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UPCOMING EVENTS

PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP

The Kingston Economic Development Corporation is proud to partner with other organizations in our community to offer events, workshops and networking opportunities.    

Open for Business

This free one-hour session to learn about the programs and services offered at Kingston EcDev that can help start and grow your business. The session will include a 30 minute questions period and information on the following topics: Government Programs, Financing and Grants, Workshops & Events, Business Advisory Support, Resources for Starting & Growing your Business,  Community Resources and Connections, Networking Opportunities.

Thursday, October 11

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

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 Thursday, October 18

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

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Thursday, October 25

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

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Thursday, November 01

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

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Business Readiness

Are you interested in becoming an Entrepreneur? Well we have just the course for you. This course will teach you all about how to become an entrepreneur and how to start up your business plan, as well as show you how to create a Business Model Canvas that you can use to figure out what you want to do and who your trying to reach. This course will also give you some tips and advice, and community resources that you can use. By the end of this course you should be able to start working at creating your business and have answers to what is needed when starting.

Tuesday, October 16

4:00 - 6:00 PM

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Shopify 101

Have you been wondering how to build a business with Shopify? Do you have an idea for a great product to sell online but don’t know where to start? Join Shopify for an introductory lesson in starting your first ecommerce store!

Whether you have an existing business, or are still in the idea stage of building, this 2 hour workshop will provide you with the fundamentals for how to get started. From naming your Shopify store, adding your theme, creating digital products, to how to ship your goodies and get paid for your sales, this workshop will provide you with the fundamentals you need to get up and running.

Wednesday, October 17

4:00 - 6:00 PM

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Exploring Careers in Franchise Ownership

Are you considering self-employment as a career option? Would you like to run a business of your own, but are not sure how to find, choose or research the right business for you? If you have answered ‘Yes’ to either of these questions, then this half-day Franchise Workshop is for you!

This workshop will assist with developing an understanding about common myths and truths about franchising, business ownership options, how to research and select the right business for you and many more topics. 

Tuesday, October 23

1:00 - 4:00 PM

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Social Media Strategies

So you have your business basically created and now you want to promote it. Social Media is a huge way to get your business out there, but it can be tricky at the same time. This course will show you why having an online presence is important as well as explain how to make sure you are relevant. It also will provide you with do’s and don’ts for different platforms and why each platform is useful. Social Media is the biggest way in today’s world to promote your business and to gain customers.

Tuesday, October 30

4:00 - 6:00 PM

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Business Readiness

Are you interested in becoming an Entrepreneur? Well we have just the course for you. This course will teach you all about how to become an entrepreneur and how to start up your business plan, as well as show you how to create a Business Model Canvas that you can use to figure out what you want to do and who your trying to reach. This course will also give you some tips and advice, and community resources that you can use. By the end of this course you should be able to start working at creating your business and have answers to what is needed when starting.

Tuesday, November 13

4:00 - 6:00 PM

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Business Planning

Still wanting to create a business of your own, well now is the time. This course will allow you to actually start planning what you need to succeed. In the past sessions you learned the basics of starting your own business and what to expect, well in this session we will provide you with the tips on how to write the plan. As well as you will learn how to add structure to your plan and help you create a company profile and overview.

Tuesday, November 27

4:00 - 6:00 PM

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Business Readiness

Are you interested in becoming an Entrepreneur? Well we have just the course for you. This course will teach you all about how to become an entrepreneur and how to start up your business plan, as well as show you how to create a Business Model Canvas that you can use to figure out what you want to do and who your trying to reach. This course will also give you some tips and advice, and community resources that you can use. By the end of this course you should be able to start working at creating your business and have answers to what is needed when starting.

Tuesday, December 4

4:00 - 6:00 PM

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Financial Ability & Expectations

So you want to start your own business but aren’t sure how to get the money for it. Well this course will provide you with an understanding of the financial statements you can expect to have, as well as some resources you can use to be able to budget your costs. We will show you an example of a start up and their costs that way you can get an idea of how much it will cost. This course will also give you a list of places that you can get a funding start up from and how to fund for your venture. Finances are a big part of owning your business and you will want to be able to make a profit. At the end of this course you should be able to come out of it with a better idea of how to set your budgets and allocate costs.

Tuesday, December 11

4:00 - 6:00 PM

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For more information or to reserve your seat at any of our events, please contact:

Phone: 613-544-2725
Email: Smallridge@kingstoncanada.com 

 

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