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Nipissing District News & Events

Starter Company Plus

Starter Company Plus is a comprehensive, entrepreneurial development program designed for those 18 years and older, not attending school full time, who are planning to or have started a full time, year round business. There is no cost to this program.
To register:
- Submit an application which will be provided to you by The Business Centre
- Attend an interview to determine business viability and acceptance into the program
The Program involves:
- 10 business development and planning workshops
- One on one training
- Research and development of a business plan
- Mentorship
- The opportunity to pitch for up to $5000 in grant funding (conditions apply)

If this program interests you contact Jennifer Nickerson at 705-474-0400 x2523 or Jennifer.nickerson@thebusinesscentre-nps.com

Exploring Entrepreneurship for Women

Exploring Entrepreneurship for Women is a small business development program designed for women of low income who are interested in starting or expanding a business or who are interested in exploring the possibility of entrepreneurship and enhancing their business knowledge. The program consists of 5 workshops which will help guide the participant through the business planning process and introduce them to potential funding opportunities. There is no cost to the participant.

If this program interests you contact Jennifer Nickerson at 705-474-0400 x2523 or Jennifer.nickerson@thebusinesscentre-nps.com

Lunch & Learn - March 29th - Opportunities for Growing your Business

Join us for this month's Lunch & Learn presented by Karen Strang from Strang Intercultural Solutions on Wednesday, March 29th from noon to 1:00 P.M.

This discovery session will be going over answers for the following questions:
- Will you need to hire more employees within the next 5 years?
- Are your employees experiencing workplace relationship challenges that relate to cultural diversity?
- Is your workplace a welcoming environment for employees or customers from different cultural backgrounds?
- Are you desiring a global market reach but unsure about working or negotiating across cultures?

Sessions are "brown bag" style, please bring your own lunch!

Please register in advance by contacting Michelle at michelle.hong@thebusinesscentre-nps.com or call 705-474-0400 ext. 2528.

BizSmarts Webinar #5 - Preparing for your Taxes

Work In Culture - BizSmarts Webinar #5
Preparing for your Taxes presented by Ellen Schraa
Thursday, March 30th, 2017 from 12:00 - 1:15pm
Located at North Bay City Hall (200 McIntyre Street East) - 6th Floor Boardroom
Free admission - Register in advance at www.workinculture.ca/programs/bizsmarts

"Have you done your taxes?" can be a panic inducing question for creative entrepreneurs. Do not fear, this webinar will explore how various income sources are reported, and review tax deductions and credits available to "artists" as defined by Canada Revenue Agency.

If you have any questions or concerns about this session please contact Michelle Hong at michelle.hong@thebusinesscentre-nps.com or call 705-474-0400 ext 2528

Parry Sound District News & Events

An Evening With Terry O'Reilly

Host of the CBC's "Under the Influence", best- selling author, and winner of a few hundred national and international awards for marketing.

Thursday, May 11th at 7:00pm
Charles W. Stockey Centre for Performaing Arts
2 Bay Street, Parry Sound

Brought to you by the Parry Sound Area Chamber of Commerce and The Business Centre.

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Starter Company Plus

Starter Company Plus is a comprehensive, entrepreneurial development program designed for those 18 years and older, not attending school full time, who are planning to or have started a full time, year round business. There is no cost to this program.
To register:
- Submit an application which will be provided to you by The Business Centre
- Attend an interview to determine business viability and acceptance into the program
The Program involves:
- 10 business development and planning workshops
- One on one training
- Research and development of a business plan
- Mentorship
- The opportunity to pitch for up to $5000 in grant funding (conditions apply)

If this program interests you contact Henning Golle at 705-746-5892 or henning.golle@thebusinesscentre-nps.com

Client Events

Mentorship Program - growing business together