The City of Toronto and its partners offer year-round learning opportunities for entrepreneurs and small business owners, from regularly scheduled seminars to large networking events.

Due to COVID-19, these learning opportunities are all being offered online.

B Corps – a national movement of “beneficial” corporations – is made up of entrepreneurs who are proud of their companies’ positive impact, whether it’s improving the livelihoods of their employees, strengthening their community ties, or improving green practices. Learn about B Corp assessment and its novel metrics of success.

Tuesday, January 25
11 a.m. –  1 p.m.

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Tuesday, February 22
11 a.m. –  1 p.m.

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Tuesday, March 22
11 a.m. –  1 p.m.

Learn more about the City of Toronto’s Commercial Space Rehabilitation Grant Program and the application process at this virtual information session, including a Q&A.

Monday, January 10
9 – 10 a.m.

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More consumers than ever before are turning to online shopping for greater convenience, safety and variety. In this webinar, you will learn the basic steps to set up an online store.

Tuesday, February 15
10 – 11:30 a.m

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Tuesday, March 29
10 – 11:30 a.m

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Learn more about the City of Toronto’s Retail Accelerator Program, including eligibility requirements and the application process.

Monday, January 17
10 – 11 a.m.

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Tuesday, February 15
10 – 11 a.m.

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Learn how to access Service Canada and enroll in various programs and services for employers. Get information about EI benefits, Canada Pension Plan, the Work-Sharing program, Job Bank, and more.

Thursday, January 20
11 a.m. – noon

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Thursday, February 17
11 a.m. – noon

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Thursday, March 17
11 a.m. – noon

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Learn the ropes of building an engaging and profitable social media presence for your business, from choosing the right social media platforms, to best practices for engagement, to growing your social media community using both organic and paid strategies.

Tuesday, February 1
10 – 11:30 a.m.

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Tuesday, March 15
10 – 11:30 a.m.

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Presented by Canada Revenue Agency, this presentation is geared toward small unincorporated businesses and will help participants understand their tax obligations and provide them with the resources needed to navigate the tax system.

Friday, January 14
9:30 a.m. – noon

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Friday, February 11
9:30 a.m. – noon

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Friday, March 11
9:30 a.m. – noon

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Presented by Canada Revenue Agency, this seminar is offered to owners of small corporations who need help in understanding their tax obligations. The presentation is geared towards incorporated businesses and will provide participants with the basic principles and resources needed to navigate the tax system.

Monday, January 10
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

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Monday, March 14
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

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Your customers are on the web. Having a strategy for your online presence allows you to market your small business online so customers can easily find you. Learn how to build the foundation for your business’s web presence.

Tuesday, January 18
10 – 11:30 a.m.

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Tuesday, March 1
10 – 11:30 a.m.

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Learn from a Workplace Safety and Insurance Board consultant about how to keep your workplace healthy and safe, and in compliance with health and safety laws.

Thursday, January 13
9:30 – 11 a.m.

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