#SBSchat: Leveraging social media to launch and grow your business

Date(s) - 19/07/2017
7:00 pm


Marketing is a necessary evil when you have a small business. While you can’t (and shouldn’t!) operate without it, you can use social media tools to reduce costs and precious time spent.

On the next #SBSchat we’ll look at how you can use social media to generate buzz and keep your ideal customers engaged.  We’ll also explore tools to help you get it all done even with your overloaded schedule.

Cost: Free

Where: on Twitter under the hashtag #SBSchat

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Guest Speakers:

April Stewart

April Stewart: April is CEDEC Small Business Support’s Social Media Marketing Agent. She also works as an agricultural communications professional and freelance writer. April is a sixth-generation Quebec dairy farmer, president of Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture, and a seed sales rep. Finding ways to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship, and helping people cultivate their passion and purpose is the starting point for everything she does.


Jarrod Goldsmith 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), eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience); Ottawa’s largest entrepreneur networking community for small business and Ask the Fedora (a weekly YouTube networking video series).

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Yannick Fortier is the Development Agent at the Pôle des entreprises d’économie sociale in Quebec City. The Pôle’s mission is to represent the interests of social economy stakeholders, promote the social economy, and work to establish conditions that will foster the creation, development and consolidation of social economy businesses.



Denis François Gravel: Denis François has been using social media since 2009 to leverage his presentation ability development business and to create and nurture the tribe of TEDxQuébec, of which he is the president and the cofounder. As a presentation culture strategist, his marketing is mostly based on social media. Denis François is always looking for ways to improve his presence and his results. In addition, he was the head strategist for a school football team and for Quebec’s provincial college football championship (Bol d’or 2012).