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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - September 26, 2013

Arlene Dickinson introduces 2.0

Innovative social platform dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs goes live October 2

Toronto, ON - Arlene Dickinson today announced the upcoming launch of 2.0, a member-based social platform for entrepreneurs set to debut on Wednesday, October 2.

Featuring a new layout and focusing on all aspects of the "entrepreneurial lifestyle", 2.0 promotes the advancement of entrepreneurs through entertaining and informative content including posts from Dickinson and other industry professionals; connections with like-minded business owners; online 'flash groups' which facilitate instant focus groups between members; opportunities to 'ask an expert' for business advice; and entrepreneurial events.

"Entrepreneurs thrive when surrounded by the right expertise, information and ability to collaborate peer to peer," said Dickinson. "With 2.0, we have created an enhanced online platform designed specifically for small and medium-sized business owners, with the goal of helping them achieve the greatest success possible, while providing resources that celebrate and enrich the entrepreneurial lifestyle." 2.0 is free to join and provides an online community where entrepreneurs can connect and share their experiences in building their business. The site offers its members engaging content, educational resources and entertainment specifically designed for entrepreneurs.

Dickinson added, "We are thrilled to have Microsoft, Scotiabank, and TELUS on board as sponsors, especially given the important role that technology, financial services and telecommunications play in the success of the average business. All three will offer a range of products and high value offers to our membership."

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Arlene Dickinson launched in October 2012 as part of Arlene Dickinson Enterprises Ltd., a company created to invest in, serve and support entrepreneurs. serves as a member-based platform for entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized business owners around the world.

Over the course of her career, Dickinson has invested in, assisted and advised hundreds of companies from local, sole proprietorships to multi-billion dollar international businesses. In addition to heading up and Arlene Dickinson Enterprises (ADE) which launched in October 2012, Dickinson remains CEO of Venture Communications Ltd., the national marketing company she has owned for more than 25 years, as well as a venture capitalist on the hit CBC series Dragons' Den.


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