Enterprise Toronto

Seminars and Events

Enterprise Toronto and its partners offer year-round learning opportunities for entrepreneurs and small business owners, from regularly scheduled seminars to large annual events like the Small Business Forum.

Upcoming Seminars and Events

March

2017 Small Business Money Forum
Looking for ways to fund your business? Want to understand how to get access to credit? Interested in understanding market conditions so that you can build your customer base?  Join TD and the City of Toronto for a full-day session focused on helping small and medium-sized businesses get connected to financial resources to help them grow and succeed.

Tuesday, Mar. 7
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 3rd Fl.
Council Chamber


Starting Your Business 101
Owning a business is a dream for many people. Every new business starts with an idea. This interactive workshop will help you have a step-by-step overview of what you need to do to make it happen. It will also give you the opportunity to ask questions in your own words.

Wednesday, Mar. 8
9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Fl.
Committee Room 1

 


Public Relations Boot Camp 
An interactive 3-hour workshop that will help participants learn a new approach to public relations focused on helping build, test and measure strategies for building the business.  

Thursday, Mar. 9
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Fl.
Committee Room 4


Ask the Expert – Legal Advice for Businesses
Using their unique skills, volunteer corporate lawyers from Pro Bono Ontario will provide small business owners with free information and support on corporate, tax, employment, contract, real estate, licensing and other business, commercial and other regulatory matters.

Friday, Mar. 10
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Main Fl.
Enterprise Toronto Resource Centre


Startup Financials Boot Camp
If you want to build a successful business, it’s important to know your numbers. In this seminar, you’ll learn how to calculate your start-up costs, test the viability of your business idea, price your products and develop financial forecasts that will help you manage your company.

Tuesday, Mar. 14
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Fl.
Committee Room 3


Starting Your Business 101 (PM)
Owning a business is a dream for many people. Every new business starts with an idea. This interactive workshop will help you have a step-by-step overview of what you need to do to make it happen. It will also give you the opportunity to ask questions in your own words.

Wednesday, Mar. 15
5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Lower Level, Council Chambers

 


Technology Boot Camp: Business Tech 101 - Setting yourself up for success
If you're starting a new business today, technology should be a key consideration as you build out your strategic plan. Whether you're in professional services, retail, manufacturing, or another industry, we'll cover the basics of how technology can help your business be more productive, secure, and agile.

Tuesday, Mar. 21
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W. 2nd Fl.
Committee Room 4


Starting Your Business 101
Owning a business is a dream for many people. Every new business starts with an idea. This interactive workshop will help you have a step-by-step overview of what you need to do to make it happen. It will also give you the opportunity to ask questions in your own words.

Wednesday, Mar. 22
9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Fl.
Committee Room 3

 


Business Plan Boot Camp
If you want to build a successful business, it’s important to develop a robust business plan. In this seminar, you’ll learn the elements of a business plan, understand the various types of business plans (one-page versus detailed), and leave the session with a draft business plan that will get your business started on the right foot. 

Thursday, Mar. 23
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Lower Level, Committee Room 2


GrowthWheel Entrepreneur Boot Camp
GrowthWheel is a hands-on, action-oriented program designed to help entrepreneurs at all stages overcome their barriers to growth

Tuesday, Mar. 28
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Main Level
Enterprise Toronto Resource Office

 


Marketing & Sales Boot Camp
In this practical and hands-on workshop, you will learn the most important elements required for business success. By the end of the session, you’ll have completed a one-page marketing and sales plan to help you kick-start your very own business.

Thursday, Mar. 30
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., 3rd Fl.
Committee Room 6


April

Business Plan Boot Camp
If you want to build a successful business, it’s important to develop a robust business plan. In this seminar, you’ll learn the elements of a business plan, understand the various types of business plans (one-page versus detailed), and leave the session with a draft business plan that will get your business started on the right foot. 

Tuesday, Apr. 4
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Fl.
Committee Room 3


Digital Main Street Forum
The Digital Main Street Forum aims to assist entrepreneurs in embracing digital technologies to build and grow their business.

Thursday, Apr. 6
9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
Council Chambers


Ask the Expert – Legal Advice for Businesses
Using their unique skills, volunteer corporate lawyers from Pro Bono Ontario will provide small business owners with free information and support on corporate, tax, employment, contract, real estate, licensing and other business, commercial and other regulatory matters.

Friday, Apr. 7
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Enterprise Toronto Resource Library


Starting Your Business 101
Owning a business is a dream for many people. Every new business starts with an idea. This interactive workshop will help you have a step-by-step overview of what you need to do to make it happen. It will also give you the opportunity to ask questions in your own words.

Wednesday, Apr.12
9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Fl.
Committee Room 3


Regulated and Prohibited Consumer Products in Canada
This workshop presented by Health Canada Consumer Product Safety Officer is of great importance to manufacturers, importers or sellers of consumer goods (e.g. toys, children's products, furniture, electronics and clothing).  Cosmetics products will also be included but, no reference to food, drugs and medical devices.

Tuesday, April 18
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Main Fl.
Enterprise Toronto Resource Centre

 


Starting Your Business 101
Owning a business is a dream for many people. Every new business starts with an idea. This interactive workshop will help you have a step-by-step overview of what you need to do to make it happen. It will also give you the opportunity to ask questions in your own words.

Wednesday, Apr.19
9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Lower Level, Committee Room 4


GrowthWheel Entrepreneur Boot Camp
GrowthWheel is a hands-on, action-oriented program designed to help entrepreneurs at all stages overcome their barriers to growth.

Tuesday, Apr. 25
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Main Fl.
Enterprise Toronto Resource Library

 


Starting Your Business 101
Owning a business is a dream for many people. Every new business starts with an idea. This interactive workshop will help you have a step-by-step overview of what you need to do to make it happen. It will also give you the opportunity to ask questions in your own words.

Wednesday, Apr. 26 (PM)
5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Fl.
Committee Room 3

 


May

Legal Boot Camp
Whether you plan to start a business or already operate one, you’re bound to come across legal questions: Do I need to incorporate? Should I trademark my name? Are contracts really that important? How do I prepare proper invoices? What should I do when leasing space for my business? This boot camp session will offer answers to these and other legal questions.

Tuesday, May 2
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St .W., 2nd Fl.
Committee Room 3


Web Presence Boot Camp
Whether you want to start a business, or you’re already operating a business, you need to have a website.  This boot camp is focused on helping attendees understand the basics of a website and how to ensure that your business has a web presence.

Tuesday, May 9
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Fl.
Committee Room 3


Starting Your Business 101
Owning a business is a dream for many people. Every new business starts with an idea. This interactive workshop will help you have a step-by-step overview of what you need to do to make it happen. It will also give you the opportunity to ask questions in your own words.

Wednesday, May 10
9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Fl.
Committee Room 3

 


Business Plan Boot Camp
If you want to build a successful business, it’s important to develop a robust business plan. In this seminar, you’ll learn the elements of a business plan, understand the various types of business plans (one-page versus detailed), and leave the session with a draft business plan that will get your business started on the right foot. 

Thursday, May 11
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Lower Level, Council Chambers


Ask the Expert – Legal Advice for Businesses
Using their unique skills, volunteer corporate lawyers from Pro Bono Ontario will provide small business owners with free information and support on corporate, tax, employment, contract, real estate, licensing and other business, commercial and other regulatory matters.

Friday, May 12
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Main Fl.
Enterprise Toronto Resource Centre


Marketing and Sales Boot Camp
Using real-life case studies, learn the 7 Factors of Success behind every profitable business. From creating a brand that customers crave, to using the most effective and cost-efficient digital marketing tools to ignite sales. By the end of the session, you'll have completed a 1-page Marketing and Sales Plan to help you kick-start and grow your very own small business!

Tuesday, May 16
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Fl.
Committee Room 3


Starting Your Business 101
Owning a business is a dream for many people. Every new business starts with an idea. This interactive workshop will help you have a step-by-step overview of what you need to do to make it happen. It will also give you the opportunity to ask questions in your own words.

Wednesday, May 17
9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Lower Level, Committee Room 4


Ask the Expert - Accounting for Small Business
When setting up or managing your business, managing your books is critical to your success.  Join us for a discussion with Patrick Payne of KHFinancial to understand the basics of doing accounting for your business.

Friday, May 19
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Main Fl.
Enterprise Toronto Resource Centre


GrowthWheel Entrepreneur Boot Camp
GrowthWheel is a hands-on, action-oriented program designed to help entrepreneurs at all stages overcome their barriers to growth.

Tuesday, May 23
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Main Fl.
Economic Development & Culture
Enterprise Toronto Office


Starting Your Business 101
Owning a business is a dream for many people. Every new business starts with an idea. This interactive workshop will help you have a step-by-step overview of what you need to do to make it happen. It will also give you the opportunity to ask questions in your own words.

Wednesday, May 24
9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Fl.
Committee Room 3

 


Startup Financials Boot Camp
If you want to build a successful business, it’s important to know your numbers. In this seminar, you’ll learn how to calculate your start-up costs, test the viability of your business idea, price your products and develop financial forecasts that will help you manage your company.

Thursday, May 25
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Lower Level, Committee Room 4


June

How to Start a Food Business
Got an idea about starting a food business? Want to learn before you "venture" into a food business? Looking to find out how to search for a licensed industrial kitchen that can help get your venture off the ground? Or just got a delicious recipe you eventually want to cook up into a money making business? Then be sure to attend this valuable morning workshop.

Monday, June 5
9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Lower Level, Council Chambers


Ask the Expert – Legal Advice for Businesses
Using their unique skills, volunteer corporate lawyers from Pro Bono Ontario will provide small business owners with free information and support on corporate, tax, employment, contract, real estate, licensing and other business, commercial and other regulatory matters.

Friday, June 9
9 a.m.– 12 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Main Fl.
Enterprise Toronto Resource Centre


Digital Main Street - Digital Marketing Boot Camp
Learn about the new trends in digital marketing and essential tools for creating a great online presence for your business.

Tuesday, June 13
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Fl.
Committee Room 2


Starting Your Business 101
Owning a business is a dream for many people. Every new business starts with an idea. This interactive workshop will help you have a step-by-step overview of what you need to do to make it happen. It will also give you the opportunity to ask questions in your own words. 

Tuesday, June 13
9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Fl.
Committee Room 3


Starting Your Business 101
Owning a business is a dream for many people. Every new business starts with an idea. This interactive workshop will help you have a step-by-step overview of what you need to do to make it happen. It will also give you the opportunity to ask questions in your own words.

Wednesday, June 14
9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Fl.
Committee Room 3

 


Technology Boot Camp: Business Tech 201 - Adapting to changing customer expectations
Customers today think and act differently than they have done in any other time in history. From 10+ years of ecommerce to recent advances in artificial intelligence, your customers' expectations are changing. In this session, we'll cover some of these developments and show you how using the right technology can help you meet–and exceed–your customers' needs.

Thursday, June 15
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
North York Civic Centre
5100 Yonge Street, Lower Level
Council Chambers

 


Ask the Expert - Accounting for Small Business
When setting up or managing your business, managing your books is critical to your success.  Join us for a discussion with Patrick Payne of KHFinancial to understand the basics of doing accounting for your business.

Friday, June 16
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Main Fl.
Enterprise Toronto Resource Centre


Regulated and Prohibited Consumer Products in Canada
This workshop presented by Health Canada Consumer Product Safety Officer is of great importance to manufacturers, importers or sellers of consumer goods (e.g. toys, children's products, furniture, electronics and clothing).  Cosmetics products will also be included but, no reference to food, drugs and medical devices.

Tuesday, June 20
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Main Fl.
Enterprise Toronto Resource Centre 


Starting Your Business 101 (PM)
Owning a business is a dream for many people. Every new business starts with an idea. This interactive workshop will help you have a step-by-step overview of what you need to do to make it happen. It will also give you the opportunity to ask questions in your own words.

Wednesday, June 21
5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Lower Level, Committee Room 2

 


Business Plan Boot Camp
If you want to build a successful business, it’s important to develop a robust business plan. In this seminar, you’ll learn the elements of a business plan, understand the various types of business plans (one-page versus detailed), and leave the session with a draft business plan that will get your business started on the right foot. 

Thursday, June 22
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Lower Level, Committee Room 4


WSIB: Health and Safety Laws for Small Businesses
Work related injuries can be costly for small business.  This workshop provided by Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), Small Business Consultant will explain employers responsibilities and legal obligations and, how to keep your workplace safe".

Tuesday, June 27
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Main Floor
Enterprise Toronto Resource Centre


Starting Your Business 101
Owning a business is a dream for many people. Every new business starts with an idea. This interactive workshop will help you have a step-by-step overview of what you need to do to make it happen. It will also give you the opportunity to ask questions in your own words.

Wednesday, June 28
9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Fl.
Committee Room 3

 


July

Startup Financials Boot Camp
If you want to build a successful business, it’s important to know your numbers. In this seminar, you’ll learn how to calculate your start-up costs, test the viability of your business idea, price your products and develop financial forecasts that will help you manage your company.

Thursday, July 6
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
North York Civic Centre
5100 Yonge St., Lower Level
Committee Room 4


Marketing and Sales Boot Camp
Using real-life case studies, learn the 7 Factors of Success behind every profitable business. From creating a brand that customers crave, to using the most effective and cost-efficient digital marketing tools to ignite sales. By the end of the session, you'll have completed a 1-page Marketing and Sales Plan to help you kick-start and grow your very own small business!

Tuesday, July 11
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Fl.
Committee Room 3


Starting Your Business 101
Owning a business is a dream for many people. Every new business starts with an idea. This interactive workshop will help you have a step-by-step overview of what you need to do to make it happen. It will also give you the opportunity to ask questions in your own words.

Wednesday, July 12 (PM)
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Fl.
Committee Room 4

 


Ask the Expert – Legal Advice for Businesses
Using their unique skills, volunteer corporate lawyers from Pro Bono Ontario will provide small business owners with free information and support on corporate, tax, employment, contract, real estate, licensing and other business, commercial and other regulatory matters.

Friday, July 14
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Main Fl.
Enterprise Toronto Resource Centre


Business Plan Boot Camp
If you want to build a successful business, it’s important to develop a robust business plan. In this seminar, you’ll learn the elements of a business plan, understand the various types of business plans (one-page versus detailed), and leave the session with a draft business plan that will get your business started on the right foot. 

Tuesday, July 18
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Fl.
Committee Room 3


Starting Your Business 101
Owning a business is a dream for many people. Every new business starts with an idea. This interactive workshop will help you have a step-by-step overview of what you need to do to make it happen. It will also give you the opportunity to ask questions in your own words.

Wednesday, July 19
9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Lower Level, Committee Room 4


Ask the Expert - Accounting for Small Business
When setting up or managing your business, managing your books is critical to your success.  Join us for a discussion with Patrick Payne of KHFinancial to understand the basics of doing accounting for your business.

Friday, July 21
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Main Fl.
Enterprise Toronto Resource Office


GrowthWheel Entrepreneur Boot Camp
GrowthWheel is a hands-on, action-oriented program designed to help entrepreneurs at all stages overcome their barriers to growth.

Tuesday, July 25
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Main Level
Economic Development & Culture
Enterprise Toronto Office


August

Business Plan Boot Camp
If you want to build a successful business, it’s important to develop a robust business plan. In this seminar, you’ll learn the elements of a business plan, understand the various types of business plans (one-page versus detailed), and leave the session with a draft business plan that will get your business started on the right foot. 

Thursday, Aug. 3
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Lower Level, Committee Room 2


Starting Your Business 101
Owning a business is a dream for many people. Every new business starts with an idea. This interactive workshop will help you have a step-by-step overview of what you need to do to make it happen. It will also give you the opportunity to ask questions in your own words.

Wednesday, Aug. 9
9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Fl.
Committee Room 3

 


Web Presence Boot Camp
Whether you want to start a business, or you’re already operating a business, you need to have a website.  This boot camp is focused on helping attendees understand the basics of a website and how to ensure that your business has a web presence.

Thursday, Aug. 10
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Lower Level, Council Chambers


Ask the Expert – Legal Advice for Businesses
Using their unique skills, volunteer corporate lawyers from Pro Bono Ontario will provide small business owners with free information and support on corporate, tax, employment, contract, real estate, licensing and other business, commercial and other regulatory matters.

Friday, Aug. 11
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Main Fl.
Enterprise Toronto Resource Centre


Technology Boot Camp - Business Tech 121: Technology for your main street business
If you're starting a new shop, salon, or restaurant, this session is for you. We'll focus specifically on technology that can help you connect with your customers and create a seamless experience for them from your website to your door and show you how to remain engaged with them even after they've left.

Tuesday, Aug. 15
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Fl.
Committee Room 3


Starting Your Business 101 (PM)
Owning a business is a dream for many people. Every new business starts with an idea. This interactive workshop will help you have a step-by-step overview of what you need to do to make it happen. It will also give you the opportunity to ask questions in your own words.

Wednesday, Aug. 16
5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Lower Level
Committee Room 2

 


Digital Main Street - Digital Marketing Boot Camp
Learn about the new trends in digital marketing and essential tools for creating a great online presence for your business. 

Thursday, Aug. 17
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Fl.
Committee Room 2

 


Starting Your Business 101
Owning a business is a dream for many people. Every new business starts with an idea. This interactive workshop will help you have a step-by-step overview of what you need to do to make it happen. It will also give you the opportunity to ask questions in your own words.

Thursday, Aug. 17
9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
North York Civic Centre
5100 Yonge Street, Lower Level
Committee Room 1


Ask the Expert - Accounting for Small Business
When setting up or managing your business, managing your books is critical to your success.  Join us for a discussion with Patrick Payne of KHFinancial to understand the basics of doing accounting for your business.

Friday, Aug. 18
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Main Fl.
Enterprise Toronto Resource Office


Starting Your Business 101
Owning a business is a dream for many people. Every new business starts with an idea. This interactive workshop will help you have a step-by-step overview of what you need to do to make it happen. It will also give you the opportunity to ask questions in your own words.

Wednesday, Aug. 23
9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Fl.
Committee Room 3

 


Legal Boot Camp
Whether you plan to start a business or already operate one, you’re bound to come across legal questions: Do I need to incorporate? Should I trademark my name? Are contracts really that important? How do I prepare proper invoices? What should I do when leasing space for my business? This boot camp session will offer answers to these and other legal questions.

Tuesday, Aug. 29
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Fl.
Committee Room 3


September

Business Plan Boot Camp
If you want to build a successful business, it’s important to develop a robust business plan. In this seminar, you’ll learn the elements of a business plan, understand the various types of business plans (one-page versus detailed), and leave the session with a draft business plan that will get your business started on the right foot. 

Thursday, Sept. 7
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Lower Level, Committee Room 4


Ask the Expert – Legal Advice for Businesses
Using their unique skills, volunteer corporate lawyers from Pro Bono Ontario will provide small business owners with free information and support on corporate, tax, employment, contract, real estate, licensing and other business, commercial and other regulatory matters.

Friday, Sept. 8
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Main Floor, Enterprise Toronto Resource Centre


How to Start a Food Business
Got an idea about starting a food business? Want to learn before you "venture" into a food business? Looking to find out how to search for a licensed industrial kitchen that can help get your venture off the ground? Or just got a delicious recipe you eventually want to cook up into a money making business? Then be sure to attend this valuable morning workshop.

Monday, Sept. 11
9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Lower Level, Council Chambers

 


Starting Your Business 101
Owning a business is a dream for many people. Every new business starts with an idea. This interactive workshop will help you have a step-by-step overview of what you need to do to make it happen. It will also give you the opportunity to ask questions in your own words.

Wednesday, Sept. 13
9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Fl.
Committee Room 3

 


Startup Financials Boot Camp
If you want to build a successful business, it’s important to know your numbers. In this seminar, you’ll learn how to calculate your start-up costs, test the viability of your business idea, price your products and develop financial forecasts that will help you manage your company.

Thursday, Sept. 14
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Lower Level, Committee Room 1


Public Relations Boot Camp 
An interactive 3-hour workshop that will help participants learn a new approach to public relations focused on helping build, test and measure strategies for building the business.   

Thursday, Sept. 14
9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Fl.
Committee Room 2


Ask the Expert - Accounting for Small Business
When setting up or managing your business, managing your books is critical to your success.  Join us for a discussion with Patrick Payne of KHFinancial to understand the basics of doing accounting for your business.

Friday, Sept. 15
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Main Floor, Enterprise Toronto Resource Office

 


Marketing & Sales Boot Camp
In this practical and hands-on workshop, you will learn the most important elements required for business success. By the end of the session, you’ll have completed a one-page marketing and sales plan to help you kick-start your very own business.

Tuesday, Sept. 19
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Fl.
Committee Room 3


GrowthWheel Entrepreneur Boot Camp
GrowthWheel is a hands-on, action-oriented program designed to help entrepreneurs at all stages overcome their barriers to growth.

Tuesday, Sept. 26
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Main Level
Economic Development & Culture
Enterprise Toronto Office


Starting Your Business 101
Owning a business is a dream for many people. Every new business starts with an idea. This interactive workshop will help you have a step-by-step overview of what you need to do to make it happen. It will also give you the opportunity to ask questions in your own words.

Wednesday, Sept. 27 (PM)
5.30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Fl.
Committee Room 3

 


October

Business Plan Boot Camp
If you want to build a successful business, it’s important to develop a robust business plan. In this seminar, you’ll learn the elements of a business plan, understand the various types of business plans (one-page versus detailed), and leave the session with a draft business plan that will get your business started on the right foot. 

Tuesday, Oct. 10
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
2nd Floor, Committee Room 3


Starting Your Business 101
Owning a business is a dream for many people. Every new business starts with an idea. This interactive workshop will help you have a step-by-step overview of what you need to do to make it happen. It will also give you the opportunity to ask questions in your own words.

Wednesday, Oct. 11
9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Fl.
Committee Room 4

 


Ask the Expert – Legal Advice for Businesses
Using their unique skills, volunteer corporate lawyers from Pro Bono Ontario will provide small business owners with free information and support on corporate, tax, employment, contract, real estate, licensing and other business, commercial and other regulatory matters.

Friday, Oct. 13
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Main Floor, Enterprise Toronto Resource Centre


Regulated and Prohibited Consumer Products in Canada
This workshop presented by Health Canada Consumer Product Safety Officer is of great importance to manufacturers, importers or sellers of consumer goods (e.g. toys, children's products, furniture, electronics and clothing).  Cosmetics products will also be included but, no reference to food, drugs and medical devices.

Tuesday, Oct. 17
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Main Fl.
Enterprise Toronto Resource Centre 


Starting Your Business 101
Owning a business is a dream for many people. Every new business starts with an idea. This interactive workshop will help you have a step-by-step overview of what you need to do to make it happen. It will also give you the opportunity to ask questions in your own words.

Wednesday, Oct. 18
9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Lower Level, Committee Room 2


Digital Main Street - Digital Marketing Boot Camp
Learn about the new trends in digital marketing and essential tools for creating a great online presence for your business. 

Thursday, Oct. 19
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Fl.
Committee Room 2


Ask the Expert - Accounting for Small Business
When setting up or managing your business, managing your books is critical to your success.  Join us for a discussion with Patrick Payne of KHFinancial to understand the basics of doing accounting for your business.

Friday, Oct. 20
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Main Floor, Enterprise Toronto Resource Office

 


WSIB: Health and Safety Laws for Small Businesses
Work related injuries can be costly for small business.  This workshop provided by Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), Small Business Consultant will explain employers responsibilities and legal obligations and, how to keep your workplace safe".

Tuesday, Oct. 24
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Main Fl.
Enterprise Toronto Resource Centre
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.


Starting Your Business 101
Owning a business is a dream for many people. Every new business starts with an idea. This interactive workshop will help you have a step-by-step overview of what you need to do to make it happen. It will also give you the opportunity to ask questions in your own words.

Wednesday, Oct. 25
9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Fl.
Committee Room 3

 


November

Business Plan Boot Camp
If you want to build a successful business, it’s important to develop a robust business plan. In this seminar, you’ll learn the elements of a business plan, understand the various types of business plans (one-page versus detailed), and leave the session with a draft business plan that will get your business started on the right foot. 

Thursday, Nov. 2
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Lower Level, Committee Room 1


Starting Your Business 101
Owning a business is a dream for many people. Every new business starts with an idea. This interactive workshop will help you have a step-by-step overview of what you need to do to make it happen. It will also give you the opportunity to ask questions in your own words.

Wednesday, Nov. 8 (PM)
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Fl.
Committee Room 3

 


Ask the Expert – Legal Advice for Businesses
Using their unique skills, volunteer corporate lawyers from Pro Bono Ontario will provide small business owners with free information and support on corporate, tax, employment, contract, real estate, licensing and other business, commercial and other regulatory matters.

Friday, Nov. 10
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Main Floor, Enterprise Toronto Resource Centre


Marketing & Sales Boot Camp
In this practical and hands-on workshop, you will learn the most important elements required for business success. By the end of the session, you’ll have completed a one-page marketing and sales plan to help you kick-start your very own business.

Tuesday, Nov. 14
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Fl.
Committee Room 3


Starting Your Business 101
Owning a business is a dream for many people. Every new business starts with an idea. This interactive workshop will help you have a step-by-step overview of what you need to do to make it happen. It will also give you the opportunity to ask questions in your own words.

Wednesday, Nov. 15
9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Lower Level, Committee Room 2

 


Ask the Expert - Accounting for Small Business
When setting up or managing your business, managing your books is critical to your success.  Join us for a discussion with Patrick Payne of KHFinancial to understand the basics of doing accounting for your business.

Friday, Nov. 17
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Main Floor, Enterprise Toronto Office

 


Starting Your Business 101
Owning a business is a dream for many people. Every new business starts with an idea. This interactive workshop will help you have a step-by-step overview of what you need to do to make it happen. It will also give you the opportunity to ask questions in your own words.

Wednesday, Nov. 22
9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Fl.
Committee Room 3

 


Web Presence Boot Camp
Whether you want to start a business, or you’re already operating a business, you need to have a website.  This boot camp is focused on helping attendees understand the basics of a website and how to ensure that your business has a web presence.

Thursday, Nov. 23
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Lower Level, Committee Room 2

 


Legal Boot Camp
Whether you plan to start a business or already operate one, you’re bound to come across legal questions: Do I need to incorporate? Should I trademark my name? Are contracts really that important? How do I prepare proper invoices? What should I do when leasing space for my business? This boot camp session will offer answers to these and other legal questions.

Tuesday, Nov. 28
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Floor
Committee Room 4


GrowthWheel Entrepreneur Boot Camp
GrowthWheel is a hands-on, action-oriented program designed to help entrepreneurs at all stages overcome their barriers to growth.

Tuesday, Nov. 28
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Main Level
Economic Development & Culture
Enterprise Toronto Office


Startup Financials Boot Camp
If you want to build a successful business, it’s important to know your numbers. In this seminar, you’ll learn how to calculate your start-up costs, test the viability of your business idea, price your products and develop financial forecasts that will help you manage your company.

Thursday, Nov. 30
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Lower Level, Committee Room 4


December

How to Start a Food Business
Got an idea about starting a food business? Want to learn before you "venture" into a food business? Looking to find out how to search for a licensed industrial kitchen that can help get your venture off the ground? Or just got a delicious recipe you eventually want to cook up into a money making business? Then be sure to attend this valuable morning workshop.

Monday, Dec. 4
9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Lower Level, Council Chambers

 


Business Plan Boot Camp
If you want to build a successful business, it’s important to develop a robust business plan. In this seminar, you’ll learn the elements of a business plan, understand the various types of business plans (one-page versus detailed), and leave the session with a draft business plan that will get your business started on the right foot. 

Tuesday, Dec. 5
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Fl.
Committee Room 3


Ask the Expert – Legal Advice for Businesses
Using their unique skills, volunteer corporate lawyers from Pro Bono Ontario will provide small business owners with free information and support on corporate, tax, employment, contract, real estate, licensing and other business, commercial and other regulatory matters.

Friday, Dec. 8
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Main Floor, Enterprise Toronto Resource Centre


Starting Your Business 101
Owning a business is a dream for many people. Every new business starts with an idea. This interactive workshop will help you have a step-by-step overview of what you need to do to make it happen. It will also give you the opportunity to ask questions in your own words.

Wednesday, Dec. 13
9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Fl.
Committee Room 3

 


Ask the Expert - Accounting for Small Business
When setting up or managing your business, managing your books is critical to your success.  Join us for a discussion with Patrick Payne of KHFinancial to understand the basics of doing accounting for your business.

Friday, Dec. 15
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Main Floor, Enterprise Toronto Resource Office

 


Starting Your Business 101 (PM)
Owning a business is a dream for many people. Every new business starts with an idea. This interactive workshop will help you have a step-by-step overview of what you need to do to make it happen. It will also give you the opportunity to ask questions in your own words.

Wednesday, Dec. 20
5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Lower Level, Committee Room 4