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Check Out April Events at Rogers Small Business Centres

Rogers | March 28, 2017

Have you heard? Small-business owners across Canada are discovering Rogers Small Business Centres, located inside Rogers retail stores from coast to coast, where entrepreneurs can book an appointment – free of charge – with a Small Business Specialist to get one-on-one expert advice on Rogers products and services.

And there’s more: Rogers Small Business Centres also regularly host free events where small-business owners can gain valuable insights and network with their peers. If you haven’t yet checked one out, now is the time to register!

This April, Rogers Small Business Centres will be hosting an exciting series of workshops aimed at tackling a universal challenge for time-strapped small-business owners: how to boost productivity when you’re already overwhelmed and overworked running your company.

Among the speakers slated to appear are:

  • Productivity expert Ann Max, a motivational speaker and the President of consulting firm Productive to the Max

  • Vancouver-based social entrepreneur and Business Growth Strategist Hilary Kilgour

  • Valeri Hall Little, founder of Intandem, who specializes in helping small business owners streamline their operations and battle burnout

  • “Master Productivity Ninja” Jill Mallet of Think Productive, a firm that provides time-management solutions to small businesses

  • Futurpreneur Canada’s entrepreneur-in-residence, Chad Fryling

Whether it’s whittling down the number of emails in your inbox to a more manageable number, figuring out how to make the most of your apps and tech, or just getting some tips on how to improve the way you work, you can learn from local experts at Rogers Small Business Centres this April – and leave with a plan that will help you stay productive and competitive.

To find out more about dates and speakers for events at Rogers Small Business Centres in your area, or to register, visit Seating at events varies depending on the location, so be sure to register early to secure your spot.

And to book an appointment with a Small Business Specialist, use the Store Locator to find the Rogers Business Centre nearest to you.

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Canada Post joins Digital Main Street to support small businesses in Toronto

Canada Post | March 14, 2017

Canada Post is joining with Digital Main Street (DMS), an organization that helps local businesses and start-ups in Toronto find and implement the technology solutions that can help their companies compete and grow.

Through this collaboration, more than 35,000 businesses in Toronto’s 82 Business Improvement Areas will be able to directly tap into Canada Post’s expertise.

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In particular, retailers will be able to better understand and access the shipping, logistics and e-commerce strategies and solutions that create a more competitive end-to-end online shopping experience. As well, by accessing Canada Post’s direct mail and targeting solutions, services, and research findings, local businesses can learn how to more effectively get their brands into their customers’ hands.

DMS members will also benefit from an exclusive offer for Canada Post’s Snap Admail service – an easy online tool that allows businesses to create direct mail campaigns on any budget – as well as access its Solutions for Small Business program, which includes significant shipping and marketing discounts.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Digital Main Street to support local Toronto businesses. By enabling small businesses to innovate and grow, we are helping them prepare for success in the challenging and evolving landscape of e-commerce. This partnership is an exciting opportunity for us to focus on small businesses in the Toronto retail space,” says Rod Hart, General Manager of Parcels and E-commerce Market Development.

“This partnership with Canada Post and Digital Main Street provides another example of how the City is working to help its main street retailers grow their businesses,” said Mayor John Tory. “Embracing technology and new ways of doing business will ensure our main streets remain the vibrant backbones of Toronto’s neighbourhoods.”

About Canada Post
Canada Post is the country’s No. 1 parcel company, delivering nearly two of every three parcels that Canadian consumers order online. It reaches 15.8 million addresses, operates the country’s largest retail network, and offers affordable and reliable service with convenient pickup and return options for online shoppers. Together, Canada Post, Purolator Holdings Ltd. and SCI Group Inc. offer market-leading end-to-end solutions for e-commerce shippers by leveraging the assets and expertise of the Canada Post Group of Companies.

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West Queen West Launches "Free WQW Wi-Fi"

West Queen West | February 22, 2017

West Queen West (WQW), working with its partners from Besify, will be launching “Phase 1” of its “FREE WQW Wi-Fi” on Thursday February 23rd, 2017.

Free Wi-Fi to be offered along Queen West from Niagara Street to Markham Street.

"I’m excited, that now when I take a stroll along West Queen West, I can log on to the “FREE WQW Wi-fi”. I can enjoy the neighbourhood, the patios and all the great shops; while logged on," shared Councillor Mike Layton.

Visitors to WQW, between Niagara and Markham, will be able to enjoy their visit to WQW without having to ask, “What’s your Wi-Fi password?”. They just log on to the “FREE WQW Wi-Fi”; shop, dine, enjoy a drink on a patio, and share all their WQW adventures on their “Social Media” without using their own data plans.

WQW along with its partners from Besify will be launching Phase 2 of the “FREE WQW Wi-Fi” this March.

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