Your life is comprised of a series of choices. There are endless avenues that you can pursue, but ultimately, you can follow only one. This freedom is a blessing, but it can also be a curse; it means that we have so much opportunity, but also that there is so much we can miss. If you have a stellar idea, or have always dreamed of running your own business, then that is an avenue worth pursuing. It is easy to become complacent, or to rationalize that your idea won’t work. At the Halton Small Business Centre, we can help you make sure it does.
Our services are tailored to help people with ideas, like you, to transform those ideas into the business you have always wanted to run. Our primary service, consultations, sets you up free one-on-one meetings with one of our small business consultants. Our experienced consultants were small business owners themselves, and understand the tribulations that surround the start-up of a new company. They can help you assess the viability and logistics of your idea, and set you on a path to success.
Another excellent service for burgeoning entrepreneurs is our various seminars. Introductory getting started sessions are offered weekly, and provide some excellent insight into the process of starting your business, and navigating the bureaucracy that is involved. We also offer additional services for youth, in the form of the starter company program and our partnership with Futurpreneurs. These programs provide support for youth looking to launch their companies, and can even provide grants towards that end.
The access to professionals program run out of our centre is another way to get your dream business on the right track. This unique program grants you a free consultation with a local professional in the fields of accounting, business, law, HR, web design and more. If you have any particularly difficult or specific questions, these professionals can help you navigate your business through them.
Remember that it is up to you to make it happen. Running a business can be one of the most fulfilling and challenging jobs you can have. You control your income, your hours and your destiny. There are risks involved, yes, but that is true of everything in life, especially anything worth doing. Failure is far from ideal, but regret over what you did not do is a far more bitter draught.
If you are thinking of creating your own business, or have any questions for us, then call us at 905-825-6000 x7900. It could lead you to the most fulfilling job of your life, and set you on the path to success.
“I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.”
-Oliver Wendell Holmes