SMALL BUSINESS
RESILIENCE + RECOVERY
ONLINE IS THE DOORWAY TO THE FUTURE
Recovery Financial & Planning
During the Hiring & Training Grants for Workforce Development webinar, attendees will learn about the top government funding programs that can offset a portion of hiring and training costs by up to 50-83%. Presented by Mentorworks

June 23 | 1:30 - 2:30 pm | Why You Need a Budget
A fun conversation about creating a budget and how to make sure all the most important bills are paid on time. We will chat about what a budget is and how to devise a plan. With COVID19 causing us extra stress due to job loss or reduced hours, creating a simple, easy to follow plan will help. This is an opportunity to get back to basics. Presented by St Lawrence College

We’ve created a webinar where you’ll learn our simple system to create, update and execute your relaunch business plan. Using our provided template and system, you’ll take the first steps necessary to grow your business. Presented by Brampton Small Buiness Centre & BizLaunch

Following the unexpected surge in demand for groceries and household goods back in March and now moving into the period of economic recovery, we must now come up with our best estimates of how this will impact sales and marketing activities in the coming months. However, there are valuable data points we can use as markers to triangulate where and when things will start to get back to normal and in other cases settle into a new normal. In this session, we will explore the use of leveraging demographic, financial and privacy-friendly mobile movement data as important inputs to category and brand business planning, field sales prioritization and retail network planning. Presented by York Region SBC

We’ve created a webinar where you’ll learn our simple system to create, update and execute your relaunch business plan. Using our provided template and system, you’ll take the first steps necessary to grow your business. Presented by Brampton Small Business Centre & BizLaunch

June 25 | 9 - 11 am | Business 101
Completing this workshop will give you the tools you need to create a Business Model canvas as a precursor to a business plan. Additionally, you may be introduced to additional workshops to help your business get to the next level. Presented by Business Centre Guelph Wellington

June 25 | 9:30 - 11 am | Startup Business Basics
Starting a new business venture? Learn the necessary steps to start your business! Includes: how to assess your entrepreneurial readiness, the various forms of business ownership, government regulations, when and why to register for HST and more! Presented by Waterloo Region Small Business Centre

Administered by the Canadian Tooling & Machining Association (CTMA) and funded in part by the Ontario Provincial Government. This program is helping close the skilled trades gap in the Machine, Tool, Die, Mould & Automation (MTDMA) sector, in support of the auto manufacturing industry. Presented by Mentor Works

This seminar is offered to owners of small businesses and self-employed individuals who need help in understanding their tax obligations. The presentation is geared towards unincorporated businesses and will provide participants with the basic principles and resources needed to navigate the tax system. Presented by Enterprise Toronto

As your business continues operations or slowly begins to reopen, you have to ask these questions: Does your business have the finances to survive through the COVID-19 pandamic? Will you have the money to pay back your loans and deferred payments? Do you have a financial plan in place to survive now and ramp up for business post-COVID-19? Presented by Windsor SBC

Resilient Workforce
An estimated 2.7 billion workers worldwide have been affected by full or partial lockdowns, according to the United Nations' labour body, the International Labour Organization. Deloitte's 2020 Global Human Capital Trends report, The social enterprise at work: Paradox as a path forward, comes at a time when the pandemic has forced a rethink of workforce strategies. As organizations continue to respond to economic uncertainty and focus on recovery, leaders are learning, adapting and preparing to emerge stronger.Presented by York Region SBC

Learn about the responsibility that employers have to accommodate their staff, as well as the return on investment (ROI) that businesses can expect to see from making accommodations. Employees can request accommodations for a variety of reasons and COVID-19 may impact the types of accommodations that are requested as businesses reopen. Presented by Canadian Council of Rehabilitation and Work office and KW CHamber of Commerce

Not all work can be done from home. Learn about strategies to keep your employees safe and productive as you build your new model of work. About this Event BACKGROUND Employers are now exploring entirely new models for work, with digital options. Presented by MarS and York Region SBC

June 24 | 12 - 1 pm | Create Engaging Online Meetings
This purpose of this webinar is to discover new strategies to increase participation and engagement in both online- and in-person meetings. Intended for organizational leaders, directors, managers and community developers, this webinar will help you effectively create an engaging, purpose-driven meeting $15 USD Presented by Katie Reginato Cascamo M.A

Speaker, Laura Lee-Blake, Vice President – Human Resources at Campbell Company of Canada, to lead a talk that will look at some of the more effective ways HR leaders can successfully partner with their business leaders to champion change through adversity. Speaker talks about: Controlling the narrative over change; Creating the case for change & the rally cry for others to fully engage; Building resiliency and driving results during times of personal & professional adversity Presented by York Region SBC

Let’s focus on the “mechanics” of 1:1’s and managing performance. We’ll share best practices for 1:1s and establishing shared understanding on performance expectations and goals so that your team has clarity and focus, no matter what’s happening in the world around them. Presented by Communitech
Digital Marketing & eCommerce
June 23 | 10 - 11:30 am | Social Media Marketing 101
This webinar will cover how to develop a social media strategy to build your brand, grow your client base, and optimize your marketing efforts. Attendees will learn social media best practices, trends, tools, and techniques. Presented by Mississauga SBC

From the current crisis a new normal is emerging. With the accelerated adoption of e-commerce, e-learning and telemedicine, to supply chain resilience and new ways of working – companies will face both challenges and opportunities.In this webinar, you will learn how IBM can help you unlock new streams of business value by supporting your Digital Transformation and Journey to Cloud initiatives.Presented by IT World & York Region SBC

June 24 | 9:30- 11:30 am | Social Media for Beginners
This seminar will help beginners gain valuable information about what social media platform is for you, how to plan you content effectively and some helpful tips and tricks on how to connect with your audience.  Presented by Waterloo Region Small Business Centre

June 24 | 12 - 1 pm | Elevate
Robert Herjavec in conversation with Claudette McGowan on Cybersecurity -During the conversation they will discuss current day threats during COVID, strategies and collaboration tools to help people and businesses, password best practices and how to demonstrate our shared vision of protecting people and privacy. Presented by Design Exchange MarS

June 24 | 12 - 1 pm | Create Engaging Online Meetings
This purpose of this webinar is to discover new strategies to increase participation and engagement in both online- and in-person meetings. Intended for organizational leaders, directors, managers and community developers, this webinar will help you effectively create an engaging, purpose-driven meeting $15 USD Presented by Katie Reginato Cascamo M.A

You're ready to advertise but need a strategy and a plan. We'll walk through how to define your advertising goals and objectives, reach your target audience at the right time and place, and learn to measure a successful advertising campaign. Presented by Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Organizations of all sizes have felt the impact of recent changes. Business closures have highlighted gaps in existing sales and distribution models, and businesses are being forced to either launch or optimize their eCommerce websites in order to continue offering their products, services or solutions online. Explore eCommerce as a new sales channel, your options in terms of marketplaces or owned eCommerce sites, how to optimize your content for successful selling, and more. Presented by ventureLAB and Geekspace Commerce

June 24 | 7 - 8:30 pm | Small Business Data Privacy and the Law
Most small businesses don’t have onsite IT departments, but that doesn’t mean you’re off the hook when it comes to keeping your customer and client data secure. Discover how to do so effectively and safely in this beginner-level webinar. Presented by Digital Main Street

With Google Business Listing, you can manage your company's appearance on Google search results. For instance, it ensures that customers acquire relevant information about your company when they reach your business on Google or search for terms related to your products or services. Presented by Cambridge Chamber of Commerce

June 30 | 2 - 3 pm | Rocking Your Remote Presentations
At “Rocking Your Remote Presentation,” you’ll discover techniques to make your presentations shine online! You’ll learn how to encourage audience participation. You’ll get strategies for adapting in-person presentations for remote presenting. And you’ll see how breaking away from the common “You talk, they listen” style of remote presenting encourages greater audience participation. Presented by Laura M Foley Design $49 USD
Retail & Tourism
June 24 | 10 - 11:30 am | Central Counties Tourism AGM 2020
Join Abacus Data CEO David Coletto as he shares brand new data from a large province-wide survey of travellers with a special focus on the Central Counties’ and Toronto area. Be among the first to hear insights on the current consumer mindset and perceptions during the Covid-19 re-openings and recovery. David will share his perspective on how to best serve consumers during these critical few months. You will also have an opportunity to ask him questions. Presented by York Region SBC

Learn about the impacts on retail – from physical to online – and how innovative retailers and landlords are getting through the crisis and positioning themselves for success in a changed world. with Retail Services Director from Cushman & Wakefield Presented by Mississauga SBC

Retail Council of Canada in partnership with CHP Canada discuss the amendments to the Food and Drug Regulations (FDR) and the Natural Health Products Regulations (NHPR) to:Allow the distribution of samples for certain products to the general public under certain conditions; Allow the distribution of samples for products to a larger subset of health care practitioners; and,
Eliminate duplicative testing requirements and allow direct shipping to retail for selected non-prescription drugs from recognized countries or regions.

Want to improve your digital effectiveness but not sure what to do? Join Arooba for AskMeAnything (AMA) session and ask her anything. In the 90 minute session, Arooba will highlight the following: Multichannel & Search Overview: Multichannel Content Strategy: Paid Search, Metrics, KPIs for eCommerce: Facebook & Social Advertising Presented by YSpace

Tech & Agritech
June 24 | 12 - 1 pm | Elevate
Robert Herjavec in conversation with Claudette McGowan on Cybersecurity -During the conversation they will discuss current day threats during COVID, strategies and collaboration tools to help people and businesses, password best practices and how to demonstrate our shared vision of protecting people and privacy. Presented by Design Exchange MarS

Organizations of all sizes have felt the impact of recent changes. Business closures have highlighted gaps in existing sales and distribution models, and businesses are being forced to either launch or optimize their eCommerce websites in order to continue offering their products, services or solutions online. Explore eCommerce as a new sales channel, your options in terms of marketplaces or owned eCommerce sites, how to optimize your content for successful selling, and more. Presented by ventureLAB and Geekspace Commerce

Join MarS in this discussion on how 5G wireless networks can help the Canadian agriculture industry grow while also doing right by the planet. Among many topics, our expert panel will discuss: The role of 5G in future agritech applications; Current applications already changing the game;How agritech innovators, network operators and infrastructure providers can address future sustainability issues. Presented by MarS Discovery
Social Enterprise - Non-profit
An estimated 2.7 billion workers worldwide have been affected by full or partial lockdowns, according to the United Nations' labour body, the International Labour Organization. Deloitte's 2020 Global Human Capital Trends report, The social enterprise at work: Paradox as a path forward, comes at a time when the pandemic has forced a rethink of workforce strategies. As organizations continue to respond to economic uncertainty and focus on recovery, leaders are learning, adapting and preparing to emerge stronger.Presented by York Region SBC

June 24 | 12 - 1 pm | Elevate
Robert Herjavec in conversation with Claudette McGowan on Cybersecurity -During the conversation they will discuss current day threats during COVID, strategies and collaboration tools to help people and businesses, password best practices and how to demonstrate our shared vision of protecting people and privacy. Presented by Design Exchange MarS

In this workshop we will discuss the variable risks that will impact the current and future viability of nonprofit organizations from primarily a strategic trends and influences perspective.

June 25 | 8:30 - 10 am | #POLICYTALK - JUNE 2020
Public policy touches on every aspect of private and public life, and in our sector we know policy can lead to drastic changes in quality of life ─ for better or for worse. That's why strengthening our understanding of how to engage in public policy discourse and advance the issues we care about is vital to our work. Pillar Non-Profit

June 26 | 9:30 - 11 am | Socialpreneur Chats
Want to meet other social innovators and entrepreneurs? Drop by and join our online peer group the last Friday morning of each month from 9:30 AM - 11
PEER 2 PEER
Peer2Peer groups provide an opportunity for individuals in similar industries or roles to share best practices, ideas, and provide guidance on current business challenges. Whatever problems you face, someone in your group has faced it and remedied it. Weekdays 10:30 - 11:30 am.
Together we are stronger!
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