The Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre provides training to entrepreneurs and business owners to help improve business skills and learn best-practices. CBEC hosts a number of business seminars, workshops, and events presented by experts in various fields on an ongoing basis.

Please register in advance.

Bridges to Better Business

Bridges to Better Business was back with a full day of guest speakers to celebrate Small Business Month on Wednesday, October 19, 2022. This is the 9th year that the event has been organized by the Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre, the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce, and ACC Futures.

Bridges to Better Business
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Past Webinars

PREPARING A FINANCIAL FORECAST
October 4th – ZOOM – 12:00pm – 1:30pm – Andrew Seguin, Seguin Financial

Opening a business is an investment in both time and money. Learn how to prepare a two-year financial forecast, cash flow statement and start up costs spreadsheet. A working spreadsheet will be provided to all registered participants (created by Seguin Financial).

CREATING YOUR BRAND
October 11th – ZOOM –  12:00pm – 1:30pm  Urroz, Branding & Web Design

Branding is more than just your logo. Learn about the importance of creating a branding strategy to help customers quickly recognize your products and services. Strong branding can help your small business stand out from the competition and there are a few tips and tricks to help you deliver the right message to the right people.

EXPORT

October 13th – ZOOM – 10am-11:30am – Kathryn Liotta, OMAFRA

Learn about export from OMAFRA Trade and Investment Unit / Advisory Services

MARKET RESEARCH
October 18th – 12:00pm – 1:30pm – Zoom – Bob Peters

Discover how to conduct market research and why it is important when creating an effective marketing campaign. Learn more about your industry, your customers and the markets you service. This information can ultimately help you make informed decision that can maximize the potential of your business

SOCIAL START
October 25th– Social Start –  Zoom – 12:00pm – 1:30pm – Karine Parthenais, Mellow Brew Marketing

Learn how to make informed decisions when choosing what social media platforms to use and how they can support your business.

PREPARING YOUR FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS
November 1st – 12:00 – 1:30pm – Andrew Seguin, Seguin Financial

This session will provide you with an understanding on the financial statements required for the SCP Grant Panel and other investors.  Additional time will be allocated to the Q&A period.

LEARN HOW TO PITCH YOUR BUSINESS TO INVESTORS
November 8th – 12:00pm – 1:30pm – Shannon Ferguson, Fan Saves

Perfect your pitch and convince investors and financial institutions why your business has what it takes to succeed.

ENTREPRENEUR ROUNDTABLE
Entrepreneur Roundtable – November 10th -2:30pm to 4:30pm – Lost Villages Brewery, 16133 36, Long Sault, ON K0C 1P0

Learn from those who have overcome hurdles and achieved success in their enterprises. This is an opportunity to connect with experienced entrepreneurs who have been where you are now.