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October 15, 2009
Small Business Forum will challenge 1,500 entrepreneurs to Dream Up
The City of Toronto is encouraging the business community to Dream Up - asking entrepreneurs where they want to take their businesses. Small Business Forum 2009 is a free, full-day event on Monday, October 19 for entrepreneurs and small business owners. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about financing sources and online business solutions to make valuable business contacts, and how to access new markets.

Date: Monday, October 19
Time: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St., North Building, 100 Level, Toronto
Registration: 416-395-7474 or

W. Brett Wilson, CBC Dragon, celebrated entrepreneur and philanthropist, will launch the forum with a keynote address starting at 9 a.m. The forum will offer 16 roundtable discussions and 16 in-depth seminars presented by industry leaders. A trade show with 70 exhibitors and experts in business incubation, accounting, intellectual property, market research, and research and development grants is also to take place.

Keynote speaker W. Brett Wilson will be available to personally speak to the media about the 2009 Small Business Forum by contacting Katherine Roos at 416-395-7474 before the event.

Enterprise Toronto provides services and programs for Toronto’s entrepreneurs and small businesses including business plan consultations, free seminars, business name registrations and BizPaL. Enterprise Toronto is part of the Business Services Section in the City of Toronto’s Economic Development, Culture and Tourism Division.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. 2009 marks the 175th anniversary of Toronto's incorporation as a city. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact:
Katherine Roos, Small Business Manager, Enterprise Toronto, 416-395-7474, e-mail:



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