Salute to Small Business Month

October 1 once again marks the start of Small Business Month – a month that celebrates and recognizes the contribution that small businesses make to their local communities.

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With many activities and events taking place across the province, it is a time when small business owners can reflect and discover a new direction or find new ways to improve their operations, expand their network and grow their business. This month also offers the opportunity to engage with government agencies and business organizations. There are many programs and organizations working to help entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses.

In Halton we have a long history of supporting the entrepreneurial culture and fostering its growth through our own Small Business Centre. Every year, staff from Halton’s Small Business Centre connect with over 1,200 entrepreneurs, helping them start and grow their business locally through one-on-one consultation, workshops, seminars and a variety of other programs. Some of these programs, such as Summer Company, Starter Company and our partnership with Futurpreneur Canada, are aimed at young entrepreneurs.

Below is a line-up of events for small business owners both new and seasoned that are designed to support them in every aspect of their operations.

  • Starting a Small Business

Wednesday, October 7 – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

  • Bridges to Better Business Event: Business of Art and the Art of Business

Wednesday, October 14 – 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  • Financial Basics

Wednesday, October 21 – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

  • Small Business Financing

Wednesday, October 28 – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

  • Starter Company & Futurpreneur Canada Info Sessions

Tuesday, October 6 and 20 – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Mark the month on your calendar and join us and other small business owners as we continue to grow the entrepreneurial spirit in ideas and find business opportunities Halton Region. Great things happen when entrepreneurs get together. Come learn, share!

For more information about resources, services, business events and seminars, contact us by dialing 311, 1-866-442-5866, online at, by email at or visit us at 1151 Bronte Road, Oakville. You can also follow us on Twitter and find us on Facebook.

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