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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

Event Listing

  • Ask a Professional Seminar Series - What Lenders Are Looking For

    Description

    <What Lenders Are Looking For:

    Understanding (not necessarily agreeing with) Your Financial Institution
    Learn important information about how Canadian financial institutions assess the credit worthiness of a business. Get to know your professional partners and learn how they affect you and your business.

    Bryan Botham of Venture Niagara will be discussing how Canadian Financial institutions evaluate proposals from businesses that are seeking business loans. As a former banker, Bryan now acts as a Loans Consultant for Venture Niagara and is an expert on business loans and financing.

    Who will be interested?
    Small business owners, or those contemplating starting a business.

    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?

    Location: Niagara Falls Small Business Enterprise Center
    4321 Queen Street, Niagara Falls
    Date: Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
    Time: 9:00 am - 11:30 am

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED!

    Cost

    $8.85Space is limited
    DateSpace AvailableQuantity
    May 25, 2016(20 spots available)
  • Components of Market Research

    Description

    Cost

    FREESpace is limited
    DateSpace AvailableQuantity
    April 28, 2016(12 spots available)
    May 26, 2016(12 spots available)
    June 30, 2016(12 spots available)
    July 28, 2016(12 spots available)
    August 25, 2016(12 spots available)
    September 29, 2016(12 spots available)
    October 27, 2016(12 spots available)
    November 24, 2016(12 spots available)
  • How to Write A Business Plan

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    Cost

    FREESpace is limited
    DateSpace AvailableQuantity
    May 3, 2016(12 spots available)
    June 7, 2016(12 spots available)
    July 5, 2016(12 spots available)
    August 2, 2016(12 spots available)
    September 6, 2016(12 spots available)
    October 4, 2016(12 spots available)
    November 1, 2016(12 spots available)
    December 6, 2016(12 spots available)
  • Information Session (Business Innovation Zone)

    Description

    Cost

    FREESpace is limited
    DateSpace AvailableQuantity
    May 10, 2016(12 spots available)
    June 14, 2016(12 spots available)
    July 12, 2016(12 spots available)
    August 9, 2016(12 spots available)
    September 13, 2016(12 spots available)
    October 11, 2016(12 spots available)
    November 8, 2016(12 spots available)
    December 13, 2016(12 spots available)
  • The A to Z Steps to Starting a Business

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    Cost

    FREESpace is limited
    DateSpace AvailableQuantity
    May 12, 2016(12 spots available)
    June 9, 2016(12 spots available)
    July 14, 2016(12 spots available)
    August 11, 2016(12 spots available)
    September 8, 2016(12 spots available)
    October 13, 2016(12 spots available)
    November 10, 2016(12 spots available)
    December 8, 2016(12 spots available)
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