Small Business Training

Small Business Training

Are you interested in learning how to start, build or grow your business?

MBEC seminars and workshops offer the opportunity to attend expert-led, engaging, in-person group sessions to learn how to launch or expand your business. Gain valuable information, insights and skills needed to take your business from start to success with MBEC in-person seminars.

Seminar Pre-registration is required!

Pre-registration is easy:

  • Online - Click on the course registration link below to sign up, or
  • In-Person - Visit a customer service centre at your local community centre or on the ground floor of the Mississauga Central Library


Starting Your Small Business - The Basics

Starting a business? In this 75-minute session, learn the key steps of starting a business, including business registration, licences, taxes and regulations and more.

Location: Central Public Library - 301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W.

Fee: $13.45 plus tax

Apr 5, 2018 Thurs 6:30pm - 7:45pm 743109 Register
May 3, 2018 Thurs 10:00am - 11:15am 743110 Register
Jun 7, 2018 Thurs 6:30pm - 7:45pm 743111 Register
Jul 5, 2018 Thurs 10:00am - 11:15am 743505 Register
Aug 2, 2018 Thurs 6:30pm - 7:45pm 743504 Register
Sep 6, 2018 Thurs 10:00am - 11:15am 757083 TBD



Developing Your Small Business - Beyond the Basics

In this four-part series, go beyond the basics and learn the key components of developing your business. This session will emphasize marketing strategy, business planning, cost and pricing, sales and more.

Location:  Central Public Library - 301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W.

Fee: $107.60 plus tax

April 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2018 Wed 6:30pm - 8:30pm 743105 Register
Aug 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2018 Tue 6:30pm - 8:30pm 767867 Register
Nov 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2018 Wed 6:30pm - 8:30pm 757088 TBD



How to Develop Your Business Idea and Plan

In this two-part workshop series, learn how to evaluate your business idea, using the one-page Business Model Canvas method, to help you turn your idea into a business plan. 

Location:  Central Public Library - 301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W.

Fee: $76.00 plus tax

Apr 10, 17, 2018 Wed 6:30pm - 8:30pm 752980 Register
Jun 13 & 20, 2018 Wed 6:30pm - 8:30pm 743107 Register
Oct 17 & 24, 2018 Wed 6:30pm - 8:30pm 757082 TBD



FREE - HST Information for Your Business

Have you started a business but unsure of your taxation responsibilities?  Delivered by CRA, learn key business requirements, including exemptions, liabilities, tax credits, filing returns and remitting HST and more.

Location:  Central Public Library - 301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W. | Noel Ryan Auditorium (Main Floor)

Fee: FREE

May 24, 2018 Thur 9:30am-12:30pm 743106 Register
Sep 20, 2018 Thur 9:30am-12:30pm 757081 TBD



Starting a Not-for-Profit

This seminar provides an overview of the key considerations involved in starting a not-for-profit organization in Ontario including research, registration, operations, governance, taxation, funding opportunities.

Location:  Central Public Library - 301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W. | CL3

Fee: $26.90 Plus Tax

Nov 6, 2018 Tues 6:30pm-8:30pm Learn more



Digital Marketing Seminars

Are you an entrepreneur or small business owner who wants to develop a digital marketing plan to start or grow your business? Do you want to make sure the time you spend on social media gives you the best return on investment? The  following series of seminars will provide you with an understanding of online marketing tools, tips, techniques and best practices to stay competitive and build your business in today's fast-paced digital economy.

Location:  Central Library - 301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W. | Noel Ryan Auditorium (Main Floor)

Fee: FREE

Digital Marketing 101 - Getting Started

Thur.

April 26 6:30pm-8:30pm Done
Social Media 101 - Small Business Basics Thur. May 31 6:30pm-8:30pm Done
Email Marketing 101 - Creating effective email campaigns. Thur. July 12 6:30pm-8:30pm Register
Website 101 - Leverage your website to build your business Thur. July 26 6:30pm-8:30pm Register
Content Marketing - How to Develop Great Content Thur. Aug 23 6:30pm-8:30pm TBD

Digital Marketing 101 - Getting Started Wed. Oct 3 6:30pm-8:30pm Register
Social Media 101 - Small Business Basics Wed. Oct 24 6:30pm-8:30pm Register
Email Marketing 101 - Creating effective email campaigns. Wed. Oct 17 6:30pm-8:30pm Register
Website 101 - Leverage your website to build your business Wed. Oct 10 6:30pm-8:30pm Register
Content Marketing - How to Develop Great Content Thur. Nov 8 6:30pm-8:30pm TBD
Digital Marketing - What you need to know for 2019 Thur. Nov 22 6:30pm-8:30pm TBD

 

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