Thinking/Starting

Evaluating your idea and getting started

Thinking about your own Business? Not sure where to start?

The Small Business Centre can provide you with the tools and resources you need to evaluate your idea and decide if entrepreneurship is right for you. 

If you're ready to get started the Centre offers a full range of support services, including workshops, seminars, government programs, advisory assistance, networking events and much more to help you put your business on the path to success.

Have questions about your business plan?

Make an appointment with one of our knowledgeable Advisors. Consultations are free and confidential.

Our Business Information Advisor is available to assist you with your market research and help you get started on your plan.

If you've already begun working on a plan, meet with a Business Advisor for an in-depth consultation on all aspects of your plan.

 

Startup Events Calendar

    April 2014

  • April 30

    Leader Character in Business
    Wed, Apr 30th @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am

    Is a leader's character important to business? Why or why not?

    Co-sponsored with the Better Business Bureau and the Rotay Club this breakfast workshop will explore Ivey Business School research into the nature and role of character in business leadership.

    Presented by Mark Reno, Ivey Business School, Western University

    Ticket price $30 before April 15

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  • May 2014

  • May 2

    Development Day
    Fri, May 2nd @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

     Development Day

    King's University College, Office of Alumni Affairs presents

    Development Day: connect. grow. lead.  Friday, May 2, 2014.

    This full day conference will give you the opportunity to hear from industry leaders on topics such as leadership, productivity, career development coaching and personal branding strategies.

    The day features keynote speaker, Stuart Knight, an award winning entrepreneur and critically acclaimed author, complemented by sessions from Corey Dubeau, ATMOS Marketing; Stephanie Ciccarelli, Voices.com and Sarah Lawless, LinkedIn. There will be plenty of opportunity to network during coffee breaks, a roundtable luncheon and a wine and cheese reception to wrap-up the day.

    Development Day is open to everyone. Early bird registration pricing is in effect until March 31.  

    For more information visit Development Day

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  • May 6

    Accounting Advice
    Tue, May 6th @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

    Access certified accountants to address financial questions and assist with bookkeeping best practices and future forecasting.

    Individual half hour appointments booked on a first come, first served basis.

     

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  • May 8

    Legal Advice
    Thu, May 8th @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

    Expert lawyers are available to clarify your concerns and provide answers to your legal questions.

    Individual half hour appointments booked on a first come, first served basis.

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  • May 13

    Online Presence Advisory Service
    Tue, May 13th @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

    Whether you're developing a new web site or need to make your existing site more effective our Online Presence Consultants can help.

    Individual half hour appointments booked on a first come, first served basis.

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  • May 21

    Starting a Small Business Seminar - May 2014
    Wed, May 21st @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Do you have what it takes to start your own business? Do you know what's involved in getting started?

    This 3 hour seminar will explore the personal aspects of business ownership and provide you with information on government regulations, taxation, legal and financial issues you need to consider before starting a business.

    Tickets $25.00/each

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  • May 28

    Business Planning Basics Session 1 - May 2014
    Wed, May 28th @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    First part of a 9 hour workshop on creating a business plan. Learn about market research, assessing your competition, creating effective marketing strategies and developing sales strategies. Registration for this session automatically includes registration in Session 2 on May 30.

    NOTE - Completion of the Starting a Small Business seminar is required before enrolling in this workshop.

    Tickets $100.00/each

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  • May 30

    Business Planning Basics Session 2 - May 2014
    Fri, May 30th @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Learn about operational concerns and financial considerations, including: start up costs, sales forecasting, cash flow statements, income statements,  and balance sheets. Upon completing this workshop you will have all the tools necessary to prepare your own business plan.

    NOTE - This full day session completes the workshop. Registration for Session 1 on May 28 automatically includes Session 2 on this date.

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Featured Events, Programs & Services

  • Not sure where to start? Attend one of our weekly info sessions

    Not sure where to start? Attend one of our weekly info sessions

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  • Gain & Retain Customers with a CRM-Driven Approach to Sales, Marketing & Service

    Gain & Retain Customers with a CRM-Driven Approach to Sales, Marketing & Service

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  • Networking at Hutton House

    Networking at Hutton House

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  • Professional advice for your business

    Professional advice for your business

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