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Wednesday, 10 October 2018 14:38

DMS eNews: Celebrating Small Business Month with launch of Ontario Grant Program


Marlborough’s has found a way to beat Amazon at its own game

As one of the longest standing businesses in the Bloor West Village area, Marlborough’s has become a symbol of  continuous innovation amidst the changing retail environment. 
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Celebrate Small Business Month with Rogers!

See how Rogers celebrates Small Business Month with their Small Business Centre events, Rogers Talks series, customer stories and more!
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Microsoft Canada – In Support of Small Business Month

Honoring small businesses all month long, Microsoft’s mission this October is to teach small businesses the practice of “Business Self-Defense”. Check out their daily curated content!
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Small Business Month Events

Full list of future events:

There is still time this year to attend some in person or online training sessions to put yourself in position to finish the year off strong! Check out our full events page for a complete list of possible events and webinars across Ontario.
Full Events Calendar

Digital Main Street - Ontario Grants Launch (at Shopify HQ in Ottawa)

On October 15th, Digital Main Street will officially be launching the DMS Grant Programs and we’re doing it in style with a kick-off event at Shopify’s headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario.
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Rogers Small Business Centre Events - Oct 15th to Nov 14th

Join one of Rogers’ local Small Business Centre events and learn from Canada’s leading experts on Digital and Social Media Marketing to help you extend your customer reach and increase sales. You’ll also have the opportunity to network with other local businesses and get a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy S9.
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Grow with Google at the Hamilton Central Library - October 12th - Hamilton

You can learn more about how to grow your business online, through things like search engine optimization, Google My Business listings, online marketing, using data to drive growth and more. Want help getting your business on the map? Need someone to show you how to use Google Spreadsheets or other G Suite tools? Come chat with Googlers, who will be on hand to give personalized help.
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How to Launch Your Store Online with Shopify - Oct 22 - Toronto

Located at Shopify's Toronto Head Office, during this hands-on training session, Shopify Gurus will be onsite to guide you, step by step, through starting your very first e-commerce store. From signing up with Shopify to adding your site’s theme and promoting your products, to discussing the payment and shipping process, you’ll leave this workshops with the foundation you need to get your store up and running. Whether you’ve recently launched a business or are still in the idea stage, this workshop will provide the concrete information you need to start selling online.

Cant make it to the session in person? Check out the Shopify Academy's Getting Started with Shopify course that can help guide you and answer some of your questions!

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Business Self Defense with Microsoft - Oct 22 - Toronto

Three out of four small businesses in Canada feel terribly exposed to cyber business threats. Are you one of them? Where do you stand on business security? Learn cost-effective strategies designed to help a business like yours protect their data and files from internal and external business threats. Don’t be a victim of cyber crimes. Defend your business from being ransomed. Space is limited. Register NOW.

Join Microsoft’s new Business Self-Defense bootcamp during Small Business Month in October.
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Simple Digital Marketing tips that actually work - YouTube Live - October 25th

Join Digital Main Street and Bookmark for a live interactive session going over basic digital marketing tips and tricks, as well as trends to watch for the rest of year and into 2019. On October 25th, we will go live to answer your questions and go over some simple digital marketing tips that actually work. Have a random question you have been looking for an answer for? Come and join us. Want to know what the rest of the year and 2019 has in store? Come and join us.
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Rogers Talks at National Arts Centre, Ottawa - October 25th

In our digital world, technology dominates our everyday lives. We need to humanize our digital practices and remember that everything we do is about people—our customers, our colleagues, our family and ourselves.

At Rogers Talks, you’ll have the chance to interact with individuals who will inspire you to try new tools and adopt new perspectives to how you approach your life and your work.

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