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

Because one loss could derail everything you’ve worked so hard to build, every small business needs to consider their business insurance needs. Learn how to protect your business from a TruShield Insurance expert.

Friday, February 28
10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Economic Development & Culture
Main Floor, Enterprise Toronto Office
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Friday, March 27
10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Economic Development & Culture
Main Floor, Enterprise Toronto Office
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Friday, April 24
10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Economic Development & Culture
Main Floor, Enterprise Toronto Office
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Friday, May 29
10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Economic Development & Culture
Main Floor, Enterprise Toronto Office
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Friday, June 26
10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Economic Development & Culture
Main Floor, Enterprise Toronto Office
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Friday, September 25
10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Economic Development & Culture
Main Floor, Enterprise Toronto Office
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Friday, October 23
10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Economic Development & Culture
Main Floor, Enterprise Toronto Office
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Friday, November 20
10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Economic Development & Culture
Main Floor, Enterprise Toronto Office
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Friday, December 4
10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Economic Development & Culture
Main Floor, Enterprise Toronto Office
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Selling your product is an entrepreneur’s ultimate validation.  Attend this workshop to find practical tools to access a pipeline of sales for both B2B and b2C products.  Use your Value Proposition and your Customer Avatar to sales scripts that convert to sales.  Join this workshop for the latest tools and techniques for developing a compelling sales strategy.

General Information Session is from 9 – 9:30 a.m., followed by individual Marketing & Sales advice (approximately 10-15 minutes). Please bring with a completed marketing plan.

Friday, March 20
9 a.m. – noon
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Economic Development & Culture
Main Floor, Enterprise Toronto Office
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Friday, April 17
9 a.m. – noon
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Economic Development & Culture
Main Floor, Enterprise Toronto Office
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Friday, June 12
9 a.m. – noon
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Economic Development & Culture
Main Floor, Enterprise Toronto Office
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B Corp™ entrepreneurs use their businesses to create lasting, beneficial impact in their communities and the environment. During this workshop, you will learn how you can measure success like B Corps do, by first measuring your company’s current impact in the areas of governance, employees, community, and environment, and then using these results to guide you forward as a social entrepreneur.

Tuesday, March 10
9 a.m. – noon
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge Street
Lower Floor, Committee Room 2
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Thursday, April 23
9 a.m. – noon
Metro Hall, 55 John St.
3rd Floor, Room 308
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Tuesday, June 16
9 a.m. – noon
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Lower Floor, Committee Room 2
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Understanding and creating Business Operation practices will allow you to set a framework for standards and consistency for your business. You will leave this workshop with the tools to create an operations manual so that as you grow and add new members to your team, the quality and consistency of your product and company culture are established.

Tuesday, April 21
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
2nd Floor, Committee Room 4
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Understanding and creating a Business Plan will help you get from where you are today, to where you want to be in one, two or three years.  By attending this seminar, you will build the skills to create a document that you can use to make decisions about growing, hiring, marketing, buying assets, seeking investment and even selling your business.

Thursday, March 5
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge Street
Lower Floor, Committee Room 4
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Tuesday, May 5
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
2nd Floor, Committee Room 4
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2.4 million emails are sent every second worldwide, but most of them are never opened. In this training session you will learn how to change this statistic for your company by standing out from the crowd, designing an effective email marketing strategy and providing engaging email content that gets delivered, opened, read and acted upon.

Tuesday, March 3
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
2nd Floor, Committee Room 4
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2.4 million emails are sent every second worldwide, but most of them are never opened. In this training session you will learn how to change this statistic for your company by standing out from the crowd, designing an effective email marketing strategy and providing engaging email content that gets delivered, opened, read and acted upon.

Thursday, May 7
9  to 11 a.m.
Online
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This presentation outlines some of the minimum rights and obligations established under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) and regulations, such as wages and working conditions.

Wednesday, February 26
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
2nd Floor, Committee Room 4
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Thursday, May 14
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Lower Floor, Committee Room 2
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This interactive discussion will help you to understand the funding options that may be a fit for your small business.

Wednesday, February 26
10 – 11 a.m.
Online
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Wednesday, June 17
10 – 11 a.m.
Online
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Wednesday, August 12
10 – 11 a.m.
Online
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Thursday, November 26
10 – 11 a.m.
Online
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This seminar is offered to owners of small businesses and self-employed individuals who need help in understanding their tax obligations. The presenter is a staff from Canada Revenue Agency who will be able to answer your small business tax inquiries.

Friday, February 28
9:30 a.m. – noon
Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr.
Main Floor, Committee Room 2
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Friday, March 27
9:30 a.m. – noon
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
2nd Floor, Committee Room 4
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Friday, April 24
9:30 a.m. – noon
Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr.
Main Floor, Committee Room 2
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Friday, May 29
9:30 a.m. – noon
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Lower Floor, Committee Room 2
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Friday, June 26
9:30 a.m. – noon
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St W.
2nd Floor, Committee Room 4
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Friday, July 24
9:30 a.m. – noon.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Lower Floor, Committee Room 2
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Friday, August 28
9:30 a.m. – noon
Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr.
Main Floor, Committee Room 2
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Friday, September 25
9:30 a.m. – noon
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
2nd Floor, Committee Room 4
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Friday, October 30
9:30 a.m. – noon
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Lower Floor, Committee Room 2
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Got an idea about starting a food business? Want to learn before you “venture” into a food business? Looking to find out how to search for a licensed industrial kitchen that can help get your venture off the ground? Or just got a delicious recipe you eventually want to cook up into a money making business? Then be sure to attend this valuable morning workshop.

Monday, March 9
9:30 a.m. – noon
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Lower Level, Council Chambers
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Monday, June 15
9:30 a.m. – noon
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Lower Level, Council Chambers
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Monday, September 21
9:30 a.m. – noon
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Lower Level, Council Chambers
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Monday, December 7
9:30 a.m. – noon
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Lower Level, Council Chambers
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Telling the story of your idea or product is an entrepreneur’s daily challenge. By attending this seminar, you will find the tools to tell your story and promote/create your brand image. You will see the connections between your Value Proposition and your Customer Avatar to create messaging that is right on target. Your messaging insights can easily be used in social media marketing, with many low or no cost tools available to get the job of telling your story started.

Tuesday, May 26
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
2nd Floor, Committee Room 4
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Telling the story of your idea or product is an entrepreneur’s daily challenge. By attending this seminar, you will find the tools to tell your story and promote/create your brand image. You will see the connections between your Value Proposition and your Customer Avatar to create messaging that is right on target. Your messaging insights can easily be used in social media marketing, with many low or no cost tools available to get the job of telling your story started.

Thursday, February 27
9 – 11 a.m.
Online
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Selling your product is an entrepreneur’s ultimate validation. Attend this workshop to find practical tools to access a pipeline of sales for both B2B and b2C products. Use your Value Proposition and your Customer Avatar to sales scripts that convert to sales. Join this workshop for the latest tools and techniques for developing a compelling sales strategy.

Tuesday, April 28
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
2nd Floor, Committee Room 4
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Social media can be a powerful tool to grow your business. It can also become a black hole that sucks all your time and energy. Join us to learn how to manage your time and efforts well to build a strong, engaging and profitable social media presence for your business.

Wednesday, March 11
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Lower Floor, Committee Room 2
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Social media can be a powerful tool to grow your business. It can also become a black hole that sucks all your time and energy. Join us to learn how to manage your time and efforts well to build a strong, engaging and profitable social media presence for your business.

Wednesday, May 20
9 – 11 a.m.
Online
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Owning a business is a dream for many people. Every new business starts with an idea. This interactive workshop will help you have a step-by-step overview of what you need to do to make it happen. It will also give you the opportunity to ask questions in your own words.

Wednesday, February 19
9:30 – 11 a.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
2nd Floor, Committee Room 4
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Wednesday, March 25
9:30 – 11 a.m.
Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr.
Main Floor, Committee Room 2
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Wednesday, April 15
9:30 – 11 a.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Lower Floor, Committee Room 2
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Wednesday, May 13
9:30 – 11 a.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
2nd Floor, Committee Room 4
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Wednesday, June 24
9:30 – 11 a.m.
Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr.
Main Floor, Committee Room 2
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Wednesday, July 22
9:30 – 11 a.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Lower Level, Committee Room 2
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Wednesday, August 26
9:30 – 11 a.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
2nd Floor, Committee Room 4
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Wednesday, September 30
9:30 – 11 a.m.
Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr.
Main Floor, Committee Room 2
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Wednesday, October 21
9:30 – 11 a.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
2nd Floor, Committee Room 4
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Wednesday, November 25
9:30 – 11 a.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
2nd Floor, Committee Room 4
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Wednesday, December 2
9:30 – 11 a.m.
Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr.
Main Floor, Committee Room 2
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As an entrepreneur, understanding the financial situation of your company is an essential skill. By attending this workshop, you will increase your business knowledge well beyond your product and gain insights into the basic financial elements every business needs to consider in order to grow.

Tuesday, June 23
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
2nd Floor, Committee Room 4
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As an entrepreneur, understanding the financial situation of your company is an essential skill. By attending this workshop, you will increase your business knowledge well beyond your product and gain insights into the basic financial elements every business needs to consider in order to grow.

Wednesday, March 18
9 – 11 a.m.
Online
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Wednesday, May 27
9 – 11 a.m.
Online
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Summer Company is an entrepreneurship program for students to try out their business idea over the summer with the support of funding, training and mentorship. The application is now open.

Tuesday, February 25
5 – 6 p.m.
Online
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Building a website is just the first step in marketing your business online.  Many business owners mistakenly believe a website is all you need.  In reality you need traffic!  In this workshop, you will learn the various sources of traffic and how to increase your web presence (and traffic!) through a combination of content, PPC Marketing, local business listings and basic SEO practices.

Tuesday, March 17
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
2nd Floor, Committee Room 4

Building a website for your business can be a very complicated and frustrating experience if you’ve never attempted it before. There are lots of pitfalls and roadblocks you can avoid by attending this boot camp! Many first time builders have to bear the expense of completely rebuilding their website a second time, after they learn the hard way. In this boot camp, you will learn the easy way to do it right the first time and save money!

Tuesday, April 7
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
2nd Floor, Committee Room 4
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Building a website for your business can be a very complicated and frustrating experience if you’ve never attempted it before. There are lots of pitfalls and roadblocks you can avoid by attending this boot camp! Many first time builders have to bear the expense of completely rebuilding their website a second time, after they learn the hard way. In this boot camp, you will learn the easy way to do it right the first time and save money!

Thursday, February 20
9 – 11 a.m.
Online

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