Volume 2, 2015
Spotlight on Business
Crafter's Plus
Our community is filled with hidden gems that contribute to making Windsor-Essex a unique region. Crafter's Plus is just that - a family-owned small business that provides space to members of the community who love creating quality, handmade local products and are looking for an avenue to sell their work. When Crafter's Plus opened their doors on April 1st, 2014 they had 12 vendors; today, they have an astonishing 178 vendors! Artists rent space and are able to showcase their products year-round, as well as participate in annual events like the upcoming, "Art in the Parking Lot," on Saturday, May 30th.  [ Read more. ]

Crafter's Plus
3337 Walker Road
Windsor, ON N8W 3R9
519-987-3172
This Could Be YOUR Business in the Spotlight!

Email us to let us know that you've started your business, and you could be featured in the "Spotlight on Business" in an upcoming newsletter!

Email: ccapacchione@windsoressexsmallbusiness.com
AND THE WINNER IS. . .
In our January Newsletter we asked you to let us know if you had started your business in  2014.  The winner will receive a $100 Staples gift card.

Thank you to all that entered!  After drawing from the many entries, the winner is. . .
ONESource Moving Solutions for Seniors
Danielle Carriere, Senior Move Manager and Owner at ONESource Moving Solutions for Seniors, is a Certified Relocation Transition Specialist, who has the skills, connections, energy, time and resourcefulness that seniors or their families may not possess.  She and her team do it all within Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent:
  • stage home for sale - organize and de-clutter
  • work with you to tag and sort possessions
  • arranging for outdoor/indoor repairs and cleaning
  • arranging for transfer of utilities
  • arranging for movers to pack & move to new residence
  • oversee moving day, help manage the move-in process, and help unpack possessions
  • check for health & safety issues
  • and more!
Contact Danielle today to see how she can help out your families and loved ones!

519-984-2111


Congratulations, Danielle, on starting your own business!
We're Hiring!

The WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation is a not-for-profit organization supported by the City of Windsor and County of Essex and is responsible for advancing economic development to grow and sustain prosperity in the region.  We are currently looking for experienced professionals to fill two key positions:

Business Attraction Coordinator

and

Business Advisor (Small Business Centre)

For information on these two positions - CLICK HERE.

Resumes from qualified applicants should be sent to info@jmboxconsulting.com no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 13, 2015.
2015 BDC Young Entrepreneur Award

Is your business at a crossroads? Do you have to choose between continuing at your current pace and seizing an opportunity to take your business to the next level? If you're choosing to grow your business, the BDC Young Entrepreneur Award contest is for you.

[Read more.]
Secrets to Success
The Key to Success Is Knowing  That Failing Doesn't Make You a Failure

There is no shortage of wisdom on how to develop a success mindset. I've read volumes and written a bit of it myself.

But the path to success isn't all rah-rah-lets-pop-a-cork moments. You're going to have your share of I-stubbed-my-toe-and-fell-off-the-precipice moments too. Your mindset about those moments will do as much, or more, to determine your progress as your mindset about the celebrations ever could. 
[Read more.]
"Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well"  - Unknown
Clients in the News
Art InDeed - Wellness Through Creativity
Being creative has always come naturally to Danah Beaulieu.  So when her business Art InDeed - Wellness Through Creativity was competing for a $10,000 grant she knew how to step up her game.   [Read More.]

Marco's Pizzeria & Italian Family Eatery 

Marco's Pizzeria & Italian Family Eatery takes pride in serving authentic Italian cuisine prepared with fresh locally sourced ingredients.

 

Upcoming Events
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Understand the differences between sole proprietorship, partnership and corporation.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
What you need to know when setting up your small business.

Thursday, March 5, 2015
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Knowing and understanding your financial status and credit is important

Friday, March 6, 2015
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
What you need to know when setting up your small business

Friday, March 12, 2015
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Learn about financial 'plumbing'

Friday, March 13, 2015
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
What you need to know when preparing a business plan

Monday, March 16, 2015
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
What you need to know when setting up your small business

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
What you need to know when preparing a business plan

Thursday, March 19, 2015
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Ready to launch? Learn how to develop your business pitch!

Monday, March 23, 2015
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
What you need to know when preparing a business plan

Thursday, March 26, 2015
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
This is a step-by-step guide for entrepreneurs who will hire employees



Wednesday, April 1, 2015
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
What you need to know when setting up your small business

Thursday, April 2, 2015
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
What you need to know when setting up your small business.

Friday, April 10, 2015
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
What you need to know when preparing a business plan

Monday, April 13, 2015
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
What you need to know when setting up your small business

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
The importance of your marketing plan & social media

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
What you need to know when preparing a business plan

Monday, April 20, 2015
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
What you need to know when preparing a business plan
Past Events
February 5 - 
Attendees taking part in the Business Plan Clinic at the WindsorEssex Small Business Centre.  It was a full house that day!
February 12 -
Anthony Montalbano, Co-founder, AMBR Detroit and Spincard, gives a presentation on "Developing Your Business Idea"
February 24 -
Sandra Vasquez, Youth Entrepreneurship Coordinator, presents youth opportunities to Vincent Massey high school students.
Since starting up in 1992, the Small Business Centre has provided thousands of entrepreneurs with the training and support necessary to start and grow successful businesses. From concept, through start-up and early growth stages of business, the Small Business Centre is a one-stop source for information, guidance and professional advice on starting and operating a business.

The Small Business Centre operates as a department of the WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure.