Seminars – Regional Business Seminars – Regional Business


Marketing 101

Tuesday, May 3rd / 12-1PM

This webinar will provide you with an introduction to the basic principles of marketing. Discover how to communicate the value of your product or service to customers. Learn more about the most effective communication channels that apply to your business from industry-leader Jeff MacIntyre, Marketing Consultant at Marketing Hounds.


Exploring Entrepreneurship

Wednesday, May 4th / 12-1PM

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur? Do you have a side hustle? Are you a freelancer looking to take the next step? This free crash course will provide a roadmap of what entrepreneurs can expect on the journey to starting a small biz. The presentation will be delivered by Caitlin Thompson, Youth Programs Officer with the Regional Business Centre.


Small Business Tax Tips

Tuesday, May 10th / 12-2PM

This information session held by CRA professionals will help you learn about:

  • Business tax deductions
  • Common tax errors
  • Helpful tools and services offered by the CRA
  • General bookkeeping concepts and best practices


Writing a Business Plan

Wednesday, May 11th / 12-1PM

Join us as we go through each step of writing a business plan including:

  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Financials


Conducting Market Research

Wednesday, May 18th / 12-1PM

Whether you are a start-up or an existing business, developing an effective marketing plan requires market research. Discover how to conduct your own primary research and how to tap into existing data that will help you better understand your industry, competitors, target market, determine the feasibility of your business idea and more.


Starting A Small Business

Wednesday, May 25th / 12-1PM

This webinar will cover topics including:

  • Idea Generation
  • Business Planning
  • Choosing a Legal Structure
  • Registration and Permitting
  • Funding


Small Business Centres Ontario

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When I sign up with ShopHERE, what do I get?

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