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Direct Global/Direct Co-ops and Pacific Rim Business Council sign exclusive e-commerce platform agreement

Direct Global/Direct Co-ops and Pacific Rim Business Council sign exclusive e-commerce platform agreement
Representing over 200,000 small and medium size businesses in 46 countries, Pacific Rim Business Council’s new partnership with Direct Global/Direct Co-ops and their exclusive e-commerce “group” buying platform will enable their hundreds of thousands of members to survive, thrive and compete with mega retailers like Amazon, Walmart, and the like. Direct Global/Direct Co-ops’ (DG) platform

Direct Global / Direct Co-ops Becomes Canadian Strategic Partner of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council

Direct Global / Direct Co-ops Becomes Canadian Strategic Partner of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council
This partnership will give Direct Global / Direct Co-ops unfettered access and support in engaging the 53 Commonwealth countries, which represent over 2 Billion people, the majority being from the developing world.

‘Wal-Mart’s #1 Enemy’ Joins Direct Co-ops to Create First Independent Network for Small Businesses

‘Wal-Mart’s #1 Enemy’ Joins Direct Co-ops to Create First Independent Network for Small Businesses
(Published on NBC) TORONTO/BOSTON—Small Business activists in Canada and the U.S. are joining forces to fight for a level playing field for local merchants under attack from huge retail companies like Amazon, Walmart, Facebook and Google. Direct Co-ops, Al Norman and Canada’s top broadcaster Steve Anthony announced today the creation of the Direct Local Business

Direct Global / Direct Co-ops Joins the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council as the Canadian Strategic Partner

Direct Global / Direct Co-ops Joins the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council as the Canadian Strategic Partner
Direct Global / Direct Co-ops is delighted to announce that it has joined the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC) as a Strategic Partner.

Serena Ryder, Tom Cochrane, Russell Peters, Barenaked Ladies and other celebrities stand behind Direct Co-ops!

(Published on Business Insider) TORONTO, Sept. 14, 2018 — What do Serena Ryder, Tom Cochrane, Barenaked Ladies, Russell Peters, Fito Blanko, Tom Wilson of Junkhouse, The Trews, Karl Wolf, Mark Holmes from Platinum Blonde, Alan Frew from Glass Tiger, Dr. Draw & Lynn Moffatt have in common? Aside from being some of the biggest names in Canadian entertainment – this week, they’ve gathered together with the team behind a Toronto based organization

Direct Co-ops’ holds first annual David Awards celebrating heroes that helped their local communities

Direct Co-ops’ holds first annual David Awards celebrating heroes that helped their local communities
Direct Global / Direct Co-ops chose Kensington Market for the launch party for their gamechanging new app – and for their brand new office to pay homage to the place where it all began. It was in the locals fight to save the unique spirit of Kensington Market from an invasion of big box stores that Direct Global

Serena Ryder, Tom Cochrane, Russell Peters, Barenaked Ladies and other celebrities stand behind Direct Co-ops!

Serena Ryder, Tom Cochrane, Russell Peters, Barenaked Ladies and other celebrities stand behind Direct Co-ops!
What do Serena Ryder, Tom Cochrane, Barenaked Ladies, Russell Peters, Fito Blanko, Tom Wilson of Junkhouse, The Trews, Karl Wolf, Mark Holmes from Platinum Blonde, Alan Frew from Glass Tiger, Dr. Draw & Lynn Moffatt have in common? Aside from being some of the biggest names in Canadian entertainment – this week, they’ve gathered together with the team behind a Toronto based organization

Steve Anthony speaks to 680 News about joining Direct Co-ops and the fight to save small businesses

Steve Anthony speaks to 680 News about joining Direct Co-ops and the fight to save small businesses
Canada’s top TV broadcaster Steve Anthony speaks to 680 News about joining Direct Co-ops and the fight to save small businesses, bringing the power back to the little guy.

Direct Co-ops Announces Exciting New Partnership with Royal-Backed $575 Million ICO Tatatu

Direct Co-ops Announces Exciting New Partnership with Royal-Backed $575 Million ICO Tatatu
Toronto based Direct Global / Direct Co-ops has a stunning surprise for small and medium sized businesses across North America and they say it’s something businesses around the world will soon be able to take advantage of. Today, Direct announced an exciting new partnership with Royal-backed Tatatu.

Direct Co-ops Brings Steve Anthony’s Celebrity Power to Their Fight to “Change The World”

Direct Co-ops Brings Steve Anthony’s Celebrity Power to Their Fight to “Change The World”
TORONTO, Aug. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Direct Global / Direct Co-ops is proud to announce that broadcast icon Steve Anthony has agreed to come on board as Head of Media Relations. Anthony will also sit on the Advisory Board. There aren’t many Canadians who are unfamiliar with Steve’s illustrious career. From the nine years he spent on MuchMusic, helping

"Canada’s Greatest Innovation Since Insulin, Economic Insulin!” – Direct Co-ops

"Canada’s Greatest Innovation Since Insulin, Economic Insulin!” – Direct Co-ops

(Published on Yahoo! Finance) Direct Co-ops makes history by uniting over 1,000 American and Canadian businesses to save up to 50% on on their purchases TORONTO, Oct. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Direct Co-ops has made history by concluding a group purchase with over 1,000 independent businesses in the USA and Canada combining their purchasing power

Direct Global / Direct Co-ops and CCA Global Partners reached a major agreement for USA & Canada

Direct Global / Direct Co-ops and CCA Global Partners reached a major agreement for USA & Canada
Direct Global / Direct Co-ops is proud to announce we have reached an agreement with CCA Global Partners. October 3, 2017 Toronto, ON – Canadian company Direct Global / Direct Co-ops and US-based CCA Global Partners reached a major agreement for USA & Canada. Direct Global / Direct Co-ops will be bringing

Direct Co-ops Founder and CEO Ahmed Attia interview on Business News Network

Direct Co-ops Founder and CEO Ahmed Attia interview on Business News Network
Direct Co-ops Founder and CEO Ahmed Attia interviewed on Canada’s national Business News Network (BNN): Mom and pop shops unite to compete with Amazon Direct Co-ops has launched an initiative that will see 29 million small and medium enterprises come together to form the world’s largest buying group to help businesses stay competitive with big box

Direct Co-ops partners with the global co-operative movement at Disrupting the Disruptors

Direct Co-ops partners with the global co-operative movement at Disrupting the Disruptors
Disrupting the Disruptors conference was held in Toronto between September 9-10, dedicated to understanding and accelerating platform co-operatives in Canada and all around the world. This event offered a practical exploration of a more equitable digital economy by using co-operatively owned digital platforms. Can co-operative ownership solve the challenges we face from platform monopolies, such

Article about Direct Co-ops by Joe Warmington, Toronto Sun

Article about Direct Co-ops by Joe Warmington, Toronto Sun
Amazing efforts, heroes and artists BY JOE WARMINGTON, TORONTO SUN David can sometimes beat Goliath. When it comes to retail sales it’s such a tough time for small mom and pop operations. Big operations have a price advantage. Not any more. “Direct Co-ops has launched an initiative that will see 29 million small and medium

416Direct Local App is born!

416Direct Local App is born!
The 416 Direct local app allows small businesses in local communities to interact with each other on important community topics, vote on policies and products, as well as purchase products through the app among many other features. The 416 Direct app is available for both Android and iPhone and can be downloaded from the following

Direct Co-ops concludes a deal with St. John’s Ambulance for First-Aid & CPR training

Direct Co-ops concludes a deal with St. John’s Ambulance for First-Aid & CPR training
Direct Co-ops concluded a deal with St. John’s Ambulance to provide First-Aid & CPR training to small businesses. As Canada’s leading authority in First Aid, St. John’s Ambulance expertise leads the way in offering the most comprehensive and innovative First Aid training programs for business. Choose from a wide variety of courses and options to

Direct Co-ops introduces the Direct hydro & energy savings program for small businesses

Direct Co-ops introduces the Direct hydro & energy savings program for small businesses
Direct Hydro, in partnership with ORHMA and ECNG Energy L.P. has created Ontario’s largest energy program for all businesses, allowing for 15-40% savings on hydro and energy expenses. This comes at a time, when Ontario residents are struggling with their hydro bills due to recent hikes. We are proud to bring the small businesses in

Direct Organics is born with over 5,000 organic food products at lower than wholesale prices

Direct Organics is born with over 5,000 organic food products at lower than wholesale prices
Direct Co-ops and the Ontario Natural Food Co-op have established a partnership that will see over 5,000 organic food products made available to the members of Direct Co-ops at lower than wholesale prices. Products will become available for voting, allowing members to form buying groups with volume discounts as low as 50% off the regular

Direct Co-ops establishes a partnership with the Ontario Natural Food Co-op

Direct Co-ops establishes a partnership with the Ontario Natural Food Co-op
Direct Co-ops establishes a partnership with the Ontario Natural Food Co-op, the leader in organic food distribution in North America with over 5,000 products to be made available to our members! Ontario Natural Food Co-op is a co-operative headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario. ONFC has led the distribution of natural and organic food in the region

Direct Co-ops partners up with OMDC for Grants and SR&ED

Direct Co-ops partners up with OMDC for Grants and SR&ED
Monica Szenteszky the team leader of OMDC Grants, expresses willingness and access to grant funding with SMEONE.

Direct Co-ops at the Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association event

Direct Co-ops at the Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association event
Direct Co-ops at the Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association (CERBA) event, with our newest partner and trade commissioner for the Russian Federation, Mr. Constantine Trafimov, who expressed full support for The Direct Initiative.

Ahmed Attia speaks on mentoring challenged youth at the Yonge Street Mission

Ahmed Attia speaks on mentoring challenged youth at the Yonge Street Mission
Finding solutions to end chronic poverty in Toronto by mentoring challenged street youth. Thank you Yonge Street Mission for the opportunity to help! Founded in 1896, through multiple programs, Yonge Street Mission (YSM) aims to make a positive difference in the lives of families, seniors, socially-isolated adults, homeless street youth, and children, focusing on building

Direct Co-ops establishes a partnership with Nourish Marketing

Direct Co-ops establishes a partnership with Nourish Marketing
Direct Co-ops establishes a partnership with Nourish Marketing, one of the leading food distribution and marketing companies in North America.

Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards
Direct Co-ops at the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards in Toronto.

Direct Co-ops at the Diversity Leaders Alliance event

Direct Co-ops at the Diversity Leaders Alliance event
Direct Co-ops with the Minister of Research & Innovation, Reza Moridi, at the Diversity Leaders Alliance event held at Toronto City Hall.

Direct Co-ops at the International Economic Forum

Direct Co-ops at the International Economic Forum
Direct Co-ops at the International Economic Forum of the Americas 2016 in Toronto. We are proud to have the voice of Small Businesses and the middle class heard – thank you to the Business Development Bank of Canada for all your support! Direct Co-ops – “Building the Economy of the Future”!

Announcing 613 Direct – Ottawa!

Announcing 613 Direct – Ottawa!
Announcing 613 Direct – Ottawa! Helping mom and pops in the capital of Canada survive and thrive.

Tony Elenis, head of ORHMA, delivers a webinar for our hospitality members in Ontario

Tony Elenis, head of ORHMA, delivers a webinar for our hospitality members in Ontario
Tony Elenis, head of the Ontario Restaurant, Hotel and Motel Association (ORHMA) delivers a webinar for the mom and pop independent restaurant owners and members of Direct Co-ops/416Direct.

COME ALIVE – “The Direct Initiative” Fito Blanko ft. Karl Wolf

COME ALIVE – “The Direct Initiative” Fito Blanko ft. Karl Wolf
Greatest Song Ever for the Greatest Cause Ever! The National Anthem for every community. Written by Fito Blanko and dedicated to communities coming back together through the world’s first online small & medium-sized business buying cooperative. Direct Co-ops is the world’s first online buying cooperative for small and medium sized businesses (SMEs), bringing together businesses

Welcoming more than 50,000 organic farmers to Direct Co-ops!

Welcoming more than 50,000 organic farmers to Direct Co-ops!
A major agricultural cooperative from Central Asia joins Direct Co-ops, bringing more than 50,000 farmers to offer their produce to small business owners including grocery and convenience stores, restaurants, hotels and motels in USA/Canada and globally. Sabz Coop has more than 50,000 organic farmers and over 40 local co-ops under its umbrella in several countries

Direct Co-ops proud to be part of the launch of Bloomberg TV in Canada!

Direct Co-ops proud to be part of the launch of Bloomberg TV in Canada!
Direct Co-ops proud to be part of the launch of Bloomberg TV in Canada, at the official event hosted by the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Jie Matar, the stylist to the stars, showing his support of the Direct Initiative!

Jie Matar, the stylist to the stars, showing his support of the Direct Initiative!
Jie Matar, the stylist to the stars, showing his support of the Direct Initiative!

Direct Co-ops shoots music video for Fito Blanko’s song “Come Alive” in Kensington Market

Direct Co-ops shoots music video for Fito Blanko’s song “Come Alive” in Kensington Market
Direct Co-ops shoots the music video for Fito Blanko’s song “Come Alive”, which has become the Direct Initiative’s theme song featuring Fito Blanko and Karl Wolf. The shooting took place on several locations in Kensington Market in Toronto, as well as in Mississauga and Markham, featuring over 80-persons’ flash mob volunteers from local schools and

George Stroumboulopoulos expresses his support of the Direct Initiative!

George Stroumboulopoulos expresses his support of the Direct Initiative!
George Stroumboulopoulos, host of CBC show Hockey Night in Canada, expresses his support of the Direct Initiative!

Direct Co-ops establishes a partnership with The 8th Generation Infinity Network

Direct Co-ops establishes a partnership with The 8th Generation Infinity Network
Direct Co-ops establishes a partnership with The 8th Generation Infinity Network to help all First Nations through the Direct Initiative for all global indigenous peoples… Special thanks to Kevin Nadjiwon, president of The 8th Generation Infinity Network linking all indigenous communities of the Americas.

Bob Rae expresses his support at the induction of Ahmed Attia into Rotary International

Bob Rae expresses his support at the induction of Ahmed Attia into Rotary International
The Honorable Bob Rae, former head of the federal Liberal Party of Canada, speaks at the Yorkville-Forest Hill Rotary Club and expresses his support of the Direct Initiative during the official induction of Ahmed Attia into Rotary International.

Margaret Atwood expresses her support of Direct Co-ops’ work for mom and pops

Margaret Atwood expresses her support of Direct Co-ops’ work for mom and pops
Canada’s greatest author Margaret Atwood expresses her support of Direct Co-ops’ work for the mom and pop independent businesses in Toronto.

Direct Pension for small and medium sized businesses is born!

Direct Pension for small and medium sized businesses is born!
Direct Pension is born! A pension for small and medium sized businesses has been approved for the Direct Initiative to white label the purchasing power parity.

Direct Initiative sponsored with 300 of Basquiat’s prints

Direct Initiative sponsored with 300 of Basquiat’s prints
Direct initiative has been sponsored with 300 of Jean Michel Basquiat’s prints. Basquiat is one of America’s most influential Artists of this century. Johnny Browers felt compelled by the initiative’s mission and wanted to provide support with the art. In addition one original Basquiat painting (Apx. $30,000.00 US value) will be donated to one lucky

Direct Co-ops establishes a partnership with CanWood Entertainment

Direct Co-ops establishes a partnership with CanWood Entertainment
Direct Co-ops establishes a partnership with Gordon Weiskie of CanWood Entertainment. CanWood who has produced many features films, such as X-Men 1, X- Men 2, and Goodwill Hunting, will be producing all SMEONE shows.

CHIN RADIO Christmas party with Fito Blanko and Toronto mayor John Tory

CHIN RADIO Christmas party with Fito Blanko and Toronto mayor John Tory
Direct Initiative was invited as Guests of Honor to the CHIN RADIO Christmas party with Fito Blanko and The Mayor of Toronto, John Tory.

Fito Blanko featured as celebrity guest on Direct Co-ops’ cooking show

Fito Blanko featured as celebrity guest on Direct Co-ops’ cooking show
As a celebrity guest, Fito Blanko shoots the first episode, supporting small businesses, in a series of cooking shows dedicated to supporting Mom and Pop shops. The series will help restaurant owners learn how to update their menu and stay on the cutting edge.

Direct Co-ops to offer equity crowdfunding services in Canada

Direct Co-ops to offer equity crowdfunding services in Canada
Starting January 25th, 2016, new Crowdfunding rules will go into affect for companies seeking to raise capital. The new rules along with other exemptions means that Canadian companies will have several different capital raising options available to them. Depending on the stage of your company, what province you are in and the amount of capital

Fito Blanko’s “Come Alive” becomes the Direct Initiative’s theme song

Fito Blanko’s “Come Alive” becomes the Direct Initiative’s theme song
Fito Blanko’s “Come Alive”, written for Toronto’s PanAm Games, featuring Liz Rodriguez & Karl Wolf becomes the Direct Initiative’s theme song. Compelled by the mission, Fito Blanko believed the Initiative was the true embodiment of the song, thus giving its rights to the Initiative. Listen to the song at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfQGVVUNup8

Minister Michael Coteau introduces 416Direct CEO, Ahmed Attia, to The Minister of Municipal Affairs, Linda Jeffrey

Minister Michael Coteau introduces 416Direct CEO, Ahmed Attia, to The Minister of Municipal Affairs, Linda Jeffrey
Minister Michael Coteau personally introduces 416Direct CEO, Ahmed Attia, to The Minister of Municipal Affairs, Linda Jeffrey. Minister Jeffery’s portfolio includes municipal regulations across Ontario.

Richie Hawtin expresses his support and dedication to the Direct Initiative

Richie Hawtin expresses his support and dedication to the Direct Initiative
At the ENTER.Sake event, Richie Hawtin, the godfather of electronic music, expresses his dedication and excitement to be involved in the Direct Co-ops launch.

Direct Initiative supports the Forest Hill Rotary Club on Remembrance Day

Direct Initiative supports the Forest Hill Rotary Club on Remembrance Day
Direct Initiative supports and sponsors the Forest Hill Rotary Club in its War Veterans Remembrance meeting.

Ryan Guzman, Star of “Heroes Reborn”, to aid in the Los Angeles 310 Direct initiative

Ryan Guzman, Star of “Heroes Reborn”, to aid in the Los Angeles 310 Direct initiative
Ryan Guzman, Star actor of “Heroes Reborn” and Star of “Boy Next Door” featuring Jennifer Lopez, commits to announcing the monthly Local Heroes & aiding in 310 direct, the Los Angeles Initiative.

Brian Crombie and Michael Williams affirm support with the Direct Initiative

Brian Crombie and Michael Williams affirm support with the Direct Initiative
Brian Crombie and Michael Williams, respectively, Strategic Corporate Finance Executive & Much Music’s TV Personality, both affirm support with the Direct Initiative.

The Haitian, Jimmy Jean-Louis – Star of “Heroes Reborn”, expressed support of the Direct Initiative

The Haitian, Jimmy Jean-Louis – Star of “Heroes Reborn”, expressed support of the Direct Initiative
The Haitian, Jimmy Jean-Louis – Star of “Hero Reborn”, met with and expressed support of the Direct Initiative.

The Canadian Latin Chamber of Commerce expressed its support of the Direct Initiative

The Canadian Latin Chamber of Commerce expressed its support of the Direct Initiative
The Canadian Latin Chamber of Commerce expressed willingness and enthusiasm to participate in the cooperative, upon the launch. Its association will further help all Latin small businesses and the community.

The French Trade Commission expressed its support of Direct Co-ops

The French Trade Commission expressed its support of Direct Co-ops
The French Trade Commission expressed its readiness to cooperate with the hard launch and allow members access to all of their manufacturers and producers.

MSMU and Direct Coops initiate a joint venture with the formation of two new channels – SMEONE & SMETWO

MSMU and Direct Coops initiate a joint venture with the formation of two new channels – SMEONE & SMETWO
Main Stream Media Unplugged (MSMU) and Direct Coops initiate a joint venture with the formation of two new channels, SMEONE & SMETWO. The two channels will be dedicated to programs beneficial to small and medium sized businesses.

Vietnam Trade Commission expresses readiness to cooperate with Direct Co-ops

Vietnam Trade Commission expresses readiness to cooperate with Direct Co-ops
The Vietnam Trade Commission expressed readiness to cooperate with the hard launch and give all members access to its manufacturers and producers. All products will be available through the Co-op.

CC Liquidators and Direct Co-ops formed a deal allowing members access to one million products

CC Liquidators and Direct Co-ops formed a deal allowing members access to one million products
CC Liquidators, the largest liquidator of products in North America and Direct Co-ops formed a deal allowing member’s access to one million products at extremely discounted rates.

Tallest man in North America becomes an official spokesperson for 416Direct

Tallest man in North America becomes an official spokesperson for 416Direct
Jerry Sokoloski, Goliath in the upcoming Hollywood feature film, David and Goliath, has been a supporter of 416Direct since virtually its beginning. Mr. Sokoloski has agreed to star in a promotional, social media short film titled “BIGBOX”. Having the tallest man in North America as an official spokesperson for 416Direct is a BIG deal.

Mike Kasij, CFIB Senior District Manager becomes our Head of Sales

Mike Kasij, CFIB Senior District Manager becomes our Head of Sales
Mike Kasij, CFIB Senior District Manager has stepped on with The Direct Initiative, as the Head of Sales. Mr. Kasij will be focusing on the migration of key members to Directcoops.com and all our key association partners.

416Direct successfully completes its first industry specific joint purchase project

416Direct successfully completes its first industry specific joint purchase project
416Direct was originally created to develop a buying co-operative that would lower costs of wholesale products for small business retailers. The mission, being to help combat the erosion of the middle class caused by globalization. After a year of surveying the model with over 3,000 businesses on a wide variety of services, we have now

416Direct concludes a joint venture with Advantag

416Direct concludes a joint venture with Advantag
416Direct concludes a joint venture with Advantag, an innovative social networking and affinity software development company to bundle its offerings under a 416Direct white label.

Newly elected Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sports visits the 416Direct offices

Newly elected Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sports visits the 416Direct offices
The Honorable Michael Coteau wins re-election in the Provincial elections and is awarded the new portfolio of Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sports (including the Pan Am Games). His first official visit was to the 416Direct Offices.

416Direct and The CFIB hold MOTM Professional Discussion Session at Fasken Martineau

416Direct and The CFIB hold MOTM Professional Discussion Session at Fasken Martineau
416Direct and The CFIB hold MOTM Professional Discussion Session at Fasken Martineau with Edyath Pacuk of March 15th, during which they Consulted on the ‘X’ and ‘Y’ generations; their habits and how to reach that market.

416Direct concludes its first licensing deal for 519Direct utilizing NPlus Networks 80,000 sq.ft Data Centre

416Direct concludes its first licensing deal for 519Direct utilizing NPlus Networks 80,000 sq.ft Data Centre
416Direct concludes its first licensing deal for 519Direct (Kitchener, Ontario) with NPlus Networks. The deal is an equity swap exchanging 50% of the 519Direct license for 50% ownership in a joint venture, utilizing NPlus Networks 80,000 sq.ft Data Centre, offering Colocation Services as DirectColo.

SwitchRay (formerly MERA) partners with DirectTel

SwitchRay (formerly MERA) partners with DirectTel
SwitchRay (formerly MERA) partners with DirectTel (a 416Direct company) to offer their flagship commercial telecommunication switch (discounted to DirectTel referrals) specifically on DirectTel’s Facebook VOIP telecommunications forum, currently the most trafficked VOIP wholesale forum on Facebook.

Direct Coops soft launch takes place on Earth Day at The Ritz-Carlton

Direct Coops soft launch takes place on Earth Day at The Ritz-Carlton
Direct Coops soft launch takes place on Earth Day. In Attendance included; Brad Duguid our Minister of Trade, Michael Coteau the Minister of Tourism, Sports and Culture, and Reza Moridi, the Minister of Research and Innovation, as well as the Saudi Canadian Business Council.

416Direct and the CFIB hold MOTM Professional Discussion Session at the Toronto offices of Bloomberg Media

416Direct and the CFIB hold MOTM Professional Discussion Session at the Toronto offices of Bloomberg Media
416Direct and The CFIB hold MOTM Professional Discussion Session at the Toronto offices of Bloomberg Media. In an effort to support small businesses (as well as big ones), Bloomberg is motivated to assist 416Direct member businesses. With their top notch analysis in an open forum with small business to better equip them for survival in

416Direct and The CFIB held a MOTM Professional Discussion Session focusing on Retirement Planning with SunLife

416Direct and The CFIB held a MOTM Professional Discussion Session focusing on Retirement Planning with SunLife
At an event hosted by Fasken Martineau, 416Direct and The CFIB held a MOTM Professional Discussion Session focusing on Retirement Planning with SunLife expert Lawrence Forester.

416Direct hosts strategy luncheon CFIB to discuss integrated marketing initiatives

416Direct hosts strategy luncheon CFIB to discuss integrated marketing initiatives
416Direct hosts strategy luncheon with Dan Kelly, newly appointed CFIB CEO and Michael Kasij, Sr. District Manager Toronto, to discuss integrated marketing initiatives.

The CFIB introduces 416Direct to its key strategic partner, Bloomberg Media

The CFIB introduces 416Direct to its key strategic partner, Bloomberg Media
The CFIB introduces 416Direct to its key strategic partner, Bloomberg Media. Bloomberg went on to become one of 416Direct’s most substantial partners providing advice, information and use of their facilities for 416Direct initiatives.

416Direct is invited to participate and assist in CFIB’s launch of the “Shop Small Biz”

416Direct is invited to participate and assist in CFIB’s launch of the “Shop Small Biz”
The CFIB launches their “Shop Small Biz” campaign supported by a small business directory Web site and coordinated by annual small business shopping day. 416Direct is invited to participate and assist in recruiting new member businesses and to consult on the campaign. In addition, Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure, was

416Direct and The CFIB hold MOTM Professional Discussion Session to speak about SR&ED tax credits

416Direct and The CFIB hold MOTM Professional Discussion Session to speak about SR&ED tax credits
416Direct and The CFIB hold MOTM Professional Discussion Session featuring Bill Stark, founder of ResDev Tax Consultants Inc. to speak about SR&ED tax credits, the government’s largest single support program for R&D. The event was hosted in the boardrooms of Fasken Martineau, a leading international business law and litigation firm.

“Proud to be with 416Direct, CFIB’s newest members ” – Tweet by Dan Kelly

“Proud to be with 416Direct, CFIB’s newest members ” – Tweet by Dan Kelly
“Proud to be with 416Direct, CFIB’s newest members ” – Tweet by Dan Kelly

CFIB to co-host the Meeting of the Minds (MOTM) program of regularly scheduled small business workshops and events

CFIB to co-host the Meeting of the Minds (MOTM) program of regularly scheduled small business workshops and events
416Direct was asked to attend the CFIB Annual General Meeting where the CFIB Board presented their 5 year vision. 416Direct was fully in alignment with the CFIB stated direction. Subsequently the CFIB agreed to co-host the Meeting of the Minds (MOTM) program of regularly scheduled small business workshops and events.

416Direct attends a press event with the Minister of State for Finance, Ted Menzies

416Direct attends a press event with the Minister of State for Finance, Ted Menzies
The CFIB held a joint press event with The Minister of State for Finance, Ted Menzies to announce major legislative changes reflected in the 2013 Federal Budget due to CFIB lobbying on behalf of Canadian small businesses. The CFIB asked 416Direct to attend the press event as an example of a positive force for small

416Direct donates $100,000 worth of children’s books to The Salvation Army’s annual charity drive and the Children’s Aid Society

416Direct donates $100,000 worth of children’s books to The Salvation Army’s annual charity drive and the Children’s Aid Society
416Direct donates $100,000 worth of children’s books from Pdoink Publishing to The Salvation Army’s Toy Mountain annual charity drive and the Children’s Aid Society on behalf of Toronto Small Businesses.