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Resources – Starting a Business

Resources – Starting a Business2021-08-27T02:38:20-04:00
  • Getting Funding and Finance Event

    Top 5 Reasons to attend Getting Funding and Financing Workshop

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    Looking for funding for your business? Then this is the event for you. Meet local funding organizations and find out what types of funding and programs they offer small business owners. This session will explain the different options available including financing from banks, investors and mentor-connected loans.

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  • Why use the Business Model Canvas

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    The Business Model Canvas is a model commonly used to help define the components of your business. It offers an interactive way to look at your business idea as well as a way to test your idea and its validity.

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  • Essential Legal Agreements for your Small Business

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    When starting a small business there are many considerations and decisions to make about your business, least of all the legal contracts or documents you need as well. Here is a list of standard legal contracts and policies that are important and might be required for your business.

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  • Grants and Funding for Small Business & Entrepreneurs

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    While there has been additional grants during COVID-19 for small businesses, there is in reality a reduction in the number of grants available to general business for start-up in the past few years.

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  • Putting together a Business Plan

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    A business plan is a written document that describes your business, its goals & objectives, your target market and financial requirements.   A business plan helps you map out your mission and vision for your business.

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  • How to Protect your Intellectual Property

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    The term Intellectual property (IP) covers original ideas, designs, discoveries, inventions and creative work produced by an individual or group.

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  • Networking is crucial to your success in Business!

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    As an entrepreneur starting out or trying to grow your business your personal network is critical. It’s not only where you get information, it also helps you get your first customers, develop your business and provide a continuous source of new customers.

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  • Writing off your Business Expenses correctly

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    This is a question we get frequently from entrepreneurs and business owners.  As the CRA says "if it is an expense you incur in the course of doing business (marketing, networking, selling, operating etc.) then it's a business expense".

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  • Registering for HST/GST

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    Most businesses that operate in Ontario and have annual sales (revenues) totalling more than $30,000 must register for and charge HST.

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  • Choosing the Right Business Structure

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    Do you know which business structure you want to choose? It depends on many factors and there are no simple rules for selecting which will be right for your business.

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