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May 28, 2013
Enterprise Toronto presents Small Business Money Forum
Enterprise Toronto presented its first-ever Small Business Money Forum at City Hall today. The free, full-day event featured a keynote presentation by Jacoline Loewen, a private equity investor and author of a recent book about business investment.

"Entrepreneurs are a vital component of Toronto's economy, and one of the City’s key engines of economic growth," said Councillor Michael Thompson (Ward 37 Scarborough Centre), Chair of the City's Economic Development Committee. "By bringing members of the small business and entrepreneurial community together to learn from each other and to share best practices, this event brings our entrepreneurs the tools they need to drive our economy forward."

The forum provided expert advice on attracting financing, assessing whether a business is ready for financing, and self-financing through effective cash flow management. Geared toward entrepreneurs and small business owners looking for growth financing and insight into what investors look for, the forum gave attendees opportunities to network with financial experts as well as to participate in break-out sessions.

Participants also learned from a panel discussion how panellists Nicolas Morgan of Morgan Solar, Katherine Hague of ShopLocket, Amanda Collucci of Clean4Me, Matthew Held of Manawa Networks and Alon Ozery of Ozery's Pita Break funded their businesses.

Produced and presented by Enterprise Toronto, the Small Business Money Forum is an initiative of the City of Toronto's Economic Development and Culture division. More information is available at

Earlier this year, City Council endorsed a new economic growth plan, called Collaborating for Competitiveness - A Strategic Plan to Accelerate Economic Growth and Job Creation in Toronto. The plan sets targets for improving the quality of jobs in Toronto and commits to harmonizing the policies/activities of the City of Toronto and its agencies to help create a more attractive climate for business and investment.

More information about how the City helps business in Toronto is available at

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Toronto's government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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