​Small Business Month

 

October is Small Business Month in the Province of Ontario. To mark the occasion, the City of Brampton’s Entrepreneur Centre (BEC) is presenting a full schedule of virtual events to the business community. Small Business Month highlights the important contributions of small and medium-sized businesses to Brampton’s economy. BEC is proud to celebrate entrepreneurs whose ideas, passion and determination help make our community competitive and prosperous.
Small Business Month kicks-off with Entrepreneurs Connect, on Wed, October 6th. Sponsored by MNP. This series will be held from 11am to noon, every Wed during the month of October with different topics covered each week.
 

Tax Sense for Your Small Business
Oct 6th – 11 am to noon

Of all the choices you make when starting a business, one of the most important is the type of legal structure you choose. The business structure you select will have important small business tax considerations. Join Jacob Angemeer, Partner at MNP and Tushar Goel, Senior Manager at MNP for this informative webinar on the tax benefits of each business structure.
 

CONFAB - A Networking & Learning Event
Oct 8th – 11 am to 12:30 pm

Want to grow your network? Looking for fresh insights and ideas to build your business, overcome obstacles, or move in a new direction? Join us for a fun, high-energy evening of facilitated, high-impact virtual networking with expert connector, Sandra Kahale. She’s the creator of Confab -- unique networking events that bring growth-minded entrepreneurs together to connect around shared interests and challenges, exchange ideas and insights, and get inspired.  You’ll meet like-minded entrepreneurs at every stage and across every industry – and have powerful conversations about the things that matter most to you and your business, right now.​
 

Bookkeeping Essentials:  Keeping Your Business on Track
Oct 13th – 11 am to noon

Whether large or small, there is one thing all businesses have in common – they require accurate and timely bookkeeping. Join Tyril Froese, Partner at MNP for this informative webinar on bookkeeping essentials. Learn the difference between bookkeeping and accounting, common errors to avoid and how to record financial transactions to get you bookkeeping like a pro.
 

Content Marketing & Brand Building for Growth
Oct 14th – 1 pm – 2 pm

Looking to strengthen your brand and become a go-to resource for your customers and community? Having a strong online presence is a must for small businesses in 2021, and that includes creating valuable content. The benefits are endless — from improved search engine rankings (SEO) to increased credibility and thought leadership, effective content marketing can work for you while you build your business. Today, what people see when they search for your business online can be make or break — so it’s more important than ever to have accurate, up to date, consistent branding paired with useful content.
 

How to Sell on Value, Not Compete on Price
Oct 15th – 11 am – 12:30 pm

How can a small business compete against more established competitors? Join ActionCOACH to learn valuable strategies and sales tactics that will help you win over your target customers and keep them coming back.
 

65 Side Hustles
Oct 18th – 6 pm – 7:30 pm

Participants will explore various side hustle ideas and learn how to use their expertise when deciding on the best side hustle to pursue, in order to reach their financial goals.
 

Design on a Dime: Creating Tip Sheets and Attract Your Ideal Clients
Oct 19th – 1 pm – 2:30 pm

One of the best ways to establish credibility and connect with potential clients is to share valuable information. Information documents can be shared on your website to help grow your mailing list, or as a part of a new customer welcome package. Learn the secrets of making them look stylish and professional.
 

Incorporating Your Business
Oct 20th – 11 am to noon

Thinking about incorporating? As your business matures, the realities of your legal and tax situations will change. Incorporating can unlock a range of benefits for you and your business. Incorporating your business will teach you how a registered corporation can help lower risk and optimize tax benefits. Join Matt MacDonald, Partner at MNP and learn how to become an incorporated business.
 

Simple Ways to Make Your Business More Accessible
Oct 21st – 11 am to noon

If you own or operate a business, chances are you’ve tried different ways to attract more customers and increase your sales. But have you ever wondered if your business has physical barriers that prevent customers with disabilities from accessing your business? Nearly 2 million people in Ontario have a disability—that’s about one in seven, and this is projected to increase in the coming years as our population ages. Making your business accessible for people of all abilities increases your customer base, makes good economic sense, benefits everyone, and helps create a more inclusive society.
 

6 Steps to a Better Business
Oct 26th – 4 pm – 5:30 pm

If you're like most business owners, you're running the show day-to-day and trying to find ways to get more time away from work, less stress while you’re at work, and increased profits to fuel the growth of the business. You might feel like the business is running you, rather than the other way around!  This content-rich session is packed with tips and strategies to help you get the time and money to do more of the things you want to do. You’ll pick up practical ideas that have worked for other business owners, to build a business that works for you - not because of you.
Link to register:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/6-steps-to-a-better-business-tickets-169361289175
 

International Expansion: What You Need To Know When Selling Internationally
Oct 27th – 11 am to noon

Businesses have increased access to the global marketplace allowing them to deliver goods and services directly to domestic and international customers. Join Michael Pizzi, Senior Manager and Anny Joshua, Senior Manager at MNP for an overview of accounting considerations (financial and managerial) and Canadian sales tax obligations. This session is intended for start-up and scale-up entrepreneurs with market opportunities outside of Canada.

Brampton WordPress Meetup – Fix My Site Clinic
Oct 27th – 6 pm to 8 pm

We’re a group of local WordPress enthusiasts, developers, designers, publishers and small business owners who get together to share our knowledge and experience, and to meet other WordPress users in the area. This WordPress Meetup is open to all who love WordPress — join us!

Link to register:
https://www.meetup.com/Brampton-WordPress-Meetup/

 

CONFAB - A Networking & Learning Event
Oct 29th – 11 am to 12:30 pm

Want to grow your network? Looking for fresh insights and ideas to build your business, overcome obstacles, or move in a new direction? Join us for a fun, high-energy evening of facilitated, high-impact virtual networking with expert connector, Sandra Kahale. She’s the creator of Confab -- unique networking events that bring growth-minded entrepreneurs together to connect around shared interests and challenges, exchange ideas and insights, and get inspired.  You’ll meet like-minded entrepreneurs at every stage and across every industry – and have powerful conversations about the things that matter most to you and your business, right now.​