In almost every Contracts class, I’ve mentioned that partnerships need contracts. If you are thinking about partnering up with someone – this session will help answer questions (and information you may not know you need!).
One of my former Chamber board colleagues, Michelle Greenwood of Barriston, is leading a discussion on partnership. Find out when it is formed and why you need a partnership agreement . Thursday February 20th from 4 – 5 pm during Thirsty Thursdays. Location: Sandbox, 24 Maple Avenue
What is it?
Fidacity is a safe online marketplace that supports all local businesses; a one-stop shop for all things local. Businesses are manually approved by the local territory manager and reviews are tied to paid transactions. Signing up on Fidacity is free for everyone; there are no sign up fees, monthly/annual fees, listing fees, or any hidden fees. Fidacity loves helping promote women in business. Businesses that are owned by women can have a banner that says ‘woman owned’ appear on the profile and Locally Owned Businesses can have a banner that says “Locally Owned” on their profile. Users can also filter their search by Woman Owned or Locally Owned businesses using these tags! Businesses can enjoy a great way to market themselves online and have access to support right away with the help of the local territory manager.
The local territory manager can assist you with signing up, marketing your business through Social Media channels, setting up online ad campaigns, generating additional leads, and so much more. Contacting the territory manager is simple: phone call, text message, email, or even through their social media messengers. How many global platforms do you know that have a real, local person, to chat with about growing your business? For more information, contact your local territory manager.
Local Territory Manager: Barrie, Innisfil, and Surrounding Areas
Note from Patricia: I met Drew to discuss this new directory. A listing and events can be listed for free. Services can be sold for a 20% percentage (the way they make their money). We know that directories are good for online exposure. Let me know how it goes.
If you or someone you know wants a little advice on challenges they have – or need ideas or strategy to take your business further, come join us either:
In person at Suite Success, 411 Huronia Road at Big Bay Point
or Virtually through Zoom (here is the link)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 652 188 995
When? Thursday February 13, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM EST
firstname.lastname@example.org for questions
We need to pay attention to numbers… here is an interesting one about people migration
In his article in Medium (tweeted by Mayor Lehman) Mike Moffatt has compiled stats on the people who are leaving Toronto and the GTA and moving elsewhere – and why.
Who are they?
How many are there?
Barrie is on the list of stops to make for Dragon’s Den Season 15 and is listed currently as March 26th.
Here is the link to the application (below the schedule)! https://www.cbc.ca/dragonsden/auditions
If you want to watch past pitches to see how it’s done… click on the “pitches” tab on the site
Buzzsprout is one of the companies I follow. They have great information – like this article on podcasts.
Here’s your weekly roundup of our new blog posts, podcasts, and videos to help you become a better podcaster.
1. How to Start a Podcast in 2020
Starting a new podcast can be intimidating — you have to learn new lingo, software, and get used to the sound of your own voice in the recording.
That’s why we completely revamped our How to Start a Podcast guide for 2020. It covers everything from coming up with an idea to launching your podcast. We also added videos, examples, and checklists to the guide, so you have everything you need to start a podcast.
(And if you’ve already launched, this is a great resource to send your friends and family who pepper you with questions about their own podcast ideas.)
Why are Masterminds effective?
They generate ideas to move your business forward – for marketing, products or processes – wherever you need them
Focused attention in a hot seat during our monthly group meeting and a personal one to one meeting (in person or over Zoom)
Collaboration with colleagues and your business coach to help with challenges and ideas
Accountability for your plans while you gain support
Strengthen your business abilities
Analyze what is going on in your business
Don’t try to grow your business alone….
Book a 30 minute consultation to find out if a Mastermind is a fit for you!
For More information: https://www.growvantage.com/2020-mastermind-to-grow-your-business/
Consider Georgian and Lakehead too!
Dear Hiring Manager,
My name is Rebecca Gough and I am the Student Coordinator for the Job Ready Program. On behalf of the School of Business, I am reaching out to various members of the northern business community about an exciting new program that may be very beneficial for your organization and good for our northern economy.
We have experienced continual growth in the number of organizations that have expressed interest in hiring our business grads. We have also heard through our connections that businesses are having trouble finding suitable candidates to meet their hiring needs. In response to these trends, the School of Business has implemented the Job Ready Program which makes it easier for organizations to connect with our skilled business graduates.
For more details on how you can take advantage of the Job Ready program, please refer to the attached poster.
Rebecca Gough, Job Ready Student Coordinator, Nipissing University, A232-B
- Tel. 705-477-5161
Happy New Year! (On behalf of South Simcoe Startup)
Join us for SSCS Official Launch ~ Proudly Sponsored by Spirit of the Community Innisfil.
Please invite and share with your network. Register at http://bit.ly/3aa3ZDn.
After a year of operating as a registered non-profit social enterprise, we are finally having our official launch!
Come and celebrate this occasion with us. Last year we were so busy hosting over 20 events, connecting our members to resources and bringing the entrepreneurial community together that we did not have time to do our launch.
We have some exciting initiatives lined up for 2020.
We will post our schedule as soon as it is confirmed but we will have a guest speaker and members of our community as invited guests.
This will be a great opportunity to network with local entrepreneurs.
Light refreshments will be available.
This is a free event but registration is required at;
See you there!
South Simcoe Community Startup