Workshops & Events  

Marketing with Video on a Shoestring Budget - Roger Duck, Digital Duck Inc.

Thursday May 25 - 6:00 pm-8:00 pm @ BRC

Nothing gets attention and delivers a marketing message as quickly, effectively and dramatically as video! Discover strategies you can use to leverage video to grow your business, drive sales or build awareness for a cause, product or service. Find out how easy it is to create videos that engage, captivate and motivate potential clients. Learn the ingredients of a good video and how to shoot "Guerilla" style videos yourself on a shoestring budget. Come away from this seminar with 3 simple techniques that will transform your smartphone and camcorder videos from amateur to amazing!


Marketing Strategies - Ramona Gallagher

Tuesday May 30 - 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 minimum advertising dollars by reviewing examples of what works!


Social Media and Facebook Advertising - Eustan Matthews (Re-scheduled)

Wednesday May 31 - 9:00 am-12:00 pm @ BRC

Want to increase your online presence and reach your customers' facebook news feed?  Let Eustan teach you simple and low-cost methods to define your audience to make the connection, extend your marketing reach, and make the sale!


Business Planning & Cash Flow Forecasting - Ramona Gallagher

Tuesday June 6 - 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 should develop a business plan, the pitfalls you want to avoid and how to use the plan to manage your business prior to, during and after launching. Cash flow forecasting is one of the most important tools you can use to forecast your income and estimate your expenses.


Starter Company Plus Orientation - Ramona Gallagher

Thursday June 8 - 9:30 am-10:30 am @ BRC

Starter Company Plus is a provincially funded program for budding entrepreneurs ages 18 and up 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


Summer Company Training (for accepted students only) - Sue Loveless

Saturday June 10 - 9:00 am-4:00 pm @ BRC

This is mandatory training for those that have been accepted into the Summer Company Program. Alternate date is Saturday June 24. Contact Sue Loveless to schedule your choice of date, 519-756-4269 or sloveless@brantford.ca.


Human Resources & Employer Rights - Kathryn Kissinger

Tuesday June 13 - 9:00 am-12:00 pm @ BRC

This informative and interactive seminar covers the three main areas of HR - Employment Standards, Health and Safety and Payroll. Employment Standards Topics includes the Ministry of Labour, the Ontario Employment Standards Act, and other basic Human Resources Requirements for small businesses. Health and Safety / WSIB topics: Information on the Ministry of Labour and the Occupational Health & Safety Act regulations and requirements. Payroll: Information on remitting deductions and Canada Revenue Agency guidelines for paying employees.


Marketing Strategies - Ramona Gallagher

Tuesday June 20 - 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 minimum advertising dollars by reviewing examples of what works!


Summer Company Training (for accepted students only) - Sue Loveless

Saturday June 24 - 9:00 am-4:00 pm @ BRC

This is mandatory training for those that have been accepted into the Summer Company Program. Alternate date is Saturday June 10. Contact Sue Loveless to schedule your choice of date, 519-756-4269 or sloveless@brantford.ca.


Bookkeeping & Taxation - Jagoda Mirceta, CGA

Tuesday June 27 - 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.


LinkedIN for Business - Trevor Cherewka, Smashing Pixels Inc.

Thursday June 29 - 6:00 pm-8:00 pm @ BRC

Does your LinkedIN presence look like a bare-bones resume that's hopelessly out of date?  Are you interested in expanding your network, attracting top talent and getting more sales?  Then it's time to up your LinkedIN game.  Learn how to get the most out of the benefits LinkedIN can offer you and your business.  Join us for our LinkedIN for Business seminar at the BRC, hosted by Trevor Cherewka from Smashing Pixels Inc.


Business Planning & Cash Flow Forecasting - Ramona Gallagher

Tuesday July 4 - 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 should develop a business plan, the pitfalls you want to avoid and how to use the plan to manage your business prior to, during and after launching. Cash flow forecasting is one of the most important tools you can use to forecast your income and estimate your expenses.


Starter Company Plus Orientation - Mae Legg

Thursday July 6 - 9:30 am-10:30 am @ BRC

Starter Company Plus is a provincially funded program for budding entrepreneurs ages 18 and up 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 on a Solid Foundation - Rachel Bolton

Tuesday July 11 - 9:00 am-12:00 pm @ BRC

As a small business owner, you started your business because of a great idea, driving passion and commitment... but that's not all it takes to build a solid and successful business.  In this workshop, you will learn why having a "big why" isn't enough, develop the three key ingredients of a solid business foundation with hot seat coaching opportunities, and discover how working with this business foundation strengthens your decision making and guides your actions towards achieving greater success.  Whether you are just getting started or have been in business for a while, this workshop will help you to close the gap between potential and results.  Rachel Bolton is a small business coach, mentor and consultant working internationally with people who are passionate about achieving success with a triple bottom line - people, planet, and profit.


Marketing Strategies - Ramona Gallagher

Tuesday July 25 - 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 minimum advertising dollars by reviewing examples of what works!


Online Sales - Avery Kloss, Shop Brantford & Matt Watkinson, Joycult

Thursday July 27 - 6:00 pm-8:00 pm @ BRC

Description to come!


If you are interested in these workshops, please contact Sue Loveless at 519-756-4269 or sloveless@brantford.ca