The Niagara Falls Small Business Enterprise Centre runs a variety of events geared towards both new start-up businesses as well as existing businesses. Whether you are looking for information about writing a business plan, or perhaps looking at new avenues of marketing your business – we have a seminar for you.
To view our current offering, please select an event from the list below to view the details. Registration is required and can be done online. If you have any questions about a particular event, please contact the Small Business Enterprise Centre at 905-356-7521 x 5130
Ask a Professional Seminar Series - What Lenders Are Looking For
Ask A Professional - Business Seminar Series
What Lenders Are Looking For - Understanding (not necessarily agreeing with) your financial institution.
Who will be interested?
Small business owners or those contemplating starting a business
Bryan Botham will be discussing important information about how Canadian financial institutions assess the credit worthiness of a business. A former banker, Bryan now acts as a Loans Consultant for Venture Niagara and is an expert on business loans and financing.
What will be covered?
* Communicating your company's ideas and performance to your Banker
* The Business Plan Why is this important?
* Cash Flow Forecasts: Why is this important?
* What are the cash drivers of a business?
* Sources of Cash / Access to Funds
* Risk Assessment Framework
* Borrower's Risk Rating (BRR)
* Security, Why?
When & Where?
Date: Thursday October 20, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: Niagara Falls Small Business Enterprise Centre
4321 Queen Street, Niagara Falls
Cost: FREE limited spaces available REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Components of Market Research
This seminar will describe market research and marketing techniques that are critical to the success of your business. Marketing has many dimensions, including market research, customer service, advertising, targeting, packaging, pricing, and e-marketing. Investing in a good marketing plan will generate excellent returns and provide long-term benefits to your business. Each session runs from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
How to Write A Business Plan
This seminar is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the components in a business plan and get you on the path to business success. Each session runs from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM @ 4321 Queen Street.
Information Session (Business Innovation Zone)
This seminar is an informative session on SBEC's mixed-use business incubator (Business Innovation Zone), how to apply and the services it offers. Each session runs from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM @ 4321 Queen Street.
The A to Z Steps to Starting a Business
This seminar is designed to go through the full steps to starting a business. Some of the topics that will be discussed include licensing, zoning, taxes, employee regulations, and a lot more! Each session runs from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM.