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Hamilton, ON L8P 0A1 Canada

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February 2018

Selling on Amazon in 2018: E-Commerce Peer2Peer

February 22 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Innovation Factory, 175 Longwood Rd S
Hamilton, ON L8P 0A1 Canada
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REGISTER HERE Join the first E-Commerce Peer2Peer session of 2018 at iF! This session will focus on selling on Amazon, the world's top online retailer. Richard Brownsdon will lead the discussion, inviting participants to introduce themselves and their work, so that we can all learn from each other and discuss how to improve in the year ahead. For Amazon Sellers - Discuss your plans and expectations for 2018. Will you be diversifying your sales channels, or focus more heavily on…

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Sales ABC, Session 3: Entrepreneur’s Toolkit

February 23 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Innovation Factory, 175 Longwood Rd S
Hamilton, ON L8P 0A1 Canada
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$100

  Sales ABC (Always Be Closing) Register for this workshop series here.  (3 sessions, 4 hours each) Entrepreneur's Toolkit Workshops are experiential, hands-on workshops facilitated by experienced entrepreneurs. The workshops offer ventures tools, mentoring and peer feedback to solve specific problems and develop essential business components. In each four-hour session you will generate a deliverable that you will use frequently in the business development process. What will you get out of the Sales ABC workshop series? Workshop Schedule Session 1 –…

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March 2018

Closing the Deal: From Presentation to Negotiation

March 2 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Innovation Factory, 175 Longwood Rd S
Hamilton, ON L8P 0A1 Canada
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Closing the deal

Register here Leveraging the right approach to sales is like having a customized blueprint for success. In this fast paced session we will look at how to fully integrate the three key areas of sales productivity: 1) business processes; 2) sales skills development and 3) the best practice use of CRM and related technologies. This session illustrates How to find the best prospects for your solution Understand your customer buying process Understanding the opportunity for your solution Qualifying leads and…

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Up Yours: Leadership Presence and Confidence – Women’s Edition

March 7 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Innovation Factory, 175 Longwood Rd S
Hamilton, ON L8P 0A1 Canada
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Women in Entrepreneurship Leadership

REGISTER HERE This workshop invites participants to explore the concepts of leadership presence and confidence and what that means to growing a business. According to the statistics, over 80% of women never receive helpful feedback on leadership presence and more than half of women report not feeling confident. Terms like the “Imposter Syndrome” or the “Plague of Perfectionism” creep into the vocabulary more often than for male counterparts. Through presentation, discussion, examples, and hands on exercises, participants will cover: -      …

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CIPO Workshop: Intellectual Property Foundations & Business Strategy

March 8 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Innovation Factory, 175 Longwood Rd S
Hamilton, ON L8P 0A1 Canada
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IP and legal workshop

Register here Join us for an opportunity to discuss intellectual property foundations and business strategy, with Alexis Conrad Black, Business Development Officer at CIPO Find out what you need to know to protect your business and why.  Space is limited so register early! Topics Include: Patent, Trade Mark, Trade Secret and Industrial Design/Design Patents Overview Using IP as an asset Protecting your IP IP Business Strategies Choosing your legal partner   About CIPO: The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) is a…

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Social Networking for Success – LinkedIn for Business

March 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Innovation Factory, 175 Longwood Rd S
Hamilton, ON L8P 0A1 Canada
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LinkedIn for Business

Register here Leveraging the right approach to social networking is like having a customized blueprint for business success. In this session we will look at how to fully leverage the power of LinkedIn Social Platform - the “Facebook” for Professionals - to grow your professional network. Session Benefits This workshop will demonstrate how to leverage LinkedIn to Be seen as an “Industry Thought Leader “ Grow your business network Create an effective public portfolio Get professional recommendations Generate an limitless…

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April 2018

Getting to Good: Negotiation Assumptions, Mistakes, and Mindset | Women’s Edition

April 4 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Innovation Factory, 175 Longwood Rd S
Hamilton, ON L8P 0A1 Canada
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Negotiation Assumptions, Mistakes, and Mindset

REGISTER HERE The goal of a negotiation is not to get a deal, it’s to get a good deal. So what gets in the way of negotiation for women? This workshop looks at the common assumptions and mistakes women commonly make before and during negotiations and the best tips and techniques to set you up for success. Topics for this workshop include: • How men and women negotiate differently • Defining a ‘good deal’ and advance preparation • Mistakes and…

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Pitching to Male Investors

April 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Innovation Factory, 175 Longwood Rd S
Hamilton, ON L8P 0A1 Canada
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REGISTER HERE How do you sell weddings or beauty or even - dare we say it - vaginal health to investors? With an investor base that is 99% male, which reflects the industry, Chia Chia will share her learnings about pitching, investor relations and equity financing. As a female CEO who has raised a seed round of over $2 million, she is embarking on a Series A to further develop Damiva Inc., the 100% natural personal care company. Be prepared…

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May 2018

Value Proposition, Session 1: Entrepreneur’s Toolkit

May 4 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Innovation Factory, 175 Longwood Rd S
Hamilton, ON L8P 0A1 Canada
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$100

Starting Lean: Value Proposition  Register for this workshop series here.  (3 sessions, 4 hours each) Entrepreneur's Toolkit Workshops are experiential, hands-on workshops facilitated by experienced entrepreneurs. The workshops offer ventures tools, mentoring and peer feedback to solve specific problems and develop essential business components. In each four-hour session you will generate a deliverable that you will use frequently in the business development process. Do you have an idea or a product that you would like to turn into a business? This…

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Implementing Successful B2B Sales Strategies

May 9 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Innovation Factory, 175 Longwood Rd S
Hamilton, ON L8P 0A1 Canada
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Register here Leveraging the right approach to business sales is like having a customized blueprint for success. In this session we will discuss the three key areas of sales productivity: 1) creating repeatable and measurable processes; 2) required selling skills and 3) best practice use of CRM and related technologies. This non-technical program is designed for start-ups and early stage companies. It will be delivered by Rick McCutcheon Dynamics CRM MVP and Certified Sales Professional who is one of North America’s Leading…

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Value Proposition, Session 2: Entrepreneur’s Toolkit

May 11 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Innovation Factory, 175 Longwood Rd S
Hamilton, ON L8P 0A1 Canada
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$100

Starting Lean: Value Proposition  Register for this workshop series here.  (3 sessions, 4 hours each) Entrepreneur's Toolkit Workshops are experiential, hands-on workshops facilitated by experienced entrepreneurs. The workshops offer ventures tools, mentoring and peer feedback to solve specific problems and develop essential business components. In each four-hour session you will generate a deliverable that you will use frequently in the business development process. Do you have an idea or a product that you would like to turn into a business? This…

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Value Proposition, Session 3: Entrepreneur’s Toolkit

May 18 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Innovation Factory, 175 Longwood Rd S
Hamilton, ON L8P 0A1 Canada
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$100

Starting Lean: Value Proposition  Register for this workshop series here.  (3 sessions, 4 hours each) Entrepreneur's Toolkit Workshops are experiential, hands-on workshops facilitated by experienced entrepreneurs. The workshops offer ventures tools, mentoring and peer feedback to solve specific problems and develop essential business components. In each four-hour session you will generate a deliverable that you will use frequently in the business development process. Do you have an idea or a product that you would like to turn into a business? This…

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Business Model Canvas, Session 1: Entrepreneur’s Toolkit

May 25 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Innovation Factory, 175 Longwood Rd S
Hamilton, ON L8P 0A1 Canada
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$100

Starting Lean: Business Model Canvas Register for this workshop series here.  (2 sessions, 4 hours each) Entrepreneur's Toolkit Workshops are experiential, hands-on workshops facilitated by experienced entrepreneurs. The workshops offer ventures tools, mentoring and peer feedback to solve specific problems and develop essential business components. In each four-hour session you will generate a deliverable that you will use frequently in the business development process. In this two-part workshop series, we follow Steve Blank’s methodology and introduce startups to Osterwalder’s Business Model…

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June 2018

Business Model Canvas, Session 2: Entrepreneur’s Toolkit

June 1 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Innovation Factory, 175 Longwood Rd S
Hamilton, ON L8P 0A1 Canada
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$100

Starting Lean: Business Model Canvas Register for this workshop series here.  (2 sessions, 4 hours each) Entrepreneur's Toolkit Workshops are experiential, hands-on workshops facilitated by experienced entrepreneurs. The workshops offer ventures tools, mentoring and peer feedback to solve specific problems and develop essential business components. In each four-hour session you will generate a deliverable that you will use frequently in the business development process. In this two-part workshop series, we follow Steve Blank’s methodology and introduce startups to Osterwalder’s Business Model…

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