6 Downtown Toronto Events For Your Small Business | August 2014

by Kristen 6th August 2014


Interested in advancing your business or project without having to sacrifice tons of money? Toronto hosts many helpful events every month that allow you to gain valuable knowledge from respected professionals for a small price. Check out these useful downtown Toronto events that are coming up in August.

How to Create an E-Commerce Website

 When: Saturday, August 9th, 2014 from 3pm to 5:30pm (EDT)

Where: Conference Room at Shoeless Joe's, 276 King Street West

Cost: Free

If you're trying to tap into that online customer potential, this is the perfect seminar for you. Listen in while Emad Ali gives step by step instruction for how to build your own online store quickly and integrate it with big names such as eBay, Amazon and your social media channels. You'll be taken through the pros and cons of different shop platforms, how to customize the look of your own store, how to install add-ons and plugins and much more. This event is free but registration is required. For more information see the Event Brite listing.


90 Minutes to Instagram for Business

When: Monday, August 11th, 2014 from 6pm to 7:30pm (EDT)

Where: Centre for Social Innovation, 215 Spadina Avenue, Suite 400

Cost: $40.00 ($35.00 if you bring a friend)

If you run a small to medium-sized business, you are most likely handling your social media campaign on your own. In this class you will be taught by someone who has worked with Fortune 500 companies on their social media accounts. Throughout, you will create a customized Instagram strategy plan and understand, with confidence, the dos and don't of this popular platform. Order your tickets and register for the event here.


Crowdfunding 101

When: Tuesday, August 12th, 2013 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Where: Centre for Social Innovation, Regent Park, 585 Dundas St. East, Room #2

Cost: $20 + tax

Are you bursting at the seams with an idea but don't have the money to fund your project? Crowdfunding is for you. In this seminar facilitated by the co-founders of HiveWire and CSI's Catalyst, you will learn about crowdfunding and how to take advantage of it, the factors that are critical to your success and leave ready to start your own crowdfunding campaign.


CoFounder Lab

When: Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 from 7pm to 10pm

Where: Hart House, University of Toronto, 7 Hart House Circle, Music Room

Cost: Free

CoFounder Lab invites you to come, mingle and find your next co-founder for your project. It is a community of 40,000 founders, advisors, and interns to help you to grow your business. Get started now by creating a free profile on the website and browsing through other like-minded entrepreneurs to possibly find your next business partner and take the opportunity to meet them at CoFounder Lab.


Startup Drinks

When: Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 at 6pm (late startup pitches at 8pm)

Where: Hotel Ocho, 195 Spadina Avenue

Cost: Free

Looking for a place to connect with entrepreneurs and small business owners? Startup Drinks is the perfect venue for sharing thoughts, ideas and fears with like-minded individuals. The event includes pitches from local startups and time to network with others.


Marketing for Hippies – How to Grow Your Green Holistic Business

When: Thursday, August 28th, 2014 from 10am to 5pm (EDT)

Where: The Industreal (correct spelling?) Arts Room, 688 Richmond Street West, Ground Floor

Cost: $25 + Pay What You Want

Are you selling a natural, eco-friendly, cruelty-free or otherwise healthy product? Are you a health practitioner or a business owner that cares deeply about your community and the environment? Tad Hargrave understands that some businesses have limits, both in terms of ethics and money. In this seminar he shares the marketing secrets of North America's most successful green, holistic, community-minded entrepreneurs. Attract more of the clients you want, without ever sacrificing your integrity or spending a fortune.

How to build e-commerce for your website, social media dos and don'ts, crowdfunding as a new strategy, ethical marketing and networking with others are all great opportunities to advance your small business or project in Toronto. Do yourself a favour and register today for the August month ahead. Your idea deserves the best and every little bit counts. 

Photo credits:

Toronto by Philip Grondin, CC License

Posted by Kristen
Wednesday, 6th August 2014, 01:10pm.
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