Please plan to attend the Small Business Forum on Tuesday, February 19th, from 7 – 9pm at the Estonian House, 958 Broadview Avenue.
The event is free, open to everyone in the community, non-partisan and presented by The Toronto Danforth Liberals.
Speakers will be addressing the following topics:
- marketing on a shoe-string budget,
- working with fellow small businesses and BIAs,
- accessing and leveraging city services and forming partnerships with community organizations and how that can benefit small businesses and the community as a whole.
The speakers are from various parts of the Toronto Danforth community and include:
- Adam Meery and Rachel Conduit, from the Riverside BIA.
- There will also be representatives from the Pape Village BIA, the Gerrard India Bazaar BIA, the Danforth Village BIA, the Danforth BIA and DECA, the Danforth East Community Association. See below for a full list of speakers.
It is hoped that the forum will help to establish some best practices for small businesses and provide an opportunity for small businesses to network and meet other small businesses and community members.
The discussion will be moderated by Hugh Johnston and refreshments will be provided by Alterna Savings. Everyone is welcome.
Location: Estonian House, 958 Broadview Avenue
Moderator: Hugh Johnston, SVP, Finance and Corporate Development, Bento Sushi
Refreshment Sponsor: Alterna Savings
Presented by: Toronto Danforth Federal Liberal Riding Association
Succeeding as a Small Business Forum – Topics and Speakers:
1. Marketing on a shoe-string budget
Adam Meery, Oxagency
Danforth Village BIA
Lorie Fairburn, Neighbourhood Link Support Services
2. Working with fellow small businesses and BIAs
Upcoming Leslieville BIA
Andrew Sherbin, Edward Jones
the Danforth BIA
Scott Torrance, Scott Torrance Landscape Architect Inc.
3. Accessing and leveraging city services
Gerrard India Bazaar BIA
Polina Privis, Method Consulting and Public Mobile
4. Forming partnerships with community organizations
Rachel Conduit, The Avro
Pape Village BIA
Rev. Jim Parker, Bethany Baptist Church
Danforth East Community Association (DECA)
Question and Answer Session
Written By Karen Somerville from Toronto Danforth Liberals
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