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B. Business Opportunities

Many people think that all you need to start a business is one good idea. While that can sometimes be true, the best foundation for business success is to have several possibilities for creating profits. It is a worthwhile exercise to explore additional products, services, procedures and processes that may enhance your initial idea. The best and most successful businesses are often the ones that are unique or innovative. Many entrepreneurs take a planned approach by starting a detailed search for business opportunities such as:

  • Supply shortages
  • Market gaps
  • Business ideas that have been successful elsewhere
  • Ways of selling special, unique or rare personal skills and abilities
  • Products or services that will make life easier for people

MBEC suggests the following to help you determine possible business opportunities:

1.      Business Magazines such as PROFIT, Entrepreneur and Home Business Magazine or their respective internet sites have information about running a successful business or potential business ideas.

2.      Business sections of major newspapers such as the National Post or the Globe and Mail are a wealth of information on growing industries or industries that may be experiencing challenges.

3.      Tradeshows and industry events that focus on business or in an industry in which you have skills and expertise are an opportunity to check out market trends or new and innovative products and services.

4.      E-bulletins or e-mail newsletters are a wealth of information to either keep you up to date on business trends, changes in government rules or regulations or as ways to let potential and existing customers know of product and service offerings.

Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) Seminars
The new Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) goes into effect July 1, 2014. Learn what you need to do in order to comply with the requirements of this legislation while ensuring your marketing activities work effectively and generate results at these FREE seminars.

Register for Tuesday, April 29

Register for Monday, May 12

Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) Information Seminars
Free public information seminars provide a general overview of the program, explaining the program's eligibility criteria, what expenditures are eligible, and how to file a scientific research and experimental development (SR&ED) claim. Pre-registration is required, as seating is limited.

Register for Wednesday,April 16

Register for Wednesday,June11

Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED)Financial Seminar
These FREE information seminars provide a summary of the financial aspects of the SR&ED program. They are intended for financial or accounting staff already familiar with the basics of the SR&ED program. Pre-registration is required, as seating is limited.

Register for Friday,June25

MBEC Upcoming Seminars
MBEC Upcoming Seminars
Looking for training on starting or running a business? Well then look no further. Check out the Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre's (MBEC) upcoming seminars.
  MBEC Fall Winter 2013 Brochure
Sharpen Your Business Skills!
Click below for more information.
  On-line Business Training

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