A short interview with eSAX founder Jarrod Goldsmith

A short interview with eSAX founder Jarrod Goldsmith as originally recorded by Collab Space:

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What were you doing before you started your business and what inspired you to try entrepreneurship?

Having played and studied the saxophone since 1987, the time was right to finally pursue it full-time in 2011.(This after a graduate degree in archaeology and changing government jobs for approximately 8 years) If there was ever a time in my life to really try to make it work, it was then. Being around other entrepreneurs has always been very inspiring!

Did you do a lot of networking when you got started? How did you grow your network and make it work for you?

Yes, and still do. eSAX is a networking tradeshow for small businesses. Having originally started networking to get gigs for Sax Appeal, I created this other business in 2012 to help many more people with their networking. Plus, having since created an active YouTube account with networking tips etc., it is now a valuable resource for others.

How many hours do you currently put in as an entrepreneur and how do you feel about that?

I’m always working. Since I love what I do, it’s not actually work! I’ve never counted how many hours a week I’m actually working, but let’s just say I don’t have much family-work life balance myself, even though I encourage others to!

How do you get the majority of your leads or clients now? Any tips you can share

Building credibility, trust and relationships takes time. Most of my clients are through networking, or having other people talk about eSAX, Sax Appeal or myself. Such reputation doesn’t happen overnight.

What Ottawa organizations, groups, or companies have provided support to you as a new business that you would recommend?

Collab Space is an awesome place to meet fellow entrepreneurs who often want tot help others. Startup Ottawa / Startup Canada and the Chambers of Commerce are also extremely important organization to consider getting involved in. And eSAX too of course.

Jarrod Goldsmith

eSAX – the Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience and Sax Appeal
info@esax.ca

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Recorded at the January 2017 eSAX event. Produced by Storyline Productions and Bytown Video Productions.

#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 and community/business leaders.

#eSAX Makes Networking Work !

 

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Meet-Up

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Google Reviews

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eSAX was founded by entrepreneur and musician Jarrod Goldsmith of Sax Appeal Ottawa.

eSAX Promo Video

Check out this short promo video on what eSAX is all about!

#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 and community/business leaders.

#eSAX Makes Networking Work !

 

Facebook (Main Page)

Twitter (Hashtag #eSAX)

Twitter (Jarrod Goldsmith

Twitter (Ask The Fedora)

Meet-Up

LinkedIn

Pinterest

Google +

Google Reviews

YELP

Instagram (eSAX)

Instagram (AskTheFedora)

Youtube

 

eSAX was founded by entrepreneur and musician Jarrod Goldsmith of Sax Appeal Ottawa.

Thank you to all the amazing volunteers who make #eSAX work!

In order to be successful, any large-scale event needs a team of committed and responsible people to help make things run smoothly. As eSAX is a community initiative that promotes, encourages and supports students, startups and small business entrepreneurs, your assistance is extremely welcome and appreciated!

 

 

#eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience – https://esax.ca) 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 and community/business leaders.

#eSAX Makes Networking Work !

Website: https://esax.ca
Twitter (Hashtag #eSAX): https://twitter.com/eSAXnetworking
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eSAXentrepreneur
Meet-Up: http://www.meetup.com/eSAXentrepreneur/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/esax-the-entrepreneur-social-advantage-experience-
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/esaxottawa/
Instagram: http://instagram.com/esaxnetworking
Google +: http://bit.ly/eSAXGooglePlus
YELP: https://www.yelp.ca/biz/esax-ottawa

eSAX was founded by entrepreneur and musician Jarrod Goldsmith (http://JarrodGoldsmith.ca) of Sax Appeal Ottawa (http://saxappeal.ca).

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Be sure to subscribe to our eSAX YouTube channel for great entrepreneur networking tips, tricks and best practices (http://bit.ly/eSAXYouTube).

#eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience – https://esax.ca) 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 and community/business leaders.

#eSAX Makes Networking Work !

 

Website

Facebook (Main Page)

July 2018 Pitchfest Facebook Event Page

Twitter (Hashtag #eSAX)

Twitter (Jarrod Goldsmith

Twitter (Ask The Fedora)

Meet-Up

LinkedIn

Pinterest

Google +

Google Reviews

YELP

Instagram (eSAX)

Instagram (AskTheFedora)

Youtube

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#eSAX Founder Jarrod Goldsmith on the Value of Building Customer Relationships

“It’s how your customers feel about you that has them coming back!” Jarrod Goldsmith (Founder, eSAX – http://JarrodGoldsmith.ca).

Be sure to subscribe to our eSAX YouTube channel for more great entrepreneur networking tips, tricks and best practices (http://bit.ly/eSAXYouTube).

 

#eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience – http://esax.ca) 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 and community/business leaders. #eSAX Makes Networking Work !

Website: http://esax.ca

eSAX was founded by entrepreneur and musician Jarrod Goldsmith (http://JarrodGoldsmith.ca) of Sax Appeal Ottawa (http://saxappeal.ca).

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