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Virtual Event Hosting

A virtual platform for events, conferences or trade shows

This virtual event platform actually ‘mimics’ a real face-to-face networking event, conference, workshop or presentation!

It will literally change how people remotely connect from a meeting of 2 people, to events of 800 or more. THIS is the ideal virtual solution for event planners in any industry that will make your next event an exceptional experience!

Check out an upcoming demo below to experience a better way for people, organizations, conferences, meetings, fundraisers and associations to remotely connect.

Your virtual event(s) made easy!

Please contact us to provide a private demo for your team.


  • Showcase sponsors & stakeholders
  • See and interact with everyone else (even those at different tables)
  • Break-out into smaller groups (up to 8 people) much like a real networking event
  • Attendees can switch rooms with the click of a button (i.e., unlike Zoom, attendees do not need to ask a moderator)
  • Easily connect with attendees at any time via LinkedIn, Facebook etc
  • Invite multiple speakers ‘on-stage’ to address all participants
  • Each table can be individually renamed (for sponsors, vendor booths, speaking-points etc)
  • Share screens and a white board at each table and on ‘stage’.
  • Send messages to all participants, only those in your table, or privately
  • And much more!

UPCOMING EVENTS


Check back soon for additional events!


Your virtual event(s) made easy!


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Your virtual event(s) made easy!



eSAX podcast featuring Catherine Priestman of CP Business Solutions with Jarrod Goldsmith

Jarrod is joined in the studio with Catherine Priestman from CP Business Solutions. They talk about some of her interesting background, what defines success and more!

ABOUT Catherine Priestman:

Catherine leads her team to uncover potential, inspire creativity, instill trust and develop solutions. She is driven by a tireless pursuit for creative results and is always looking for a fresh challenge. An authentic leader, she works diligently to elicit excellence for her clients. She is known for quickly gaining trust and respect from those around her and breaking through barriers to generate marketing solutions that get results.

ABOUT CP Business Solutions:

CP Business Solutions Inc. is a team of image strategists and creative problem solvers whose goal is to exceed your expectations with marketing excellence. We untangle and simplify, turn chaos into calm and create the extraordinary.

When you’re not sure where to start, CP Business Solutions Inc. will uncover your potential. We have a knack for seeing what others may not and perceiving the unique and subtle. We build on your competitive advantage and showcase what makes you different.

When your statement needs to be impactful, CP Business Solutions Inc. inspires creativity. We generate concepts to elevate your brand, image and organization. We create fresh, inspiring and eye-catching campaigns that celebrate what makes you unique and help you stand out.

When you’re hesitant to leap, you can trust CP Business Solutions Inc. We leap with you and keep you moving forward. We keep you informed and confident in the execution, cost, quality and timelines of each and every project, always going beyond to earn and keep your trust.

When you need engaging solutions that reach your target audience, CP Business Solutions Inc. develops solutions. We help you crystallize and reach your marketing goals. But we don’t stop at solutions – we’re dedicated to follow-up and growth, and fueled by a desire to do more.


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eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience – https://eSAX.ca) is an entrepreneur networking community for small business located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. #eSAX Makes Networking Work!

eSAX was founded by entrepreneur and musician Jarrod Goldsmith. Jarrod is a Canadian small business community builder and is the embodiment of the small business spirit. He is one of Ottawa’s best known entrepreneurs and founded Sax Appeal (Canada’s Premier Saxophone Ensemble), Sax Appeal Productions (an agency for all live music in Ottawa and Gatineau providing live jazz music, classical music, Christmas and holiday music, cocktail music, or wedding music), eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience); Ottawa’s largest entrepreneur networking community for small business, eXclusive eXperience and hosts both Ask the Fedora (a YouTube video series on entrepreneur networking for smallbiz) and the eSAX Podcast series.

This podcast was produced by Barking Monkey Studio.

eSAX podcast featuring Sam Laprade with Jarrod Goldsmith

Jarrod is joined on the phone with Sam Laprade from 1310 AM news radio show ‘an hour to give‘ and Gryphon Fundraising to talk about her entrepreneurial journey, the importance of building trust, rapport and stewardship to maintain and build relationships. They also talk about the importance of having a philanthropic plan for your business.

ABOUT Sam Laprade:

Sam is approaching 30 years of fundraising, public relations, media relations and sponsorship work.

After graduating from Algonquin College with a PR Diploma, she was given an opportunity to work at CBC Radio and then at CBC Television. After that, she was hooked and went-on to coordinate telethons and events.

Through various positions including non-profit, municipal politics, media and the private sector Sam has built a strong community network in the Ottawa area.

Raising funds for important causes that save lives and change lives is the most rewarding part of her work. The hospital, the humane society and a homeless shelter are all important causes that she has worked for through the years.

She was never a ‘numbers person’ … until she started to work with donor data analytics through Gryphon Fundraising. Combining both the art and the science of fundraising has changed the way that she works. It has made her work more efficient, more timely and enabled her to raise more money!

Specialties: Fund Development, Donor Analytics, Donor Relations, PR, Media Relations

ABOUT An Hour To Give:

Have you got an hour to give? We do. 1310 NEWS presents An Hour to Give. Saturday mornings from 7am – 8am this program is dedicated to charities, events, festivals and other non-profit organizations in our community. Certified Fundraising Executive, Sam Laprade hosts the show. She speaks with non-profit leaders about important community organizations and shares stories of the amazing work that is being done to change and save lives in Ottawa. For more information on getting involved with An Hour To Give contact Sam directly at samantha@gryphonfundraising.com


Subscribe to the eSAX YouTube channel for more entrepreneur networking tips and connect with us on social media! Twitter (#eSAX) / Facebook / Instagram / LinkedIn

eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience – https://eSAX.ca) is an entrepreneur networking community for small business located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. #eSAX Makes Networking Work!

eSAX was founded by entrepreneur and musician Jarrod Goldsmith. Jarrod is a Canadian small business community builder and is the embodiment of the small business spirit. He is one of Ottawa’s best known entrepreneurs and founded Sax Appeal (Canada’s Premier Saxophone Ensemble), Sax Appeal Productions (an agency for all live music in Ottawa and Gatineau providing live jazz music, classical music, Christmas and holiday music, cocktail music, or wedding music), eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience); Ottawa’s largest entrepreneur networking community for small business, eXclusive eXperience and hosts both Ask the Fedora (a YouTube video series on entrepreneur networking for smallbiz) and the eSAX Podcast series.

This podcast was produced by Podcast Wagon.

Welcome to the eSAX podcast series featuring Jarrod Goldsmith

Join us on the eSAX Podcast with Jarrod Goldsmith to learn from respected entrepreneurs, community leaders, small business owners and others. They will share personal stories of success, failure and the lessons they have learned in entrepreneurship, networking and business. These entrepreneurs will impart wisdom, inspire and motivate you to take your business to the next level!

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. As an active member of the Ottawa Board of Trade (as well as all previous regional Chambers of Commerce in the Ottawa, Ontario, Canada area), he is one of the region’s best known entrepreneurial networkers.

Jarrod’s commitment to community engagement was further recognized when he ran for Ottawa City Councillor (Orléans, Ward 1) in the October 2018 municipal election.

Jarrod is an in-demand speaker who offers inspiration (and practical) knowledge to help others achieve their dream of entrepreneurship. He has been featured in dozens of televisionvideo and audio segments, as well as having articles published in newspapers, magazines and on-line forums promoting and motivating the entrepreneur community.

He regularly hosts workshops and seminars for students, startups, small business and community groups on the value of developing lasting professional relationships.

Jarrod’s passion for music, organizational abilities, public relation and leadership skills make for a perfect combination in creating not only Sax Appeal (Canada’s Premier Saxophone Ensemble), but also eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience) – an entrepreneur networking community for small business.

In addition, Jarrod hosts eXclusive eXperience; a monthly networking opportunity for senior executives.

As another way to help encourage, promote and offer greater assistance to aspiring entrepreneurs, Jarrod also hosts a regular YouTube video series titled Ask the Fedora (subscribe now to learn about how to make YOUR networking work)!

Jarrod is an extremely enthusiastic and dedicated communications professional who is available for pubic speaking engagements and consulting. Contact Jarrod for any media requests, speaking engagements or to see how he can help your business or organization with marketing, branding, social media or networking!

eSAX podcast featuring Greg Weatherdon with Jarrod Goldsmith

Greg Weatherdon is an author, keynote speaker, podcast host of the ‘Small Business Minute‘ and now “retired” entrepreneur who has founded seven enterprises and continues to learn everyday through networking and mentoring.

ABOUT Greg Weatherdon:

Greg knows what it takes to succeed as an entrepreneur, because he proved it. From his roots as a long- haul truck driver, to a change agent in the package goods and media business, Greg has achieved what most entrepreneurs don’t – Freedom!

Greg is a sought after speaker and business advisor because he has overcome most of the challenges entrepreneurs face and survived. Greg cuts through the noise around entrepreneurship to get his audience and clients to focus on what’s really important.

Greg’s book – Get More LIFE Out of Your Business, is a must read for new and existing entrepreneurs.

Greg regularly shares his insights in the podcast The Small Business Minute that he produces and is highly ranked on Apples iTunes and available on all major podcasting platforms.

Greg’s expertise and insights have been published in major industry trade magazines, and association newsletters. Of the many successes Greg has enjoyed, one of the highlights was being nominated for the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.

Greg on Leadership

Greg has been referred to as a natural leader by many. What he realized long ago is that leaders must lead in such a manner that people are willing follow because they want to, not because they have to. It doesn’t matter if it’s in a corporate environment, a volunteer organization or a business situation, the same skills are required.

Greg is often called upon to present his unique take on leadership which he delivers in a straight forward manner that is easily understood and implemented. Greg’s presentation is based on what he learned watching and working with great, and not so great leaders throughout his corporate and entreprenerial careers, as well as his many volunteer roles.

The uniqueness of his presentation has elicited comments such as “We’re being treated to a hugely inspirational talk on leadership…” or “Very impressive speaker presentation. Great advice on being a leader”.

If you’re looking for a more pragmatic common sense approach to leadership check out Greg’s videos https://gregweatherdon.com/topics


Subscribe to the eSAX YouTube channel for more entrepreneur networking tips and connect with us on social media! Twitter (#eSAX) / Facebook / Instagram / LinkedIn

eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience – https://eSAX.ca) is an entrepreneur networking community for small business located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. #eSAX Makes Networking Work!

eSAX was founded by entrepreneur and musician Jarrod Goldsmith. Jarrod is a Canadian small business community builder and is the embodiment of the small business spirit. He is one of Ottawa’s best known entrepreneurs and founded Sax Appeal (Canada’s Premier Saxophone Ensemble), Sax Appeal Productions (an agency for all live music in Ottawa and Gatineau providing live jazz music, classical music, Christmas and holiday music, cocktail music, or wedding music), eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience); Ottawa’s largest entrepreneur networking community for small business, eXclusive eXperience and hosts both Ask the Fedora (a YouTube video series on entrepreneur networking for smallbiz) and the eSAX Podcast series.

This podcast was produced by Barking Monkey Studio.

eSAX podcast featuring Steve Cody of Ruckify and Better Software Company with Jarrod Goldsmith

Jarrod is joined by Steve Cody who shares his story of entrepreneurship. Steve starting running businesses at a young age and has not stopped since. Steve and Jarrod discuss the value of networking and going all-in when you are starting a new business.

ABOUT Steve Cody:

Serial entrepreneur, Steve Cody, has started several local and national successful businesses in the technology, rental, service, e-commerce and retail markets which have generated hundreds of millions in sales.

Steve launched his career with humble roots; he was 15 years old when he turned his entrepreneurial aspirations into reality with just $1200, a squeegee, a bucket, and a dream.

ABOUT Ruckify:

why buy when you can Ruckify?

Ruckify is the world’s largest online peer-to-peer rental marketplace, empowering its members to embrace the sharing economy and leave unnecessary purchases behind. Designed with both people and businesses in mind, anyone can post their items and spaces on Ruckify for people in their community to rent. Founded in Ottawa, Canada in 2018 on a foundation of community building, environmentalism, education, and freedom, Ruckify is dedicated to changing the world and curtailing the spread of unsustainable consumerism. The platform has also launched TreeProject, a commitment from Ruckify to plant a tree for every transaction made on the app, allowing anyone to be a part of the mission towards a greener, healthier earth.

“We are passionate about giving everyone the opportunity to start their own rental business through the Ruckify app, while helping the environment. Renting instead of buying helps lower our carbon footprint, and we believe that the sharing-economy will ultimately have a profound, positive impact on our planet.” – Ruckify Founder, Steve Cody

#letsRuckify


Subscribe to the eSAX YouTube channel for more entrepreneur networking tips and connect with us on social media! Twitter (#eSAX) / Facebook / Instagram / LinkedIn

eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience – https://eSAX.ca) is an entrepreneur networking community for small business located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. #eSAX Makes Networking Work!

eSAX was founded by entrepreneur and musician Jarrod Goldsmith. Jarrod is a Canadian small business community builder and is the embodiment of the small business spirit. He is one of Ottawa’s best known entrepreneurs and founded Sax Appeal (Canada’s Premier Saxophone Ensemble), Sax Appeal Productions (an agency for all live music in Ottawa and Gatineau providing live jazz music, classical music, Christmas and holiday music, cocktail music, or wedding music), eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience); Ottawa’s largest entrepreneur networking community for small business, eXclusive eXperience and hosts both Ask the Fedora (a YouTube video series on entrepreneur networking for smallbiz) and the eSAX Podcast series.

This podcast was produced by Barking Monkey Studio.

First time business networking tips by Jarrod Goldsmith of eSAX

Jarrod shares three tips for going to your first networking event. When should you arrive? Who to connect with first? How to make your first networking connection?

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. As an active member of the Ottawa Board of Trade (as well as all previous regional Chambers of Commerce in the Ottawa, Ontario, Canada area), he is one of the region’s best known entrepreneurial networkers.

Jarrod’s commitment to community engagement was further recognized when he ran for Ottawa City Councillor (Orléans, Ward 1) in the October 2018 municipal election.

Jarrod is an in-demand speaker who offers inspiration (and practical) knowledge to help others achieve their dream of entrepreneurship. He has been featured in dozens of televisionvideo and audio segments, as well as having articles published in newspapers, magazines and on-line forums promoting and motivating the entrepreneur community.

He regularly hosts workshops and seminars for students, startups, small business and community groups on the value of developing lasting professional relationships.

Jarrod’s passion for music, organizational abilities, public relation and leadership skills make for a perfect combination in creating not only Sax Appeal (Canada’s Premier Saxophone Ensemble), but also eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience) – an entrepreneur networking community for small business.

In addition, Jarrod hosts eXclusive eXperience; a monthly networking opportunity for senior executives.

As another way to help encourage, promote and offer greater assistance to aspiring entrepreneurs, Jarrod also hosts a regular YouTube video series titled Ask the Fedora (subscribe now to learn about how to make YOUR networking work)!

Jarrod is an extremely enthusiastic and dedicated communications professional who is available for pubic speaking engagements and consulting. Contact Jarrod for any media requests, speaking engagements or to see how he can help your business or organization with marketing, branding, social media or networking!


Subscribe to the eSAX YouTube channel for more entrepreneur networking tips and connect with us on social media! Twitter (#eSAX) / Facebook / Instagram / LinkedIn

eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience – https://eSAX.ca) is an entrepreneur networking community for small business located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. #eSAX Makes Networking Work!

eSAX was founded by entrepreneur and musician Jarrod Goldsmith. Jarrod is a Canadian small business community builder and is the embodiment of the small business spirit. He is one of Ottawa’s best known entrepreneurs and founded Sax Appeal (Canada’s Premier Saxophone Ensemble), Sax Appeal Productions (an agency for all live music in Ottawa and Gatineau providing live jazz music, classical music, Christmas and holiday music, cocktail music, or wedding music), eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience); Ottawa’s largest entrepreneur networking community for small business, eXclusive eXperience and hosts both Ask the Fedora (a YouTube video series on entrepreneur networking for smallbiz) and the eSAX Podcast series.

This podcast was produced by Barking Monkey Studio.

eSAX podcast featuring Pierrette Raymond of 1-800-GOT-JUNK and Women Living Fully with Jarrod Goldsmith

Jarrod and Pierrette speak about the importance of having a coach, and a successful mindset when attending networking events. Pierrette Raymond is the CEO and Founder of Women Living Fully and the #1M10MProject. Pierrette is also one of the founding franchise partners of 1-800-GOT-JUNK.

ABOUT Pierrette Raymond:

Pierrette is a multi-business owner, coach and mentor to business owners and executive and founder of Women Living Fully. She is a four-time published author, speaker, facilitator, community leader and member of the Forbes Coaches Council.

In each of her businesses, her clients are looking to simplify their lives and their businesses. They are looking to maximize their time, their money and their energy for greater profit, more life/work balance, and greater impact.

1-800-GOT-JUNK?: Pierrette is a founding franchise partner of 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Ottawa and has grown her team and business operations since 2000. She celebrated her 20th year in business on May 31, 2019. Her focus is on helping you recycle and donate items that are no longer of use to you and bring to the waste site what is no longer usable.

Moving Forward Matters: Since March 2010, her team has provided home transition services that have helped thousands of families and individuals go through the daunting and overwhelming task of getting their home ready for sale, packing and letting go of items no longer needed, and moving into their next home.

Coaching & Consulting: In her private practice, she helps business owners and executives who are looking to expand their business into multiple six and seven figures, while growing top performing teams and engaging cultures.

Perrette is a recipient of the Forty Under 40, and the recipient of the Ontario Leading Women Building Communities award in 2013, given by the Government of Ontario to women in our province “who demonstrate exceptional leadership in working to improve the lives of others in their communities”.

ABOUT 1800-GOT-JUNK:

In 1989, college student Brian Scudamore encountered a tight summer job market in his hometown of Vancouver, Canada. So, after seeing an old, junk-hauling truck rumbling along a McDonald’s drive-thru, he was inspired to start his own business. He named his junk removal service “The Rubbish Boys” and used the slogan: “We’ll Stash Your Trash in a Flash!” What began as a means to pay for college quickly turned into a unique business – a franchise of professional junk removal.

Brian changed the company name to 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, invested in more trucks, hired great people, and set a goal to build a brand that would become a household name. Since 1998, the company has grown to approximately 200 locations across three countries.

1-800-GOT-JUNK? makes the ordinary business of junk removal exceptional. We create space and peace of mind when junk gets in the way. Whether it’s an unwanted sofa, a pile of household junk in the garage, or a warehouse full of unused office furnishings,1-800-GOT-JUNK? removes it for you. In keeping with our environmental goals to divert items from the landfill, wherever possible, we will donate items to charity and recycle.


Subscribe to the eSAX YouTube channel for more entrepreneur networking tips and connect with us on social media! Twitter (#eSAX) / Facebook / Instagram / LinkedIn

eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience – https://eSAX.ca) is an entrepreneur networking community for small business located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. #eSAX Makes Networking Work!

eSAX was founded by entrepreneur and musician Jarrod Goldsmith. Jarrod is a Canadian small business community builder and is the embodiment of the small business spirit. He is one of Ottawa’s best known entrepreneurs and founded Sax Appeal (Canada’s Premier Saxophone Ensemble), Sax Appeal Productions (an agency for all live music in Ottawa and Gatineau providing live jazz music, classical music, Christmas and holiday music, cocktail music, or wedding music), eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience); Ottawa’s largest entrepreneur networking community for small business, eXclusive eXperience and hosts both Ask the Fedora (a YouTube video series on entrepreneur networking for smallbiz) and the eSAX Podcast series.

This podcast was produced by Barking Monkey Studio.

3 networking mistakes to avoid when meeting people by Jarrod Goldsmith of eSAX Ottawa

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? These are just a few of the things you will want to consider when attending entrepreneur networking events.

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. As an active member of the Ottawa Board of Trade (as well as all previous regional Chambers of Commerce in the Ottawa, Ontario, Canada area), he is one of the region’s best known entrepreneurial networkers.

Jarrod’s commitment to community engagement was further recognized when he ran for Ottawa City Councillor (Orléans, Ward 1) in the October 2018 municipal election.

Jarrod is an in-demand speaker who offers inspiration (and practical) knowledge to help others achieve their dream of entrepreneurship. He has been featured in dozens of televisionvideo and audio segments, as well as having articles published in newspapers, magazines and on-line forums promoting and motivating the entrepreneur community.

He regularly hosts workshops and seminars for students, startups, small business and community groups on the value of developing lasting professional relationships.

Jarrod’s passion for music, organizational abilities, public relation and leadership skills make for a perfect combination in creating not only Sax Appeal (Canada’s Premier Saxophone Ensemble), but also eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience) – an entrepreneur networking community for small business.

In addition, Jarrod hosts eXclusive eXperience; a monthly networking opportunity for senior executives.

As another way to help encourage, promote and offer greater assistance to aspiring entrepreneurs, Jarrod also hosts a regular YouTube video series titled Ask the Fedora (subscribe now to learn about how to make YOUR networking work)!

Jarrod is an extremely enthusiastic and dedicated communications professional who is available for pubic speaking engagements and consulting. Contact Jarrod for any media requests, speaking engagements or to see how he can help your business or organization with marketing, branding, social media or networking!


Subscribe to the eSAX YouTube channel for more entrepreneur networking tips and connect with us on social media! Twitter (#eSAX) / Facebook / Instagram / LinkedIn

eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience – https://eSAX.ca) is an entrepreneur networking community for small business located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. #eSAX Makes Networking Work!

eSAX was founded by entrepreneur and musician Jarrod Goldsmith. Jarrod is a Canadian small business community builder and is the embodiment of the small business spirit. He is one of Ottawa’s best known entrepreneurs and founded Sax Appeal (Canada’s Premier Saxophone Ensemble), Sax Appeal Productions (an agency for all live music in Ottawa and Gatineau providing live jazz music, classical music, Christmas and holiday music, cocktail music, or wedding music), eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience); Ottawa’s largest entrepreneur networking community for small business, eXclusive eXperience and hosts both Ask the Fedora (a YouTube video series on entrepreneur networking for smallbiz) and the eSAX Podcast series.

This podcast was produced by Barking Monkey Studio.