Hamilton Economic Development

Seminars & Workshops

The City of Hamilton’s Small Business Enterprise Centre is hosting the following business development training courses for anyone interested in learning about business.

10 Steps to Starting a Business – Free Session

Thinking of Starting a Business and not sure where to start?  Contact the SBEC to register for a FREE 10 Steps to Starting Your Business session.  Discover tools, resources and regulations you need to know when starting a business! Pre-registration is required. Please contact the SBEC at 905-540-6400.

Dates:  Mondays – January 21, 28 | February 4, 11, 25
Time: 1:30pm – 3:00pm

Dates:  Fridays – January 18, 25 | February 1, 8, 15, 22
Time:  9:30am – 11:00am

Business Planning

This workshop provides guidance on writing a business plan for your small business.

Dates: Tuesday, February 5 | Wednesday, March 6
Time: 9:30am – 12:00pm
Workshop Fee: $45 plus HST

Budgeting and Financials

This workshop provides guidance how to prepare a budget, prepare cashflow projections and important financial management strategies.

Dates: Tuesday, February 12 | Tuesday, March 12
Time: 9:30am – 12:00pm
Workshop Fee: $45 plus HST

Branding and Promotion

This workshop provides help on how to develop your brand and explore marketing strategies to grow your business.

Dates: Wednesday, January 23 | Wednesday, February 20 | Wednesday, March 20
Time: 9:30am – 12:00pm
Workshop Fee: $45 plus HST

Bookkeeping and Taxation

In this workshop, you will learn good reasons for keeping good business records and the fundamentals of a bookkeeping system.

Dates: Tuesday, January 29 | Tuesday, February 26 | Tuesday, March 26
Time: 9:30am – 12:00pm
Workshop Fee: $45 plus HST

Attend ALL FOUR (Business Planning, Budgeting, Branding & Bookkeeping) WORKSHOPS for “quick-to-learn, quick-to-use” business basics at a low cost of $150 plus HST.

Location: Small Business Enterprise Centre, City Hall, 71 Main Street West, Main Floor
Registration: 905-540-6400 or e-mail mail@hamiltonsmallbusiness.ca.
Pre-registration is required to reserve seat.




Ranked Canada's most diversified economy, home to Canada's busiest multi-modal cargo airport, the busiest port on the Canadian Great Lakes, and centrally located within a one hour drive to Toronto, Waterloo and the Niagara/US Border, Hamilton is at the center of it all. With two internationally renowned post-secondary institutions in the city (surrounded by 23 other), a diverse and learned workforce and both ample greenfield and urban sites upon which to build, we're ready for your investment.

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