The Dufferin Board of Trade offers many educational and networking opportunities to help you build your business skills, increase your connections, and gain exposure for your business.
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Developing an effective online presence is essential in attracting customers to your business. Kelly Brooks, President and CEO of SpeakFeel Corp., will discuss options and ideas to help you optimize your website, social media platforms, and other online tools to promote your business and engage with customers. Whether you are just starting to develop an online presence or you’re looking to enhance existing content, this workshop will provide you with valuable information and advice to market your business effectively. If…Find out more »
Dana McCauley, Executive Director of Food Starter, will share proven strategies that will help food entrepreneurs get a strong start, cultivate steady growth and reap ultimate success. Learn how to succeed in the flourishing food sector. Michele Harris of Headwaters Tourism and Phil Dewar of Soulyve will discuss the growing popularity of culinary tourism in Dufferin County. Learn best practices from successful local food entrepreneurs: Soup Girl - Jennifer Clark; Fire in the Kitchen - Christian Horner; Laura's Luscious Pies…Find out more »
In this interactive and hands-on workshop, participants will learn the essential elements of a business plan and take practical steps to create their own business planning documents. As participants work on their individual plans, they will learn how to describe the company’s vision, mission, goals and activities, begin the market analysis and promotional plan, formulate the pricing strategy, calculate financial outlays and revenues, and work on the financial forecasts.Find out more »
Earl Glyn-Williams from the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) will provide business owners with an overview of their legal responsibilities under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act and provide information on the mandatory coverage rules in the construction industry. Attendees will learn about their roles and responsibilities, who is required to register with WSIB, how to register, how rates are calculated, how to file a claim, how the mandatory coverage rules in the construction industry affect the clearance certificate…Find out more »