May 6   | 2pm - 3pm  |   Video To the Rescue: How to

Join Mat King, Video Production Manager at Vidyard, to dive into the world of video and how it can make an impact for your business. You’ll learn: Why video can be your silver bullet, What goes into the production process, The easiest ways to get started, How other small businesses are succeeding with video.  by KW Chamber of Commerce
May 7 | 12pm - 1pm

 Learn about Digital Main Street - a platform that assists main street businesses with their adoption of technology. This live Q&A will help you to assess your digital needs. Waterloo Region Small Business Centre & DMS 


May 4 | 9- 11am | Google My Business Basics

This workshop is hands on, you will create a basic GoogleMyBusiness listing from scratch, specific to your industry and product offerings.Customers will easily find your company online.You can curate reviews, lists store hours, photos of your location, products and services. by 4H Media

Are you a woman looking to start your own business? Have you recently started one but are struggling with how to make it successful? Join: Wilfrid Laurier University's Women Entrepreneurship Centre

Social Enterprise and Non-profits take control of the data you collect and how to communicate the value of your organization. As leaders of social purpose organizations you'll learn to communicate the progress you're making towards your mission to funders and community members. by Pillar Non-profit, London

As we watch organizations trying to navigate significant, impactful decisions, quickly and in isolation, we uncover what every not-for-profit should do to adapt and stay ahead of the curve. Join BDO to discuss how the not-for-profit sector can get back on their feet financially. by KW Chamber of Commerce

As rapid remote work disrupts our day-to-day operations, it's important to remember this isn't the new normal. During this 45-minute webinar Overlap Associates help your work processes to support more effective virtual collaboration. Topics include: setting new communication norms, running meetings people will actually enjoy, and making the most of working from home.  by KW Chamber of Commerce

Shift your mindset to create value and reduce your time to market. Agile Innovation is a mindset shift to adapt quickly to rapid change in a competitive environment. It is the profitable application of creativity, building breakthrough solutions in the cycle of development, learning, and pivots reducing time to market. by RIC Centre

While it is difficult, this is the time to forecast the unknown, In this session Royal Bank of Canada will review the aid packages and offer tips on how you can improve your standing with financial institutions. by Cambridge Chamber of Commerce

May 6 | 2pm - 3:30pm | Intellectural Property Strategy for Softwa re

Join Jeff Leuschner, of Smart & Biggar, to learn about the Intellectual Property toolkit – the collection of IP rights most applicable when evaluating the innovations of your software company, and learn how different innovations can be matched to different IP rights to further your business objectives.  by Invest Ottawa

This beginner level seminar shows you where your real website story lies in Google Analytics. For example, your most valuable versus most popular pages and traffic sources. We’ll briefly talk about proper installation methods and then get into reports reading and setup. by Invest Ottawa

Join Mat King, Video Production Manager at Vidyard, to dive into the world of video and how it can make an impact for your business. You’ll learn: Why video can be your silver bullet, what goes into the production process, how to get started and how small businesses are succeeding with video.  by KW Chamber of Commerce

May 7 | 9am - 11am | Email Marketing Bootcamp

Did you know that 2.4 million emails are sent every second worldwide, but most of them are never opened? Whether you are just getting started in business or you are a seasoned business owner, email is still the most cost effective and powerful marketing tool that can significantly increase profitability of your business. Set it up right, get your target prospects to open that email. by DMS

In this online webinar, learn the major website platforms, core techniques and most valuable skills to get your company and products selling online. You will learn to deliver visually compelling, optimized websites that are designed to drive your success. by Mississauga MBEC

May 7 | 12pm - 1pm | Social Enterprise 101

What exactly is a social enterprise? How do you start one? And where can you go for help? Learn more about social enterprise models and characteristics, support resources, starting, and this unique type of business that uses revenue-generating activities to achieve a social, environmental or cultural good. by Invest Ottawa

May 7 | 12pm - 1:30pm | Marketing in a Time of Uncertainty

Learn how to create a business strategy for survival, manage your team while building customer trust & loyalty, develop a marketing plan to retain current customers and attract new ones by Intrigue Media

Often business owners find themselves baffled by income statements, balance sheets and cash flow forecasts. In this session you'll gain an understand why your company’s financial statements are fundamental for business success. by BizLaunch

Part 1 of 2 sessions (May 7 and 13). This session is ideal for budding entrepreneurs and those considering opening their own small business. Find out the differences between a business plan, a business model canvas,the planning required in starting your own business. by Durham BADC 

This event will provide participants with an overview of Intellectual Property (IP) law, with a focus on strategies. Includes: Confidential Info & Trade Secrets, Privacy & Cybersecurity, Copyright & Trademarks, Patents & Designs. by Yspace (York U, Vaughan SBC)

From vacant property risks and cybersecurity, to employee health and wellness: Cowan experts discuss what you need to know when your employees work remotely. by KW Chamber of Commerce

Everything from your products and services, all the way to your marketing, tells your brand story. But what story do you tell during a time of crisis? In this webinar, we’ll discuss strategies to help your brand stay relevant, and useful, during the COVID-19 crisis. by Invest Ottawa

This is a special discussion on how Canadian startups can renew the country’s economic standing post-COVID-19. Hosted by CBC’s Manjula Selvarajah. This event is an opportunity to help shape the future of Canada’s innovation economy; it’s also a chance to meet and learn from some of the country’s most influential tech leaders.    by Invest Ottawa
WEEK of MAY 11 - 15

May 12 | 9:30am - 11:00am | Startup Business Basics

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,• forecasting cash flow, • identifying your target market and client profile, when and why to register for HST


May 13 | 9:30am - 11:30am | Business Fundamentals: Marketing & Sales

This session is an introduction to the marketing and sales strategy (aka plan) necessary to grow your business. Marketing is imperative to building sales for your business. by Durham BDAC

Learn the major website platforms, core techniques and most valuable skills to get your company and products selling online. Leverage your brand with innovative web technologies to deliver visually compelling, optimized websites that are designed to drive your success. by Mississauga MBEC

May 13 | 7pm - 8:30pm | eCommerce Options for Small Business 

It’s never been easier for small businesses to dip their toes into the world of ecommerce. Discover the fundamentals of selling online in this webinar that’s perfect for eCommerce beginners. by DMS

You don't need a big budget to get noticed on the web - only creativity! Savvy businesses are using bootstrap digital marketing techniques to amplify their message online. In this hands-on workshop, you'll learn the tricks and tools needed to market your business effectively on a shoestring budget. by DMS


Helps aspiring young entrepreneurs aged 18-39 launch successful businesses across Canada. Loans up to $60K,

In uncertain times, some financial support can go a long way. Shopify Capital is here for you with quick and easy access to funds.

Crowdfunding website supports small businesses across Canada launched in Toronto AprIL 2020 Distantly lets residents make donations allows you to make donations to local small businesses: like restaurants, cafes, bar, hair salons and other service providers. Businesses sign up for free and receive all proceeds, less fees charged by credit card issuers. Payments are delivered within 2 - 4 business days to the verified business owner, ensuring contributions provide immediate support .
Bootcamp + Pitch + Programs

Turn an idea into a tangible reality. Weekly 3-hr classes held on Zoom from
Sessions 6pm - 9pm EST with one-on-one professional food industry experts.

Registration Fees apply for this program = Food Venture Program
May 20 | 7pm - 8:30pm | Side Hustle Starter Kit

If you are a new side-hustler, freelancer, entrepreneur OR if you would like to become one, there is a community to support you, a template to follow, and resources to empower you to set up your new business and thrive. The Side Hustle Starter-kit, webinar guides you through the basics of getting your side-hustle off the ground!
 by Maker Collectve WR

Rhyze Ventures is a custom-designed program created by women entrepreneurs, for women entrepreneurs. We have crafted a balance of in-class learning, practical hands-on project work, mentorship, and peer-to-peer networking to address your biggest business challenges, push your boundaries, and see you through to implementation.  Applications Close May 31ST. Innovation Guelph and Partners

Register for an Information Session:

Shopify’s guide to help local store owners easily set-up online stores, while enabling curbside pickup for their customers. This should take you no more than 1 hour. This is for stores brand new to Shopify.

Shopify created this guide to help local store owners easily set-up online stores which enable local hand delivery to their local customers. This is for simple stores brand new to Shopify. Please take inspiration if you’re already up and running with Shopify. This should take you no more than 1 hour. by Shopify

REM Web Solutions - While your customers are taking a break from visiting your physical store, let us help keep your business thriving through our easy, affordable eCommerce solutions. REM Web Solutions