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, 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, 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, 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.

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.

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.

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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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 – 11 a.m.
Online
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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 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, November 27
10 – 11 a.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Lower Floor, Committee Room 2
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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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Are you challenged to keep up with the daily routines in your business, knowing you need to do more to focus on growth, but uncertain what to do? The Growth Accelerator for Small Business program is a four-week business growth accelerator focused on helping existing businesses tackle their growth challenges sponsored by TD Bank and facilitated by Enterprise Toronto.

Wednesdays, Oct. 9 – 30
10 a.m. to 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, 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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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, October 21
9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
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.

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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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, 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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Join 500+ entrepreneurs at the Small Business Forum (SBF) and learn from expert presenters! The SBF has something for every small business owner whether they’re a new startup, a traditional mom n’ pop, or even a neighbourhood institution looking to transition ownership to the next generation.  Learn from keynote speakers Ramona Pringle and Lital Marom  who will shed light on how AI can be harnessed to improve your business, and discuss how traditional businesses can compete with and beat tech startups. 

Friday, October 11
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
3rd Fl., Council Chambers
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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.

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.

Thursday, October 31
9 – 11 a.m.
Online
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Tuesday, December 10
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, 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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This seminar provides an overview of the key considerations involved in starting a not-for-profit organization in Ontario, including research, registration, operations, governance, taxation and funding opportunities.

Tuesday, October 22
9 a.m. – 11 a.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.

Thursday, October 17
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.

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 – 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!

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