City of Toronto Small Business Arts Forum

23 Mar

Don’t miss the City of Toronto Small Business Arts Forum. A one day event bringing together an inspiring and informative day of “Empowering the Entrepreneur in the Arts”.

7f90c670-1803-830f-da154038fa648727.gifWednesday, March 26th, 2008
North York Civic Centre
5100 Yonge Street
9 am to 4 pm – Free Admission!
Register online or call 416-395-7416.
Seating is very limited!
Visit www.enterprisetoronto.com for the latest forum updates.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Keynote Speaker – Michel Blondeau
9am to 10:30am
North York Council Chambers
Michel Blondeau will speak about his entrepreneurial experience and his company – ecentricarts inc.

Networking
3:00pm to 4:15pm
Members Lounge
Networking is a critical skill for being a successful entrepreneur. Build confidence, practice networking strategies and develop an action plan in this interactive workshop.

– Presented by Wendy Woods
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SEMINARS

The Artist as Manager: The Human Resources Implications of Building a Business
10:15am to 11:15am
Meeting Room 2
Even a one-person practice needs people to support the artistic project or enterprise. Other artists, performers or technicians people with financial or communication skills, etc. provide support. In this session, CCCO will identify some guidelines to bringing people on board, how to build a positive environment for people from the beginning, and what resources are available to help manage people. – Presented by Bob Johnston

Intellectual Property
10:15am to 11:15am
Meeting Room 4
Business people often have ideas that are worth legal protection. The most common types of intellectual property are copyrights, patents, and trademarks. This presentation will explain the basic differences between them, and what protection the law can provide. – Presented by Michael Carey

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Social Enterprise
12:15pm to 1:15pm
Meeting Room 2
Tonya Surman will provide an introduction to what social enterprise is and how it is impacting the way that nonprofits and social mission organizations are building a more resilient and sustainable future by developing businesses in service to their missions. – Presented by Tonya Surman

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Mastery of Sales
12:15pm to 1:15pm
Meeting Room 4
In the “Mastery of Sales” workshop, a Small Business Coach, Trainer and Consultant, will show you that “Sales (and Negotiating) is a process” and once you understand the process’ you’ll discover why sales are not so difficult after all. – Presented by Vernon Vautour, CMC

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Centre for Creative Entrepreneurship Focus Group
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Meeting Room 2
Toronto Artscape is working with TEDCO, Toronto Fashion Incubator, and Toronto Business Development Centre, to explore the development of a centre for creative entrepreneurship. This focus group will explore the types of programs and services that would ideally be available to artists and creative entrepreneurs at the new centre – Presented by Tim Jones

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Untangling the Web
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Meeting Room 4
This seminar is to assist individuals and/or small businesses to understand what the Internet is all about, determine whether or not they need a presence on it, and if so, guide them to understanding the process and options in developing that presence. It is set up to be a seminar workshop, to meet the needs of businesses in the arts. – Presented by Kevin Virtue

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ROUNDTABLES

Here’s your opportunity to participate in interactive roundtable discussions to get direct answers to your business questions. Discuss your concerns, your challenges and your successes with fellow artists, business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. Share experiences, exchange ideas, and of course, make valuable contacts. Each of these roundtable power sessions will be led by a knowledgeable expert to help facilitate the discussion.

Registration to the forum gives you access to these roundtables throughout the day.
Register online or call (416)395-7416.

10:30am to 11:15am Roundtable Sessions

Pricing your Product
10:30am to 11:15am
Members Lounge
Learn how to calculate the true cost of your product or service. – by Andrew Patricio

What you need to know about your Finances
10:30am to 11:15am
Members Lounge
The importance of sound Financial Management, budgeting and understanding what lenders are looking for. – by Halley Malone

E-commerce
10:30am to 11:15am
Members Lounge
Learn what you need to know about: safe and secure credit card transactions, how to avoid fraud, building customer confidence and setting up shopping cart software. – by Melissa Gullo & Gus Bakas

Clearances & Rights and How to Avoid the Wrongs
10:30am to 11:15am
Members Lounge
Explore the ins and outs of clearing photographs, footage, music and locations for film, television, magazines or books. – by Elizabeth Flinck

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12pm to 12:45pm Roundtable Sessions

A2B
Image Success
12pm to 12:45 pm
Members Lounge
From Arts to Business, Integrate Creative Integrity with Professional Presence. – by Kevin Kung

The Invention Process
12pm to 12:45pm
Members Lounge
Why people invent and how. Review the stages of developing an innovative product. What is the success and fallacies of inventions? – by Bob Huybrechts

Finding the Market: Thinking Outside the Booth/Exporting
12pm to 12:45 pm
Members Lounge
Artists are often encouraged to create for the market, find the market that serves your vision, looking beyond our own borders. – by Catherine Crowe

Volunteer Financial Valuation
12pm to 12:45pm
Members Lounge
A session on valuing volunteers, within your financial statements, very interesting, and perfect for volunteer related issues. – Eric Plato

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1pm to 1:45pm Roundtable Sessions

Marketing on the Web
1pm to 1:45pm
Members Lounge
This will be a discussion of the marketing opportunities for Artists on the Internet. – by Kevin Virtue

Why you should get Published and How to do it Right
1pm to 1:45pm
Members Lounge
Getting published is essential to the success of your business and how to do it right, even if you’re not a writer. – by Maja Rehou

Creative Marketing
1pm to 1:45pm
Members Lounge
Share and discover how your “creativity” can be your best resource in developing promotional marketing strategies for your unique business. – by Vernon Vautour

Get It In Writing: A Round Table Discussion on Contracts
1pm to 1:45pm
Members Lounge
Lawyer Paul Sanderson, with over 25 years in arts and entertainment law, will examine how contracts are structured, their importance, their contents and specific terms, relevant to artists. – by Paul Sanderson

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2pm to 2:45pm Roundtable Sessions

Negotiating
2pm to 2:45pm
Members Lounge
Negotiating can be difficult. Knowing what is and isn’t negotiable and what you are willing to give up in order to get something before you start, will make your position much stronger. – by Jim Biros

#1 Key to Business Success: Motivation
2pm to 2:45pm
Members Lounge
Learn how to keep your motivation high and push beyond all obstacles. – Wendy Woods

Connecting Design to Small Business
2pm to 2:45pm
Members Lounge
Toronto, with more than 25,000 designers in the workforce, is a significant centre for design talent. Learn how design can make your business more competitive. – by Arlene Gould

Web Site Optimization
2pm to 2:45pm
Members Lounge
Web site optimization is a process to maximize website performance. Get more traffic and sales, understand the key to getting better exposure for your business. – by Evan Carmichael

Register early as seating is limited. Free Admission!

Visit www.enterprisetoronto.com for the latest forum updates.

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8 Responses to “City of Toronto Small Business Arts Forum”

  1. Empitakat September 11, 2008 at 4:49 PM #

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  2. lysfunse November 30, 2008 at 5:12 AM #

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  3. Ricardo November 30, 2008 at 8:04 AM #

    What are you talking about Lysfunse?

  4. Bateerloftold December 4, 2008 at 5:45 PM #

    I am here at a forum newcomer. Until I read and deal with the forum.
    Let’s learn!

  5. calkerbinclak December 17, 2008 at 7:25 PM #

    Goodday I’m new here
    And it looks like a interesting forum, so just wanted to say hello! :):):)
    And looking forward to participating.
    Going on vacation for a few days, so i’ll be back

  6. IllupeCurge September 29, 2009 at 11:18 AM #

    Hey Forum-

    Thought I would Introduce Myself and say I am excited about being apart of the Forum. Looking Forward to providing good input and reading some as well.

  7. Ricardo September 30, 2009 at 11:08 AM #

    Welcome aboard Illupe

  8. triawidlina January 3, 2010 at 5:13 AM #

    Moral dilemna!

    What’s up? Been just reading for a while and just decided to write!

    Well, tbh I had this experience recently. Here’s what happened After classes I took the bus, I was starving so I dropped into this place for a snack and picked this sandwitch from the menu and took it to a table and sat down after finishing it I realized I had not paid for it!

    Yeah evidently they were super busy and distracted because there was this manager/investor type looking around everywhere and talking to them. So I was just about to go up to the counter and say I hadn’t paid but then I realized if I did that the owner guy might get mad at the employees. So I just left. What should I have done do you think?

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