Alternate Choices for Financing Your Business

September 27, 2016 by  
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On November 3, 2016 Hogg, Shain & Scheck will be presenting to the public a new and transformative way to obtain financial aid for your business. This seminar can aid in all small and mid-size businesses that are looking to grow, invest in new technologies, obtain more working capital or make acquisitions. It is often the case where businesses face difficulties in achieving financing from traditional lenders.

They will be offering a panelist seminar with three representatives from some of Canada’s leading alternate financing institutions.

These panelists are comprised of:

  • Bobby Anand, Senior Managing Director, Bridging Finance Inc.
  • Hassan Khan, CEO, Quantius
  • Jeff Mesina, Vice President, AIP Private Capital

The panel discussion will focus on the evolution of alternate financing solutions available to help SME entrepreneurs achieve their business goals and where you can find these solutions. As well as the requirements for alternate financing institutions.

Date: Thursday, November 3, 2016

Time: 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Venue: Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre, 8500 Warden Ave & Hwy 7

Fees: $25 includes continental breakfast (net proceeds go to the Ted Rogers School of Management). Parking pass will be provided.


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The Bonnie Gordon College, a new space for team building!

September 27, 2016 by  
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Bonnie Gordon College of Confectionary Arts is a private career college specializing in baking, pastry arts, cake design, and confections. The college offers many courses and diplomas but also the space for private events.

Courses proposed are various : the Art of the Eclair, Artisanal breads, Bakery-Style Cakes, Croissants & Brioches, Cupcake Couture, Designer Cookies, Parisian Macaron, Cake classics, Cheesecake and Boston cream pie and all can be turned into a team building events.

The college is also specialize in corporate and culinary events, with team buildings, group events and special courses on how to start your own business. So if you and your team want to join classes together, or you would like to host a special event with a celebrity chef, the college provides you all the expertise and infrastructure necessary for that.

This means you can take your team building to the next level with culinary experiences. Work together to create a delicious meal or go head-to-head in a culinary challenge. The college will work with you to develop a program that meets the specific needs of your team. The chef instructors will help build strong leadership skills, improve communication, develop creative problem-solving skills and strengthen team relationships. At the end of the day, our guests leave with heightened professional skills and a step-by-step guide so they can re-create their dishes at home. The activities are many, you can choose from team building activities such as our Gourmet Pizza Challenge, Hand Crafted Chocolate Workshops, Gourmet Cupcake Design and more. The college customizes every event to reflect your unique goals and objectives.


The space can accommodate up to 280 people and is composed by:

  • 9,300 sq. ft. with 3 large professional kitchens, and multi-purpose meeting and event room.
  • 3 large professional, fully equipped classrooms
  • Closed-off customizable space
  • Parking available

It is located in mid-town Toronto at Eglinton and Caledonia: 670 Caledonia Rd. Unit 100, M6E 4.


Hotel X Toronto: bringing all your hospitality needs to the urban scene

September 20, 2016 by  
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"VFMLID=76517265" Coming Soon, Hotel X is one of the most unique hotel resorts in the city of Toronto that provides a full hospitality, sports and entertainment complex in a diverse urban setting.

Located on the historic grounds of the Exhibition Place, just south of the vibrant work/live community Liberty Village. Hotel X is indeed a unique environment as guests are enchanted with garden surroundings and outstanding views. Don’t forget that Hotel X is a LEED certified project which leads this resort to aspire to obtain the highest levels of environmental sustainability!hotel-x-toronto_meetings_a

Not only is Hotel X a fantastic resort and accommodation establishment, but the hotel also contains 16 meeting spaces and a screening room for conferences, meetings, and corporate events.  This accommodation hotel can also accompany events being held at other CNE buildings such as BMO Field or the Allstream Centre.

This space would work well for screenings, presentations, VIP or Networking themed receptions as well as a variety of meetings and events. Hotel X brings more life to the CNE site and will add to the event experiences in the area.  With little or no hotel accommodation in the area they can serve business client doing business in Liberty Village or involved in one of the onsite events.

Book your accommodation or group inquiry today at Toronto’s LEED certified and exclusive resort at Hotel X.

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How to market your event and create the buzz with Periscope

September 19, 2016 by  
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If you have been following our series of how to market and create the buzz on social media, here is our new video!


This time we are telling you how to promote your event through Periscope: an application that allows you to “go live” via your mobile at anytime and anywhere. This mobile application allows you your own “on the go” broadcasting station, streaming video and audio to any viewers who join your broadcast. Periscope is an amazing tool to promote your company and your events as it is free, easy to use and is a unique way of promotion. Periscope is  also a great tool to interact with your attendees and subscribers as you can live stream during your event or conduct interviews live.


Here are some highlights of the video:


  • Periscope is easy to use. You can use your twitter account to log in so it will be easier to share that you are going live on social media.
  • Periscope is only composed of 4 tabs: the list of people you are following and are live, the live public broadcast to join, your broadcast booth and the people to follow.
  • Periscope is a great tool to promote your event before, but also during and after. It allows you to show all the different aspects of your event and can help you get more attendees or make your event more popular. For example, run a giveaway, hold a behind the scenes broadcast, interview special guests or speakers, or live stream the opening of your event.
  • Announce on all your social media when you are going live! Since your Twitter account is connected to your periscope account, it makes it easier to promote your live broadcast. You want as many viewers as possible, so it is important that you share in advance when you are doing your broadcast. Share this information on all your social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc. and announce it in your newsletter.


Watch our video below for more complete information and tips

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Indulge your taste buds at Toronto’s newest authentic Italian restaurant: Masseria

September 14, 2016 by  
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Born in the southern Italian countryside, Masseria, when translated from Italian to English, means a picturesque farmhouse. Where food is always fresh and the environment always warm. The new modern casual Italian dining experience is coming to King Street West. With a variety of authentic Italian cuisine items such as oven-baked pizzas, fresh salads and artisanal sandwiches. With ingredients that are organic and fresh, like picking them from your very own “farmhouse”.

Masseria is located on 577 King Street West, bringing with it variety and distinction to the neighbourhood. Founded by Toronto chef Rob LeClair, Masseria offers a warm but contemporary dining experience that will tantalize all the senses. With floor-to-ceiling windows and communal harvest tables, it offers a unique eating experience while being able to sightsee the street from a different perspective.


Courtesy of: Masseria



Tel: 416.263.9999

Instagram: @masseriatoronto