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, an innovative social networking and affinity software development company to bundle its offerings under a 416Direct white label.
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 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 (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.
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 […]
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 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. Bloomberg went on to become one of 416Direct’s most substantial partners providing advice, information and use of their facilities for 416Direct initiatives.
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 […]