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

These learning opportunities are all being offered online.

Join the City of Toronto and the Intergovernmental Committee for Economic and Labour Force Development (ICE) for an informational forum about the highs and lows of the gig economy and what policy changes could be made to protect gig workers while providing the flexibility businesses need to succeed.

Thursday, October 6
1 – 3 p.m.

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This year’s forum features entrepreneurs in Indigenous innovation and explores the evolving role of technology in business and strategies for persevering through challenges faced by the Indigenous business community.

Wednesday, October 26
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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Business Planning: Get your Business Accelerating

Learn important elements of starting a business, including: business viability, writing a business plan, market research, and understanding your financials.

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Legal Bootcamp: How to Start & Grow Your Business

Wondering whether you should incorporate your business, when you should register for HST, and if contracts are really that important? These and other questions will be addressed in this webinar for entrepreneurs considering starting a business and those who’ve launched one in the last couple of years.

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Small Business Financing 101 with Futurpreneur and BDC

Join Futurpreneur and the Business Development Bank of Canada for a presentation on financing opportunities for your small business.

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Starting Your Business 101

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.

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Starting Your Food Business Seminar

This webinar is for entrepreneurs thinking of starting a food business and don’t know where to start.

Thursday, October 13
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

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Sales Skills to Power Up Your Startup

A comprehensive introduction to learning sales and marketing skills as a process. The skill sets gained through this program are based on proven best practices. “If you want to be successful, you have to do what successful people do.”

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SEO without the Smoke and Mirrors

Learn about SEO strategies that are built using insights from comprehensive audits, keyword research, on-page and organic factors, and proprietary SEO tools.

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Social Media for Small Business

Learn the ropes of building an engaging and profitable social media presence for your business, from choosing the right social media platforms, to best practices for engagement, to growing your social media community using both organic and paid strategies.

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eCommerce 101: What, Why and How

More consumers than ever before are turning to online shopping for greater convenience, safety and variety. In this webinar, you will learn the basic steps to set up an online store.

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Web Presence 101: Ensuring Your Foundation Is Set

Your customers are on the web. Having a strategy for your online presence allows you to market your small business online so customers can easily find you. Learn how to build the foundation for your business’s web presence.

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Small Business Accounting: “The Stress-Free Guide to Managing Your Books”

Small business accounting that will help you to manage your daily operations and make tax time less stressful. Balance your accounts with confidence.

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T1 General Small Business Tax Literacy Seminar

Presented by Canada Revenue Agency, this presentation is geared toward small unincorporated businesses and will help participants understand their tax obligations and provide them with the resources needed to navigate the tax system.

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T2 Corporation Tax Literacy Seminar

Presented by Canada Revenue Agency, this seminar is offered to owners of small corporations who need help in understanding their tax obligations. The presentation is geared towards incorporated businesses and will provide participants with the basic principles and resources needed to navigate the tax system.

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B Corp 101 Workshop: Learning to Measure What Matters

B Corps – a national movement of “beneficial” corporations – is made up of entrepreneurs who are proud of their companies’ positive impact, whether it’s improving the livelihoods of their employees, strengthening their community ties, or improving green practices. Learn about B Corp assessment and its novel metrics of success.

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Service Canada Programs and Services for Employers

Learn how to access Service Canada and enroll in various programs and services for employers. Get information about EI benefits, Canada Pension Plan, the Work-Sharing program, Job Bank, and more.

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WSIB: Laws & Regulations for Small Businesses

Learn from a Workplace Safety and Insurance Board consultant about how to keep your workplace healthy and safe, and in compliance with health and safety laws.