Workshops & Events  

Starter Company Plus Orientation - Mae Legg 

Thursday April 13 - 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.


Business Planning & Cash Flow Forecasting - Sue Loveless

Tuesday April 18 - 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. 


Marketing Strategies - Sue Loveless

Tuesday April 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!


Starter Company Plus Orientation - Mae Legg

Thursday May 4 - 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.


Myers-Briggs Personality Testing / Workshop - Layne Beckner Grime

Thursday May 4 - 6:00 pm-9:00 pm @ BRC
Cost - $35 per person

What is your personality?  Are you a details person or an ideas generator?  We all function differently and a a key to success in any relationship, business or partnership is understanding how to work well with those around us.  Differences create a dynamic team, but learning how to function with synergy on a team or within a company can be tricky if you don't understand how those around you process information or think.  Come to our Myers Briggs seminar to learn insights about your strengths, personality and temperament.  Learn to maximize and embrace the variances between you and others.


Social Media and Facebook Advertising - Eustan Matthews

Tuesday May 9 - 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 market reach, and make the sale!


Grow Your Sales, Boost Your Profits - Marc Sidhom, MBA

Wednesday May 10 - 6:00 pm-8:00 pm @ The Hampton Inn, Fen Ridge Court
Cost - $25 per person

Never lose on price!  Protect your prices and your profits by value selling.  Consumers have never been more powerful than they are today and the selection available to them has never been greater.  This, all thanks to the internet and the widespread availability of pricing information.  In these conditions, businesses need to differentiate themselves more than ever from their competition in order to protect their pricing and profits.  In order to win, they need to sell and deliver more value.  This interactive seminar will help business owners understand how to maximize the prices of their products and services by appealing to consumers' perception of value.


Business Planning & Cash Flow Forecasting - Sue Loveless

Tuesday May 16 - 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. 


Bookkeeping & Taxation - Jagoda Mirceta, CGA

Tuesday May 23 - 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.


Using Video in Your Business - Roger Duck

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

Description to come.


Marketing Strategies - Sue Loveless

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!


Business Planning & Cash Flow Forecasting - Sue Loveless

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 - Mae Legg

Thursday June 8 - 9:00 am-12:00 pm @ 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) - 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 - Sue Loveless

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) - 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.


LinkedIN for Business - Trevor Cherewka, Smashing Pixels Inc.

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

Description to come. 


Business Planning & Cash Flow Forecasting - Sue Loveless

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.



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