Small Business Technology Forum: April 27th

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Small Business Technology Forum
Presented by the City of Toronto this event is aimed at traditional businesses looking to embrace technology and make money online – whether it be ecommerce and digital marketing, or building a digital workplace, this event has everything a business needs to start embracing digital thinking.
Thought Leadership & Trends
Keynote: Thinking Digital – App Enabling A Traditional Business

Jaimie Grossman, Co-Founder of Jiffy on Demand, will share how they are disrupting the home repair industry as well as talk about his previous start-up UPTREND media (sold to Yellow Pages in 2010) with lessons learned building, growing and selling in the tech space.
Keynote: Ecommerce Trends & Tools For Making Money Online

Satish Kanwar, Director of Product for Shopify, will provide an overview of trends, bestpractices and opportunities for making money online.
Panel Discussion: Ecommerce In Action – Embracing Bricks & Clicks

Traditional small businesses share their challenges and successes with embracing ecommerce.

Panelists include: Jane Lee, Ecommerce Manager, Shopify • Jason Burke, Sneaker Box • Mary Young, Mary Young • Jaya Kahlon, Smoke and Ash

Tactical Break-Out Sessions
The New Consumer is Digital: Does Your Business Have a Web Presence?Whether you want to start a business, or you’re already operating a business, you need to have a website. This session will focus on helping attendees understand the basics of a website and how to ensure that your business has a web presence.
Digital Marketing Trends for Small Business

This session will look at a few of the trends in digital marketing that small businesses should be paying attention to – content marketing, personalization, mobile technology and big data. We will explore some simple ideas for jumping on board and taking advantage of these technologies and trends.
Shopify 101: Make Money with Online Selling Sites

If you think making money never gets old, this workshop is for you. Build your store and sell online. Shopify provides a fabulously simple way to start selling your products online. Join us to discover how simple it is.
Building a Digital Workplace with WordPress

The most popular online publishing system in the world, WordPress, is an exemplary platform on which to build a digital workplace for your business for a number of reasons. This session will describe and demonstrate how your business can use WordPress to transform into a digital workplace.

Register Before Mar. 31st for $15!
Register to get a free trial of Shopify and start building your ecommerce site.
April 27th – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. @ City Hall – Register Now!

This event is generously supported by: