A must-attend webinar for small Canadian biz

A must-attend webinar for small Canadian biz

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Convention season is upon us and our partner, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) – the organization that manages .CA domain registrations – is organizing a webinar aimed at helping small Canadian businesses thrive online on Thursday September 23, from 1PM-8PM.

Canadians Connected 2021 is CIRA’s second annual symposium and general meeting. It’s a virtual event which takes place in two parts: an overview of what CIRA accomplished during the past year and secondly, a post-pandemic discussion aimed at how businesses can adapt after this rapid change and begin to thrive in the digital world.

With the rapid rise of online business and the growth of entrepreneurship across the country, this proves to be a ‘must attend’ for many of our clients. This virtual event will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the digitization of businesses and how businesses can operate in a post-pandemic world.

“According to The Future of Entrepreneurship in Canada 2021 report, there are more than nine million entrepreneurs in Canada, with two million starting their business in the past year alone.”

Many businesses have had to pivot to new online strategies in order to navigate many of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses that had once largely functioned offline have now had to shift focus to the digital world to meet with rapidly changing consumer preferences. 

Why should you be there?

  • Learn from an exciting lineup of industry-leading keynote speakers
  • Come prepared to get your business questions answered
  • Learn about how CIRA is evolving and working to establish a trusted internet for all Canadians
  • Members can have a say in the direction of CIRA, be able to vote and ask questions during the annual general meeting (AGM)
  • Support your local community; CIRA will donate $10 to United Way Canada on behalf of each person who attends!

Who is CIRA?

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is a member-based not-for-profit organization which manages the .CA top-level domain (TLD) on behalf of all Canadians. They aim to build ‘programs, products and services that leverage all the internet has to offer to help build a trusted internet for Canadians.’

Some interesting facts about CIRA and their projects:

  • Through their Community Investment Program they’ve funded 185 projects across Canada (to the tune of $9.2 million)
  • They have more than 15,000 members
  • More than 3 million .CA domains have been registered
  • They have created 10 Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) nation-wide; to make Canada’s internet faster, less costly and more stable

About the author: Sally Prosser

Sally is WHC’s Marketing Manager, a passionate digital marketer who loves to help small businesses grow online (including her own)! You can find her developing her next big idea, reading books, helping women find love, and working out every morning.

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