Collaborating and Engaging
Working together to build strong businesses
As a not-for-profit organization we rely on community partners, private businesses and professionals to help us support local entrepreneurs in their business development.
Each year we work with dozens of community service organizations to introduce their clients to the possibility of self-employment and we enlist more than 70 private sector volunteers to provide expertise in seminars, mentorship groups, discussion panels, conferences and competitions.
If you work with clients considering self-employment, or are an experienced business professional who would like to assist new ventures we want to hear from you. Click on the appropriate category below to learn more.
Community Involvement in the Small Business Centre
- Are your clients considering self employment? We can help... Read More
- Get involved...share your expertise...help business owners succeed! Read More
- Showcase your success by giving back to the community... Read More
- Do you have a product or service that you feel would benefit our clients? Read More
- Community groups and organizations who want to learn more about the Centre and entrepreneurship... Read More
Community Partner Events
January 8Read More
The Think Business Series is comprised of four (two hour) sessions that serve as guidance in developing a business plan. This includes market research, marketing and sales, financials, operations and start up costs.
NOTE**Registration for this series includes registration for all sessions being held on January 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
Rise Individual Lending Program Information Session - Jan 13, 2020
Mon, Jan 13th @ 10:00 am - 11:00 amRead More
Do you self-identify as an individual who has experienced mental health and or addiction challenges? Then you may be eligible to participate in a unique lending program. The Small Business Centre has partnered up with Rise Asset Development to provide training, mentoring, and financing of up to $10,000 to help qualified and eligible individuals achieve their business goals!
The Nuts and Bolts of Building a Construction Trades Business - January 14th 2020
Tue, Jan 14th @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pmRead More
During this seminar, you will be provided with an overview on the important areas every entrepreneur should consider when starting a construction trades business.
January 15Read More
Discover how to minimize the risk for your small business, and avoid costly mistakes!
Building a Construction Trades Business - Navigating the Regulatory Compliance - February 4th 2020
Tue, Feb 4th @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pmRead More
Learn the about the regulations that will affect your business. Meet and learn from Chartered Tax Accountants, Insurance Professionals, and representatives from Service Business London.
Understanding Employment Standards & Health and Safety for Your Small Business
Wed, Feb 26th @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pmRead More
Know your workplace rights and obligations within small business. Presented by experts from the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development.