Announcements & Programs
Small Business Centres Ontario (SBC Ontario) is excited to offer FREE e-learning sessions to help you at any stage of your business journey! Whether you are deciding to start your own business, in the initial stages of development or looking to grow, these sessions are for you! At just 30 minutes each, these sessions will equip you with all the knowledge you need to succeed! Learn more at
The IRCC-funded Self-Employment for Newcomers: Building Excellence in Entrepreneurship project helps newcomers with starting and building their business in Canada.

This entrepreneurship program provides one-to-one support, information, resources, tools and business planning training to newcomers who are focused on starting their own business. This free, 16-week project delivers three main components with the focus on supporting the development of the individual business. For more information, click here.
Our Digital Service Squad has been actively helping small businesses in the Community and now they're back to offer more help! The Squad offers up to 10 hours of FREE specialized help to businesses to enhance their digital presence and equip themselves with the digital tools required to be more accessible to customers.

You can get started with our Digital Service Squad by following these 3 easy steps:
Webinars & Workshops
Apr 13 | 10:00am – 12:00 pm | Design the Ultimate Customer Experience
This workshop will dive into WHY it is so important to go beyond just providing high quality products & great customer service. To create loyal customers, & increase customer retention, & to become the brand that people love, you must design the customer experience that resonates with your ideal customers. Presented by sbcOntario

Apr 14 | 10:00 –11:30 am | Startup Business Basics - Cambridge
Starting a new business venture? Learn the necessary steps to start your business! Including: the various forms of business ownership; government regulations; the importance of a business plan; etc. Presented by the WRSBC

This workshop is designed to give you the tools to optimize your local listing! Here you will learn how get your GMB listing, set it up and optimize your listing to grow your local audience online. GMB is a great tool to drive traffic to your website! Presented by: sbcOntario

Apr 21 | 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm | Using Canva for Business
This webinar will teach participants how to use Canva to create graphics for social media, website and marketing materials to expand their online brand. Presented by WRSBC
Report of the Week
The pandemic has been a game-changer for the food and beverage sector. And while some losses will never be recouped, it has also presented some new opportunities for Canadian businesses to pivot, innovate and thrive. Farm Credit Canada (FCC) explores all of this and more in this report.
Resources & Tools
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