New Year – New Events – New You!

Small Business Centre offers new seminars in 2011

It’s 2011, a brand new year! Take some time now to reflect on the past year, look forward to the opportunities ahead and set your personal goals for 2011.

At the same time, why not give some thought to the resolutions you need to make for change in your work life. The New Year provides an opportunity to set new professional goals and objectives.  You may be thinking about starting your own business, getting your new business off the ground, or improving on your existing business’ sales targets or marketing strategies.

To assist with your entrepreneurial ambitions and goals for 2011, the Halton Small Business Centre is offering over 50 seminars and events throughout the year.  These seminars range from a general overview of the basic things to consider when starting a new business, to importing and exporting assistance.

2011 seminar topics include:

  • Bookkeeping
  • Building a Business Plan
  • E-Business
  • First Steps in Exporting
  • Innovation Night
  • Marketing
  • Market Research
  • Networking
  • Sales
  • Small Business Financing and Insurance
  • Starting a Small Business
  • The New Importer

We are also offering our Consultant-On-Site program in Halton Hills and Milton.  Our Business Consultants will be available at your local Georgetown and Milton libraries to meet with clients one-on-one for an hour.  Whether you’re planning to start a small business or expand your existing small business, Halton’s business consultants are ready to help.  Call us today to book your appointment.

We are also pleased to present our annual “Bridges to Better Business” event on February 24, 2011, from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Oakville Conference Centre.  This year, our theme is “Standing Out in a Crowd: Marketing Strategies for Success”.  Keynote speaker Ron Buist is a Canadian marketing guru and inventor of Tim Horton’s “Roll Up the Rim to Win”, one of the best-known and most successful marketing campaigns in Canadian history.

This unique event brings together small businesses from across Halton Region.  It’s a terrific opportunity to learn, share best practices and make valuable business connections.

In addition to the keynote presentation, the event features panel presentations and discussions, break-out sessions and networking opportunities.  The cost is $50 per person and includes a buffet lunch.  Visit our Centre or website for registration information.

Start off the new year right!  Attend a business-focused event or seminar.  It may very well be the stimulus you need to re-energize yourself and your business, and increase your job satisfaction in the process.

Do you have your business resolutions ready?  Share yours. At the end of the month we’ll submit all entries into a draw for a chance to win a voucher for our upcoming Bridges to Better Business” event (value $50.)

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