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For Business Owners in Ontario, Canada – What is a Digital Transformation Grant?

Digital Main Street (DMS) is a program focused on assisting small businesses with their adoption of technologies. The Digital Transformation Grant (DTG) program will provide funding for training, advisory support, and grants to brick-and-mortar small businesses looking increase their capacity through digital transformation.

The $2500 grant is administered by the Ontario BIA Association (OBIAA), and is not administered by Digital Main Street. Applications will continue to be accepted until October 31, 2021 (or until grant funds are exhausted).

Watch the video below and visit this website for more information: https://digitalmainstreet.ca/

Participant Requirements

A Digital Transformation Grant is open to any business that meets the following requirements:

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Toronto Women’s Expo 2014: Presenting Forbes Riley April 11, 2014 Luncheon!

Forbes-flyer1Join Us For a Luncheon with Forbes Riley,
Celebrity Entrepreneur, TV Personality and
America’s Most Innovative Fitness Expert

Fri. April 11, 2014 from 11am – 2pm

 

April 11, 2014 at Delta Toronto Airport West
(For early registration discount, USE YOUR PROMO CODE: WWNTBWS)

Register Now (Early Bird Only $47)
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Forbes Riley is one of today’s most accomplished entrepreneurs, a highly sought-after spokesperson, motivational key-note speaker and life coach to celebrities and CEOs. She has helped millions take positive action in their own lives by sharing her passion for and unshakeable belief in the impact a healthy lifestyle can make in your life.

Having been literally laughed off the show similar to The Shark Talk, Forbes re-mortgaged her house and went “all in”, promoting the product that she fell in love with. Long story short, she ended up selling over $2 Billion (with a “B”) worth of product primarily through TV infomercials.

E! has produced a TV special profiling each of these hot new products and their talented creators, filmed Got Rich Quick: Outrageous Fortunes. Forbes, crowned “America’s Fitness Innovator,” is passionate about finding unique ways for people to get and stay healthy through food and exercise. She’s known worldwide for starring in the feature film about raw food, Super Charge Me!

Please join Forbes Riley and dozens of other success-focused female entrepreneurs and professionals for a luncheon on Friday, April 11, 2014 at Delta Toronto Airport West from 11am – 2pm

Register Now (Early Bird Only $47)
Remember to USE YOUR PROMO CODE: WWNTBWS

P.S.: Remember to bring a lot of business cards. If there is a venue to make great business connections, this is going to be the one.

P.P.S.: Forbes Riley is also speaking the next day, Saturday, April 12 at Business Wealth Summit 

( A $297 Value! USE YOUR PROMO CODE: WWNTBWS and the Business Wealth Summit event is COMPLIMENTARY (No-fee) to you!

I Hereby Pronounce You Business Owner and Entrepreneur!

How long did it take you to fully commit to being an entrepreneur?  Did you take one giant leap, or did it take ten tiny ones before you were able to dedicate all of your efforts to your business?

I went through many steps to get to where I am today.  I started my business before I got pregnant.  I wanted something to do on the side.  I worked on it through maternity leave and afterwards, worked in my career and my business at the same time.  I obviously couldn’t manage both, so I left my great paying regular full time job for a part time job so that ‘just in case’ something went wrong I would have something to fall back on.

It wasn’t until I fully committed to entrepreneurship that doors really started to open and opportunities presented themselves.  There was always a reason to not do something because I wasn’t 100% committed to the business.  Now that I am, things are flourishing. 

I came across a quote recently that really made a lot of sense to me.  I’m not usually one for long quotes, but this one rings true for entrepreneurship.

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now. ”  ~ Goethe ~

I had to read it two or three times to really let it sink in. If you’re going to expend only half your energy in starting your business, then you’re not fully committed and you’re only going to get half the results.

It’s scary to fully commit.  It took me a while to make the full leap.  I wish I could have fully committed sooner as I know I would have seen the results sooner and I’d be a year ahead of where I am now.   But everything happens for a reason and I needed the security and I needed to build my confidence that I was making the right decision for myself and my family.

We are our worst critic.  We fill our heads with self-doubt and believe things that are really not true.  That little voice in our head that makes us hesitate and draw back so that we can’t let ourselves succeed can be deafening.

This quote isn’t just applicable to starting a business, but to any new idea or opportunity that presents itself.

What project are you waiting to start because you aren’t sure of the outcome?  There are no guarantees in life, or business.  Only calculated risks.  Do your homework to make sure risks are minimal and then take the leap.  Otherwise, you’ll only ever be where you are.

 BLOGGER BIO:

The preceding is a guest post from Sandra Eamor, Business Optimization Consultant at Seamor Consulting. This is a post from the YRSBiz Blogging Circle.  The York Region Small Business Club helps small businesses in York Region connect online and in York Region.  Their goal is to provide free or low-cost opportunities for local businesses to connect and engage with each other and ultimately to help small businesses succeed.