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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April 2019

Starting a Small Business

April 4 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
21 Main, 21 Main Street
Grand Valley, Ontario L9W 5S8 Canada
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Ideal for all emerging entrepreneurs, this session will cover the requirements and considerations involved with starting a small business in Ontario. Participants will discuss the key elements of a business plan and why this essential document is so important when starting or growing a business. This workshop will answer many start-up questions and provide participants with the tools needed to begin building their own “road maps” to success. Pre-registration is required and space is limited.

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Market Research and Analysis

April 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tony Rose Memorial Sports Centre, 6 Northmen Way
Orangeville, Ontario L9W 3B2 Canada
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Taking the time to thoroughly research the market can have a big impact on the success of your venture. This workshop will provide training on the P-Census tool for businesses at all stages and help you make better market planning and location decisions. Participants will learn how to use consumer expenditure data to evaluate locations, find markets, and get to know customers. Anne Dorsey, Lead Research Mentor at the Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre will be on hand to demonstrate the…

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Maximizing Your Membership

April 16 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Dufferin Board of Trade, 246372 Hockley Rd
Mono, ON L9W 6K4 Canada
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Join us for an information session covering everything you need to know to maximize your membership with the Dufferin Board of Trade. Hear about our exclusive offers to members, networking opportunities, and much more! Open to new, existing or prospective members!

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Dufferin Women in Business Team Building & Networking

April 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Let Me Out, 634227 Hwy 10
Mono, ON L9W 5P4 Canada
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Illuminating the Past : It’s all about Artifacts – Capture The Story!

April 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Join Caledon East & District Historical Society for their April meeting. As a museum collections manager for many years, Alison now shares her expertise with private families and businesses. She is passionate about spreading the word of the importance of documenting the story behind artifacts. Join an inter-active talk to learn about the value of keeping records about family heirlooms, supportive photographs and other documentation. Learn how and where to start your own collection. Find out what happens if the…

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Small Business Seminar

April 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Alder Street Recreation Centre, 275 Alder Street
Orangeville, Ontario L9W 5H6 Canada
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Small Business Seminar - presented by DUCA Credit Union   Guest Speakers: Brian Saulnier, Small Business Advisor Greg Kennedy TEP, Wealth Advsior  Ben Joshan CFP,CLO,CHFC Topics will include opening business accounts, retirement planning strategies for small business owners and business succession planning. Space is limited - first come, first served for seating.  Light refreshments will be served. Call the DUCA Credit Union Branch at 519-941-8211 to reserve your spot!   April 27, 2019 11am-1pm Alder Arena - 275 Alder St…

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May 2019

Terry O’Reilly presents Don’t Outspend them, Outsmart them Budget should never get in the way of great marketing

May 14 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Monora Park Pavilion, 500 Monora Park Drive
Mono, ON Canada
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In a world where most advertisers don’t have huge budgets to trounce the competition, where small advertisers are up against deeper pockets, and where not–for–profit communicators struggle to make an impact, there is a way to gain remarkable returns. Marketing guru, Terry O’Reilly, host of CBC’s popular radio show Under the Influence explains how to outsmart the competition, not outspend them. All it takes is a different mindset and a different kind of creativity. In this lunch and learn, Terry…

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Empowering Women Through Values- Dufferin Women in Business

May 15 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Orangeville Curling Club, 76 Fifth Avenue
Orangeville, Ontario L9W 1G3
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Think Local Showcase & AGM

May 15 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Adamo Estate Winery, 793366 3rd Line EHS
Mono, ON L9W 2Z2 Canada
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  Are you a Think Local Supporter?   The 3rd Annual Think Local Showcase will be on May 15th, 2019.  If you attended the showcase in 2017 or 2018, you will likely remember enjoying a delicious, gourmet meal of local food, served by 6-10 of the best local culinary businesses, and networking with 100 of the top local business and political leaders. This year’s event will provide all of that – plus tours of the local winery, Adamo Estates, with a…

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Estate Planning with RBC

May 15 @ 6:30 pm
Shelburne Library, 201 Owen Sound St
Shelburne, ON L9V 3L2 Canada
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  Shelburne Library Cost: Free Please RSVP by Friday May 10th, 2019 by contacting or (519) 938-1668  

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