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

September

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.

Monday, Sept. 26
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Tract 9 - 358 Dufferin Street


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


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

Wednesday, Sept. 28
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Main Floor
Enterprise Toronto Resource Centre


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


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


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, Oct. 14
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Main Floor
Enterprise Toronto Resource Centre


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, Oct. 18
9:00 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, Oct. 18
10:00 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.

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


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.


Ask the Expert - Accounting for Small Business
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.

Friday, Oct. 21
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge Street
Main Floor, Enterprise Toronto Resource Centre


Small Business Forum 2016
Learn how various technologies and organizations can help you operate and grow your business. Engaging speakers and panel discussions, tactical seminars and resources to address today's business challenges.  Small business experts and product providers showcasing tools and services to help start and grow your business.

Tuesday, Oct. 25
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
222 Bremner Boulevard, Level 800


November

Small Business Marketing Forum
Looking for ways to market your business and reach more customers? Want to learn what tools are available to help you build your business? Join Yellow Pages and the City of Toronto for a full-day session focused on helping small and medium-sized businesses get connected to marketing resources to help them grow and succeed.

Tuesday, Nov. 1
9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Scarborough Civic Centre
150 Borough Drive, Council Chamber


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


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.

Tuesday, Dec. 6
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, Dec. 7
9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Floor
Committee Room 1


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


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