The Niagara Falls Small Business Enterprise Centre runs a variety of events geared towards both new start-up businesses as well as existing businesses. Whether you are looking for information about writing a business plan, or perhaps looking at new avenues of marketing your business – we have a seminar for you.
To view our current offering, please select an event from the list below to view the details. Registration is required and can be done online. If you have any questions about a particular event, please contact the Small Business Enterprise Centre at 905-356-7521 x 5130
Ask A Professional - Business Seminar "What Lenders Are Looking For"
Ask A Professional - Business Seminar
What Lenders Are Looking For
Understanding (not necessarily agreeing with) your financial institution.
Who will be interested?
Small business owners or those contemplating starting a business.
Bryan Botham will be discussing important information about how Canadian financial institutions assess the credit worthiness of a business. A former banker, Bryan now acts as a Loans Consultant for Venture Niagara and is an expert on business loans and financing.
What will be covered?
Communicating your company's ideas and performance to your Banker
The Business Plan Why is this important?
Cash Flow Forecasts: Why is this important?
What are the cash drivers of a business?
Sources of Cash / Access to Funds
Risk Assessment Framework
Borrower's Risk Rating (BRR)
When & Where?
Location: Niagara Falls Small Business Enterprise Centre
4321 Queen Street, Niagara Falls
Date: Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm 2:00 pm
Cost: FREE limited spaces available
Lunch & refreshments provided
Business Innovation Zone Mixed-Use Incubator (Information Session)
This session will give you all the information about the SBEC's mixed-use business incubator (Business Innovation Zone), how to apply and the services it offers. Each session runs from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM @ 4321 Queen Street.
If you are interested in learning more about the Business Innovation Zone but cannot attend the seminar, please contact us for more information: email@example.com
Components of Market Research
This seminar will describe market research and marketing techniques that are critical to the success of your business. Marketing has many dimensions, including market research, customer service, advertising, targeting, packaging, pricing, and e-marketing. Investing in a good marketing plan will generate excellent returns and provide long-term benefits to your business. Each session runs from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
How to Write A Business Plan
This seminar is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the components in a business plan and get you on the path to business success. Each session runs from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM @ 4321 Queen Street.
Starter Company PLUS Information Session
The Starter Company PLUS program offers entrepreneurs starting a business with an opportunity to receive training, mentoring, and an opportunity to apply for funding up to $5,000.
Join us to learn more about the program guidelines, eligibility criteria, and have any questions related to the program answered.
The session will take place from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM at 4321 Queen Street (Niagara Falls Small Business Enterprise Centre). Registration is required.
The A to Z Steps to Starting a Business
This seminar is designed to go through the full steps to starting a business. Some of the topics that will be discussed include licensing, zoning, taxes, employee regulations, and a lot more! Each session runs from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM.