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

Is your unconscious bias holding your business back? In this eye-opening, awe-inspiring presentation, Microsoft reveals the Invisible Opportunity for growing your business by attracting amazing new employees, more quality customers, and greater day-to-day productivity.

Tuesday, September 17
9 – 11 a.m.
Online
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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, 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, 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, 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.

Thursday, September 26
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
MaRS Discovery District
MaRS Centre, South Tower, 101 College St.
Suite 110, Cafe Room
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Wednesday, November 20
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
MaRS Discovery District
MaRS Centre, South Tower, 101 College St.
Suite 110, Cafe 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, November 28
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.

Wednesday, August 28
9 – 11 a.m.
Online
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Thursday, December 12
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.

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.
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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, 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 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 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, 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, October 2
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, November 29
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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GrowthWheel is a hands-on, action-oriented program designed to help entrepreneurs at all stages overcome their barriers to growth.

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.

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
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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, September 23
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.

Thursday, August 15
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 5
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
2nd Floor, Committee Room 4
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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, September 30
9 – 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.

Monday, October 7
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
2nd Floor, Committee Room 4

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Friday, November 22
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, October 30
9 – 11 a.m.
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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, August 7
9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Lower Level, Committee Room 2
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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, Oct 17
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Lower 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.

Wednesday, September 18
9 – 11 a.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.

Thursday, September 19
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Lower Floor, Committee Room 2
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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
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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, October 16
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, August 27
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 8
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, August 8
9 – 11 a.m.
Online
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Monday, November 4
9 – 11 a.m.
Online
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Work related injuries are an important issue and can be costly for small business. Many employers do not understand their Health and Safety responsibilities and legal obligations.

Thursday, October 3
10 a.m. – noon
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Economic Development & Culture
Ground Floor, Enterprise Toronto Office
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