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MARCH 2017
We are excited to celebrate International Women's Day on March 14 with Special Guest, Sarah Taylor, Former Miss Plus Canada!
Early bird deadline Mar 10.
Female Entrepreneurship Is on the Rise 
Women are becoming business owners at higher rates!
ANNOUNCEMENTS
District Ventures accepting Applicants
District Ventures is currently looking for innovative entrepreneurs with a focus on food and beverage, and health and wellness to apply to their accelerator program; which connects entrepreneurs with a network of peers, investors and business support! April 10 Deadline ||   LEARN MORE
How to use LinkedIn to Convert higher Paying Clients
Join Leslie Hughes from PUNCH!media as she takes you through how to convert higher paying clients through LinkedIn!
March 29, 9:30AM-12PM |  $15 (+tax) |  LEARN MORE
Refresh Leadership Simulcast
Great leaders build great teams. That’s the theme behind the eighth annual Refresh Leadership Live Simulcast. This year’s speaker lineup is well-versed in the essential characteristics of outstanding teams and the role leadership plays in helping them succeed. 
April 12, 9AM-12:30PM | Pickering |  LEARN MORE
Make your Pitch Competition
The Young Entrepreneurs, Make your Pitch Competition is now live! Those interested must submit a 2 minute pitch video by March 29. Selected participants will be awarded a trip to Toronto to pitch live. Six winners will be selected and granted reserved entry into the Summer Company Program and an award suite.   LEARN MORE
Summer Company 2017
The 2017 Summer Company Application is now live. Summer Company provides Ontario students ages 15-29 up to $3,000 and hands-on coaching and mentoring to help you start and operate your business. LEARN MORE/APPLY.
Fab Female Entrepreneurette Awards
Celebrate women entrepreneurship and their accomplishments! The event highlights and applauds women doing great things in business and life. Awards on June 17, 11AM-3PM LEARN MORE
If you or a fellow woman are doing great things in business, then get recognized for that important work! Applications Open! Deadline - March 31  APPLY NOW!
The Ontario Government, through the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), is now accepting applications for two highly popular features of its annual Discovery conference: the Social Enterprise Zone (SEZ) and the Social Enterprise Pitch Competition.
Five to eight social enterprises selected for the SEZ will be invited to enter the Social Enterprise Pitch Competition.  Those companies will pitch live for a chance to win $25,000 in business development funding and legal services.
Application Deadline: March 24, 2017 at 12PM   |   READ MORE/APPLY
SUCCESS STORY SPOTLIGHT
Barbara Stadnik, DOMP
Barbara was one of many BACD Starter Company participants and grant recipients this year!
About Barbara:
"I am an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner that provides osteopathic treatments to individuals who suffer from chronic pain, dysfunctions and ailments. With the use of my hands I identify restrictions and correct structural misalignment by working with multiple systems of the body in order to restore and improve function within the body."
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To know more about Barbara and the services she offers, please visit:  truerootshealthcare.com/barabara-stadnik-osteopath
UPCOMING EVENTS
MARCH 8
2:00PM-4:00PM
Business Fundamentals 2: Marketing & Sales
This session gives you a robust structure for creating your own marketing and sales strategy.
MARCH 14
8:00AM-11:00AM
International Women’s Day Breakfast
Celebrate women with special guest Sarah Taylor, former Miss Plus Size Canada. $35 (+tax).
MARCH 22
8AM-9:30AM
UP! Series Sales Talks
Join us for a series of practical and candid talks by experts in the trenches. Our next expert: Louie Belcastro, President of Classic Group of Companies.
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