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

January 2017

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, Jan. 11
9:30 a.m. to 12:00 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.

Thursday, Jan. 12
9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Lower Level, Committee Room 1


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, Jan. 13
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 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, Jan. 17
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Floor
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, Jan. 17
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 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, Jan. 18
9:30 a.m. to 12:00 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, Jan. 20
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge Street, Main Floor
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, Jan. 24
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Floor
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, Jan. 26
9:00 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, Jan. 31
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Main Level
Enterprise Toronto Office


February

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, Feb. 8
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, Feb. 9
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Floor
Proceed to 'A' Street Reception - Meeting Room B


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, Feb. 9
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Lower Level, Committee Room 1


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, Feb. 10
9:00 a.m.– 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, Feb. 15
9:30 a.m. to 12:00 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, Feb. 17
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, Feb. 22
9:30 a.m. to 12:00 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, Feb. 28
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Main Level
Enterprise Toronto Office

 


March

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, Mar. 6
9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge Street
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, Mar. 8
9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Floor
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, Mar. 10
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, Mar. 14
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Floor
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
5:00 p.m. to 7:30 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, Mar. 22
9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Floor
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
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge Street
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
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Main Level
Enterprise Toronto 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
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., 3rd Floor
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
9:00 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 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
9:00 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.

Wednesday, Apr.12
9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Floor
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
10:00 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, Apr.19
9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge Street
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
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Main Floor
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)
5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Floor
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
9:00 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, May 10
9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Floor
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
9:00 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
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Main Floor
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
9:00 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 12:00 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
9:00 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, May 24
9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Floor
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
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Lower Level
Committee Room 4


June

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 12:00 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Floor
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, June 20
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Main Floor
Enterprise Toronto Resource Centre 


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
10:00 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, June 28
9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Floor
Committee Room 3

  


July

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 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, July 26
9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Floor
Committee Room 3

  


August

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 12:00 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, Aug. 23
9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Floor
Committee Room 3

  


September

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 12:00 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, Sept. 27 (PM)
5.30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Floor
Committee Room 3

  


October

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

  


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


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 Floor
Enterprise Toronto Resource Centre
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 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 12:00 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Floor
Committee Room 3

  


November

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 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, Nov. 22
9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Floor
Committee Room 3

  


December

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 12:00 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Floor
Committee Room 3