Webinars for 2020

Time listed in Eastern Standard Time
 Embracing Innovation, Productivity, and Profitability for Business and Social Entrepreneurship



October 7th          
 11:00am -12:00pm EST


Getting the Money
Northern Ontario Recovery Program Funding Information Session
Presented by Linda Braun, Northern Development Advisor
Regional Economic Development Branch | Northern Development Division Northern Development and Mines Ministry Energy, Northern Development and Mines

The Northern Ontario Recovery Program is designed to help businesses adapt operations according to local public health guidelines, while protecting employees and customers.  Join this webinar and learn more about the newly announced funding and how it can help your business. 


October 7th          
 12:15-1:15pm EST


Your Advertising, Your Traffic

Tracking Your Advertising
Presented by, Linda Cryderman, Wholistic Marketing Company

ü The 3 questions to ask when tracking your advertising

ü Come learn about the known and unknown traffic

ü How do I track the unknown traffic


October 14th         
 11:00am -12:00pm EST

Your Business Ownership
Basics of Incorporating Your Business
Presented by Chantal Gingras, PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise

Learn the benefits to incorporation, the difference between incorporating provincially vs nationally and the information you’ll need before you incorporate.


October 14th          
 12:15-1:15pm EST

Your Online Resource
Getting Your Business Started with Shopify
Presented by Carissa Cosgrove, Community Manager Shopify Kingston

In this seminar, Carissa will lead you through some of the basics of getting your business set up online with Shopify.   Learn how to add and upload products in a hurry, set up shipping and curbside pickup, how to customize a basic theme, and all the latest changes from Shopify designed to make your transition as seamless as possible. 


ü Be aware of the backend admin features of Shopify

ü Know which resources and assets you need to get started

ü Understand where you can go to get support, or learn more about Shopify

ü Feel confident you have the information you need to set up your business online

Questions will be addressed throughout the presentation, as well as during a Q&A at the end of the session. Carissa will also provide you with resources and ways to connect with her directly. 


October 21st          
 **12:00pm-1:30pm EST

Your Inspiration
From Spark to Success:  Journeys to Business Excellence and Everything in Between!   
Come join this webinar to hear engaging stories from local women entrepreneurs as we celebrate Small Business Week!

This speaker’s series will host dynamic tales from 2 successful business women, Barbara Baker, Sumthing Business and Margarete Goertz. The Posh Posy & Thunder Bay Waterproofing as they talk about their business journeys – how they turned challenges into opportunities for business growth! Join us and be inspired!


October 28th           
 11:00am-12:00pm EST

Your Social Marketing
Instagram for Business
Presented by Katie Dempsey, Brand Ambition

Katie Dempsey is the owner of Brand Ambition, a social media marketing agency that specialises in working with small business owners. In her Instagram training, you'll go beyond the basics of the platform and answer the questions that make a difference to your business and bottom line. 

ü How do I get in front of new customers?

ü How do I get my followers to buy?

ü What do I post on social for my industry? How do I manage all of this when I’m already so      busy?

With real world solutions, and techniques that have been tested across various industries and clients, Katie will help you get the most out of your time on social! 


October 28th         
12:15 -1:15pm EST

Your Business Online
How to Advertise on Google
Presented by, Linda Cryderman, Wholistic Marketing Company

ü  Google advertising

ü  What is paid per click

ü  Google targeting and remarketing ads 

ü  YouTube Commercial

To register for any of the workshops, register by emailing 
Indicate which Contact North Access Centre location you wish to attend. Registration must be submitted two business days prior to workshop.  No fee to participate