Toronto Small Business Forum celebrates entrepreneurial success with informative seminars



    TORONTO, Sept. 26 /CNW/ - Enterprise Toronto, in conjunction with
Centennial College and the Ministry of Revenue, is hosting the 6th annual
Small Business Forum Celebrating Entrepreneurial Success from 8:30 a.m. to
6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9th at the Marriott Hotel, Eaton Centre, 525 Bay
Street.
    The forum brings together three levels of government, business
associations and private-sector professionals in a program offering keynote
presentations, educational seminars and break-out sessions focused on
assisting businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs. More than 40 exhibitors
displaying the latest products and services for entrepreneurs and small
business owners, plus the opportunity to meet and network, will be highlights
of the day-long event.
    The day will open with a keynote presentation, "The Power of Branding" by
Chris Ward, President of Riverhorse America Inc., followed by Derek Holt,
Assistant Chief Economist, RBC, with an "Economic Briefing on the State of
Small Business." Additional sessions will provide information on a variety of
business topics including business financing, communication, effective
marketing and tax programs.
    Admission to the opening keynote presentation, tradeshow and seminars is
free. A special luncheon, "Building a World Class Wine and Culinary Business"
with Jane Langdon, is available at a pre-registration cost of $25, ($30 at the
door). As luncheon seating is limited, pre-registration is recommended.
    Five of the city's top entrepreneurs will be celebrated as 2007 award
winners for outstanding entrepreneurship in conjunction with a wine and cheese
networking event to close the day.
    For more details and to pre-register for luncheon tickets, visit
www.torontobusinessforum.ca or call 416-289-5005.

    Enterprise Toronto is an innovative public and private sector alliance
created to provide one-stop sourcing of services and programs tailored for
Toronto's entrepreneurs and small businesses. Centennial College Centre of
Entrepreneurship provides training and consulting services for entrepreneurs
and small businesses.





For further information:

For further information: Media contacts: Frank Bedard, Manager,
Enterprise Toronto, (416) 395-7474; Phil Smith, Manager, Centre of
Entrepreneurship, Centennial College, (416) 438-2216, ext. 8580


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