What Networking Can Do For You

You’ve heard time and again that networking is about relationships and not sales, but perhaps you are wondering: “what will networking really do for me?” Gain experience When it IS time to sell, whether at a client meeting, trade show, or wherever else, you’ll want to be ready to interact with people and feed off […]

eSAX Ottawa Networking: Following Up

After you go to a networking event, you’ve certainly left with some business cards. Some may be people you feel are potential clients, and others you may feel could be potential mentors or otherwise important people you should stay in touch with. Don’t make the mistake of neglecting those that you aren’t quite sure where […]

3 Networking Mistakes To Avoid

Jarrod Goldsmith asks are you going to networking events to make a sale pitch? Are you following up with everyone you have met? Are your business cards awesome?

Mentorship award to honour memory of Ottawa business leader Peter Stewart

An Ottawa business leaders will have his name and memory honoured in a new mentorship award sponsored by numerous local organizations. The Peter Stewart Business Mentor of the Year Award will celebrate the longtime Orléans business leader’s contributions. The award will be given to a member of the newly-merged Ottawa Board of Trade who has […]

Ottawa eSAX Networking Recap: October 2014

We’ve had about a week to recover from a fabulous night of networking last Wednesday at the Ottawa Marriott. The event was held Wednesday, October 8 from 6-9pm. This eSAX networking event was particularly special to me, as it marked my “one year” anniversary as a networker. Last year the October event was held at […]

Working Hard With Microsoft @ My Side

By Kevin Conroy, Ottawa  Computer Services As a business owner, it’s so important that I be able to work on my business while I’m on the go! With the Microsoft Surface Pro 4, my life just got a whole lot easier! Here’s why: Versatility and Power…That’s it! For my business, this means a light and […]

Great Tips For Networking at a Booth

Have you thought about exhibiting at eSAX as a way to promote your products / services to 100’s of other businesses? Having a booth is a great way to increase the likelihood of sales, but all of the principles of networking still apply. You are promoting your business, but you are also out there making […]

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 […]

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, […]