commonsku (PPAI 552077), a Toronto, Ontario-based provider of promotional products business and sales software, held its inaugural Business-by-Design boot camp this week in Palm Springs, California.

The three-day event, held October 1-3 at the Ace Hotel, gave more than 100 industry professionals opportunities to network and a series of workshops to help build and expand their businesses.

“This has been a dream of ours for a long time: attract the brightest, most entrepreneurial-driven minds at one intimate event and provide a deep-dive into the practical methods of running a successful business, plus, provide the actual tools for building a vibrant future,” says Mark Graham, co-founder and chief platform officer at commonsku. “Our discussion this week has centered around business by design: helping participants walk away inspired about the endless possibilities in our industry and giving them tools to design their future success on purpose.

“We realize that professionals in our industry are hungry for an intimate, authentic experience that goes beyond mere networking and keynotes,” Graham adds. “We have been so encouraged by the gathering of so many like-minded entrepreneurs in one creative and inspirational space and couldn’t be more proud of the event, but mostly we’re just thrilled we get to play a part in connecting smart entrepreneurs and inspiring each other to dream big.”