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    Elgin-St.Thomas Small Business Enterprise Centre

    Upcoming Events

    April 2019

    SBEC Mentoring – Branding Your Business for Success

    April 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Small Business Enterprise Centre, 378 Talbot St.
    St Thomas, ON N5R 3L7 Canada
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    Join Ian Chantler from ICTechnology for "Branding Your Business for Success" - A look at what makes a business stand out to potential clients, draw in new clients, and retain current clients. Agenda: 4 pm - 4:15 pm: Networking & introductions 4:15 pm - 4:55 pm: Mentor - Ian Chantler 4:55 pm - 5:00 pm: Quick networking break 5 pm - 5: 30: Group Mentoring - Share best practices, challenges and solutions. Register

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    May 2019

    Business Model Canvas

    May 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Small Business Enterprise Centre, 378 Talbot St.
    St Thomas, ON N5R 3L7 Canada
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    The Business Model Canvas is a strategic management and entrepreneurial tool. It allows you to describe, design, challenge, invent, and pivot your business model.  It is a visual, dynamic, action-focused and activity driven tool which is valuable to business owners.   The Business Model Canvas is a one page overview that lays out both what you do (or want to do), and how you go about doing it; enabling structured conversations around management and strategy by laying out the crucial…

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    Business Plan Boot Camp – DAY ONE

    May 14 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Small Business Enterprise Centre, 378 Talbot St.
    St Thomas, ON N5R 3L7 Canada
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    Having a challenging time writing a business plan? Let us help. Two jam-packed days strategically timed so that by the end of day 2, you will walk out with a strong first draft of a business plan. You must be registered in advance to attend the Boot Camp.  Contact Tara at 519-631-1680 ext 4503 or email tmccaulley@sbecinnovation.ca ** PLEASE NOTE – TO GET THE FULL BENEFITS OF THE WORKSHOP, BOTH DAYS ARE MANDATORY.**

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    Business Plan Boot Camp – DAY TWO

    May 15 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Small Business Enterprise Centre, 378 Talbot St.
    St Thomas, ON N5R 3L7 Canada
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    Having a challenging time writing a business plan? Let us help. Two jam-packed days strategically timed so that by the end of day 2, you will walk out with a strong first draft of a business plan. You must be registered in advance to attend the Boot Camp.  Contact Tara at 519-631-1680 ext 4503 or email tmccaulley@sbecinnovation.ca ** PLEASE NOTE – TO GET THE FULL BENEFITS OF THE WORKSHOP, BOTH DAYS ARE MANDATORY.**

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    Starter Company Plus Information Session

    May 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Small Business Enterprise Centre, 378 Talbot St.
    St Thomas, ON N5R 3L7 Canada
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    Starter Company Plus is a program through the government of Ontario that helps people over the age of 18 to start their own business, buy or expand an existing business. The program provides training and coaching through the Small Business Enterprise Centre, paired with advice and mentorship from local business leaders to help get your business up and running; the option to apply for start-up money to kick off a new business or expand your current business; as well as…

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    Starter Company Plus Information Session

    May 21 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Small Business Enterprise Centre, 378 Talbot St.
    St Thomas, ON N5R 3L7 Canada
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    Starter Company Plus is a program through the government of Ontario that helps people over the age of 18 to start their own business, buy or expand an existing business. The program provides training and coaching through the Small Business Enterprise Centre, paired with advice and mentorship from local business leaders to help get your business up and running; the option to apply for start-up money to kick off a new business or expand your current business; as well as…

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    SBEC Mentoring – Human Resources & Small Business: What do I need to know?

    May 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Small Business Enterprise Centre, 378 Talbot St.
    St Thomas, ON N5R 3L7 Canada
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    Join Katherine Englander from Human Resources Partners For Business (HRPB) and learn what you need to consider from a HR perspective for your business. It is not just about recruiting but about things like employment legislation, workers' compensation and building good company culture. Agenda: 4 pm - 4:15 pm: Networking & introductions 4:15 pm - 4:55 pm: Mentor - Katherine Englander 4:55 pm - 5:00 pm: Quick networking break 5 pm - 5: 30: Group Mentoring - Share best practices, challenges and…

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    June 2019

    SBEC Mentoring – Planning for the Future

    June 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Small Business Enterprise Centre, 378 Talbot St.
    St Thomas, ON N5R 3L7 Canada
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    As a successful entrepreneur and local business owner, Dan Reith has developed considerable insight and knowledge about focus, growth and leadership in every area of business and life, from that flows the freedom every business owner dreams of. Through his years of business experience, you will gain key insights and learn strategies to plan for the future, determine how best to get there, and prioritize about what’s most pressing in your business today and how to reach the future you…

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    August 2019

    SBEC Mentoring – Resiliency and Small Business

    August 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Small Business Enterprise Centre, 378 Talbot St.
    St Thomas, ON N5R 3L7 Canada
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    Renee Carpenter, owner of Jennings Furniture will share her story of overcoming obstacles and achieving success. Agenda: 4 pm - 4:15 pm: Networking & introductions 4:15 pm - 4:55 pm: Mentor - Renee 4:55 pm - 5:00 pm: Quick networking break 5 pm - 5: 30: Group Mentoring - Share best practices, challenges and solutions. Register

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    September 2019

    SBEC Mentoring – Financing for your Small Business

    September 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Small Business Enterprise Centre, 378 Talbot St.
    St Thomas, ON N5R 3L7 Canada
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    Mark Masseo, Business and Loans Advisor with Elgin Business Resource Centre will review financing for small business, addressing questions such as: What to think about before you start? How much do you need? Methods of financing and differences between them; What will a lender require if I need a business loan? Agenda: 4 pm - 4:15 pm: Networking & introductions 4:15 pm - 4:55 pm: Mentor - Mark Masseo 4:55 pm - 5:00 pm: Quick networking break 5 pm - 5: 30:…

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    November 2019

    SBEC Mentoring – The Benefits of Engaging in your Community

    November 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Small Business Enterprise Centre, 378 Talbot St.
    St Thomas, ON N5R 3L7 Canada
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    Mike Kerkvliet, Business Advisor at the SBEC will share insight into how engaging in your community can positively impact your bottom line. Agenda: 4 pm - 4:15 pm: Networking & introductions 4:15 pm - 4:55 pm: Mentor - Mike Kervliet 4:55 pm - 5:00 pm: Quick networking break 5 pm - 5: 30: Group Mentoring - Share best practices, challenges and solutions.   Register

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