Important update for owners/operators of shopping malls and retail stores:
On December 21, Dr. Hamidah Meghani, Halton Region Medical Officer of Health, issued a statement instructing retailers to control crowding and ensure a strict two metre distance and keep to capacity limits in stores and spaces. To learn more, read the MOH's statement (PDF file) or Halton Region’s December 21 media release.
Whether you are looking to open a new small business, manage or grow your existing business, or are looking for youth entrepreneurship programs, the Halton Region Small Business Centre can help put you on the path to success.
We offer you a comprehensive resource centre that includes the tools, training and expertise to help guide your business in the right direction at any stage.
All Winter 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.
All Spring Bootcamp sessions will be held remotely via video conferencing from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
All Summer Bootcamp sessions will be held remotely via video conferencing from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
All Fall Bootcamp sessions will be held remotely via video conferencing from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Are you looking to spruce up your digital skills and help your business reach new audiences? Join the Halton Region Small Business Centre and Code Mobile for a FREE weekly digital skills bootcamp to take your business online. Workshops will cover computer basics, social media and e-commerce and will run from February to March 2021. To learn more and register, please visit the Digital Skills for Entrepreneurs page.
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 email@example.com page.
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.