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 Business Advisors. Consultations are free and confidential.

Our  Advisors are 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, you may want to meet with an Advisor for an in-depth consultation and feedback on all aspects of your plan.

 

Startup Events Calendar

    May 2017

  • May 30

    GST/HST Information for Small Business
    Tue, May 30th @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

    Registration for this seminar is now closed due to high volume.
    Please call 519-659-2882 ext. 0 to see availability. 

    GST/HST Information for Small Business

    The purpose of the presentation is to provide a general overview of how the GST/HST impacts your business operations.

    Learn about:

    • General Information

    • Your GST/HST Account

    • Collecting GST/HST

    • GST/HST Return & Payment Options

    • Quick & Simplified Methods of Accounting

    and many more!!

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  • June 2017

  • June 1

    Legal Advice
    Thu, Jun 1st @ 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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  • June 6

    Accounting Advice
    Tue, Jun 6th @ 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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  • June 7

    Networking June 2017 - Networking Wednesdays
    Wed, Jun 7th @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Join us on the patio at Winks Eatery. Enjoy a variety of fresh treats and network with other local business owners. This will be our last networking event before summer and patio events are always busy...register early so you don't miss it!

    Tickets $6.19/each

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  • June 14

    Navigating Regulatory Requirements for Your Business
    Wed, Jun 14th @ 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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  • June 21

    Starting a Small Business - June 2017
    Wed, Jun 21st @ 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 $30.00/each

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  • June 28

    Business Planning Basics Session 1 - June 2017
    Wed, Jun 28th @ 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 for sessions 2 & 3 on June 30, 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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  • June 30

    Business Planning Basics Sessions 2 & 3 - June 2017
    Fri, Jun 30th @ 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 workshop. Registration for Session 1 on June 28 automatically includes Sessions 2 & 3 on this date.

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  • July 2017

  • July 4

    Accounting Advice
    Tue, Jul 4th @ 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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