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

May

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 10
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Floor
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, May 11
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Main Floor
Enterprise Toronto Resource Centre


Ask-The-Expert - Legal Advice for Small 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 13
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Main Floor
Enterprise Toronto Resource Centre


How to Start a Consulting Business
Consulting businesses face many challenges getting started. Attend this seminar and get tips on marketing strategies, where to find work, responding to proposal calls, technology tools for managing clients and operations, and more.

Tuesday, May 17
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Floor
Committee Room 4


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.

Thursday, May 19
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Lower Level
Committee Room 3


Ask-the-Expert - Digital Marketing with Yellow Pages
Embracing digital marketing can seem daunting for a small business – but without a digital marketing strategy, the new digital consumer is not able to find you to learn about your products and services thus small businesses are leaving money on the table and missing an opportunity to grow their business.

Thursday, May 26
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Main Floor
Enterprise Toronto Office


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.

Wed., June 1
9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 3rd Floor
Council Chamber


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, June 7
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Floor
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, June 8
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Main Floor
Enterprise Toronto Resource Centre


Building your Food Business: Market Feasibility
Join the Food Starter (formerly the Toronto Food Business Incubator) for this Building Your Food Business Session focused on assessing the feasibility of your food business. Get tools, mentoring and peer feedback to help as you roll up your sleeves and develop strategic components for your food business.

Wednesday, June 8
4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Speducci Mercatto
46 Milford Ave.


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 different types of business plans (one-page versus detailed), and leave with a draft business plan that will get your business started on the right foot.

Thursday, June 9
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Floor
Committee Room 3


Ask-The-Expert - Legal Advice for Small 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 10
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Main Floor
Enterprise Toronto Resource Centre


Health Canada Consumer Product Safety and Your Small Business
Responsibilities for Industry under the CCPS Act, as well as, RPCP in Canada are the focus of the workshop presented by Health Canada Consumer Product Safety Officer at Enterprise Toronto. The information is of great importance to manufacturers, importers or sellers of consumer products in Canada.  Food, drugs and medical devices, are covered under other legislation and will not be discussed during this workshop.

Tuesday, June 14
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Main Floor
Enterprise Toronto Resource Centre


WSIB and Your Small Business
Work related injuries are an important issue and can be costly for small business. Many employers do not understand their Health and Safety responsibilities and legal obligations.  Please join Enterprise Toronto in this free workshop provided by Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Small Business Health & Safety Consultant who will explain how to keep you workplace healthy and safe and in compliance with health and safety laws.

Wednesday, June 15
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.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, June 20
9:30 a.m. to 12:00 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.

Tuesday, June 21
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Floor
Committee Room 4


Business & Organization Tools Boot Camp
This 3-hour intro workshop offers direction for improving administration tasks, streamlining systems and automating key areas to help avoid being overwhelmed while running a small business.

Wednesday, June 22
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Floor
Committee Room 4


July

Ask-The-Expert - Legal Advice for Small 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 8
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Main Floor
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, July 12
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Floor
Committee Room 1


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 different types of business plans (one-page versus detailed), and leave with a draft business plan that will get your business started on the right foot.

Thursday, July 14
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Lower Level
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, July 19
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Floor
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.

Tuesday, July 20
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Floor
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.

Tuesday, July 26
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Lower Level
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.

Thursday, July 28
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Lower Level
Committee Room 3


August

Ask-The-Expert - Legal Advice for Small 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. 12
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 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, Aug. 16
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Floor
Committee Room 4


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 different types of business plans (one-page versus detailed), and leave with a draft business plan that will get your business started on the right foot.

Thursday, Aug. 18
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Lower Level
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.

Tuesday, Aug. 23
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Floor
Committee Room 4


September

Ask-The-Expert - Legal Advice for Small 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. 9
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Main Floor
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 different types of business plans (one-page versus detailed), and leave with a draft business plan that will get your business started on the right foot.

Tuesday, Sept. 13
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Floor
Committee Room 4


Building Your Food Business: Developing Your Brand
Do you know the difference between a product and a brand? Join Food Starter, (formerly named the Toronto Food Business Incubator) for this 'Building Your Food Business: Developing Your Brand’. This practical and interactive half day course will help you define your business idea and create a strong and distinct brand.

Wednesday, Sept. 14
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Speducci Mercatto
46 Milford Ave.


Building Your Food Business: Selling to Retail 101
Now that you have your Food Business ready to go, how do you get your products on store shelves? Join Food Starter, (formerly known as the Toronto Food Business Incubator) for this 'Building Your Food Business: Selling to Retail 101’ Session. This practical and interactive half day course will give you the foundation to build a successful roster of clients who can retail your wares

Thursday, Sept. 15
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Speducci Mercatto
46 Milford Ave.


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.

Thusday, Sept. 15
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge Street
Lower Level, Committee Room 3


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. 19
9:30 a.m. to 12:00 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.

Tuesday, Sept. 20
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 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.

Tuesday, Sept. 27
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Lower Level
Committee Room 3


Media Training Boot Camp
Can you step into an elevator turn to the person next to you and make a compelling 15-second business pitch? If not, this PR and Communications Boot Camp is for you. This interactive session will use your own business as the teaching example.

Tuesday, Sept. 27
9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Floor
Meeting Room C


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. 29
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Lower Level
Committee Room 3


October

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, Oct. 4
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Floor
Committee Room 4


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 different types of business plans (one-page versus detailed), and leave with a draft business plan that will get your business started on the right foot.

Thursday, Oct. 6
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Lower Level
Committee Room 3


How to Start a Creative Business
Are you an established or aspiring visual artist, crafts person, musician, writer, actor, dancer, designer, editor or other creator? If you are a creative entrepreneur in any discipline who wants to start or grow a business doing what you love to do, this half-day workshop is for you.

Thursday, Oct. 13
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Lower Level
Committee Room 3


Business & Organization Tools Boot Camp
This 3-hour intro workshop offers direction for improving administration tasks, streamlining systems and automating key areas to help avoid being overwhelmed while running a small business.

Tuesday, October 18
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Floor
Committee Room 4


Building your Food Business: Market Feasibility
Join the Food Starter (formerly the Toronto Food Business Incubator) for this Building Your Food Business Session focused on assessing the feasibility of your food business.  Get tools, mentoring and peer feedback to help as you roll up your sleeves and develop strategic components for your food business.  Get tools, mentoring and peer feedback to help as you roll up your sleeves and develop strategic components for your food business.

Wednesday, Oct. 19
4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Speducci Mercatto
46 Milford Ave.


November

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. 15
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Floor
Committee Room 4


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 different types of business plans (one-page versus detailed), and leave with a draft business plan that will get your business started on the right foot.

Thursday, Nov. 17
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Lower Level
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.

Tuesday, Nov. 22
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Floor
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, Nov. 23
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Floor
Committee Room 1


How to Start a Construction Trade Business
Thinking of starting a business in the construction industry? This interactive workshop is designed for new business owners (starting or under 2 years) that are looking to build a business based on their skilled-trade.

Tuesday, Nov. 24
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Lower Level
Committee Room 3


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. 5
9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Lower Level
Council Chambers


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, Dec. 6
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Floor
Committee Room 4


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, Dec. 13
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Floor
Committee Room 4


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 different types of business plans (one-page versus detailed), and leave with a draft business plan that will get your business started on the right foot.

Wednesday, Dec. 14
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Floor
Committee Room 3


How to Start a Consulting Business
Consulting businesses face many challenges getting started. Attend this seminar and get tips on marketing strategies, where to find work, responding to proposal calls, technology tools for managing clients and operations, and more.

Tuesday, Dec. 15
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Lower Level
Committee Room 3