As it gets colder and colder, the entrepreneurs of Toronto are getting warmer and warmer, sharing their knowledge with small business owners and those who want to follow in their footsteps. Sound like something you're interested in? Below are events for your small business that you don't want to miss. All you need is willingness and the investment of time. Check it out.
Toronto HubSpot User Group Meetup Year-End 2014
When: December 3rd from 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Where: Uberflip, 1183 King Street West, Suite 100
Are you a HubSpot user? Learn from and share your knowledge with other like-minded individuals at this meet-up. Don't miss a presentation from Katie Hudson, Marketing Manager at Demac Media, on the topic of“Inbound Marketing in eCommerce.”Along with the presentation you can enjoy networking, an insightful Q&A session and tasty food and drinks. The event is free so they invite you to register here and tell all of your friends that are interested in inbound marketing.
Small Business Network at the Toronto Reference Library
When: December 9th from 6:00pm to 7:15pm
Where: Toronto Reference Library, 3rd Floor, Hinton Learning Theatre
Are you a small business owner? Have a burning question about starting a business? Meet others experiencing the same issues or who, even better, have the answers to your questions! Special guests will be Jennifer Forde of Vision Quest Event Management, Tanya Hosten of Ideal Blossoms, and Taishka, a certified Life and Happiness/Motivation Coach. Their goal is to help companies transform event attendance into product and sales. The event is free and they invite anyone to join.
Business Plan and Other Communication Tools – Entrepreneurship 101
When: December 10th from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Where: MaRS Centre, Auditorium, 101 College Street
Are you in the business planning stage of your project? This lecture will give you tips, examples, techniques and tools for building the five essential communication documents for entrepreneurs, such as: the elevator pitch, executive summary, company presentation, technical white paper and business plan. Learn how to use these tools effectively when communicating your brilliant idea to potential investors, customers and everyone else. It is completely free and you only have to register once for the entire 2014/15 season.
Startup School – Build an App Workshop with Mina Mikhail
When: December 10th from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Where: Ryerson Entrepreneur Institute, 55 Dundas Street West, Room 2-166
Do you have an idea for a mobile app? Don't let it slip away. Your idea could be the next big thing. This workshop is being held by Ryerson Entrepreneurship Institute, Canada's leader in entrepreneurship education. It will give you all of the knowledge, tips and tricks that you need to make your plan go viral. The cost is free for Ryerson Members and $10 for external members. Register here.
Photoshops for Beginners – Camp Tech
When: December 15th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Where: Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street, Suite 110
Do you want to learn how to create your own professional looking images quickly for Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest? Check out this Photoshop workshop for beginners, brought to you by Camp Tech. Adobe Certified Expert Paul Kelly will teach you how to touch up photos, integrate text, make a photo collage and add cool effects. No previous experience is required. The cost is $65 plus HST and you can register here.
HubSpot, networking with Small Business Network, Business Plan writing, building an app and learning photoshop are all extremely useful to growing your business. Give the small investment of time in order to watch your success reach new heights with these small business events in Toronto.