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

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 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


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. 18
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge Street
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, 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
9:30 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.
Location: To be confirmed


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. 29
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Main Level
Enterprise Toronto Resource Centre


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.

Monday, Dec. 5
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Floor
Committee Room 4


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, Dec. 9
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Main Floor
Enterprise Toronto Resource Centre


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.

Thursday, Dec. 15
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.

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


Digital Marketing Boot Camp
Attend this seminar and learn more about the new trends in digital marketing and your five essential tools for creating a great online presence.

Thursday, Dec. 15
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge Street Lower Level
Council Chambers