BY: ALYSSA MAHADEO
Some of the biggest business moguls in the world did not become billionaires overnight. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to reach where they are, as they were willing to do whatever it takes to make their business a success.
Entrepreneurs and small business owners have their work cut out for them when it comes to implementing their new ideas and creating a business plan, so why not get a little help from those that have been successful in their pursuits? They bring with them years of experience in the industry and they know how hard you to have to hustle before you can reserve the right to say “I’ve made it.”
On Sunday, May 7th at the Pearson Convention Center in Brampton, the Toronto Caribbean Newspaper will be hosting a Business Social, an event designed to connect with business owners, entrepreneurs, and dreamers who wish to implement their own business ideas and bring them to reality.
For the past two years, the Toronto Caribbean has been host to one of the biggest events of the year connecting business owners with the community to provide exposure for their brand and services, while also providing the knowledge for continued success. In April 2016, the Toronto Caribbean Newspaper hosted the second annual Toronto Caribbean Business Expo, which included 75 small business vendors, 11 guest speakers, and 2 very entertaining performances by the Tropicana Queens and WUSHU Project. Over 700 people were in attendance, and media coverage included Rogers TV and The Asian Television Network.
The Toronto Caribbean Business Expo and Conference is organized to provide the Caribbean community with a much-needed platform to present themselves to the public in a professionally organized business environment. They have allowed for over 135 vendors to exhibit at their event, creating a productive and engaging atmosphere where business owners could meet potential clients, and network with other entrepreneurs, while also enjoying a day filled with informational business advice and captivating island entertainment. In addition to the collection of vendors, renowned business professionals and entrepreneurs from within the community graced the stage speaking on business related topics, personal development, and what you need to know about how to brand yourself for success.
This year’s event is their biggest event yet, and there is so much value in being there you can’t miss out. The event will be split into two sections one part will be a marketplace with over 80+ business vendors, while the other part will include a conference with comedy, entertainment, keynote addresses, grand prize giveaways and so much more!
General Admission to the marketplace is FREE, but everyone is encouraged to purchase a VIP Silver ticket to gain access to the business conference as they will be able to enjoy the comedic talents of hosts Marc Trinidad and Jay Martin, musical performances by Carlos Morgan and Chelsea Stewart and keynote speeches by retail Magician owner of T by Daniel, Daniel Lewis, Canadian Rapper, actress Michie Mee, and the Godfather of Hip-Hop himself Maestro Fresh Wes!
The Toronto Caribbean Business Social is an event that can assist business owners and help them obtain tools and techniques to grow their business while making valuable connections through networking that will deliver consistent business opportunities for months to come.
Anyone and everyone can benefit from attending as there is something for everyone in the realm of business. These days business owners and entrepreneurs come in a range of ages, and you are never too young or too old to implement your business ideas. It’s important for people to understand that they need to invest in their business to gain more business and every opportunity like this one is a way to meet more people and service potential clients.
Owner and creator of the Toronto Caribbean Newspaper, and Business Social CEO Grant Browning says, “At the end of the day it is about how far you are willing to go; one of my mentors told me it’s the struggles that make you great and at any given time any entrepreneur or business owner will start dealing with the pressure of the high demands of running their own business.”
Building an idea from the ground up, sticking to your vision and catering to the community has been Grant’s mission since launching his newspaper five years ago. “Nothing is ever easy when you’re running a business and I always hear people saying how they wish they had more, they are tired of life, and tired of where they are and this event is about offering people opportunities and a chance to do better for themselves to make more money, build a clientele, and let people know who they are and what their brand is about.”
The Toronto Caribbean Business Social is here to help you take your business to the next level, or discover your standard and where you want your business to be in the next few years.
“After attending and being a vendor at the past two events, if you are looking for a reason why you should attend here’s ten. Sharpen Your Saw, Meet Experts & Influencers Face to Face, Networking Opportunities, New Tools, Learning In a New Space, Break Out of Your Comfort Zone, New Tips & Tactics, Greater Focus, The Energy of Like-Minded Individuals, Invest In Yourself and Have Fun! Not to mention OVER $15,000 GRAND PRIZE…. Need I say more??” shares Brandon Vee, past vendor, and one of this year’s keynote speakers.
Tickets are still available for this unique networking and business event. VIP Silver tickets are available for $40 on Eventbrite prior to the event or will be $50 at the door so don’t wait! VIP attendees receive the most value from the day’s events, gaining access to the many exciting opportunities presented that day including entrance into Grand Prize giveaway a package valued over $15,000 in business start-up materials!
Stop thinking about it and COMMIT! We hope to see you there on May 7th at the Pearson Convention Center for the Toronto Caribbean Business Social! Stay motivated, make connections, and FIND YOUR BREAKTHROUGH!