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Simple Steps For Starting Your Business 101: From Concept to Validation to...

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Seminar is being held at the following locations on several dates:

  • March 20th & May 22nd in Waterloo: One King North - Uptown Waterloo's Premiere Coworking Space. 1 King St. North, Waterloo
  • April 12th & May 16th in Guelph: Staples Business Centre. 370 Stone Rd West

Anatomy of a small business - explore the personal aspects of business ownership and what you need to get started!

You have a passion, a skill and a dream to start your own business but don’t know where to start - sound familiar? Starting a business for the first time can be a very challenging experience, this introductory seminar is designed to give a basic understanding of what is involved with starting your first business, and how to begin the process of successful business ownership. It was crafted to help aspiring entrepreneurs assess their abilities to evaluating business ideas, developing a business plan, and exploring financing options.

What will I learn?

  • A background to entrepreneurship and see how to practically apply important business concepts and increase your chances of entrepreneurial success
  • The key things you need to know before starting and operating a successful business
  • The key characteristics and best practices of successful business ownership and what it takes to start and run a thriving business
  • Why write a business plan and what are its many benefits
  • Market research, regulatory compliance, financing options along with necessary steps to get started

*you will be provided with a list of available online resources to help you launch a new venture in Canada.

Who should attend?

  • Anyone that is considering starting a new business venture

  • Those that want to minimize their risk, financial liability and go into business with their eyes wide-open!

Presenter: Doug Daymond Founder, Managing Director @ according2plans+

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Doug is the Founder & Managing Director of according2plans+. Best known for his witty sense of humor and 25+ years of corporate and entrepreneurial experience, Doug’s focus, all-in commitment and goal is to have a positive impact on the entrepreneurial eco-system. He has an obsessive passion to educate, train, develop and advise small businesses so that they achieve the success they are striving for. Having founded numerous successful businesses, he knows what’s necessary to take a both a business concept and an existing business to the forefront of its competition and keep it in the driver’s seat. His honest, methodical systematic approach to strategic planning and innovative growth has solidified his role as a no-nonsense, down to earth, compassionate business strategist, educator, and advisor who has a wealth of small business client successes to his credit.

Sponsored By: Staples / a2p+ / One King North

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