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

Futurpreneur Canada supports young entrepreneurs with up to $45,000 in financing, an expert business mentor for up to two years, and resources to help you plan, manage and grow your business. You will have the opportunity to ask questions about the Futurpreneur Start Up Program including the requirements and expectations along with questions about your business idea and how to get support with preparing your application for submission.

Monday, October 15
10:30 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, November 9
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 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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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.

Monday, November 26
9 a.m. – noon
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Economic Development & Culture
Main Floor, Enterprise Toronto Office
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Learn cost-effective strategies designed to help a business like yours protect their data and files from internal and external business threats. Don’t be a victim of cyber crimes. Defend your business from being ransomed.

Monday, October 22
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
2nd Floor, Committee Room 4
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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.

Monday, October 29
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
2nd Floor, 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.

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.

Thursday, November 22
9 a.m. – 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, December 11
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.

Friday, November 16
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
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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, November 12
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge Street
Lower Floor, Committee Room 2
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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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GrowthWheel is a hands-on, action-oriented program designed to help entrepreneurs at all stages overcome their barriers to growth.

Thursday, November 22
10 a.m. − noon
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Lower Level, 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, 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, November 13
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
2nd Floor, Committee Room 3
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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.

Tuesday, October 16
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
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Responsibilities for Industry under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act, as well as, Regulated and Prohibited Consumer Products in Canada will be the focus of this workshop presented by Health Canada Consumer Product Safety Officer at Enterprise Toronto.  The information is of great importance to manufacturers, importers or sellers of consumer products in Canada.

Thursday, October 18
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Lower Level, Council Chambers
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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.

Wednesday, October 17
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
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Looking for ways to market your business and reach more customers? Want to learn what tools are available to help you build your business?

Join the City of Toronto at the 2018 Small Business Marketing Forum and connect to the latest trends and tools for marketing your business.

Tuesday, November 13
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Drive
Ground Floor, Lobby
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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, November 19
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Lower Level, Committee Room 3
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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, October 24
9:30 a.m. – noon
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Lower Level, Committee Room 2
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Wednesday, November 7
9:30 a.m. – noon
Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Drive
Main Floor, Committee Room 1
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Wednesday, November 21
10 a.m. – noon
Parkdale Center for Innovation
1464 Queen St West
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Wednesday, December 12
9:30 a.m. – noon
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.

Tuesday, November 20
9 a.m. – 12:30 pm
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
2nd Floor, Committee Room 4
November

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.

Monday, November 5
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
2nd Floor, Committee Room 2
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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, October 23
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
2nd Floor, Committee Room 4
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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.

Friday, October 19
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
2nd Floor, Meeting Room B
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Thursday, November 15
10 a.m. – noon
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Lower Level, Committee Room 2
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