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Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre Announces Fall Seminar Series

November 19th, 2019
By Ryan Kuhn

Cornwall Ontario – The Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre recently announced their 2019 Winter Seminar Series, in partnership with RBC.

These seminars are a continuation of the Centre’s popular series of seminars for entrepreneurs and those exploring the idea of entrepreneurship.

Presentations will be lead by a variety of individuals including Mireille Lemire & Zach Grant from RBC, Bernard Charlebois of Boum Strategies, Heather Robertson of Heather Robertson and Associates, Andrew Seguin of Seguin Financial, Donna Beaudette of Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS), Neil Benjamin, as well as Candy Pollard and Ryan Kuhn from the Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre. Seminar topics will include :

  • November 20 – Business Planning
  • November 22 – Business Banking
  • November 25 – Farmers Markets & Tradeshows
  • November 27 – Online Presence – E-Commerce, SEO & Google Analytics
  • November 29 – Financial Forecasting
  • December 5 – Business Travel & Home Based Business Expenses
  • December 9 – Human Resources, Payroll, Health & Safety
  • December 12 – Bookkeeping

There is no cost to attend the seminars, however, attendees are asked to register in advance.

“The one constant in business, is that things are always changing,” said Candy Pollard, Business Consultant with the Centre. “We try to provide seminars that will appeal to all types of business owners and that will provide information that keeps entrepreneurs learning about all of these changes. It is a great way to enhance your business skills and to meet other entrepreneurs and share ideas.”

Business Planning

  • Date: November 20, 2019
  • Time: 12 noon to 1:30 pm
  • Location: Cornwall Civic Complex (Salon A)
  • Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/80501252413
  • Details: A business plan is a recognized management tool used by successful and/or prospective businesses of all sizes to document business objectives and to propose how these objectives will be attained within a specific period of time.

Business Banking

  • Date: November 22, 2019
  • Time: 12 noon to 1:30 pm
  • Location: Cornwall Civic Complex (VIP Concourse on 2nd floor)
  • Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/80503190209
  • Details: Having the right mix of business bank accounts and services will keep your business running smoothly. Knowing which accounts and services are right for your unique business is not always easy. Join us to learn more about which products and services are available to you and how they can benefit your business.

Farmers Markets / Tradeshows

  • Date: November 25, 2019
  • Time: 5 pm to 6:30 pm
  • Location: Cornwall Civic Complex (Salon C)
  • Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/80504271443
  • Details: Farmers markets and tradeshows present a valuable opportunity to showcase your products and services to your target market. Planning and executing effectively during these crucial events can give your company the professional image customers are looking for, leading to continued growth for your business. Join us to learn more.

Online Presence: E-commerce, SEO, Google Analytics

  • Date: November 27, 2019
  • Time: 12 noon to 2 pm
  • Location: Cornwall Civic Complex (VIP Concourse on 2nd floor)
  • Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/80503643565
  • Details: People are spending more and more time on devices with every day that passes. Underestimating the importance of having a strong online presence is a big mistake. Join us to learn how to present your business effectively and turn visitors into paying customers.

Financial Forecasting

  • Date: November 29, 2019
  • Time: 12 noon to 1:30 pm
  • Location: Cornwall Civic Complex (Salon A)
  • Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/80502516193
  • Details: A financial forecast is an estimate of future financial outcomes for a company or project, usually applied in budgeting. An accurate forecast sets your business up for success in the future.

Business Travel and Home Based Business Expenses

  • Date: December 5, 2019
  • Time: 12 noon to 1:30 pm
  • Location: Cornwall Civic Complex (Hall of Fame Room)
  • Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/80505471031
  • Details: In business, claiming the correct expenses is extremely important to your bottom line, and the amount of taxes that you will be required to pay. This includes travel expenses as well as any home-based business expenses you may be eligible to include. This seminar will outline the type of expenses that can be claimed as an expense for your business, as well as what receipts and paperwork are required.   Our presenter from Heather Robertson and Associates has many years of experience working with small business owners both in their monthly bookkeeping and in filing taxes

Human Resources, Payroll and Health & Safety

  • Date: December 9, 2019
  • Time: 12 noon to 1:30 pm
  • Location: Cornwall Civic Complex (Salon A)
  • Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/80504845159
  • Details: If your business is at the point of hiring employees, or may be in the near future, there are government regulations that you must be aware of and ensure they are followed. These include minimum pay rates, standard vacation and holiday pay, health and safety, etc.  This seminar will provide basic information that you, as an employer, must be aware of and ensure that you are following.

Bookkeeping

  • Date: December 12, 2019
  • Time: 12 noon to 1:30 pm
  • Location: Cornwall Civic Complex (VIP Concourse on 2nd floor)
  • Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/80506092891
  • Details: Whether you’re your own bookkeeper or you hire a professional, it’s always smart business to be on top of your finances. Properly structuring your business bookkeeping will save you time and money in the long run. Join us to learn more about saving time and money with your business bookkeeping.

Registration Info
Seminars are open to all business owners, staff and prospective entrepreneurs in Cornwall, Akwesasne and SD&G. To register for any of the seminars please visit the Eventbrite link below to reserve your seat.

• Eventbrite: http://cornwallbusinessenterprisecentre.eventbrite.com/

The Business Enterprise Centre actively organizes and supports over a dozen professional education seminars each year.

About the Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre
The Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre helps small business owners and entrepreneurs succeed in Cornwall, Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry & Akwesasne by offering information, tools and support during the start-up and growth stages of business operation. This includes administration of the Summer Company and Starter Company PLUS programs. The Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre is operated by Cornwall Economic Development and funded in part by the Government of Ontario.

The Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre is located at 100 Water Street East (Cornwall Civic Complex) and can be contacted by phone at 613-930-2787 x2276 or online at:

Web: http://businessenterprisecentre.ca/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CornwallBusiness
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CornwallBiz

 

 

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