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

When setting up or managing your business, managing your books is critical to your success.

General Information Session is from 9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. followed by individual Accounting advice (approximately 10-15 minutes each).  Please bring with you a list of accounting issues that you would like to discuss for your Accounting expert session.

Friday, December 7
9 a.m. – noon
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Economic Development & Culture
Main Floor, Enterprise Toronto Office
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Friday, February 8
9 a.m.– noon
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Economic Development & Culture
Ground Floor, Enterprise Toronto Office
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Friday, March 15
9 a.m. – noon
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Economic Development & Culture
Ground Floor, Enterprise Toronto Office
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Friday, May 10
9 a.m. – noon
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Economic Development & Culture
Ground Floor, Enterprise Toronto Office
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Friday, August 9
9 a.m. – noon
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Economic Development & Culture
Ground Floor, Enterprise Toronto Office
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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, December 14
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, January 18
10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Economic Development & Culture
Ground Floor, Enterprise Toronto Office
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Friday, February 8
10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Economic Development & Culture
Ground Floor, Enterprise Toronto Office
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Billing 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 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., followed by individual Marketing & Sales advice (approximately 10-15 minutes). Please bring with you a completed marketing plan.

Friday, March 29
9 a.m. – noon
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Economic Development & Culture
Ground Floor, Enterprise Toronto Office
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Friday, June 14
9 a.m. – noon
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Economic Development & Culture
Ground Floor, Enterprise Toronto Office
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Friday, September 13
9 a.m. – noon
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Economic Development & Culture
Ground Floor, Enterprise Toronto Office
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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.

Thursday, May 29
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Online
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Wednesday, August 28
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Online
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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 1, 2 or 3 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, December 6
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Lower Level, Committee Room 2
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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 1, 2 or 3 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.

Wednesday, February 6
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Online
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Wednesday, October 9
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Online
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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.

Friday, December 7
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
2nd Floor, Committee Room 1
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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.

Wednesday, March 20
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Online
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Participez à cet atelier offert par la Société Économique de l’Ontario (SÉO) http://www.seo-ont.ca/ pour découvrir toutes les possibilités de Growth Wheel une boîte à outils avec des supports visuels spécialement conçue pour épauler les entreprises en démarrage ou en phase de croissance.

Jeudi 24 janvier
10h00 – midi
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Economic Development & Culture
Ground Floor, Enterprise Toronto Office
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Vous avez la fibre entrepreneuriale et vous souhaitez vous lancer en affaires, l’atelier interactif offert par la Société Économique de l’Ontario (SÉO) http://www.seo-ont.ca/ va vous permettre de découvrir comment y arriver!

Mardi 22 janvier
10h00 – midi
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Economic Development & Culture
Ground Floor, Enterprise Toronto Office
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This interactive discussion will help you to understand the funding options that may be a fit for your small business.

Monday, December 3
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
2nd 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 27
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Online
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Wednesday, April 17
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Online
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Wednesday, June 12
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Online
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Wednesday, October 2
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Online
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GrowthWheel is a hands-on, action-oriented program designed to help entrepreneurs at all stages overcome their barriers to growth.

Tuesday, February 26
10 a.m. – noon
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Economic Development & Culture
Ground Floor, Enterprise Toronto Office
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Tuesday, April 30
10 a.m. – noon
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Economic Development & Culture
Ground Floor, Enterprise Toronto Office
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Tuesday, June 25
10 a.m. – noon
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Economic Development & Culture
Ground Floor, Enterprise Toronto Office
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Tuesday, July 30
10 a.m. – noon
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Economic Development & Culture
Ground Floor, Enterprise Toronto Office
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Tuesday, September 24
10 a.m. – noon
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Economic Development & Culture
Ground Floor, Enterprise Toronto Office
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Tuesday, October 29
10 a.m. – noon
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Economic Development & Culture
Ground Floor, Enterprise Toronto Office
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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, December 10
9:30 a.m. – noon
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Lower Level, Council Chambers
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Learn tools from international trade professionals to grow your company in Canada and abroad.

Tuesday, December 11
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Etobicoke Civic Centre, 399 The West Mall
Main Boardroom
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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.

Monday, June 24
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Online
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Monday, September 23
9 a.m. – 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.

Monday, December 10
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
2nd Floor, Committee Room 2
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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.

Monday, February 25
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Online
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Monday, September 30
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Online
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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, April 3
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Online
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Wednesday, October 30
9 a.m. – 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, December 12
9:30 a.m. – noon
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
2nd Floor, Committee Room 4
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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.

Wednesday, April 24
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Online
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Wednesday, July 31
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Online
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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!

Wednesday, July 17
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Online
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Monday, November 4
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Online
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