Thinking/Starting

Evaluating your idea and getting started

Thinking about your own Business? Not sure where to start?

The Small Business Centre can provide you with the tools and resources you need to evaluate your idea and decide if entrepreneurship is right for you. 

If you're ready to get started the Centre offers a full range of support services, including workshops, seminars, government programs, advisory assistance, networking events and much more to help you put your business on the path to success.

Have questions about your business plan?

Make an appointment with one of our knowledgeable Advisors. Consultations are free and confidential.

Our Business Information Advisor is available to assist you with your market research and help you get started on your plan.

If you've already begun working on a plan, meet with a Business Advisor for an in-depth consultation on all aspects of your plan.

 

Startup Events Calendar

    August 2016

  • August 2

    Accounting Advice
    Tue, Aug 2nd @ 9:00 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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  • August 4

    Legal Advice
    Thu, Aug 4th @ 9:00 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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  • August 9

    Keep Calm & Start a Business - August 9
    Tue, Aug 9th @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    Young Entrepreneurs - Programs & Services

    Why work for someone else when you can be your own boss? Attend this free 1 hour session to learn about programs, services and
    resources designed to help young entrepreneurs start and grow businesses.

    Learn about:

    • Starter Company (Ages 18-29)

    • Futurpreneur Canada (Ages 18 - 34)

    • Rise Asset Development

    • Summer Company (ages 15 - 29)

    • Networking Opportunities

    • Advice & Mentorship

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  • August 17

    Starting a Small Business - August 2016
    Wed, Aug 17th @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Do you have what it takes to start your own business? Do you know what's involved in getting started?

    This 3 hour seminar will explore the personal aspects of business ownership and provide you with information on government regulations, taxation, legal and financial issues you need to consider before starting a business. 

    Tickets $25.00/each

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  • August 23

    Keep Calm & Start a Business - August 23
    Tue, Aug 23rd @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    Young Entrepreneurs - Programs & Services

    Why work for someone else when you can be your own boss? Attend this free 1 hour session to learn about programs, services and
    resources designed to help young entrepreneurs start and grow businesses.

    Learn about:

    • Starter Company (Ages 18-29)

    • Futurpreneur Canada (Ages 18 - 34)

    • Rise Asset Development

    • Summer Company (ages 15 - 29)

    • Networking Opportunities

    • Advice & Mentorship

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  • August 24

    Business Planning Basics Session 1 - Aug 2016
    Wed, Aug 24th @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    First part of a 9 hour workshop 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 in Session 2 on August 26, 2016. 

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

    Tickets $100.00/each

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  • August 26

    Business Planning Basics Sessions 2 & 3 - Aug 2016
    Fri, Aug 26th @ 9:00 pm - 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 workshop. Registration for Session 1 on August 24 automatically includes Sessions 2 & 3 on this date. 

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  • September 2016

  • September 7

    Networking September 2016 - Networking Wednesdays
    Wed, Sep 7th @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Paramount Fine Foods 

    769 Southdale Road, East 

    Networking Wednesday is all set for September! Join us as we kick off the fall season with delicious middle eastern food on the beautiful patio at Paramount Fine Foods. If the success of last September's event is any indication, you are sure to have a great time connecting with local entrepreneurs and professionals, sharing ideas, and broadening your list of business contacts! 

    Advance Registration is required.
    Register by Monday, September 5, 2016.

    Tickets $6.19/each

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