If you've ever wondered what your life's purpose is, this workshop is for you.
Whether you are stuck in a job you dislike, you are out of work or have a burning desire to start your own business or are wondering how to take your existing business to the next level, join us for our first Women's Entrepreneurial Workshop on Wednesday March 13th at 7:00 pm. Location: Thirty Six Knots,1212 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4T 1W1.
Jaclyn Genovese, the founder and CEO of Jacflash, will share her success story to date, explain why some businesses worked and others didn't and inspire you to pursue your own dream career.
Receive Jaclyn's top tips and tricks on building your successful business and ask her your burning questions.
In addition to the talk and question/answer period she has prepared, she believes it is valuable to provide you all with important contacts you will require to start or grow your business. (Jaclyn wishes she had this throughout the years!). You will be given a full package, as well as the opportunity to meet these contacts (and they are all women!). This includesa photographer, videographer, website developer, bookkeeper, lawyer, PR, social media experts, sales coach, business registry and more.
On top of the contacts these attendees will receive, jaclyn will discuss throughout the talk and give out a package at the end of the workshop, disclosing what companies to use to open your own online store, purchase your domain, set up your business email account, set up your own website and blog , top websites used to hire staff, and to do accounting/bookkeeping with and more!
Jaclyn Genovese opened her fashion boutique “jacflash” in the (then up-and-coming) trendy neighbourhood of Queen West in 2007. The shop quickly became a landmark destination for both men and women and received frequent nods from publications such as The Toronto Star, Elle Magazine, Fashion Magazine, and The Globe & Mail. Jaclyn was given a starring role on Slice TV’s reality show “Jaclife”, which documented her day-to-day happenings in the city (per Jaclyn, Google at your own risk)! As her popularity grew, Jaclyn began hosting weekly parties at Nyood, the Thompson Hotel’s 1812 bar and Lost and Found. Her events received global recognition, attracting big names like Justin Bieber, Hugh Grant, Uma Thurman, The Weeknd, Drake, Deadmau5, Bryson Tiller, Dave Chappelle, Mark Cuban, Lewis Hamilton, Party Next Door and were frequented by athletes in the NBA, NHL and MLB. Even The Weeknd recognizes the amusement of a jacflash event, shouting out Jaclyn’s Lost and Found party in his single “Drinks on Us”.
In 2014, Jaclyn made a pivot that was initially met with surprise and concern from those around her, closing the doors of jacflash to expand into a lifestyle company with a major focus on interior design. Her passion for fashion allowed for a seamless transition to interiors; where she once connected with retail clients and suggested outfits suitable to their personal style, she chooses furniture and accessories that reflect her design clients’ taste and lifestyle. “Spaces by Jacflash” has completed a range of projects from residential design to commercial pop-ups and worked with celebrity clients like Youtube’s Jus Reign and Ask Kimberly, NBA’s Patrick Patterson and radio host Blake Carter. Spaces by Jacflash has been featured in publications including The Globe & Mail, Toronto Life and City Life Mag. Most recently, Jaclyn won Interior Designer of the Year at the 2018 Notable Awards. The award sits proudly on the mantle of her Bloor West townhouse, which received it’s own Spaces by Jacflash makeover two years ago.
In 2018, Jaclyn hung up her heels and retired from the nightlife industry. Not known to sit idly for long, Jaclyn started a passion project called #fitnessbyjacflash – a fitness and nutrition company that hosts monthly events for women. Her goal was simple: to encourage women of all ages to get physically and mentally STRONGER together. Pairing wellness conversations on topics like fertility, natural beauty, and therapeutic art with group workouts, she is tackling her goal, one sold-out workshop at a time. Each #fitnessbyjacflash workshop showcases local brands who donate goodie bag items and raffle prizes, nurturing Jaclyn’s desire to support small businesses. With just a year under it’s belt, #fitnessbyjacflash is already creating a buzz amongst the Toronto fitness community.