow more costly, potentiall...