TORONTO, Oct. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - Microsoft Canada is very proud to announce
a new collaboration with one of Canada's most notable business icons,
Canadian business leader Arlene Dickinson, in support of her new online
community YouInc.com that celebrates and empowers entrepreneurs around
Microsoft Canada is bringing its business technology expertise to
YouInc.com, the online community and resource hub for entrepreneurs.
The collaboration between the technology leader and a venture
capitalist on the CBC hit series Dragons' Den, Arlene Dickinson launched on Wednesday, October 2.
"Microsoft Canada is extremely excited to support this incredible
initiative. We believe that entrepreneurs and SMB's have a significant
role in driving innovation in Canada. Technology is the foundation for
successful businesses and we are thrilled that Microsoft Canada will be
the platform to enable entrepreneurs and SMB's realize their full
potential" said Dennis Cerasoli, Vice President, Small and Midmarket
Solutions and Partners Group at Microsoft Canada
As part of the collaboration, Microsoft Canada will co-create new
content for YouInc.com on business technology solutions for
entrepreneurs, including in-depth articles and features, exclusive
offers, and direct access to experts with whom entrepreneurs can
interact with for advice on technology challenges they may encounter.
"Technology is the fuel for our growing entrepreneurial economy," said
Dickinson. "To be the best in the world, entrepreneurs need to have the
technological tools and support which enable them to put their ideas
and innovations into tangible, successful action, so I couldn't ask for
a better collaborator than Microsoft Canada."
YouInc.com gives entrepreneurs a community through which they can share,
connect and grow through help and insights from peers and recognized
experts alike. Microsoft Canada has a proud history of working with
small and medium sized businesses to provide the full suite of
technological solutions to enable them to reach their full potential.
About Microsoft Canada:
Established in 1985, Microsoft Canada Inc. is the Canadian subsidiary of
Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq "MSFT") the worldwide leader in software,
services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their
full potential. Microsoft Canada provides nationwide sales, marketing,
consulting and local support services in both French and English.
Headquartered in Mississauga, Microsoft Canada has nine regional
offices across the country dedicated to empowering people through great
software - any time, any place and on any device. For more information
on Microsoft Canada, please visit www.microsoft.ca.
Arlene Dickinson launched YouInc.com in October 2012 as part of Arlene
Dickinson Enterprises Ltd., a company created to invest in, serve and
support entrepreneurs. YouInc.com serves as a member-based platform for
entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized business owners around the
world. Over the course of her career, Dickinson has invested in,
assisted and advised hundreds of companies from local, sole
proprietorships to multi-billion dollar international businesses. In
addition to heading up YouInc.com and Arlene Dickinson Enterprises
(ADE) which launched in October 2012, Dickinson remains CEO of Venture
Communications Ltd., the national marketing company she has owned for
more than 25 years, as well as a venture capitalist on the hit CBC
series Dragons' Den. www.ArleneDickinson.com.
Facebook: You Inc
SOURCE: Microsoft Canada Inc.
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