Beyond Start-up...

Once your business has passed the start-up stage you face new challenges. In today's competitive marketplace business owners often have to juggle many jobs. Resources can be stretched thin and it can be difficult to manage and grow your business.

Is it time to hire employees? Do you need to enhance your marketing plan? Develop a new sales process? Is it time to expand? Do you need additional financing?  These are only a few of the questions you may be asking yourself once you've established your business. 

The Small Business Centre offers Advisory assistance and a variety of resources and services to help you refine your business management skills and create a plan for growth.

 

 

 

Business Growth Events Calendar

    August 2017

  • August 23

    Communication Strategies for Increasing Your Sales
    Wed, Aug 23rd @ 9:15 am - 12:15 pm

    Communication is the backbone to all relationships, including those that start when selling products and services. Selling, for the most part, is about being able to properly communicate the value you provide to your buyers. But communication isn't just about the sales person doing all the talking.

    Tickets $30.00/each

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  • August 23

    Business Planning Basics Session 1 - August 2017
    Wed, Aug 23rd @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    First part of a 9 hour seminar on creating a business plan. Learn about market research, assessing your competition, creating effective marketing strategies and developing sales strategies. Registration for this session automatically includes registration for sessions 2 & 3 on August 25, 2017.

    NOTE - Completion of the Starting a Small Business Seminar is required before enrolling in this workshop.

    Tickets $120.00/each

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  • August 25

    Business Planning Basics Sessions 2 & 3 - August 2017
    Fri, Aug 25th @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Learn about operational concerns and financial considerations, including: start up costs, sales forecasting, cash flow statements, income statements, and balance sheets. Upon completing this seminar you will have all the tools necessary to prepare your own business plan.

    NOTE - This full day session completes the seminar series. Registration for Session 1 on August 23 automatically includes Sessions 2 & 3 on this date.

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  • September 2017

  • September 5

    Accounting Advice
    Tue, Sep 5th @ 9:10 am - 12:30 pm

    Access certified accountants to address financial questions and assist with bookkeeping best practices and future forecasting.

    Individual appointments booked on a first come, first served basis.

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  • September 7

    Legal Advice
    Thu, Sep 7th @ 9:10 am - 12:30 pm

    Expert lawyers are available to clarify your concerns and provide answers to your legal questions.

    Individual half hour appointments booked on a first come, first served basis.

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  • September 20

    The Business of YOU!
    Wed, Sep 20th @ 9:15 am - 12:15 pm

    As a business owner you know the importance of building a strong company brand and image, but how are you personally representing your brand? Do you look, act and feel the part of a professional? Are you instilling confidence in your clients' buying decisions? As much as your clients/customers are buying your products and services they are also buying the "business of you".

    Tickets $30.00/each

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  • September 27

    Business Planning Basics Session 1 - September 2017
    Wed, Sep 27th @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    First part of a 9 hour seminar on creating a business plan. Learn about market research, assessing your competition, creating effective marketing strategies and developing sales strategies. Registration for this session automatically includes registration for sessions 2 & 3 on September 29, 2017.

    NOTE - Completion of the Starting a Small Business Seminar is required before enrolling in this workshop.

    Tickets $120.00/each

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  • September 29

    Business Planning Basics Sessions 2 & 3 - September 2017
    Fri, Sep 29th @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Learn about operational concerns and financial considerations, including: start up costs, sales forecasting, cash flow statements, income statements, and balance sheets. Upon completing this workshop you will have all the tools necessary to prepare your own business plan.

    NOTE - This full day session completes the seminar series. Registration for Session 1 on September 27 automatically includes Sessions 2 & 3 on this date.

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  • October 2017

  • October 3

    Accounting Advice
    Tue, Oct 3rd @ 9:10 am - 12:30 pm

    Access certified accountants to address financial questions and assist with bookkeeping best practices and future forecasting.

    Individual appointments booked on a first come, first served basis.

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  • October 5

    Legal Advice
    Thu, Oct 5th @ 9:10 am - 12:30 pm

    Expert lawyers are available to clarify your concerns and provide answers to your legal questions.

    Individual half hour appointments booked on a first come, first served basis.

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  • October 11

    Email Marketing for Small Business Growth
    Wed, Oct 11th @ 9:15 am - 12:15 pm

    Email marketing is a must-have for your marketing toolbox and this seminar will teach you how to use it to grow your business. Learn how to put together an email campaign that not only looks great, but gets the engagement you want and need! 

    Tickets $30.00/each

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  • October 17

    Navigating the Regulatory Compliances for Your Business
    Tue, Oct 17th @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Starting a business in the food industry. Thinking about opening a restaurant, bakery, café, wholesale, nightclub, or similar business? This seminar will show you how to navigate the interdepartmental permit and legislation requirements for various food related businesses.

    Tickets $0.00/each

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