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Photos from The Globe's Small Business Summit

The Nov. 8 event in Toronto featured speeches and workshops designed to help entrepreneurs grow their companies. Photography by Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail

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Attendees gather for the start of the Small Business Summit held at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto on Nov. 8, 2011.

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Programs for the Small Business Summit held at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto on Nov. 8, 2011.

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Program schedule for the Small Business Summit held at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto on Nov. 8, 2011.

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Maxime Bernier, Minister of State, Small Business and Tourism, presents the keynote address at the Small Business Summit in Toronto, Nov. 8, 2011.

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Canadian SME success: How I Did It talk during the Small Business Summit held at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto on Nov. 8, 2011.

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Tara Hunt addresses the crowd during a talk at the Small Business Summit held at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto on Nov 8., 2011.

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Mid morning coffee break at the Small Business Summit held at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto on Nov. 8, 2011.

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Mid morning break at the Small Business Summit held at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto on Nov. 8, 2011.

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Taking in a workshop at the Small Business Summit held at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto on Nov. 8, 2011.

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Taking in a workshop at the Small Business Summit held at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto on Nov. 8, 2011.

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The Media Coverage and How to Secure It workshop at the Small Business Summit at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto on Nov. 8, 2011.

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Crowds stream out of meeting rooms after talks at the Small Business Summit held at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto on Nov. 8, 2011.

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Attendees wait to enter a room for a workshop at the Small Business Summit at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto on Nov. 8, 2011.

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Listening in at the Small Business Summit held at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto on Nov. 8, 2011.

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Networking was an important element for attendees of the Small Business Summit at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto on Nov. 8, 2011.

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Networking was an important element at the Small Business Summit held at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto on Nov. 8, 2011.

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Greg Taylor, left, from Steam Whistle Brewery, listens to Ratna Omidvar of the Maytree Foundation during the Bridging the Skills Gap: Tapping into Immigrant Talent talk at the Small Business Summit at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto on Nov. 8, 2011.

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Networking during lunch break at the Small Business Summit at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto on Nov. 8, 2011.

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Networking during lunch break at the Small Business Summit held at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto on Nov. 8, 2011.

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Networking during lunch break at the Small Business Summit held at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto on Nov. 8, 2011.

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