Roundtable Discussions

Roundtable discussions are all lead by industry experts. Each table will have a specific topic.

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Roundtable Discussions

Roundtable discussions are lead by industry experts with years of experience in their various professions.

Roundtable sessions all have a specific topic and are between 40-45 minutes in duration. Each table can accommodate up to nine (9) participants on a first-come-first-served basis.

Check the agenda for session times.

Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology – Kyle MackenzieMetric Chartered Professional Accounting

Kyle will provide an introduction to blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, and discuss what their emergence could mean for small business owners from taxation, to payments and financial technology systems implementation. 

He’ll be sure to leave lots of time for questions. 

SEO, Content Marketing and WordPress – Chris Whiteley, bWEST Interactive

A discussion about WordPress development and troubleshooting, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Blogging and Content Marketing strategy.

Chris aka “digital swiss army knife”, can help you with keeping your WordPress site secure; the most effective SEO tactic for attracting quality website traffic; and content marketing to develop qualified leads.

Cloud-Based Bookkeeping.  Colleen Hoggarth, Security House Accounting Inc.

What is Cloud Bookkeeping?

Do you carry your phone or tablet with you everywhere?  Why not use this device to manage invoices to customers, collect funds, and manage receipts from suppliers.  We will explore the new apps that our Team are using daily to make our clients lives easier.

Why You Need a Bookkeeper!

The new apps definitely make life easier, no more bits of paper.  But are you being compliant with Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), Minister of Finance and other government agencies.  Let’s explore what a bookkeeper should be doing for you.

This session will give business owners confidence to take control of their paper and give them the confidence to choose an experienced bookkeeper.

Be Bold and Ask  – Liza Rogers, Women’s Real Estate Network

How do you ASK for what you really need to succeed in business and in life?  So many of us are afraid to ASK, for help, support, money, time, resources and more because of our fear of rejection. Once you get past this fear, you can move to a new level of bold brilliance to define and clearly ASK for what you want and need.

There is a universal truth; people love to help if they can. Their first impulse is to give you what you need when you ASK. If they don’t have the interest, resources, or time, they will say no… and that’s OK.

How can people and business help you create what you’re meant to be creating if you haven’t directly ASKED them to?

There is no shame in ASKING there is only one of two outcomes – YES I will support your ASK or NO I won’t support your ASK.

Bridging the Generation Gaps – Rosemarie BarnesConfident Stages

Who do you think has the more difficult job? Is it the Baby Boomers and Generation X trying to corral the free-wheeling Generation Y and Z, or is it the motivated Millennials trying to relieve their predecessors of the shackles of the status quo? What we have is the age-old adage of the square peg and the round hole, the result of which is becoming open chaos. There is no doubt that workplace needs and expectations have changed and it falls to the leaders to provide solutions.

This session will provide business leaders the opportunity to consider the following:

  1. Building bridges begins by accessing both the right and left hemispheres of the brain.
  2. Understanding dopamine responses is an excellent predictor of reactions
  3. Understanding that underlying values fuel behaviours
  4. The realization that WIIFM is more predominant that ever before, and now within a global setting.

How to Run a Successful Home Office Business – Julia JamesAndrea Cameron, HOST

Come join a round table conversation about challenges and rewards involved with running your home-based business. This is an opportunity to ask your burning questions and share your insights and experience with other solo-preneurs.

Julia is a certified life coach with fourteen years’ experience coaching people through positive career transformations. Based on her quest for career clarity and her clients’ success Julia feels strongly that career fulfillment extends to every area of life. Julia provides tools to relax quickly and connect with your inner wisdom. Her calm, positive energy infuses everything she does.

The same session will be run in the afternoon by Ly Siu and Melissa Huston.

Powerful Systems for Winners – Vic Lindal, Personal Trainer for Greatness

What’s the difference between goals and systems? Goals often feel like vague hopes for the far-off future, while Systems offer daily traction – the machinery of excellence – that will ensure you achieve your goals and more.

Do you have a system for:

Follow Up, Long Range Planning, Idea Creation (utilizing mind mapping), The Sales Process, Overcoming Procrastination, Collaboration, Public speaking, Visualizing Success?

If you want to win, you need to create and use great systems. If you don’t, you miss essential tools that will empower you to achieve far greater success.

For this session, Vic will synthesize the key ideas on creating Great Systemsand give you actionable tools to make a difference in your business and personal life.