Networking and getting sales is a long term goal when meeting people by Jarrod Goldsmith of eSAX

As an entrepreneur attending networking events, you should have a realistic expectation of engaging in networking as a long term goal! ABOUT Jarrod Goldsmith: Jarrod Goldsmith is a Canadian small business community builder and is the embodiment of the small business spirit. He is recognized as one of Ottawa’s premiere champions for fostering a stronger small business community. […]

An Interview with Jarrod Goldsmith

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 […]

eSAX Podcast featuring Shawna Tregunna of Iversoft with Jarrod Goldsmith

Jarrod is joined in the studio by Shawna Tregunna from Iversoft. They talk about mentors, entrepreneurship and more! Shawna’s passions are strategy, speaking, marketing, technology, metrics and helping people build and grow businesses they can be proud of, that make a difference. ABOUT Iversoft: Our team combines the best development, design, user experience (UX), marketing, […]

Networking Mistakes To Avoid

There is a lot to think about when networking, but it’s very important to make sure you don’t make any of these networking mistakes! Transcript: Some key habits to avoid at networking events are to 1) show up late. There’s nothing worse than going into a room where everyone is already sitting down because you’re […]

What NOT to do at networking events

By Adam Viola via Swaaap Many people have never attended networking events. Many don’t attend because of fear of rejection, awkwardness, and social anxiety. For those who have made an appearance, sometimes outside-of-work tendencies take over and professionalism is thrown out of the window. To help the novice attendees, as well as to refresh the […]

eSAX Networking Ottawa: Wed, July 9, 2014

Thank You to all of the event organizers, sponsors, speakers, and attendees that made this event a great success! We had over 185 Ottawa Networkers in attendance, and can only imagine how many great connections were made. This event was held on Wednesday, July 9 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Fun Haven (150 Baxter Road, Ottawa, […]