DIID Logo 2017Do It In Durham is a series of events taking place in the Region of Durham from 13 to 27 November 2017. This series is in celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week. Every event is an opportunity to network and grow your business and your knowledge. There is a rich eco-system of support, funding and entrepreneurial resources for businesses.

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November 2017

Why You? Distinguish Yourself in the Marketplace

November 14 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden St
Whitby, Ontario L1R 2G6 Canada
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In 3 steps, you will learn how to distinguish yourself in the marketplace. This is a participatory and interactive session that requires work from the participants as they answer 3 tough questions: - What’s your Why? - What’s the experience you want to create for your clients? - What inspires you about what you do? Participants will be challenged to belly-button gaze, dig deep and create compelling answers to these questions. You will leave the session with a mini-version of…

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Hiring Right the First Time

November 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Core 21, 21 Simcoe Street South
Oshawa, ON L1H 7L9 Canada
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Join us for an engaging and informative workshop specifically for small business owners where you will learn: • a proven 7-step process for hiring smart • best places to post your job ad • tricks for screening your candidates • a formula for behavioural based interviews • what to avoid asking or saying to candidates About the Presenter: Sara Bibb is the Principal Consultant of MKS HR Consulting.  She is a professional and certified HR & Recruitment Consultant.  She began…

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Storytelling for Business Success

November 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Oshawa Chamber of Commerce, 44 Richmond St W
Oshawa, ON L1G 1C7 Canada
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Why Storytelling? As an entrepreneur, your ability to move your target audience emotionally is the key to a positive respond to your call to action. A purposeful story has the power to ignite a strong emotional response. Research has shown that the right emotional content can encode your story into the mind of your target audience and create emotional unity.  Emotional unity increases the desire for your product or service. The Competitive Edge Your 'Signature' story is the one competitive…

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Brain Hacks to Boost Your Brand

November 14 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
CORE21, 21 Simcoe Street South
Oshawa, ON L1H 7L9 Canada
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Your brand affects and is affected by the brain in many ways. In this session you’ll learn a bit about how the brain reacts to specific information and how you can use this to make your branding more effective. About Presenter:         Kevin Smith is a Story Architect. As the Chief Story Architect for TheStoryArchitect.com, Kevin helps start-ups, small businesses, and social enterprises unleash their story to secure customers and investors, by helping them understand what their core…

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WSIB Health and Safety

November 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden St
Whitby, Ontario L1R 2G6 Canada
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Do It In Durham is in celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week.  In Durham we have over 30 events happening to celebrate, inspire and motivate entrepreneurship.  There is a rich eco-system of support, funding and entrepreneurial resources for businesses. Small Businesses want to comply with health and safety regulations but may not know where to start. The Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB) is inviting you to an information session to provide essential updates and information regarding: Ministry of Labour Health…

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