If You Hate Networking Watch This

Don’t write off networking if you want to do what is best to help your business succeed. If you are one of the networking “haters”, watch what Jarrod has to say to you! Transcript: You hate networking. It’s like pulling teeth trying to go to an event in order to sell your business. After many […]

Test-Driving the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 by Tony Snippe

The Microsoft Surface 4 Pro has been a device that I’ve been interested in for quite a while, and when given the opportunity to test drive it, I was very excited. My career means I am usually on the move, and my meetings very quickly jump from business oriented to creative brainstorming sessions and back […]

Shy People and Networking

It is all about meeting new people at different Ottawa entrepreneur networking events. If you are a business owner, you know that it is important to share your business with others. Therefore, the more you meet with new people, the better your opportunity to harness those contacts becomes. However, many people are introverted they find mingling […]

The Real Purpose of Networking

Do you ever wonder: what’s the point of networking? In this #AskTheFedora, Jarrod discusses the real purpose of networking! So many people go to networking events and they think they need to get a client by the end of this week or they want to have five clients by the end of the month. To […]

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 […]

Sueling Ching on the Value of Business Collaboration

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

Ask the Fedora: Some Smart Networking Tips You Should Use

Today our #AskTheFedora shares some smart networking tips you should use! Transcript: My philosophy to ‘smart’ networking is when you go up to someone for the first time, please don’t just say “here’s my business card; you need me, I’m so great and I’ll make your life so much better”. No. The purpose to a smart […]

Break the Ice at Networking Events

When you attend eSAX or any other Ottawa entrepreneur networking event, your goal shouldn’t be to just collect business cards. These events are the place that you are building rapport that will establish long-term relationships that lead to future opportunities for both involved parties. It takes a good deal of time and effort to cultivate, […]

eSAX Networking and the Marketing “Rule of 7”

If you are familiar with marketing, you may have heard of the “Rule of 7” that suggests a marketing message must reach a potential customer at least 7 times before they make the decision to buy from you. Obviously that number is flexible, with some prospects buying sooner or later than the seventh communication, but […]