Workshops & Events  

Business Instructor teaching group of entrepreneurs

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To register for these workshops, please call 519-756-4269 or email

Starter Company Orientation Session

Thursday May 26 - 9:30 am-10:30 am @ BRC

Get Your Business to Page 1 on Google

Thursday May 26 - 6:30 pm-8:30 pm @ BRC
Presented by Trevor Cherewka, Smashing Pixels Inc.

Business Planning & Cash Flow Forecasting

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

Market Research & Marketing Strategies

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

The True Cost of a Service

Tuesday June 21 - 9:00 am-12:00 pm @ Enterprise Brant (330 West St.)
Presented by Bob Rigg

Marketing for Your Small Business

Thursday June 23 - 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm @ BRC
Presented by Barry English, TDG Marketing

Bookkeeping & Taxation

Tuesday June 28 - 9:30 am-3:30 pm @ BRC
Presented by Jagoda Mirceta, CGA

Starter Company Orientation Session

Thursday July 21 - 9:30 am-10:30 am @ BRC

Business Planning & Cash Flow Forecasting

Tuesday August 9 - 9:00 am-12:00 pm @ BRC

Marketing Strategies

Tuesday August 16 - 9:00 am-12:00 pm @ BRC

Bookkeeping & Taxation

Tuesday August 23 - 9:30 am-3:30 pm @ BRC
Presented by Jagoda Mirceta, CGA

Workshop Descriptions

Bookkeeping & Taxation – Jagoda Mirceta

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 – Sue Loveless

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.

Market Research & Marketing Strategies – Sue Loveless

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.

Starter Company Orientation – Kara Davey

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 information regarding Starter Company overview, Training, Mentoring, Funding, Eligibility, Timelines, writing a Business Plan and next steps if you’re interested.

Get Your Business to Page 1 on Google – Trevor Cherewka

One of the biggest challenges that small business owners face is understanding how to get found on Google. SEO companies are quick to offer you a 1st page ranking on Google, but how do they do it. During this session Trevor Cherewka will offer helping tips and advice that any small business owner can implement on their website to increase the chances of getting on the coveted front page of Google.

The True Cost of a Service – Bob Rigg

A seminar to explore real-life service experiences, their impact on your customers and ultimately your company’s profitability.  This is an introspective seminar where you will share learning experiences, taking away concepts and ideas you can apply to your business success.

Marketing for YOUR Small Business – Barry English

Not Just Any Business... Your Business.  This workshop will provide participants with an interactive, hands-on opportunity to develop and execute a customized marketing strategy.  Walk away with a clear understanding of what you want your brand to mean to current and potential customers, measured against what they actually think and feel today. Participants will create a short-term marketing plan unique to their business, including how to use Social Media to effectively reach their target audience.  

To register for these workshops, please call 519-756-4269 or email