Start Your Own Business – Seminar Series
Tuesday evenings, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Cost: $65 for the series (4 seminars) or $95 for the series including the Montreal Entrepreneur’s Guidebook (the book can be picked up at our center at any time prior to, or on the first workshop of series)
*This workshop is also available online.
Cost: $65 for the series (4 seminars) or $105 (includes $10 shipping fee) for the series including the Montreal Entrepreneur’s Guidebook. The book will be mailed to you, time permitting, before the first workshop. Please allow up to two weeks for delivery.
Series 3: May 8, May 15, May 22, May 29
This four-week seminar is suitable for both novice entrepreneurs and those wishing to increase their business knowledge. Professionals and specialists in the field will teach participants the theories behind starting a business.
The Nuts & Bolts of Starting Your Business:
Take this opportunity to start-off on the right foot! This seminar provides an overview of what you need to know as a budding entrepreneur, including essential legal and organizational strategies.
Luciano D’Iorio, President, Terramont Real Estate Services Inc.
Paul Dery-Goldberg, YES Montreal Legal Information Officer
Research Your Market and Market Your Business:
This is an all-inclusive look at the fundamentals of both market research and marketing. It is a must for anyone who is preparing to own their own business. As a crucial first step in any business venture, market research will help you to define your market, help you position yourself within that market and identify your competition. Also learn about the basic elements of marketing, including advertising, pricing and distribution to help promote your business.
Ron Abraira, John Molson School of Business
Ray Busbridge, Past Sales Director at Maple Leaf Foods
Financing Your Business:
You can’t afford to miss this one; it could be worth money in the bank! Learn about the sources of funding that are available and the critical aspects to financing your business start-up.
Beatriz Bolivar, Scotiabank, Small Business Advisor, Scotiabank and a YES Business Coach.
The Business Plan:
A Roadmap to Success: Don’t miss out! This seminar will give you insight into what a business plan is, why you need one, and where to go to get the help you need before you seek financing - especially from friends and family.
Speaker: Marvin Garellek, President & CEO, Internet Capital Bulletin Board
**Please note workshop payments of $15.00 or less are non-transferable and non-refundable. Guest speakers of workshops may change without notice. Check www.yesmontreal.ca for up-to-date information. Cancellations for Start Your Own Business courses must be received two business days before the start of the first workshop of the series
When & Where
YES (Youth Employment Services)
As a not-for-profit organization, YES (Youth Employment Services) 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.
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.