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370 Stone Rd W, N1G 4V9

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Guelph, ON N1G 4V9

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Most entrepreneurs really don’t know what they don’t know when it comes to starting, managing and responsibly growing a business. Nor do they invest in fundamental business skill sets because they simply don’t understand the value or the return. Skill sets matter—BIG time!

We have the solution! We’ve partnered with GoForth Institute - Canada’s leading online entrepreneurship training program, used by over 10,000 Canadian entrepreneurs since 2009 to help entrepreneurs and small business owners build their business knowledge, skills and confidence.

Using GoForth’s online small business education and training curriculum as the foundation, our 6-week hands-on workshop provides the “secret sauce” you need to get the most out of GoForth’s game changing e-learning program. The workshop provides supplementary, complimentary hands-on expert instruction, guidance and advice as you progress through the 10-hour online course over 12-weeks. This unique combination of online training and interactive support provides you with the practical experience you need to be successful and grow your business.

As part of the online learning and workshop instruction, you’ll get access to GoForth’s time-tested, award winning additional resources to complement your learning. GoForth’s 500-page e-book, presentation slides, worksheets, and quizzes which will all be used as weekly assignments and reviewed each session to help you build and reinforce your business skills.

Workshop topics and assignment flow:

  • Session #1: GoForth course subscription registration, program and workshop overview.Assignment: Module 1 & 2 worksheets & quizzes
  • Session #2: Review GoForth Modules 1 & 2 - Can you start a small business? Choosing the right small business for you.Assignment: Module 3 & 4 worksheets & quizzes
  • Session #3: Review GoForth Modules 3 & 4 - How to research before opening your small business. Estimating your small business’ profit.Assignment: Module 5 & 6 worksheets & quizzes
  • Session #4: Review GoForth Modules 5 & 6 - How to market your business. Choosing a location and about human resources.Assignment: Module 7 & 8 worksheets & quizzes
  • Session #5: Review GoForth Modules 7 & 8 - How to run a great business. Small business legal issues.Assignment: Module 9 & 10 worksheets & quizzes
  • Session #6: Review GoForth Modules 9 & 10 - Sources of new business funding. Government compliance for entrepreneurs.Workshop overview, summary and open discussions

What will I learn?

  • What it takes to be a successful entrepreneur
  • How to start up: franchise, buy, start a family business, start your own
  • Run your business on paper first: understand your market, industry and competition
  • How to estimate sales, costs and profit drivers
  • Marketing essentials like branding, proven marketing and social media strategies
  • How to pick the right location for your business – retail, commercial or home-based
  • How to hire, train, compensate and motivate employees
  • Legalities – proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, intellectual property protection
  • Funding – discover what banks are looking for, learn about angel and venture capital funds
  • Government compliance – taxation, rules and regulations

BONUS: A 45-min. 1-on-1 private online post-workshop advisory session with an a2p+ small business advisor is included in the course fee (a $100 value)

Who should attend?

  • Aspiring entrepreneurs who are thinking of starting their own business and want to increase their general business financial literacy and as a result - chances of success
  • Anyone with a rough business idea who would like to assess its feasibility and minimize their risks
  • The small business owner that may be struggling with their current business and/or wish to bring it to a new level
  • Anyone looking to become business savvy!

Presenter(s): Doug Daymond, a2p+ Founder, Managing Director and local expert guest instructors

Duration: 6 weekly 2-hour workshops: Jan. 31, Feb. 7, Feb. 21, Feb. 28, Mar. 7 & Mar. 14 (if you miss a session you will not be able to make it up)


*includes 1-year unlimited access to GoForth Institute - Canada’s leading online small business training ($195+ tax)

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370 Stone Rd W, N1G 4V9

In-store business centre boardroom

Guelph, ON N1G 4V9

Canada

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