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COVID-19 update

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.

Events

Winter Bootcamp - January 20 to March 31, 2021

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.

Spring Bootcamp - April 14 to June 9, 2021

All Spring 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.

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.

Digital Skills for Entrepreneurs

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.

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 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.

Additional Events and Seminars

Jan
19
Getting Started
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM · , (Google map) · Free
Jan
26
Futurpreneur Information Session
Feb
02
Getting Started
Tuesday, February 02, 2021
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM · , (Google map) · Free
Feb
10
Employment Law Seminar for Small Business – Considerations for Hiring and Terminating Employees
Feb
16
Tax Class: CRA Small Business Seminar
Feb
16
Getting Started
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM · , (Google map) · Free
Mar
02
Getting Started
Tuesday, March 02, 2021
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM · , (Google map) · Free
Mar
16
Getting Started
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM · , (Google map) · Free
Mar
30
Getting Started
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM · , (Google map) · Free
Apr
13
Tax Class: CRA Small Business Seminar
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