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April 2018

MISSISSAUGA SMALL BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP NEWS 

Mississauga Small Business Enterprise Centre #MBEC | Your central source for small business information, guidance, and resources. 
ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAMS

Congratulations to our Mississauga Starter Company PLUS Grant Recipients! 


The winners of the City of Mississauga's Starter Company PLUS program recently completed the program, receiving a grant of $5,000 to help start and grow their businesses.  The program provides training and mentorship to help develop essential business skills such as sales, operations, and marketing, as well as provide valuable networking opportunities to build business connections. This inspiring group of entrepreneurs provide services that include online marketing, print and digital news publications, photography, video production, and a dance studio.  The Starter Company PLUS program is delivered by the Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre (MBEC) for the Mississauga area.

Applications for the Fall 2018 session opens June 27, 2018. 
More Information & To Apply >

PHOTO: (Back from Left) Susan Loveless - Program Coordinator, Jay Kana - Modern Mississauga, Bartek Godzwon - Five Studios, Corey Ervin - Five Studios, Iklaas Hashmi- Castle City Creative, (Front from Right) Andrew Schulz - Castle City Creative, Alex Pollard - City Centre Dance Studio, Victoria Fernandez - Victoria Fernandez Gabica Photography, Mark Mercado - Anivisions (missing from photo)
SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS

FREE - HST Information for your Business Seminar


Delivered by CRA, learn key business requirements, including exemptions, liabilities, tax credits, filing returns and remitting HST and more.

Thurs May 24
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Central Library, Mississauga
FREE
More Information>
 

THE BASICS - Starting your Small Business


Learn the key steps of starting a business, including business registration, licenses, taxes, regulations and more.

Thurs May 3
10:00 am - 11:15 am
Central Library, Mississauga
$13.45 plus tax
More Information>

Thurs June 7
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Central Library, Mississauga
$13.45 plus tax
More Information>
 

Beyond Business Basics Seminar Series

Expert speakers with real-world experience presenting a monthly seminar series on topics to help develop the skills to build a successful business. 

How to Use Market Intelligence to Land Customers

Wed May 23 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Caledon Public Library
$10 plus tax
More Information>
 

How to Master the Product Development Lifecycle

Tues June 19 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Mississauga Central Library - Classroom 3
$10 plus tax
More Information>

How to Develop Your Business Idea and Plan


In this two-part workshop, learn how to evaluate your business idea to turn it into a business plan.

Wed June 13 (Part 2 - June 20)
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Central Library, Mississauga
$76.00 plus taxes
More Information>
 

#MBEC Seminar Series
Social Media 101 : Small Business Basics


Learn social media best practices, trends, tools, and techniques to help build your brand!  Including how to select the right social media channels, grow and engage online communities, use Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram,.. and more!

Thur May 31
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Central Library, Mississauga (Noel Ryan Auditorium - Main Floor)
FREE
More information & registration>

This is the second in a new series of Digital Marketing Seminars offered by #MBEC.  View upcoming seminars at mississauga.ca/smallbusinesstraining
 
The Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre is your central source for small business information, resources and guidance. Visit our office on the 4th floor of the Mississauga Central Library.  Learn more >
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