The Toronto East Quadrant Local Immigration Partnership (TEQ LIP) in partnership with Steeles L'Amoreaux Strength in Partnership (SSIP), ACCES Employment. Afghan Women's Organization and Community Outreach Canada will be organizing its very first Local Small Business Forum.
It is in response to the steady increase in self-employed individuals over the past several years. This forum is intended to provide information to people who have started or are considering starting their own businesses, as well as organizations that help people start/build their businesses. Many new businesses are unaware of the many forms of support available to them such as adequate funding or loans, creating an effective business plan, and marketing strategies. It will bring together such resources to help individuals build a successful start-up business.
The event will open with a motivating speaker, followed by a moderated panel of experts, who will present a range of supports available. Following the panel will be a speed networking session and a “service marketplace” for community organizations and business networks to promote their programs and services. The Forum is opened to community residents, service organizations and business networks.