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Summer Bootcamp - July 7 to August 25, 2021

All Summer Bootcamp sessions will be held remotely via video conferencing from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

An in-depth review of start-up requirements and regulations, including: business structure, registration, industry-specific regulations, licences and taxes.

Learn how to develop a viable business model and a strong business plan that will act as a strategic roadmap for your business and help to secure financing.

A practical guide to finding key insights about your industry, customers and competitors.

An overview of Marketing methodology and sales tactics to implement in your small business on a regular basis.

Learn how to leverage online tools such as social media, search engine optimization and websites to grow sales and connect with your customers.

An introduction to the basics of bookkeeping and record keeping, as well as an overview of the Balance Sheet, Cash Flow and Income Statement.

Fall Bootcamp - September 15 to November 24, 2021

All Fall Bootcamp sessions will be held remotely via video conferencing from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

An in-depth review of start-up requirements and regulations, including: business structure, registration, industry-specific regulations, licences and taxes.

Learn how to develop a viable business model and a strong business plan that will act as a strategic roadmap for your business and help to secure financing.

A practical guide to finding key insights about your industry, customers and competitors.

An overview of Marketing methodology and sales tactics to implement in your small business on a regular basis.

Learn how to leverage online tools such as social media, search engine optimization and websites to grow sales and connect with your customers.

An introduction to the basics of bookkeeping and record keeping, as well as an overview of the Balance Sheet, Cash Flow and Income Statement.

Halton Food Venture Program for Entrepreneurs

Calling all food entrepreneurs! In September we will be hosting “Food Jam”. This is a 5-week bootcamp for early-stage food entrepreneurs. Sessions will be lead by senior business mentors, food industry executives, chefs, product developers and dietitians in the food industry. You’ll learn value proposition, recipe development, packaging, branding and finance. To learn more and request an application, please visit the Halton Food Venture Program for Entrepreneurs page.

New! Getting Started – Online Session

Get an overview of the rules and regulations that you need to know if you are interested in starting a business in Halton—all while learning at your own pace and at a time that is convenient for you! Using our new online learning portal, you can view videos that will help guide you through a checklist for starting a new business. To sign up for the online session, email us at smallbusiness@halton.ca.

If you prefer a virtual group setting, Getting Started sessions will also be available bi-monthly on Tuesdays via Zoom video conferencing. See the dates below for our virtual group sessions.

Additional Events and Seminars

Sep
14
Getting Started
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM · , (Google map) · Free
Sep
14
Sole Proprietorship Tax Class: CRA Small Business Seminar
Sep
21
Futurpreneur Information Session
Sep
28
Getting Started
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM · , (Google map) · Free
Oct
12
Getting Started
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM · , (Google map) · Free
Oct
26
Getting Started
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM · , (Google map) · Free
Nov
09
Getting Started
Tuesday, November 09, 2021
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM · , (Google map) · Free
Nov
09
Sole Proprietorship Tax Class: CRA Small Business Seminar
Nov
16
Futurpreneur Information Session
Nov
23
Getting Started
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM · , (Google map) · Free
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