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Halton Region Small Business Centre


Small Business Centre programs

Seasonal Bootcamps

  • Winter Bootcamp
    The Winter Bootcamp is complete
  • Spring Bootcamp -
    All spring bootcamp sessions will be held remotely via video conferencing from
  • Summer Bootcamp -
    Summer bootcamp sessions will alternate between locations in north Halton from
  • Fall Bootcamp -
    All spring bootcamp sessions will be held remotely via video conferencing from
How to Start a Small Business

An in-depth review of essential start-up elements and regulations, covering crucial aspects like business structure, registration processes, industry-specific rules, licensing requirements, taxes, and business models.

Business Plan Basics

Acquire essential skills in developing a robust business plan and conducting a comprehensive feasibility analysis. This workshop will empower you to create a strategic roadmap for your business, enhancing your ability to secure financing and navigate the path to success.

Market Research

Learn the practical aspects of conducting market research, a comprehensive guide to uncovering essential insights about your industry, customers, and competitors.

Marketing and Sales

Discover marketing and sales methodologies, understand the sales funnel and pipeline, and the essentials of branding as it relates to your small business. Acquire valuable insights into proven strategies that elevate your day-to-day business operations.

Building your Business Online

Discover the art of utilizing online tools, including social media, search engine optimization, artificial intelligence, and websites, to boost sales and establish meaningful connections with your customers.

Financials 101

Get started with the fundamentals of bookkeeping and recordkeeping. Gain insights into key financial statements such as the Balance Sheet, Cash Flow, and Income Statement.

Getting Started information sessions

The Halton Small Business Centre’s Getting Started session is now available at your convenience through:

This free session provides an overview of all the rules and regulations that you need to know if you are interested in starting a business in Halton. Staff will help guide you through a checklist for starting a new business. Online registration is required. 

Event calendar

Agriculture – More Than Food Event - June 24, 2024
Monday, June 24, 2024
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM · 8560 Tremaine Road, Milton (Google map) · Free (locally sourced breakfast included)
Getting Started - July 2, 2024
How to Start a Small Business - July 3, 2024
Business Plan Basics - July 10, 2024
Getting Started - July 16, 2024
Market Research - July 17, 2024
Getting Started - July 30, 2024
Marketing and Sales - July 31, 2024
Wednesday, July 31, 2024
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM · , Milton (Google map) · $29.57 +HST (per seminar)
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