Workshops & Events 


Big Little Legends

How Everyday People Build Irresistible Brands

Thursday, October 25, 2018 | 11:30 A.M. TO 4:30 P.M.

Brantford Golf and Country Club, 60 Ava Rd. | $50 (includes hot lunch buffet)

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Gair Maxwell


Business Fundamentals: Business Planning

Tuesday October 16 - 9:00 am - 12:00 noon @ BRC

So you’ve got a great business idea and now you want to go forward.  How do you get your ideas on paper so that it’s easy for others to understand your business and for you to execute your ideas? Planning is one of the most important parts and every entrepreneur and small business needs to have a plan to guide them. Gain an understanding of the key components of the business plan and how each section is connected to tell the story of you and your idea. We will explore the core sections typically included: Company Profile, Industry Overview, Competition, Products & Services, Target Market (customers), Operations, Marketing Plan and Financials.

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Attendance at one of the session dates is mandatory for those wishing to pursue the Starter Company Plus Grant.


Business Fundamentals: Financial Forecasting

Tuesday October 16 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm @ BRC

If you want to run a successful business it’s important for you to know your numbers.  In this workshop you’ll learn how to calculate your start-up and operating costs, develop budgets, calculate your cashflow, identify your breakeven points and cost and price your products and services profitably. Learn how decisions you make about your operations and production processes affect your bottom line and how to ensure your estimates and quotes are in line with your final invoice.  

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Attendance at one of the session dates is mandatory for those wishing to pursue the Starter Company Plus Grant


Business Fundamentals: Basic Bookkeeping

Tuesday October 23 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm @ BRC

Every small business owner has a need to understand the basics of accounting and bookkeeping in order to understand the financial health of their business.  If you are a small business owner or considering launching your own business but don't know where to start, join us for this session specially tailored to a small business setting.  During the session we will review revenues and expenses, monthly tracking, creating estimates, invoices and simple monthly financials, including how to interpret them to identify variances (differences) between your budget and actuals. 

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Attendance at one of the session dates is mandatory for those wishing to pursue the Starter Company Plus Grant.


Orientation: Starter Company Plus

Thursday November 1 - 9:30 am - 10:30 am @ BRC

Starter Company Plus is a Provincially funded program to help entrepreneurs 18+ start, expand or buy a small business in their community.  Successful candidates are eligible to receive a grant of up to $5,000 in addition to mentoring, training and one-on-one business coaching.  The Orientation Session will provide participants with an overview of the program, program eligibility, timelines, process and key information on the funding requirements and next steps.      

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Attendance at one of the session dates is mandatory for those wishing to pursue the Starter Company Plus Grant.  


Business Fundamentals: Marketing & Sales Planning

Tuesday November 6 - 9:00 am - 12:00 noon @ BRC

Unlike a business plan, a marketing plan focuses on getting and keeping customers; it's strategic and includes numbers, facts and objectives.  A good marketing plan spells out all the tools and tactics you'll use to achieve your sales goals.  It identifies what you'll sell, who'll want to buy it and the tactics you'll use to generate leads that result in sales.  Without it, your marketing efforts could be wasted or money could be spent in the wrong channels.  Learn to successfully create connections and focus on what your business has to offer.  Learn how to handle objections and set targets and goals and measure the effects of your efforts.   

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Attendance at one of the session dates is mandatory for those wishing to pursue the Starter Company Plus Grant.  


Business Fundamentals: Market Research

Tuesday November 6 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm @ BRC

With so much information available from multiple sources, business owners need to access key resources that impact their business.  Learn how to tap into already existing data and sources to help you analyze your industry, competitors, financing opportunities and current and potential customers.  Discover how this knowledge can inform your key business decisions by learning how to ask the right questions, collect key data and interpret that information.

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Attendance at one of the session dates is mandatory for those wishing to pursue the Starter Company Plus Grant.


Business Fundamentals: Financial Forecasting

Tuesday November 13 - 9:00 am - 12:00 noon @ BRC

If you want to run a successful business it’s important for you to know your numbers.  In this workshop you’ll learn how to calculate your start-up and operating costs, develop budgets, calculate your cashflow, identify your breakeven points and cost and price your products and services profitably. Learn how decisions you make about your operations and production processes affect your bottom line and how to ensure your estimates and quotes are in line with your final invoice.  

Click to Register

Attendance at one of the session dates is mandatory for those wishing to pursue the Starter Company Plus Grant.  


Business Fundamentals: Business Planning

Tuesday November 13 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm @ BRC

So you’ve got a great business idea and now you want to go forward.  How do you get your ideas on paper so that it’s easy for others to understand your business and for you to execute your ideas? Planning is one of the most important parts and every entrepreneur and small business needs to have a plan to guide them. Gain an understanding of the key components of the business plan and how each section is connected to tell the story of you and your idea. We will explore the core sections typically included: Company Profile, Industry Overview, Competition, Products & Services, Target Market (customers), Operations, Marketing Plan and Financials.

Click to Register

Attendance at one of the session dates is mandatory for those wishing to pursue the Starter Company Plus Grant.


Business Fundamentals: Basic Bookkeeping

Tuesday November 20 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm @ BRC

Every small business owner has a need to understand the basics of accounting and bookkeeping in order to understand the financial health of their business.  If you are a small business owner or considering launching your own business but don't know where to start, join us for this session specially tailored to a small business setting.  During the session we will review revenues and expenses, monthly tracking, creating estimates, invoices and simple monthly financials, including how to interpret them to identify variances (differences) between your budget and actuals. 

Click to Register

Attendance at one of the session dates is mandatory for those wishing to pursue the Starter Company Plus Grant.



No BRC workshops will be offered in December.  Our regular workshop schedule will resume in January 2019!

If you are interested in these workshops, please contact Julie Perkins at 519-756-4269 or jperkins@brantford.ca