eSAX is for The Entrepreneur

eSAX events are large entrepreneur networking extravaganzas. Held every 3 months, they promote small business and collaboration among regional Chambers of Commerce in Ottawa.

eSAX Values



Inter-chamber cooperation

eSAX Founder

Jarrod Goldsmith

“As a small business entrepreneur, you must appreciate that the main purpose of networking is to build meaningful relationships.” – Jarrod Goldsmith

With that in mind, Jarrod created eSAX, a series of entrepreneur networking events. eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience); is an entrepreneur networking community and tradeshow for small business to create connections, gain knowledge from featured speakers and promote regional economic collaboration among Chambers of Commerce. Events are held every 3 months (January, April, July and October); originally to coincide with the Ontario Self-Employment Benefits Program.

Here is a short promo video and a detailed blog to give you an idea on what to expect by attending an eSAX event!

Plus, here’s the epic #MannequinChallenge video that will also show you the overall lay-out of eSAX events. (Pretty neat eh)?

As for the reason Jarrod started networking in the first place…he is also the founder of Sax Appeal; Canada’s Premier Saxophone Ensemble. Sax Appeal is a unique professional all-saxophone ensemble whose specialty is to provide live music to enhance the ambiance of functions that require the finest of touches. Click here for a short introduction, and feel free to check out this short documentary!

In September 2011 Jarrod was accepted into the Ontario Self Employment Benefit Program (OSEB) and finally got his chance to make his musical entrepreneurial aspirations come true.

Sax Appeal has been a great success for Jarrod, but it took a lot of hard work to literally create a market since an all-saxophone ensemble is not very common. In order to get gigs, he started actively attending networking events and hasn’t looked back. From becoming actively involved in all regional Chambers of Commerce, he quickly realized that most entrepreneurs did not realize what a great resource they are. Thus eSAX was created to bridge the gap between Chambers of Commerce and new business owners to help entrepreneurs learn what networking is really about! Check out this short video on how eSAX is a community-based organization.

Building on his networking experience (and leveraging the whole ‘Fedora’ branding that he’s known for), Jarrod also created a Youtube video series discussing a wide-range of networking/business tips that people may find useful to help make their networking endeavors not only less stressful, but successful! A new video is posted each week on the eSAX YouTube channel, but feel free to also follow the @AskTheFedora Twitter account.

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Learn More about Sax Appeal:

eSAX Overview

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