Workshops & Events  

Optimizing Your Website - Trevor Cherewka, Smashing Pixels

Thursday November 24 - 6:30 pm-8:30 pm @ BRC

SEO Basics: Essential Tools You Need to Optimize Your Site

In his introduction to SEO, Trevor Cherewka will fully explain the extreme value SEO can deliver to a site and why, more than ever, you need to understand it. You will learn basic Do's & Don't's as well as the tools you need to ensure the job is done right. Although this session is intended for SEO newcomers, Trevor’s tips offer important reminders for those who have been optimizing their site for years.


Marketing Strategies – Kara Davey

Tuesday November 29 - 9:00 am-12:00 pm @ BRC

You will learn where and how to find primary and secondary research to include in your business plan. We will discuss how understanding the market will assist you to make informed business decisions. Learn how to successfully implement marketing techniques, personal promotions and sales strategies for business start-ups. This informative seminar will teach you how to get maximum results from minimal advertising dollars by reviewing examples of what works.


There will be NO workshops scheduled for December


Starter Company Orientation - Kara Davey

Thursday January 5 - 9:30 am-10:30 am @ BRC

The Starter Company is a provincially funded program for youth between the ages 18 -29 years who are not in school full-time.  The orientation session will include the following information: Starter Company Overview, Training, Mentoring, Funding, Eligibility, Timelines, The Business Plan and next steps if you’re interested.


Business Planning & Cash Flow Forecasting - Kara Davey

Tuesday January 10 - 9:00 am-12:00 pm @ BRC

How and why you need to write a business plan—a seminar offering real life insights into the reasons why you develop a business plan, the pitfalls you want to avoid and how to use the plan to manage your business prior, during and after opening. Cash flow forecasting is one of the most important tools you can use to forecast your income and estimate your expenses.


Build Your Business on a Solid Foundation - Rachel Amanda

Tuesday January 17 - 9:00 am-12:00 pm @ BRC

More information coming soon!


Basic Bookkeeping - Part 1 - Erin Kuhn

Monday January 23 - 6:00 pm-8:00 pm @ BRC

This workshop will have a strong focus on Quickbooks.
More information coming soon!


Marketing Strategies - Kara Davey

Tuesday January 24 - 9:00 am-12:00 pm @ BRC

Learn how to successfully implement marketing techniques, personal promotions and sales strategies for business start-ups. Discover a social media platform and strategy that’s right for your business and learn how to create an effective integrated marketing communications plan. This informative seminar will teach you how to get maximum results from minimal advertising dollars by reviewing examples of what works.


Making the Connection: Networking for Success - Michael Lewis

Thursday January 26 - 6:30 pm-8:30 pm @ BRC

More information coming soon!


Basic Bookkeeping - Part 2 - Erin Kuhn

Monday January 30 - 6:00 pm-8:00 pm @ BRC

This workshop will have a strong focus on Quickbooks and directly relates to Basic Bookeeping - Part 1 on January 23.  It's best to attend both, if possible, to gain the full scope of this workshop.  More information coming soon!


Bookkeeping & Taxation - Jagoda Mirceta, CGA

Tuesday January 31 - 9:30 am-3:30 pm @ BRC

Learn the basics of financially managing your business from an Accountant. This workshop provides tips on keeping accurate business records, remitting HST, calculating home office and vehicle expenses, with hands-on business bookkeeping examples.


Business Planning & Cash Flow Forecasting - Kara Davey

Tuesday February 7 - 9:00 am-12:00 pm @ BRC

How and why you need to write a business plan—a seminar offering real life insights into the reasons why you develop a business plan, the pitfalls you want to avoid and how to use the plan to manage your business prior, during and after opening. Cash flow forecasting is one of the most important tools you can use to forecast your income and estimate your expenses.


Starter Company Orientation - Kara Davey

Thursday February 9 - 9:30 am-10:30 am @ BRC

The Starter Company is a provincially funded program for youth between the ages 18 -29 years who are not in school full-time.  The orientation session will include the following information: Starter Company Overview, Training, Mentoring, Funding, Eligibility, Timelines, The Business Plan and next steps if you’re interested.


Build Your Business with SMARTS - Mike Kirby

Tuesday February 21 - 9:00 am-12:00 pm @ BRC

Learn how to ‘work on’ your business not just ‘in it’.  We will give you some thought provoking tools to help you stay focused on your mission and make your business more successful.  This seminar is an excellent resource for both new and well-established businesses.


Legal & Insurance Issues
Tanya Stephens, Boddy Ryerson Lawyers LLP
Scott Murray, Cowan Insurance Group

Thursday February 23 - 6:30 pm-8:30 pm @ BRC

More information coming soon!


Business Planning & Cash Flow Forecasting - Kara Davey

Tuesday March 7 - 9:00 am-12:00 pm @ BRC

How and why you need to write a business plan—a seminar offering real life insights into the reasons why you develop a business plan, the pitfalls you want to avoid and how to use the plan to manage your business prior, during and after opening. Cash flow forecasting is one of the most important tools you can use to forecast your income and estimate your expenses.


Marketing Strategies - Kara Davey

Tuesday March 14 - 9:00 am-12:00 pm @ BRC

Learn how to successfully implement marketing techniques, personal promotions and sales strategies for business start-ups. Discover a social media platform and strategy that’s right for your business and learn how to create an effective integrated marketing communications plan. This informative seminar will teach you how to get maximum results from minimal advertising dollars by reviewing examples of what works.


Emotional Intelligence - Sherri Lojzer

Tuesday March 21 - 9:00 am-12:00 pm @ BRC

More information coming soon!


Starter Company Orientation - Kara Davey

Thursday March 23 - 9:30 am-10:30 am @ BRC

The Starter Company is a provincially funded program for youth between the ages 18 -29 years who are not in school full-time.  The orientation session will include the following information: Starter Company Overview, Training, Mentoring, Funding, Eligibility, Timelines, The Business Plan and next steps if you’re interested.


Bookkeeping & Taxation - Jagoda Mirceta, CGA

Tuesday March 28 - 9:30 am-3:30 pm @ BRC

Learn the basics of financially managing your business from an Accountant. This workshop provides tips on keeping accurate business records, remitting HST, calculating home office and vehicle expenses, with hands-on business bookkeeping examples.


Customer Loyalty & Retention - Marc Sidhom, MBA

Thursday March 30 - 6:30 pm-8:30 pm @ BRC

More information coming soon!


Bookkeeping & Taxation - Jagoda Mirceta, CGA

Tuesday January 31 - 9:30 am-3:30 pm @ BRC

Learn the basics of financially managing your business from an Accountant. This workshop provides tips on keeping accurate business records, remitting HST, calculating home office and vehicle expenses, with hands-on business bookkeeping examples.


To register for these workshops, please call 519-756-4269 or email sloveless@brantford.ca