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Business Basics for Startups Seminar Series
Cost: $50 for the series (3 seminars)
Ready to launch a new venture or grappling with a new business idea?
This three-week seminar is suitable for both novice entrepreneurs as well as the more experienced owner who is launching a new venture or is new to business in Quebec. We will provide you with pragmatic insights, tools and theories to help get your business started on the right foot. Webex services are also available to our clients in Montreal and the surrounding Quebec regions. This series sells out quickly. Register now!
Ideation & Validation - Speaker: Ron Abraira, John Molson School of Business
Tuesday, November 1: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
How can I make this idea work?
You have a great business idea but are not sure if it will catch on? Incorporating lean start-up philosophies, this seminar will provide you with tools to check the validity and viability of your project and to identify workable business models. Learn how to clarify your vision, test your ideas and focus your efforts to maximize your probability of success.
Business Structure & Legal Implications - Speaker: Paul Dery-Goldberg, Lawyer, Spiegel Sohmer
Tuesday, November 8: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
How can I avoid legal pitfalls and protect my business?
How do I register my business, what are the options, and how do I decide? What are the legal issues related to leases and intellectual property? What are the roles of professional advisors such as lawyers? This seminar will provide valuable insights into all of these issues.
Building Awareness & Sales
Speaker: John Scott Bailey, President, JSB & Associates, Marketingout.ca
Tuesday, November 15: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
How can I make sales and grow my business?
Whether you’re selling a product or a service, let us help by offering valuable tips on how to build your sales machine. This seminar will cover the entire sales process from how to identify your best potential customers, model your sales process, gather and process leads, communicate your value proposition, build relationships, and close the deal.
When & Where
As a not-for-profit organization, YES enriches the community by providing English-language support services to help Quebecers find employment and start and grow businesses.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations for any workshop series and French courses must be received two business days before the start of the FIRST workshop in the series. A $15 administration fee will be deducted from the refund. Workshop payments of $20 or less are non-transferable and non-refundable. We reserve the right to deny future services. Workshop speakers can change without notice. An Eventbrite service fee will be added to online purchases.
Please note for all evening workshops beginning at 6:30PM: Doors open at 6:00PM and the workshop begins at 6:30PM sharp. Due to the nature of the event and to minimize disruption, the center doors close at 7:00PM - latecomers will not be admitted.