WE-CAN: Getting Started with Shopify


Tuesday April 21, 2020
6:00 am - 7:00 am


Virtual Workshop
Event Category

About this Event

Thousands of entrepreneurs are in the process of shifting their businesses online as social distancing continues in the new economic reality of COVID-19.

In this seminar, Carissa Cosgrove of Shopify will lead you through some of the basics of getting your business set up online with Shopify.

Learn how to add and upload products in a hurry, set up shipping and curbside pickup and customize a basic theme.

You'll also hear about the latest changes from Shopify designed to make your transition as seamless as possible.

When the seminar is complete, you should;

  • Be familiar with the back-end admin of Shopify
  • Know which resources and assets you need to get started
  • Understand where you can go to get support and learn more about Shopify
  • Feel confident that you have the information you need to set up your business online

Questions will be addressed throughout the presentation, as well as during a Q&A at the end of the session.

Carissa will also provide you with resources and ways to connect with her directly.

ABOUT the WE-CAN PROJECT: The WE-CAN Project is led by Queen’s University and supported by the Government of Canada. Its mission is to inspire and empower existing and aspiring women entrepreneurs by providing them with tools, resources, expert mentors, networks and community building to expand existing businesses and to launch new ventures.

The Government of Canada, through FedDev Ontario’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES) Ecosystem Fund is providing $3.2 million for Queen’s University to design and deliver programs and services to accelerate, train, mentor and provide resources to women entrepreneurs and women-led companies in the community.

The focus of the WES strategy is to provide support to women entrepreneurs from diverse and underrepresented groups.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Carissa Cosgrove has worked with thousands of businesses as a consultant, editor, content creator, and more recently as the Community Manager for Shopify in Kingston.

As an entrepreneur working for an agile ecommerce company, she engages daily with the challenges business owners face and works to make commerce better for everyone.