Market Research and Analysis

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,… Read more »

Selling Food in Ontario

In this resource-packed session, a panel of experts will provide current information about food business regulations and supports available to entrepreneurs in the Agri-food sector. Whether you are just starting your food business or planning to expand, this session has comprehensive advice to help you succeed. Representatives from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and… Read more »

HST for Small Business

A specialist from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will present a general overview of how the HST impacts business operations and provide owners with information on their responsibilities with respect to the tax. Topics covered will include input tax credits, filing and reporting, collecting HST, Place of Supply rules, HST return and payment options, Point-of-Sale… Read more »

Tax Planning for Small Business

Rescheduled due to inclement weather on February 12. Gerry Hogenhout of Hogenhout and Associates will discuss taxes from an entrepreneur’s perspective. This session will complement the information presented in the CRA seminar (February 7) by providing valuable tips and essential rules for operating a small business. Discover ways to successfully navigate your business through the… Read more »

Key Tools for Successful Online Marketing

An effective content marketing strategy focuses on creating valuable, relevant and consistent content for your customers. Search engine optimization (SEO) and social media are two key tools that can help your business distribute content while engaging with your audience and building your brand. But how do you know if it’s working? Kellie Anderson, Digital Marketing… Read more »

Tax Seminar with Canada Revenue Agency

A representative of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will explain common tax errors and how to avoid them. Participants will be shown how to use financial benchmarks for relevant industries and learn best practices for staying on top of their finances and maintaining a healthy relationship with the CRA. This session offers an excellent opportunity… Read more »

Starting a Small Business

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… Read more »

Cannabis and the Workplace: What employers need to know

Presented by Workplace Safety and Prevention Services (WSPS), this relevant and informative session will provide an overview of the new cannabis legislation. Employers will gain a better understanding of the implications and risks involved with the new regulations and will discuss next steps to consider as they navigate the changes. This session is being held… Read more »

Legal Issues in Social Media

Terrance Carter of Carters Professional Corporation will provide a legal perspective on social media in business and the workplace. Canadians are among the world’s most prolific social media users and there has been a phenomenal increase in the use of social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter. What are the legal implications associated… Read more »