Seminars


All About Zoom

Mondays @ 5pm
Tuesdays @ 1pm and 5pm
Thursdays @ 1pm and 5pm
Fridays @ 1pm

Zoom expert Raul Montes will take you on a grand tour of the Zoom product suite.

We'll cover such features as calendar integrations, recording, screen sharing, annotation, virtual backgrounds, and more! What's more, you'll receive an overview of our desktop and mobile meetings, IM service, webinar platform, conference room solutions (Zoom Rooms and H.323/SIP Connector), and Zoom's premium audio plan.

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Why Your Business Needs An Online Store - ShopHERE powered by Google

Thursdays @ 11:30am

The goal of ShopHERE Powered By Google is to build and optimize online stores for small independent businesses and artists in just a matter of days. With ShopHERE, businesses get to expand their selling opportunities into the online market.

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

  • An online Shopify ecommerce website customized with your information, theme, logo and branding
  • Hands-on assistance setting up and launching your online store
  • Additional training to support your online store including topics like digital marketing, shipping and inventory management
  • Access to free tools to help support the successful launch of your online store

In this webinar you will get the answers to the top questions we’ve received about the ShopHERE program, including:

  • Who is Digital Main Street?
  • What is ShopHERE?
  • What does it mean to sell online, and why should my business?
  • Do I qualify for this program?
  • What are the costs involved?
  • Do you have any examples of completed websites?

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Utiliser LinkedIn pour booster ses ventes

Mardi, le 23 février de 12h00 à 13h30

LinkedIn est aujourd'hui le plus grand réseau social de professionnels dans le monde. C'est aussi un outil puissant pour les entrepreneurs qui cherchent de nouveaux clients. Ce webinaire sera présenté par Alexandra Falibois, agente de développement économique à la SÉO. Découvrez des astuces simples et efficaces pour développer votre réseau et boostez les ventes de votre entreprise en 2021.

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Create Social Media Marketing Content with Intent, on Canva

Tuesday, February 23rd from 6-7:30PM

This introductory workshop familiarizes you with Canva; a graphic design program that can be an invaluable tool in social media marketing for business owners and entrepreneurs. This session offers and introduction to this online program/platform used to create content.

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The Power of Sending Really Great Emails: Create a newsletter that gets read and leads to sales

Wednesday, February 24th from 12-1PM

By the end of this one hour seminar Julieanne aim's for you to:

+ Have a clear understanding of your audience and their interests
+ Have a great big list of great value-filled content ideas
+ Have a plan for the year for your email newsletter (yay!)

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Café-rencontre en ligne avec My Mining T

Jeudi, le 25 février de 9h00 à 9h30

Le Centre régional des affaires et la Société économique de l'Ontario (SÉO) vous invitent à participer à un café-rencontre en ligne. Nous avons invité Connor Lafortune, entrepreneur francophone et propriétaire de l'entreprise My Mining T, à animer cette conversation en direct pour faire part de son point de vue sur les défis nouveaux et existants associés au fait d’être propriétaire d’une entreprise. Vous apprendrez comment cette entreprise a pu se réorienter et persévérer durant les périodes d’incertitude. Que vous vouliez simplement être à l’écoute ou que vous ayez des questions sur les affaires, c’est une occasion idéale pour vous de prendre un café et d’interagir avec le milieu des affaires. Tout cela dans le confort de votre domicile.

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Insurance Facts for Small Business Success

Wednesday, March 3rd from 12-1PM

Learn the Insurance basics for your new Small Business. Learn at what point you need Insurance! Explore what kind of Insurance will work for your business type, how much a policy could cost, understand some of the policy features to expect and what questions you’ll need to answer to get a proper quote! If you’re starting a new small business, you should take time for this seminar!

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Survey Says: Research for your Business Success

Thursday, March 4th from 1-2:30PM

Learn about survey best practices and tips. In this webinar, you learn the 5Ws of surveying:

• why do a survey
• when to do a survey• what should be in your survey
• who should do a survey• where to do a survey
• PLUS how to analyze your survey

Included is a live demo of how to use Survey Monkey for FREE, a downloadable workbook, and useful resources.

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Atelier – Établir une organisation à but non lucratif

Mercredi le 10 mars 2021, 12 h 00 à 13 h 30

L’atelier « Établir une organisation à but non lucratif » présentera un survol des étapes à suivre pour la création d’une organisation à but non lucratif. Lors de cet atelier, plusieurs éléments clés à l’établissement et au fonctionnement d’une organisation à but non lucratif seront abordés, entre autres : l’idéation, la préparation, la constitution en personne morale, la gouvernance et l’administration.

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Développer son entreprise avec le Business Model Canvas (BMC)

Mardi, le 16 mars de 12h00 à 13h30

Vous avez une idée d’entreprise, mais vous ne savez pas par quoi commencer pour la développer? Cet atelier vous présentera un outil simple qui vous guidera dans les premières étapes du lancement de votre entreprise. Ce webinaire sera présenté par Alexandra Falibois, agente de développement économique à la SÉO. Lors de ce webinaire, vous débuterez votre plan d’action grâce au BMC.

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Make YOUR Pitch

Wednesday, March 24th from 12-1PM

An elevator pitch is a brief but captivating introduction to your business every entrepreneur should perfect. This is an excellent starting point to capturing the essence of your business while engaging with others, all within 30 seconds (or less!). We'll guide you through crafting your own pitch by identifying goals, tailoring your message to different audiences and emphasizing your value.

We will also dive into how you can effectively raise money when you are delivering a longer investor presentation. Learn techniques on how to effectively tell your story, how to stand out in your industry, and learn what investors are truly looking for when they are seeking a potential investment. We will cover topics such as how you should prepare, the levels of engagement, the key components and structure of a successful pitch, and questions you may face at the end of your presentation.

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How to Run Contests that Drive Leads & Sales

Thursday, March 25th from 2-4:00PM

There are many reasons why local businesses should run contests, brand awareness being one, but many are not aware of how to run contests effectively. In this workshop, you’ll learn tips and tricks to running a successful contest that drives signups and what to do with those leads once you have them.

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Free Tax Help for your Small Business

Wednesday, March 31st from 11AM-1PM

Join us for a webinar with Liaison Officers from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to help you understand your tax obligations and learn about:

  • General bookkeeping concepts and best practices
  • Explain common tax errors
  • Demonstrate how to use financial benchmarks for relevant industries
  • Provide information on the CRA’s services

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Brand Savvy: The Art of Effectively Branding a Business

Thursday, April 8th from 6-7:30PM

Join us for this free workshop that explores the essentials of branding for your small business. We'll delve into the far-reaching effects of branding, what makes design compelling, and marketing considerations in the digital era.

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Bootstrapping 101

Wednesday, April 14th from 12-1PM

Starting a new business on a limited budget without investor involvement is called ‘bootstrapping’. In this seminar you will learn about various free resources and techniques small business owners can use in Marketing, Social Media, Finance, Project Management and more to reach your business goals while saving money.

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Marketing Basics

Wednesday, April 14th from 12-1PM

This session is 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.

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