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COVID-19 update

We are committed to continuing to support Halton small businesses and working with our local community partners.  The Halton Small Business Centre will be offering services including one-on-one client consultations, Getting Started, Futurepreneur Information Sessions and our Bootcamp sessions remotely by phone and video conferencing. Other events and programming will be rescheduled. Get more business information and news on our Halton Business blog or contact us at smallbusiness@halton.ca.  

Learn about our new webinar series, “Reopening your business in Halton,” in the events menu below.

 

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

Reopening your business in Halton: Webinar Series – May 25 to June 4, 2020

All sessions will be held remotely via video conferencing from 11 a.m. to noon.

This webinar is intended to provide businesses in Halton with important information about reopening effectively and protecting the health and safety of customers and staff.

Attendees will hear from industry speakers and health and safety representatives, including:
  • Opening remarks delivered by Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr
  • Doron Melnick, Partner and Acting National Leader, People & Change Services, KPMG Canada
  • Regional Coordinator, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services
  • Question and answer session (questions to be submitted in advance)

This webinar is intended to provide restaurants and personal service businesses in Halton with important information about reopening effectively and protecting the health and safety of customers and staff.

Attendees will hear from industry speakers and health and safety representatives, including:
  • Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr (video greeting)
  • Tony Elenis, President and CEO, Ontario Restaurant Hotel and Motel Association
  • Regional Coordinator, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services
  • Question and answer session (questions to be submitted in advance)

This webinar is intended to provide customer-facing agri-business and agri-tourism businesses in Halton with important information about reopening effectively and protecting the health and safety of customers and staff.

Attendees will hear from government representatives and health and safety professionals, including:
  • Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr (video greeting)
  • Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) representative
  • Regional Coordinator, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services
  • Anna DeMarchi-Meyers, Agricultural Liaison Officer, Halton Region
  • Question and answer session (questions to be submitted in advance)

This webinar is intended to provide businesses with key considerations for building and adapting their business strategies to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and to position themselves for success in our new reality. 

Attendees will hear from an industry speaker with expertise in operational change:
  • Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr (video greeting)
  • Doron Melnick, Partner and Acting National Leader, People & Change Services
  • Question and answer session (questions to be submitted in advance)

Spring Bootcamp (Halton Hills) - April 15 to June 24, 2020

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 (Milton) - July 15 to August 26, 2020

All Summer Bootcamp sessions will be held at MEV Innovation Centre(external link) 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 (Burlington) - September 16 to November 25, 2020

All Fall Bootcamp sessions will be held at Burlington Central Library(external link) 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.

Additional Events and Seminars

May
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Getting Started
May
26
Getting Started
May
27
Marketing/Sales - May 27, 2020
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM · 9 Church Street, Georgetown (Google map) · 27.60 +HST
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Jun
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Preparing to reopen your restaurant or personal service business in Halton
Jun
02
Getting Started
Jun
03
Preparing to reopen your agri-business or agri-tourism business in Halton
Jun
04
Business strategy for recovery from COVID-19 and our new reality
Jun
09
Getting Started
Jun
10
Tax Class: CRA Small Business Seminar
Jun
10
Building your Business Online - June 10, 2020
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM · 9 Church Street, Georgetown (Google map) · 27.60 +HST
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