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 – 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, May 10
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
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. – 12 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Economic Development & Culture
Ground Floor, Enterprise Toronto Office
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Friday, November 15
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Economic Development & Culture
Main Floor, Enterprise Toronto Office
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Friday, December 6
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Economic Development & Culture
Main 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, May 10
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 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, September 13
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 11
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 8
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 13
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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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 – 9:30 a.m., followed by individual Marketing & Sales advice (approximately 10-15 minutes). Please bring with you a completed marketing plan.

Friday, June 14
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
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. – 12 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Economic Development & Culture
Ground Floor, Enterprise Toronto Office
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Friday, October 18
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
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.

Monday, June 10
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
MaRS Discovery District, South Tower
101 College Street, Suite 110
Café Room
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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, April 25
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Lower Floor, Committee Room 2
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Thursday, June 20
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
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.

Thursday, May 29
9 – 11 a.m.
Online
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Wednesday, August 28
9 – 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.

Tuesday, July 16
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
2nd Floor, Committee Room 4
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Thursday, Sept 12
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Lower Floor, Committee Room 2
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Tuesday, November 19
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 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, October 9
9 – 11 a.m.
Online
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The Digital Main Street Forum aims to assist main street businesses in embracing digital technologies to build and grow their operations – from online marketing and leveraging data to better engage your clients, to adopting ecommerce to reach a broader customer base, the Digital Main Street Forum will help you navigate the “Why” and “How To” of embracing bricks and clicks for your business.

Friday, May 10
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W
Council Chambers
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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, July 23
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
2nd Floor, Committee Room 4
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Tuesday, October 1
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, November 28
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 23 mai
10h00 – midi
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Economic Development & Culture
Ground Floor, Enterprise Toronto Office
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Jeudi 22 août
10h00 – midi
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Economic Development & Culture
Ground Floor, Enterprise Toronto Office
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Jeudi 17 octobre
10h00 – midi
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Economic Development & Culture
Ground Floor, Enterprise Toronto Office
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Jeudi 21 novembre
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 16 avril
10h00 – midi
2 Carlton St., Suites 1305-1307
Toronto
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Mardi 21 mai
10h00 – midi
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Economic Development & Culture
Ground Floor, Enterprise Toronto Office
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Mardi 23 juillet
10h00 – midi
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Economic Development & Culture
Ground Floor, Enterprise Toronto Office
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Mardi 20 août
10h00 – midi
2 Carlton St.
Suites 1305-1307, Toronto
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Mardi 24 septembre
10h00 – midi
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Economic Development & Culture
Ground Floor, Enterprise Toronto Office
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Mardi 15 octobre
10h00 – midi
2 Carlton St.
Suites 1305-1307, Toronto
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Mardi 19 novembre
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.

Wednesday, May 1
10 – 11 a.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
2nd Floor, Committee Room 3
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Wednesday, July 24
10 – 11 a.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Lower Floor, Committee Room 2
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Wednesday, September 4
10 – 11 a.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
2nd Floor, Committee Room 4
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Wednesday, November 27
10 – 11 a.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, June 12
10 – 11 a.m.
Online
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Wednesday, October 2
10 – 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, April 30
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
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. – 12 p.m.
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. – 12 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Economic Development & Culture
Ground Floor, Enterprise Toronto Office
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Wednesday, September 25
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
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. – 12 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Economic Development & Culture
Ground Floor, Enterprise Toronto Office
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Many small businesses are focusing on business development, unaware that they also have legal duties and responsibilities in health and safety.

Tuesday, August 20
9 a.m. – noon
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Ground Floor, Economic Development & Culture
Enterprise Toronto Office
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Thursday, September 26
9 a.m. – noon
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.

Tuesday, May 7
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
2nd Floor, Committee Room 4
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Thursday, August 29
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Lower Floor, Committee Room 2
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Thursday, November 21
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Lower Floor, Committee Room 2
Register

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 – 11 a.m.
Online
Register

Monday, September 23
9 – 11 a.m.
Online
Register

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.

Wednesday, June 19
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
2nd Floor, Committee Room 4
Register

Thursday, August 15
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Lower Floor, Committee Room 2
Register

Tuesday, November 5
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
2nd Floor, Committee Room 4
Register

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, September 30
9 – 11 a.m.
Online
Register

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.

Thursday, May 30
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Lower Floor, Committee Room 2
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Tuesday, September 10
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
2nd Floor, Committee Room 3
Register

Friday, November 22
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
2nd Floor, Committee Room 4
Register

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, October 30
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, May 8
9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Lower Level, Committee Room 2
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Wednesday, June 19
9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Drive
Main Floor, Committee Room 2
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Wednesday, July 10
9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
2nd Floor, Committee Room 3
Register

Wednesday, August 7
9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Lower Level, Committee Room 2
Register

Wednesday, September 11
9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Drive
Main Floor, Committee Room 2
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Wednesday, October 23
9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
2nd Floor, Committee Room 4
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Wednesday, November 20
9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Lower Level, Committee Room 2
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Wednesday, December 4
9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Drive
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.

Thursday, July 18
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Lower Floor, Committee Room 2
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Thursday, Oct 17
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Lower Floor, Committee Room 2
Register

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, May 15
9 – 11 a.m.
Online
Register

Wednesday, September 18
9 – 11 a.m.
Online
Register

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, June 18
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
2nd Floor, Committee Room 4
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Tuesday, September 17
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
2nd Floor, Committee Room 4
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Thursday, December 5
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Lower Floor, Committee Room 2
Register

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 – 11 a.m.
Online
Register

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!

Tuesday, May 28
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
2nd Floor, Committee Room 4
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Tuesday, August 27
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
2nd Floor, Committee Room 4
Register

Tuesday, October 8
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
2nd Floor, Committee Room 4
Register

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!

Monday, November 4
9 – 11 a.m.
Online
Register