14 Sep 2016

Community Education Starter Company – Start, expand, or purchase your own business

The Business Enterprise Centre – Posted by Jessica Davies


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Course Description

Starter Company is aimed at young entrepreneurs aged 18 to 29 who are not returning to school and are interested in starting, purchasing, or expanding a business as their full-time occupation. While the program is targeted to young entrepreneurs, anyone is welcome to enroll in the workshops. At the conclusion of the program, the participants will have completed a full and detailed business plan and cash flow projection with which they can apply for funding or financing. Eligible participants are also encouraged to apply for a Starter Company grant of up to $5,000 towards their businesses.
This program is free for all participants and provides a valuable opportunity to develop their business ideas while drawing on a variety of experienced and professional resources. The workshops are also offered online, so entrepreneurs throughout northeastern Ontario are encouraged to participate. Note that this intake’s workshops will be conducted in English, with support resources offered in both English and French. Future workshops may be conducted in French if there is sufficient interest. In the meantime, entrepreneurs who would prefer to receive training in French are encouraged to contact us to discuss options.

learn at the Workshops
Workshop 1: Introduction | Tuesday, September 27th, 2016, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Learn about entrepreneurship and draft your Business Model Canvas to launch your plan.

Workshop 2: Market Analysis | Tuesday, October 4th, 2016, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Identify, research, analyze, and assess your market to identify your competitive advantage.

Workshop 3: Marketing Strategy | Tuesday, October 11th, 2016, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Discover branding, advertising, and social media. Determine your business voice.

Workshop 4: Starting a Business | Tuesday, October 18th, 2016, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Explore the legal and logistical requirements of starting up, expanding, or purchasing a business.

Workshop 5: Cash Flow Projections | Tuesday, October 25th, 2016, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Predict your business revenues and expenses and realize your profitability.

Workshop 6 : Building Your Business Plan | Tuesday, November 1st, 2016, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Assemble the pieces of your business plan.

Workshop 7: Pitching Your Business | Tuesday, November 8th, 2016, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Prepare and practice a persuasive business pitch.

Registration deadline is September 26th. Contact the Business Enterprise Centre to learn more.

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Course Categories: General Interest. Course Types: Community Education.

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