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Hamilton Economic Development

Seminars & Workshops

The Hamilton Business 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 Hamilton Business Centre 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 Hamilton Business Centre at 905-540-6400.

Dates: Mondays – May 6, 13, 27
Time: 1:30pm – 3:00pm

Dates: Fridays – May 17, 24, 31
Time: 9:30am – 11:00am


Business Development Series

Business Planning

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

Dates: Tuesday, May 7 | Tuesday, June 4
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, May 14 | Tuesday, June 11
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: Tuesday, May 21 | Tuesday, June 18
Time: 1pm – 3pm ** Please note the time change! **
Workshop Fee: $45 plus HST

Budgeting and Financials

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

Dates: Tuesday, May 28 | Tuesday, June 25
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: Hamilton Business 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.


CRA Tax Seminar Series

The Hamilton Business Centre – in partnership with Canada Revenue Agency – is hosting a series of tax seminars. Each seminar is FREE, but registration is required.

Visit http://hamiltonbusinesscentre.eventbrite.com/ or
call 905-540-6400 or mail@hamiltonsmallbusiness.ca to register.

All seminars are held at the Hamilton Business Centre located at Hamilton City Hall, 71 Main Street West, 1st floor.

All sessions are FREE, but registration is required. Visit http://hamiltonbusinesscentre.eventbrite.com/ or call 905-540-6400 or mail@hamiltonsmallbusiness.ca to register. All seminars are held at the Hamilton Business Centre located at Hamilton City Hall, 71 Main Street West, 1st floor Hamilton, Ontario.

 


Spring Mini-Series

All sessions are FREE, but registration is required.

Visit http://hamiltonbusinesscentre.eventbrite.com/ or
call 905-540-6400 or mail@hamiltonsmallbusiness.ca to register.

All seminars are held at the Hamilton Business Centre located at Hamilton City Hall, 71 Main Street West, 1st floor Hamilton, Ontario.

All sessions are FREE, but registration is required. Visit http://hamiltonbusinesscentre.eventbrite.com/ or call 905-540-6400 or mail@hamiltonsmallbusiness.ca to register. All seminars are held at the Hamilton Business Centre located at Hamilton City Hall, 71 Main Street West, 1st floor Hamilton, Ontario.

 


Digital Main Street Workshops

All seminars are held at the Hamilton Business Centre located at Hamilton City Hall, 71 Main Street West, 1st floor Hamilton, Ontario.

Maximizing Your Online Advertising & Digital Marketing Budget

The The Ontario Digital Main Street Initiative is hosting a FREE workshop as part of the Digital Main Street Project!

You don’t need a big budget to get noticed on the web – you just need creativity! Savvy businesses are using bootstrap digital marketing techniques to amplify their message online. In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn the tricks and tools needed to market your business effectively on a shoestring budget.

You’ll learn:

  • How to create a basic online marketing strategy and measurement plan that fits for your business size and goals.
  • Why email marketing can be a powerful and cost-effective way to grow your business.
  • How to get people to sign up for an email list while following best practices and the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL).
  • How to take advantage of influencer marketing, affiliate marketing and other ways to generate word-of-mouth.
  • How to advertise cost-effectively through Google ads, Facebook ads and other ad networks.
  • What free or low-cost graphic design tools to use to create eye-catching online ads.

This workshop is a free workshop for main street small businesses in Hamilton. Laptop computers aren’t absolutely necessary for this class, but we recommend bringing a laptop to follow along.

 

Seating is limited. Registration is required – please click here to register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/maximizing-your-online-advertising-digital-marketing-budget-hamilton-workshop-registration-60764737967?aff=host 

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