On the 27th of March, 2013, I had the pleasure of presenting my thoughts on business (“Pain, Processes, and Progress: How To Build A Business You Love”) to the graduating class of the Ontario Self-Employment Benefit (OSEB) program.

Event Details

Connect, learn and make powerful new alliances in your efforts to develop and grow your business. The Networking Sessions focus on topics and issues that help you understand your enterprise and commercial environment better. Build smart with valuable perspective and insight – see you there!

Wednesday March 27th, 2013 –  9:30 am – 12:00 pm – RBC Community Room, 2nd floor

Taggart Family Y –  180 Argyle Street (Intersection O’Connor & Argyle)


9:00- Doors Open for Informal Networking

9:30-Opening Words

9:45-Guest Speaker Elizabeth Lance

10:45-15-min Break

11:45- Closing Words and Graduation Ceremony (June 2012 Intake)

12:00-Informal Networking 

Special Guest Presentation: Elizabeth Lance – Leader and management consultant

Topic: Pain, Progress, and Processes: How To Build A Business You Love (Faster And Better Than Your Competition)

A classical musician by training, Elizabeth has successfully applied the same skills she used to master one of the world’s most challenging instruments – the French Horn – to becoming an authority on the largest single source of federal government support for industrial R&D in Canada: the Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax incentive program. Often quoted by the CBC, she has help innovative companies recover millions of dollars via The InGenuity Group®, where she oversees a team of PhDs, MBAs, and CAs in her role as Managing Partner & CEO.

Elizabeth stands out as a 30-year-old Master of Arts graduate in a male-dominated and technology-focused industry. In a sea of black suits, she is easy to spot in her trademark scarlet red dresses, usually engaged in a conversation that will bring out her vivacious laugh.

This musician-turned-entrepreneur keeps her passion for the arts alive via her community involvement. This includes sitting on several boards, working as a jury member for arts-based funding programs, and through her support of the National Arts Center foundation.

In her spare time, Elizabeth enjoys being out in nature snapping pictures with her two rescue dogs – Peanut and Bilbo Baggins – in tow, as well as raising funds for local and international animal rescues organizations.

More information is available via www.lizlance.ca

Event Feedback

Hi Elizabeth, We met today at the Ymca (OSEB) presentation , I wanted to thank you for your inspiring and genuine presentation about your personal journey and experience. – Sihem Benali

Dear Elizabeth, Thank you for coming to the OSEB networking session today Wednesday March 27. Your presentation was informative and gave me such wonderful hope and insight for being an entrepreneur.  With thanks, Dora Dalietos

Elizabeth, It was a pleasure to meet you and to hear you speak at the OSEB networking event on March 27.  Samantha Read

Hello Elizabeth! It was so wonderful to hear your talk this morning – as a fellow introvert I found your perspective about business very encouraging and inspiring! Meagan Hanes

Hi Liz, It was really great to meet you today and such a pleasure to take in your presentation. Marc Gammal

Hi Elizabeth, I was in the audience yesterday at the Y. You were brilliant! Witty, approachable, so smart and refreshingly modest. My husband and I both come from musical backgrounds. He especially shares your talent for relating all of life’s adventures / challenges to music. I did my best to re-tell him all the highlights and we had a good laugh. Thank you for sharing your time and smarts! – Helena Achia



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