Enterprise Renfrew Countyhttp://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/Tue, 02 May 2017 10:49:39 -0400en-us<![CDATA[Summer Company Program Deadline to Apply: May 6, 2017]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/summer-company-information-and-guides/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/summer-company-information-and-guides/Tue, 02 May 2017 10:49:39 -0400Summer Company Application Deadline Saturday May 6, 2017

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General Deadline: May 6th, 2017 

It is never to early to start planning your Summer Company business.

A youth entreprenuership program for students ages 15-29, delivered by Enterprise Renfrew County on behalf of the Ontario Government.

Ontario students, that want a summer job they love, will have a chance to be their own boss this summer. Summer Company is a unique program, which assists young entrepreneurs with starting and running their own eight to 12-week business over the summer.

For details visit: Summer Company or if you have any questions contact Kim Fraser at: 613.735.8224.

Learn more about Summer Company  on Facebook  or  Twitter

Summer Company provides practical hands-on business training, mentoring and essential business skills they need to thrive.

If you are a student between the ages of 15 and 29 who is in school and will be returning to school in the fall then you may qualified for the Summer Company Program. Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) students may quailfy to earn up to two co-op credits while taking part in Summer Company.

If you are accepted into the program you will receive an award of up to $1,500 at the start of the program to help with start-up costs. In the fall after you have successfully completed the Summer Company program you may qualify to receive an additional award of up to $1,500.

To apply to Summer Company begin by filling out a eligibility checklist.

Summer Company Program for more details on Summer Company and to apply to the program
Check Your Eligibility
2015 Yearbook
If you work with students and are interested in having a Summer Company presentation please contact Kim Fraser at: 613.735.8224.
For more information on Summer Company visit: www.ontario.ca/summercompany
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<![CDATA[STARTER COMPANY PLUS - Next Information Session Tuesday August 15]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/bulletin-board/starter-company-plus-coming-soon-5028.htmlhttp://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/bulletin-board/starter-company-plus-coming-soon-5028.htmlTue, 02 May 2017 10:47:18 -0400

Starter Company Plust will have 3 intakes per year. All applicants must attend an information session.

Next Upcoming Mandatory Information Session is scheduled for: Tuesday August 15.

Starter Company Plus Participants will receive:

  • Guidance and support
  • Business training through a custom online training platform that will walk you through how to write a business plan
  • Interactive workshops
  • Support in creating a formalized business plan
  • Mentoring from local entrepreneurs
  • Opportunity to submit a separate application for a grant of up to $4,000

Who is Eligible?

  • Aged 18 and over
  • Are not a full time student
  • Resident of Ontario; Canadian citizen or a permanent resident
  • Prepared to complete the business training components of the Starter Company PlUS Program
  • Must commit a minimum of 35 hours per week running your business
  • Provide proof of 25% matching funds in cash or in-kind assets ($1,000

Application Process

  • Submit an application inquiry from Enterprise Renfrew County's website
  • Attend a mandatory information session
  • Submit a written application form
  • Attend a one-on-one interview
  • If accepted into the training portion of the program, applicants must attend a follow-up meeting
    • write a business plan
    • follow a personal learning plan
    • provide credit report and score to Business Consultant for review
  • If business plan is accepted to move forward the next step is to complete a grant application form
  • Applicants will prepare and pitch a ten minute presentation  to the Grant Review Committee
  • Provide proof of equity ($1,000)

For complete details and regulations read Eligibility & Program Guidelines

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<![CDATA[Home]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/home/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/home/Sun, 23 Apr 2017 8:24:52 -0400Enterprise Renfrew County (ERC) has been operating in Renfrew since 1988 and was formerly known as the Renfrew County Business Self-Help Office.  Our mandate is to encourage and contribute to the enterprising spirit and economic development of the County by assisting entrepreneurs with the development of new online casino sites or existing companies.

Be sure to check out our calendar, notices and bulletin board for upcoming events on what is happening around the County of Renfrew.

Please be advised that we cover all of the County of Renfrew and sometimes our Renfrew location is closed due to business travel. It is advised that you call the office to ensure the office is open and to book an appointment. Colleen can be reached at: 613-432-6848 X 114

Summer Company is accepting applicants for 2017. Students between the ages of 15 - 29 this is your chance to explore entrepreneurship. The Summer Company program will provide you with a grant of up to $1,500 to help cover start-up expenses. Upon successful completion of the program you qualify for an additional grant of up to $1,500. For more information  Click Here

Enterprise Renfrew County is a member of:

The Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE) has been created to serve the diverse needs of the province’s small business community. Bringing together the services of the Small Business Enterprise Centres (SBECs), Regional Innovation Centres (RICs) & Business Advisory Services (BAS), the members work collaboratively together using a “no wrong door” approach to ensure that small businesses have the tools they need to grow and thrive.

The network is supported by a new site, www.onebusiness.ca   http://www.entrepriseroe.ca/

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<![CDATA[Celebrating Women in Business 2017]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/events-and-news/celebrating-women-in-business-2017/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/events-and-news/celebrating-women-in-business-2017/Fri, 31 Mar 2017 12:22:34 -0400

Celebrating Women in Business

Purchase Tickets

Enterprise Renfrew County in partnership with Renfrew County Community Futures Corporation are proud to present our annual Celebrating Women in Business Event.
**Registration Deadline has been extended to Saturday March 25th

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM on Wednesday March 29, 2017
8:30 - 9:00 AM Check-in and networking
Best Western Pembroke Inn & Conference Centre, 1 International Drive, Pembroke.
Tickets are $40.00 plus HST ($5.20) = $45.20 Tickets must be purchased in advance **tickets are non-refundable
Ticket price includes: break refreshments and lunch along with a ballot for a door prize *must be in attendance to win.
If you have  food allergies please let us know when you purchase your ticket. If you have any questions call Kim at: 613.735.8224

What to Expect During the Event:

  • PARO Information Session: Guest Speaker will talk about Paro Circles
  • Entrepreneur Panel: Women entrepreneurs will talk about their businesses, challenges and their triumphs along with a Q & A session
  • Lunch: Sandwich & Salad Bar along with a variety of desserts, plus tea and coffee
  • Keynote Speaker: Karen Cunningham
  • Algonquin College Entrepreneurship Hub: Guest Speaker will give update on what has been happening at the Entrepreneurship Hub
  • Wrap-up and Door Prizes *must be in attendance to win
  • PARO Peer Lending Circles *anyone who would like to work towards starting a Circle is invited to stay after the main event.

The Power of the Female Entrepreneur

Keynote Speaker: Karen Cunningham owner of Integrity Leadership Consulting will talk about obstacles and barriers that many women face while operating their business. Some obstacles are our own making, some barriers are caused due to the lack of understanding of the importance of what is needed for women to take the audacious leap in becoming an entrepreneur.

What is the PARO Centre?

The PARO Centre for Women's Enterprise is one of Canada's most successful business support and networking organizations. As a not-for-profit social enterprise, we collaborate to empower women, strengthen small business and promote community economic development across the North of Ontario.PARO is quite simply the best place for women who are ready to start, grow or promote their business. But more than this, we want to help women create new opportunities for their communities and region. In our view, every enterprise - be it for social outcomes and no matter how small - can have a positive impact.
PARO is now available in Eastern Ontario!

PARO Circle Stages

1st Stage: $1,000. Grant: $500. Loan: $500. Term: 9 Months. Payments: $60/month
2nd Stage: $2,000. Grant: $1,000. Loan: $1,000. Term: 9 Months. Payments: $120/month
3rd Stage: $3,000. Grant:--. Loan:$3,000. Term: 27 Months. Payments: $120/month
4th Stage: $5,000. Grant:--. Loan: $5,000. Term: 27 Months. Payments: $220/month
Details will be provided during the workshop and there will be an opportunity to form PARO Circles at the end of the event.

Entrepreneur Panel

Margo Crawford - Business Sherpa Group

Lindsey Gibeau - Lindsey Gibeau Photography

Kimberly R. Lehman - Architectural Drafts and Designing

Janna Fortin - Janna's Gallery Cafe and co-owner Kerry's Place

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<![CDATA[Starter Company Participants]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/starter-company-program/starter-company-participants/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/starter-company-program/starter-company-participants/Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:52:33 -0400Enterprise Renfrew County would like to say thank-you and congratulations to all of our Starter Company participants who made the program such a huge success.

We thank-you for all of your hardwork and perserverence with everything from writing your business plan, creating your cash-flow projections, to presenting your business to the Regional Grant Committee at Invest Ottawa. Every step towards opening or expanding your business was very demanding.

We know every step was hard and each of you have very busy lives but you did it!

Thanks for being part of Starter Company and we wish you continued success with your businesses.

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<![CDATA[Market Research - Futurpreneur Canada]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/canadian-youth-business-foundation/crash-course-market-research-futurpreneur-canada/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/canadian-youth-business-foundation/crash-course-market-research-futurpreneur-canada/Fri, 03 Mar 2017 11:02:03 -0500Futurpreneur Canada Crash Course

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<![CDATA[Doing Business With the Ontario Government - eTendering System]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/business-support/doing-business-with-the-government-etendering-system/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/business-support/doing-business-with-the-government-etendering-system/Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:45:56 -0500The Ontario Government, through Supply Chain Ontario, Ontario Shared Services, has established a new Vendor of Record arrangement for electronic tendering (eTendering) services. Effective April 1, 2014, BravoSolution will be Ontario's new designated electronic tendering service provider replacing MERX Networks Inc...

Click here for more details

Click here for booklet on How to Do Business With the Ontario Government

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<![CDATA[Emplolyment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA), Calculators and Tools]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/business-support/emplolyment-standards-act-2000-esa/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/business-support/emplolyment-standards-act-2000-esa/Thu, 16 Feb 2017 9:51:54 -0500Fairness in the workplace is the right of all Ontarians.

Employment standards are enforced under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA), which sets out the minimum standards that employers and employees must follow.

Read More.......

The tools and calculators are designed to help employers and employees understand their obligations and rights under the ESA.

Click here for the Employment Standards Tools
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<![CDATA[Employment Standard Tools]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/business-support/emplolyment-standards-act-2000-esa/employment-standard-tools-4135.htmlhttp://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/business-support/emplolyment-standards-act-2000-esa/employment-standard-tools-4135.htmlThu, 16 Feb 2017 9:22:24 -0500The tools and calculators are designed to help employers and employees understand their obligations and rights under the ESA.
Click here for the Employment Standards Tools
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<![CDATA[Resources And Skills Development]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/business-support/resource-centre/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/business-support/resource-centre/Thu, 16 Feb 2017 9:02:01 -0500Resource  Centre

Our Reference Library includes books, magazines, directories and other materials that will enable you to research your business idea. These materials include information on products, services, companies, marketing, statistics, demographics, small business profiles, professional associations and local information on Renfrew County.

Canda Ontario Business Electronic Resources

Enterprise Renfrew County provides access to commercial electronic databases through Canada Business Ontario. These FREE electronic resources are valuable research tools for preparing a business plan as well as exploring a new business idea. It also gives access to a restricted extranet program that includes extensive international market research data as well as current information on government services and programs for small business.

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<![CDATA[Upgrade Your Computer, Math and Writing Skills]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/business-support/resource-centre/upgrade-your-computer-math-and-writing-skills-2439.htmlhttp://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/business-support/resource-centre/upgrade-your-computer-math-and-writing-skills-2439.htmlThu, 16 Feb 2017 8:58:42 -0500

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<![CDATA[How Can Mentors Help? Crash-Course]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/canadian-youth-business-foundation/how-can-mentors-help-crash-course/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/canadian-youth-business-foundation/how-can-mentors-help-crash-course/Thu, 16 Feb 2017 8:51:51 -0500Confidence is recognized as an essential entrepreneurial asset. This crash course explores confidence as it relates to business-specific skills.

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<![CDATA[Starter Company Program: Mentoring, Money and You]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/starter-company-program/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/starter-company-program/Thu, 16 Feb 2017 8:46:32 -0500Starter Company Is No Longer Accepting Applications

A Great Company Starts With Mentoring, Money and You!

Start a company, launch your future!

If you have a great idea for a business and the entrepreneurial drive to see it through, then Starter Company is here to help you start your company.
You may qualify for up to $5,000 in funding, plus receive the invaluable guidance of a business mentor.
Starter Company is an Ontario program that provides young people with the resources and knowledge that they need to start and grow their own business.
As a Starter Company entrepreneur you get:
  • Funding of up to $5,000
  • One-on-one guidance from the Small Business Entreprise Centre
  • Mentoring with a local experienced entrepreneur
  • Attend Business Plan Boot-camp
  • Access to  on-line business training and workshops on a variety of topics

Could You Be A Starter Company Entrepreneur?

You can apply to the Starter Company program if
  • You are an Ontario resident aged 18 - 29
  • Not attending school full-time
To qualify for funding of up to $5,000 you need to be able to contribute at least 25% of the grant amount in either cash or kind.  
 If you have any questions contact our office at: 613-432-6848 or 613-735-8224.
Note: Enterprise Renfrew County, may at its sole discretion, determine a particular business is inappropriate for the Starter Company program.
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<![CDATA[Celebrating Women in Business Event - March 6th, 2014]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/events-and-news/archieved-events/celebrating-women-in-business/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/events-and-news/archieved-events/celebrating-women-in-business/Wed, 15 Feb 2017 1:10:28 -0500Brief description of event, sponsors, and other information has been downsized and removed.

Guest Speaker: Ann Max

Productivity Specialist, Coach, Consultant, Professional Speaker

As President of Productive to the Max Ltd., Ann is a productivity specialist who provides strategic solutions to personal, professional and organizational challenges. She analyzes your efficiency and effectiveness, creates customized action plans, provides hands-on support and solutions and implements coaching and training to monitor performance.

An effective coach, skillful facilitator, inspirational trainer, empowering mentor or motivational speaker, she addresses current challenges with a strong commitment and deep understanding of her subject.  Personal and professional lives benefit from her wise counsel, ability to instill confidence, realistic approach, lively sense of humor and engaging style that immediately creates trust and rapport. She delivers skills, techniques and concrete actions that can be directly put to use.

Ann is the founder of the LEAP (Life Enhancement and Productivity) peer-mentoring program for women. LEAP offers three components: coaching circles for groups of 6 to 8 like-minded women who face similar challenges, open monthly meetings and a yearly summit. These provide opportunities for women to combine their life experience and issues into a single empowering process to mobilize the strengths, resources and energies of everyone in the group to help address individual challenges head-on.

By sharing her personal story through interactive engagement, Ann will help you identify skills, techniques and concrete actions necessary to productively manage the impact of change and increase productivity

Guest Speaker: Jennifer DeBruin

Author, Entrepreneur, Speaker

Jennifer is an experienced entrepreneur and educator currently pursuing exciting opportunities including diversifying her training company, which focuses on small-mid size business development, and writing and promoting novels as a published author. The culmination of her own education, experience and passion translates into her ability to guide others with common sense strategies that are applicable in their own lives and careers.

For more information visit: http://www.jenniferdebruin.com/

Jennifer will lead you through a dynamic session exploring highly innovative ideas and strategies that will help you create a solid brand identity that integrates personal, product/service, and business elements for a powerful image and set of business practices. "You Are Your business!”

Building YOUR Brand

A dynamic session exploring highly innovative ideas and strategies that will help you build a unique brand that has IMPACT, creating engaging, memorable, and profitable experiences.

It makes good economic sense to discover what some of today’s most success entrepreneurs and business minds already understand: You are your business!

Highlights:Tell Your Story: Create a solid brand identity that integrates personal, product/service, and business elements for a powerful image and set of business practices

Collaboration: Whether we collaborate with other businesses in our community, industry, or most importantly, with our customers, relationship building is critical to our success. When we work together, we leverage business intelligence, maximize profit, and encourage loyalty.

Powerful Promotion: Apply creative and innovative marketing techniques that draw customers to the business, making sales natural by-product of our efforts

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<![CDATA[Archived Events ]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/events-and-news/archieved-events/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/events-and-news/archieved-events/Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:53:23 -0500<![CDATA[Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) Information and Webinars]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/business-support/harmonized-sales-tax-information/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/business-support/harmonized-sales-tax-information/Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:47:44 -0500Checklist for Small Business
Canada Revenue Agency Information for Business
Should You Register For an GST/HST Account?
GST/HST Information Sheets
The Business Number and Your Canada Revenue Agency Accounts 
Employee or Self-Employed?
General Information for GST/HST Registrants
CRA Videos:
Starting Your Business
Video Series for Canadian Students and Income Tax
GST/HST Information for a New Small Business
Keeping Accurate Records
Payroll Information for a New Small Business
Preparing T4 & T4A Information Returns - Slips and Summaries
Reporting Business Income and Expenses
Did you know that you can receive one-on-one assistance for your business inquiries from the Canada Revenue Agency by phone at  1-800-959-5525 Monday - Friday from 8:15 am - 8:00 pm.
Agents are on hand to help with any questions and problems you may have
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<![CDATA[Business Contacts and Links ]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/business-support/links/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/business-support/links/Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:33:27 -0500Business Contacts & Government Services
Youth Canada - Services for Youth

Chamber of Commerce

County of Renfrew Municipalities

Research

ORGANIZATIONS

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<![CDATA[Links to Business Resources]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/links-to-business-resources/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/links-to-business-resources/Mon, 13 Feb 2017 3:26:19 -0500Retail Council of Canada
Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce
Renfrew & Area Chamber of Commerce
Greater Arnprior Chamber of Commerce
Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business
Ottawa Valley Tourist Association

More links to come soon

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<![CDATA[Business Contacts and Links For Youth]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/links/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/links/Tue, 07 Feb 2017 11:50:55 -0500Futurpreneur Canada: Financing for youth to start their own business
Starter Company: Receive business training and a grant of up to $5,000 to start, grow or purchase a business.
Ontario.ca/Summerjobs: The Ontario Summer Jobs program connects employers with students ages 15 - 30 who plan to return to school in the fall.
Students and Young Entreprenuers
Summer Company Program: Students between the ages of 15 -29 who would like to create their own job by starting and managing their own business over the course of the summer with financial assistance and business guidance from the Government of Ontario
Youth Canada: Help with everything from writing a cover letter to career options
Youth Connect: Assistance with everything from looking for a job to help with homework
Youth Services: Thrive Youth Resource Centre - Not sure what services are available for youth in the County of Renfrew? This is a great place to start, contains youth services directory.
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<![CDATA[Futurpreneur Canada ]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/canadian-youth-business-foundation/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/canadian-youth-business-foundation/Tue, 07 Feb 2017 11:32:43 -0500

Introducing Futurpreneur Canada

for  video click here

Which Program Is Right For You?

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Between 18-39 years old
  • Eligible to work in Canada (work permit holders not eligible)
  • Produce a complete and viable business plan
  • Have been in business, fully operating, for less than 12 months
  • Lives or opens the business in the community which is offering the CYBF program
  • Has some training / experience related to their business idea
  • Work with qualified business mentor for a period of two years
  • Has a business that creates full-time sustainable employment for the applicant
  • Must hold at least 51% voting share in the business (if a partnership)
  • Not a full-time student
  • Loan proceeds may NOT be used for the refinancing of existing debt

GET STARTED NOW!
Visit Futurpreneur for more information about their programs, eligibility criteria and all their services
or contact your local Futurpreneur Canada Community Partner at 613-432-6848 or 613-735-8224 today!
 

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<![CDATA[Small Business Forum - Wednesday February 24, 2016 ]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/events-and-news/archieved-events/small-business-forum-wednesday-february-24-2016/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/events-and-news/archieved-events/small-business-forum-wednesday-february-24-2016/Tue, 07 Feb 2017 11:27:41 -0500Buy Tickets
Registration Deadline: Wednesday February 17, 2016
Ticket Price: $17.70 + HST = $20.00 (lunch included)
Date: Wednesday February 24, 2016
Sign-in and Networking: 8:30 - 9:00
Time: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Best Western Pembroke Inn & Conference Centre,
1 International Drive, Pembroke ON
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Enterprise Renfrew County in partnership with Community Futures Development Corporation Renfrew County is proud to host the Small Business Forum.
This is a full day learning and networking event which includes Keynote Speaker: Greg Weatherdon, Robert Fraser, Mike Thompson and a financial panel.
Topics to be covered:
  • Keynote Speaker: Greg Weatherdon- "Word of Mouth - Your Virtual Salesforce"
  • Understanding Your Business Financial Statements - Mike Thompson - (Business Development Officer) Community Futures Development Corporation Renfrew County
  • Financing Options Panel
  • Workshop - Robert Fraser "Social Media Marketing Strategies to Xplode Your Business in 2016"

Register early as this is one workshop you do not want to miss.

Greg has combined his passion for small business and his 25 years of self-emplyment experience into providing a unique insight in what entrepreneurs must do to not only survive, but to enjoy the experience.

Having dealt with many of the trails and tribulations facing business owners, Greg offers his audiences and clients practical and actionable ideas to improve their organizations.

Greg the current Chair of the West Ottawa Board of Trade as well as being business advisor at Invest Ottawa and the Entrepreneur in Residence in Renfrew County.

Robert Fraser is an entrepreneur, small business mentor and public speaker that focuses on getting your business connected in the new digital world.

Robert Fraser is the Senior Digital Marketing Specialist of The Social Business, an Internet Marketing firm specializing in inbound Marketing, Website and Social Media Marketing. The Social Business works with small and medium-sized businesses, helping them to understand and take advantage of today's communication with customers and potential customers.

ClubIT provides senior IT advice and technical support to small and medium businesses. ClubIT works with progessive companies and organizations that know the value of technology and want to get the most out of their IT investments.

The Social

Tickets must be purchased in advance and are non-refundable. For your convenience you can pay using PayPal use the link at the top of the page. PayPal accepts all major credit cards (you do not have to have a PayPal account to use this service), cash paid to either office before the registration deadline (February 17th), or by cheque, made out to: County of Renfrew, mail to: Enterprise Renfrew County, 9 International Drive, Pembroke On K8A 6W5 *must arrive by February 17th, 2016.

For more information contact Kim Fraser @613.735.8224.

     

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<![CDATA[Businesses Making News in Renfrew County]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/news-media-releases/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/news-media-releases/Wed, 01 Feb 2017 3:34:46 -0500Stacia Prince Designs is open for business in Renfrew. Stacia can help  to transform the interior of you house into the house of your dreams.

Elly Stuart has opened her business Esthetics by Elly in the Town of Renfrew: Home Business Leads to Success for Esthetics by Elly

Hope Reins Equine Assisted Therapy Program: Cheryl Gallant Welcomes Innovative Approach to Mental Health Care

Donation to the Renfrew Dog Park  from Jessica Lafond owner of  K9 Excursion

Denise Hamel opens new business " Give us Your To-Do List"

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<![CDATA[Bridges to Better Business: Connect For Success]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/events-and-news/connect-for-success-bridges-to-better-business/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/events-and-news/connect-for-success-bridges-to-better-business/Sat, 21 Jan 2017 5:38:20 -0500

Purchase Tickets 

Deadline to register has been extended to Friday October 14th.

Enterprise Renfrew County in partnership with Upper Ottawa Chamber of Commerce will host Connect for Success, Bridges to Better Business Event on Wednesday October 19th.

This annual event is a one-day learning and networking opportunity packed with great ideas to help entrepreneurs succeed. The event provides entrepreneurs with the opportunity to develop valuable networking contacts and share innovative ideas with their peers. The combination of the keynote address, discussions, business showcase, sponsor displays provide a cost-effective business tool that will help entrepreneurs gain invaluable insight into the operation of a successful business.

New for 2016 we will be hosting Bridges to Better Business as a breakfast event which will include: breakfast, Keynote Speaker: Ian Portsmouth, Guest Speaker from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and a Business Showcase.

Breakfast Served: 7:30 to 8:15 AM

  • Main Event: 8:15 to 11:30 AM
  • Showcase Opens to Public: 12:00 noon to 2:00 PM
  • Ticket Price: $40.00 Plus HST ($5.20) = $45.20
  • Location: Best Western Pembroke Inn & Conference Centre

Keynote Speaker, Ian Portsmouth on "Secrets of Success of Canada's Fastest Growing Companies".

Ian Portsmouth is Group Publisher, Business at Rogers Publishing Ltd., overseeing three of Canada’s top media brands in business and finance: Canadian Business — Canada’s largest-circulation paid business magazine; MoneySense, the country’s best-selling personal finance magazine; and PROFIT, Canada’s first and leading media brand for entrepreneurs and SMB executives.

Guest Speaker: Representative from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce will discusss business in Ontario.

Business Showcase: Display tables featuring our Starter Company participants and local businesses. Limited number of Business Showcase tables are available, please contact the office for a table.

Pre-registration and payment is required, no refunds. Please contact the office by October 12, if you have any special dietary requirements by calling Kim at: 613-735-8224.

Bring your business cards and promotional items to share during the event.

SPONSORS:

FUNDING PARTNERS:

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<![CDATA[Summer Company in the Media]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/events-and-news/enterprise-renfrew-county-in-the-news/summer-company-in-the-media/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/events-and-news/enterprise-renfrew-county-in-the-news/summer-company-in-the-media/Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:04:10 -0500Click on the links below to view Summer Company media articles

2014

Guest, Enright and Barrie Part of 2014 Summer Company 

Summer Company Program Inspires Young People To Pursue Business Opportunites

2013

Summer Company: Making Their Own Summer Jobs

Start Your Own Business as a Summer Job with Summer Company

Summer Company Program Inspires Youth to Pursue Business Opportunities

Lucky #13 for Summer Company

2012

Business Leaders of Tomorrow
Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

2011

Doing it Their Own Way

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<![CDATA[About Us]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/about-us/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/about-us/Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:55:54 -0500Enterprise Renfrew County has been operating in Renfrew since 1988 and was formerly known as the Renfrew County Business Self-Help Office.

Our mandate is to encourage and contribute to the enterprising spirit and economic development of the County by assisting entrepreneurs with the development of new or existing companies.

The Office is a Canada Business Ontario (CBO) regional access site. This joint federal-provincial-municipal initiative provides useful information to new and established entrepreneurs about government programs, services and regulations on starting and sustaining an enterprise in Ontario.

On August 28th, 2002 a satellite office was opened in the City of Pembroke in order to better serve the west end of the Renfrew County. Enterprise Renfrew County has now two centres to service Renfrew County, where we can help with questions about small business and provide you with the information you need to get your business going and keep it running smoothly and profitably.

Two Locations to Serve You:

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<![CDATA[Celebrating Youth Entrepreneurship Event on Thursday November 20th, 2014]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/events-and-news/archieved-events/celebrating-youth-entrepreneurship-event-on-thursday-november-20th-2014/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/events-and-news/archieved-events/celebrating-youth-entrepreneurship-event-on-thursday-november-20th-2014/Wed, 21 Dec 2016 11:05:55 -0500Lucas Willson will share how he has turned his passion of performing magic into his full time entrepreneurial career. Keynote Speaker Lucas Wilson Illusionist, watch how he made his  pitch to the Dragon's Den
 

 

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<![CDATA[Government of Ontario]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/services/government-of-ontario-information/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/services/government-of-ontario-information/Wed, 21 Dec 2016 9:04:53 -0500Ministry of Economic Development, and Growth

Supporting a strong, innovative economy that can provide jobs, opportunities and prosperity for all Ontarians.

What we do

  • deliver a range of programs, services and tools to help businesses innovate and compete in today’s fast-changing global economy, including business support, youth entrepreneurship programs and strategic investments
  • help make investing in Ontario more attractive for businesses, while protecting the public interest
  • work with the disability, private and public sectors in the interest of promoting accessibility for all

Service standards

As part of our continuing effort to improve how we deliver our services, the Ministry developed a service charter.

Plans and reports

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<![CDATA[Hiring Employees]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/business-support/hiring-employees/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/business-support/hiring-employees/Wed, 21 Dec 2016 8:57:53 -0500When you hire someone to work for you, there are certain government regulations you must follow, from recruitment to payroll to tax returns. There are also certain things you can do that will help you find and hire the best candidates for the jobs you are offering.

Click Here for more information on hiring employees

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<![CDATA[Businesses in the County of Renfrew]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/buy-local-renfrew-county/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/buy-local-renfrew-county/Tue, 20 Dec 2016 9:18:55 -0500Where to Buy Local in The Ottawa Valley and Renfrew County

Did you know when you spend one dollar locally, you are contributing to the strength of your communities economy? Each dollar spent in Renfrew County will circulate 3-5 times, making each dollar spent worth 5 dollars!
To have your business that supports "Buy Local" added please fill out the form below and a representative from our office will be in contact with you for more details.
To have your business added to the following list send and email to: kfraser@countyofrenfrew.on.ca
Please include: business name, contact person, phone number, Facebook and website links.

BUSINESSES AND SERVICES

Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce
Greater Arnprior Chamber of Commerce
Renfrew Chamber of Commerce
Calabogie and Area Business Association

FARMERS' MARKETS

Cobden Farmers Market
Deep River Farmers' Market
Pembroke Farmers' Market
McNab Braeside Market
Renfrew Farmers' Market
The Eganville Farmers' Market

FOOD

Ottawa Valley Food Cooperative

HANDCRAFTED AND SPECIALITY SHOPS

Serenity Cards by Simone: Unique Personalized Hand Crafted Cards
For (ALL) occasions -weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, sympathy or that...just because card
613 732-8787
Pembroke

RESTAURANTS

Janna's Gallery Cafe or on Facebook   City of Pembroke

SPECIALTY STORES

The Dish on Main  Town of Renfrew

TOURISM & RECREATION

Ottawa Valley Tourist Association

WOOD PRODUCTS

Ottawa Valley Wood

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<![CDATA[One-Year OSAP Grace Period for Entrepreneurs ]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/one-year-osap-grace-period-for-entrepreneurs-4309.htmlhttp://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/one-year-osap-grace-period-for-entrepreneurs-4309.htmlTue, 20 Dec 2016 8:43:56 -0500Purpose

Both the federal and Ontario government provide a six month grace period to all OSAP borrowers after leaving full-time studies. During this grace period, no payments on a student’s outstanding full-time loans are required. Ontario pays the interest on your Ontario Student Loans (including the Ontario portion of Canada-Ontario Integrated Student Loans) while interest still accumulates on your Canada Student Loans (including the Canada portion of Canada-Ontario Integrated Student Loans). After the grace period has ended, you are required to start making your monthly payments (of principal plus interest) on your outstanding full-time OSAP loans.

Ontario is making it easier for recent college and university graduates who choose to start their own business. The One-Year OSAP Grace Period for Entrepreneurs provides the owner or joint owner of an eligible new business located in Ontario with a six-month grace period extension before having to start making monthly payments on their full-time OSAP loans. During this six-month grace period extension, Ontario will also pay the monthly interest on ALL of your outstanding full-time OSAP loans.

(Note: Government student loans issued through other provinces or territories are not covered by this benefit.)

Click Here For Complete Details

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<![CDATA[The Funding Portal a New Tool on MaRSDD]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/business-support/steps-to-starting-a-business/the-funding-portal-a-new-tool-on-marsdd-4581.htmlhttp://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/business-support/steps-to-starting-a-business/the-funding-portal-a-new-tool-on-marsdd-4581.htmlMon, 19 Dec 2016 10:14:35 -0500The Funding Portal Search Tool enables access to more than 4,500 federal, provincial and municipal government funding programs for businesses, non-profits, charities and research institutions. Information on all funds is updated 24/7/365. After entering your search criteria, you will be redirected to The Funding Portal’s website in order to view your results and further refine your search for funding. Click here for more information

Click here to access: The Funding Portal Search Tool
 

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<![CDATA[Renfrew Office]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/about-us/renfrew-office/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/about-us/renfrew-office/Mon, 21 Nov 2016 9:37:51 -0500Address:
Renfrew County Place
450 O'Brien Road, Suite #109
Renfrew Ontario, Canada
K7V 3Z2
Google Map

Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Appointments are required and it is recommended to call ahead as the
Renfrew office is closed when Colleen is working in the Pembroke office or travelling for business.

Email:csadler@countyofrenfrew.on.ca
Colleen Sadler, Business Consultant
Tel: (613) 432-6848
Fax: (613) 432-9710


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<![CDATA[Pembroke Office]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/about-us/pembroke-office/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/about-us/pembroke-office/Mon, 21 Nov 2016 9:35:07 -0500Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tel: (613) 735-8224
Fax: (613) 735-2492

Address:
9 International Drive
Pembroke Ontario, Canada
K8A 6W5
Google Map

Colleen Sadler, Business Consultant
Contact for a free business consultation, business review, and business questions.
Email:csadler@countyofrenfrew.on.ca

Kim Fraser, Program Officer:
Contact for general inquiries, arrange an appointment with Colleen Sadler, and for more information on Enterprise Renfrew County programs. For information on Summer Company, Starter Company and to set-up a Summer Company presentation.
Email: kfraser@countyofrenfrew.on.ca

Bilingue Coordonnées:
Lauren McIllfaterick 613.732.4364
Email: lmcillfaterick@countyofrenfrew.on.ca
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<![CDATA[Summer Company 2013]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/past-summer-company-participants-archived-pictures/summer-company-2013/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/past-summer-company-participants-archived-pictures/summer-company-2013/Fri, 18 Nov 2016 12:01:43 -0500

Left to right front row

Kristin Bennett: Dream Oasis Design
Hilary O'Neill: Valley Cool Treats
Elisabeth Dyer: Gimme it Grilled!
Molly Miller-Hanneman: Molly's Dance Company
Seerlee Dinnall-Archer: Inspire Designs
Tierney Cartman: Handy Help with Social Media
Back row:
Maxwell Gillham: Reflections of the Valley
Blair McMillan: Golden Lake Rustics
Mitchell Ray: Window Brothers
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<![CDATA[Meet the 2013 Summer Company Participants]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/past-summer-company-participants-archived-pictures/meet-the-2013-summer-company-participants/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/past-summer-company-participants-archived-pictures/meet-the-2013-summer-company-participants/Fri, 18 Nov 2016 11:14:39 -0500Introducing Summer Company 2013

It is with great pleasure that Enterprise Renfrew County announces that nine students have successfully been accepted into the Summer Company Program for 2013.

Left to right front row.
Kristin Bennett: Dream Oasis Design
Hilary O'Neill: Valley Cool Treats
Elisabeth Dyer: Gimme it Grilled!
Molly Miller-Hanneman: Molly's Dance Company
Seerlee Dinnall-Archer: Inspire Designs
Tierney Cartman: Handy Help with Social Media
Back row:
Maxwell Gillham: Reflections of the Valley
Blair McMillan: Golden Lake Rustics
Mitchell Ray: Window Brothers

 Summer Company: Making Their Own Summer Jobs

 

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<![CDATA[Summer Company Participants Archive: 2002-2016]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/past-summer-company-participants-archived-pictures/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/past-summer-company-participants-archived-pictures/Fri, 18 Nov 2016 11:12:19 -0500<![CDATA[Make Your Pitch - Video Deadline March 29, 2017]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/young-entrepreneurs-make-your-pitch-competition-in-now-accepting-videos/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/young-entrepreneurs-make-your-pitch-competition-in-now-accepting-videos/Tue, 01 Nov 2016 11:58:58 -0400Presented by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and the Ministry of Economic Development, and Growth, the Young Entrepreneurs, Make Your Pitch competition invites high school students in Ontario to pitch their business ideas in a two-minute video. Videos are judged through online public voting (40%) and expert judges’ scores (60%).
Timelines for Make Your Pitch
Twenty finalists are chosen who are awarded a trip to Toronto to pitch their ideas live at OCE’s Discovery conference and showcase, in May 2017 in front of a panel of judges from the entrepreneur community.
Based on the live pitches, the judges select six winners who are presented with reserved entry into the Summer Company program..
For more information and for all of the rules and regulastions visit: Make Your Pitch.
If you want to enter the competition but do not have a recording device contact our office and we can assist you with the recording, For more information or assistance contact Kim at: 613-735-8224.
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<![CDATA[Canada Small Business Financing Program (CSBF) ]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/canada-small-business-financing-program/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/canada-small-business-financing-program/Tue, 01 Nov 2016 11:25:07 -0400The Government of Canada offers a range of services to assist small businesses, including direct financing.

The Canada Small Business Financing (CSBF) program is available to assist small businesses.  

The (CSBF) program is administered through Canada Business at www.canadabusiness.gc.ca  The Canada Business site contains information for small businesses in Canada, with a directory of information on federal, provincial and muncipal governent services, business information guides, programs and regulations.

Industry Canada also delivers the Canada Small Business Financing (CSBF) program to help small businesses obtain loans of up to $500,000  and it can be used for the establishment, expansion and improvement of small businesses. Of the $500,000 total, no more than $350,000 can be for purchases other than real property. For example, the $350,000 can be used to finance leasehold improvements, equipment and the registration fee.

Visit www.ic.gc.ca/ for complete details.

To apply a small business must present their business proposal directly to the lender of their choice. There are over 1,300 eligible lenders, including all major chartered banks and credit unions.

The financial institute is responsible for meeting with the entrepreneurs, reviewing the business plans and making all of the decisions regarding the loans.

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<![CDATA[Checklist: Dissolving Your Partnership? Here's Who To Contact]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/canada-business-ontario-cbo-small-business-information-guides/checklist-dissolving-your-partnership-here-s-who-to-contact/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/canada-business-ontario-cbo-small-business-information-guides/checklist-dissolving-your-partnership-here-s-who-to-contact/Tue, 01 Nov 2016 11:08:53 -0400Thinking of changing your business structure and dissolving your partnership?

There could be many reasons to dissolve a business partnership — for example, one partner may no longer be interested in managing a business or wishes to retire....To read the complete article from Canada Business Network, click here.

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<![CDATA[Concierge Service]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/business-support/concierge-service/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/business-support/concierge-service/Mon, 31 Oct 2016 10:21:10 -0400Is Concierge the right service to support your SME?

Are you a Canadian Small or Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) seeking information about programs and other resources to pursue technological innovation, and/or you need help accessing these services – then Concierge Service can help you.

Concierge Service can help Canadian firms from any and all industry sectors

  • Firms undertaking Research and Development
  • Firms in all phases of product and service development
  • Firms seeking productivity gains through the adoption or adaptation of technologie

Read More......

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<![CDATA[Steps To Starting A Business]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/business-support/steps-to-starting-a-business/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/business-support/steps-to-starting-a-business/Wed, 26 Oct 2016 10:12:27 -0400In this section you will find the steps and information material that are necessary for you to follow when starting a business

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<![CDATA[Business Support]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/business-support/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/business-support/Wed, 26 Oct 2016 10:09:07 -0400<![CDATA[Julie Johnson - Starter Company Recipient ]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/starter-company-program/julie-johnson-starter-company-recipient/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/starter-company-program/julie-johnson-starter-company-recipient/Wed, 26 Oct 2016 8:53:45 -0400ENTERPRISE RENFREW COUNTY SEES FIRST APPROVED APPLICANT

On March 12, 2015 Enterprise Renfrew County had their first Starter Company applicant approved for the $5000 Starter Company grant.

Julie Johnson, the owner and creation artist of Smiling Daisies Soap Co. specializes in creating fresh, handcrafted, artisan bath and body products, along with a line of Ecosoya wax candles. Smiling Daisies Soap Co. is a home based business established January 2014, located in Chalk River, ON.

In 2014, Smiling Daisies Soap Co. participated in many craft shows and Farmers Markets throughout Renfrew County. With the help of the Starter Company grant, Smiling Daisies Soap Co. will be expanding business into wholesaling, and online sales, while still participating in the Deep River Farmer's Market this summer starting May 30th and the Petawawa Showcase April 17, 18 and 19th. The grant money will be used to purchase equipment, and supplies to increase production to meet supply demands.

“By utilizing the grant money to purchase new equipment, Miss. Johnson will be able to focus attention on marketing and sales to expand her grassroots business and become another success story from Renfrew County.” said Colleen Sadler, Business Consultant for Enterprise Renfrew County.

Smiling Daisies Soap Co. invites you to check out their products and watch for the launch of their new and improved website at www.smilingdaisies.ca

The Youth Jobs Strategy was initially introduced in the 2013 Ontario Budget and invested $295 million over two years to help connect 30,000 youth with the tools, experiences and entrepreneurial support they need to find employment or start their own businesses. As part of the Youth Entrepreneurship Fund, The Starter Company program offers business training, mentoring, and a grant of up to $5,000 to eligible applicants who are Ontario residents ages 18 to 29, and who are starting or expanding a full time business, not attending school full time, and will be in effect until March 31, 2016.

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<![CDATA[2016 Summer Company Participants]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/2016-summer-company-participants/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/2016-summer-company-participants/Wed, 26 Oct 2016 8:47:39 -0400

Introducing the 2016 Summer Company Participants

Front: Nicholas DiGiacinto: Nick D's Lawn and Property Care

Back from left to right:

Keely Armstrong: Essentially Yours ~ Bath & Beauty Products

Travis Davison: Trav's Lawn Care

Zachary Remus: 1Point1 Studios

Steven Zadra-Brotton: Greenworks Removal and Recycling

Sydney Armstrong: Sydney A Photography

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<![CDATA[Enterprise Renfrew County in the News]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/events-and-news/enterprise-renfrew-county-in-the-news/enterprise-renfrew-county-in-the-news/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/events-and-news/enterprise-renfrew-county-in-the-news/enterprise-renfrew-county-in-the-news/Fri, 14 Oct 2016 10:05:16 -0400Bruce Firestone says "throw out zoning bylaws.....

Renfrew Mercury:Enterprise Renfrew County Celebrates 25 Years of Achievement

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<![CDATA[Intergrating Back Office Systems with E-Commerce]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/e-business-booklets/intergrating-back-office-systems-with-e-commerce/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/e-business-booklets/intergrating-back-office-systems-with-e-commerce/Wed, 28 Sep 2016 3:57:17 -0400Back office operations include processes used by employees that help keep the business running. Accounting, finance, inventory, order fulfilment, distribution and shipping are examples of back office....

Small businesses that have a website with e-commerce options (e.g. online ordering and online selling) or are thinking about implementing an e-commerce solution will find this a useful resource....

Integrating Back Office Systems with E-Commerce

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<![CDATA[Successful Online Display Advertising]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/e-business-booklets/successful-online-display-advertising/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/e-business-booklets/successful-online-display-advertising/Wed, 28 Sep 2016 3:55:03 -0400Successful online display advertising is the use of the Internet as an advertising medium where promotional messages appear on other websites and/or search engine results.....

Small businesses that are considering online marketing strategies will find this booklet useful.

 Successful Online Display Advertising

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<![CDATA[Increasing Traffic To Your Website Through Search Engine Optimization Techniques]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/e-business-booklets/increasing-traffic-to-your-website-through-search-engine-optimization-techniques/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/e-business-booklets/increasing-traffic-to-your-website-through-search-engine-optimization-techniques/Wed, 28 Sep 2016 3:51:45 -0400What is Search Engine Optimization?

Search engine optimization (SEO) involves designing, writing, and coding a website in a way that helps to improve the volume and quality fo traffic......

Increasing Traffic to Your Website Through Search Engine Optimization Techniques

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<![CDATA[Social Media For Small Business]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/e-business-booklets/social-media-marketing/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/e-business-booklets/social-media-marketing/Wed, 28 Sep 2016 3:50:15 -0400Social Media for Small Business makes use of social media sites to raise visibiltiy on the Internet and to promote products and services. Social media sites are useful for building social networks....

Small businesses that are considering online marketing strategies will find this booklet useful.

Social Media For Small Business

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<![CDATA[Customer Relationship Management]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/e-business-booklets/customer-relationship-management/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/e-business-booklets/customer-relationship-management/Wed, 28 Sep 2016 3:39:52 -0400Customer Relationship Management (or CRM) is a phrase that describes how your business interacts with your customers. Most people think of CRM as a system to capture information about your customers. However, that is only part of the picture. CRM is also about what you do with that information to better meet the needs of your existing customers and identify new customers, resulting in higher profits for you.

This booklet is designed to help small and medium business owners understand the basics of customer relationship management (CRM) and, more specifically, how the Internet can help you implement CRM in your business. If you want to understand how to better meet your clients’ needs, this booklet is for you.

This booklet is provided as a guide to help you learn more about Customer Relations Management.

For more information on the E-Business Toolkit visit: Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs
or Contact by:
Telephone: (416) 314-2526
Facsimile: (416) 325-6538
E-mail: E-Business@ontario.ca
 

This publication is part of an E-Business Toolkit which includes a series of booklets on advanced e-business topics and an introductory handbook How You Can Profit from E-Business. The entire Toolkit is available at ontario.ca/e-business.
 

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<![CDATA[Open Source Software]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/e-business-booklets/open-source-software/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/e-business-booklets/open-source-software/Wed, 28 Sep 2016 3:36:09 -0400What is Open Source Software (OSS)?
This booklet will be useful for small businesses that would like to learn more about open source software, its benefits and limitations. The booklet also contains a reference list of some of the most commonly used open source software.
This booklet is provided as a guide to help you learn more about Open Source Software.
Contact by:
Telephone: (416) 314-2526
Facsimile: (416) 325-6538
E-mail: E-Business@ontario.ca

This publication is part of an E-Business Toolkit which includes a series of booklets on advanced e-business topics and an introductory handbook How You Can Profit from E-Business. The entire Toolkit is available at ontario.ca/ebusiness.
 
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<![CDATA[The Legal and Privacy Issues of Doing E-Business]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/e-business-booklets/the-legal-and-privacy-issues-of-doing-e-business/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/e-business-booklets/the-legal-and-privacy-issues-of-doing-e-business/Wed, 28 Sep 2016 3:30:26 -0400What Laws Apply to E-Business?

In general, all existing laws that apply to traditional commerce apply to business conducted via the Internet. Laws governing business incorporation, business name registration, taxation, consumer protection, advertising, importing or exporting, product safety, product standards, intellectual property and liability and so on, apply to e-business.

This booklet is provided as a guide to help you learn more about the legal and privacy implications of doing E-Business over the Internet For more information visit: The Legal and Privacy Issues of Doing E-Business

Contact:
Telephone: (416) 314-2526
Facsimile: (416) 325-6538
E-mail: E-Business@ontario.ca
This publication is part of an E-Business Toolkit which includes a series of booklets on advanced e-business topics and an introductory handbook How You Can Profit from E-Business. The entire Toolkit is available atontario.ca/ebusiness.
 

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<![CDATA[Internet Auctions And Virtual Malls]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/e-business-booklets/internet-auctions-and-virtual-malls/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/e-business-booklets/internet-auctions-and-virtual-malls/Wed, 28 Sep 2016 3:25:46 -0400Internet Auctions and Virtual Malls  If you are a small business owner looking for alternatives to creating your own e-commerce website and want to sell online, then you will find this booklet useful. Even if you already have your own website, you can use this booklet to learn more about where you can sell (or buy) products and services online (e.g. Internet Auctions). You can also consider virtual malls or e-mall services where your site is listed along with others. E-malls are discussed later in this booklet

This booklet is to be used as a resource that you may find helpful as you plan your Internet Auctions and Virtual Malls
The above document is in Adobe Acrobat format (PDF). If you do not have an Adobe Acrobat reader installed on your computer you may download a copy from the Adobe Website
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<![CDATA[Summer Company 2014]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/past-summer-company-participants-archived-pictures/summer-company-2014/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/past-summer-company-participants-archived-pictures/summer-company-2014/Thu, 22 Sep 2016 2:58:07 -0400<![CDATA[2002-2008 Summer Company Participants]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/past-summer-company-participants-archived-pictures/2002-2008-summer-company-participants/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/past-summer-company-participants-archived-pictures/2002-2008-summer-company-participants/Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:16:34 -0400<![CDATA[Non-Profits and Organizations]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/non-profits-and-organizations/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/non-profits-and-organizations/Fri, 09 Sep 2016 11:06:36 -0400Information on how to start and manage a not-for-profit organization, a section to help organizations understand the laws that affect the sector, research about the sector, government initiatives that support the sector, and much more.

Please visit: Start and Operate a Not-For-Profit

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<![CDATA[Essentially Yours ~ Bath & Beauty Products: City of Pembroke]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/2016-summer-company-participants/essentially-yours-bath-beauty-products-owner-keely-goldberg/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/2016-summer-company-participants/essentially-yours-bath-beauty-products-owner-keely-goldberg/Wed, 07 Sep 2016 9:48:16 -0400

Keely Goldberg has opened her business Essentially Yours ~ Bath & Body Products which is located in the City of Pembroke. 

Essentially Yours ~ Bath & Body Products sells only natural bath and body products.

If you would like to purchase some of Keely's products she can be contacted at: 613.602.1440 or by email: keely.goldberg@hotmail.com Check out and Like her on Facebook at  Essentially Yours ~ Bath & Body Facebook Page

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<![CDATA[1Point1 Studios: Burnstown]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/2016-summer-company-participants/1-point-1-studios-burnstown/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/2016-summer-company-participants/1-point-1-studios-burnstown/Wed, 07 Sep 2016 9:47:45 -0400Zachary Remus has opened up his videography and editing buisness 1Point1 Studios in Burnstown.
Zach will give your old videos a new look.  Maybe you have been considering a video to showcase your business or your location, give 1Point1 Studios a call for a quote.
Zach can be contacted at: 613-312-9377 or by email: 1point1studios@gmail.com.
Take a look at his website at: 1Point1studios
Check out Zach's video to see a sample of his work:
1Point1 Studios Video
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<![CDATA[Nick D's Lawn and Property Care: Town of Petawawa]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/2016-summer-company-participants/nick-d-s-lawn-and-property-care-town-of-petawawa/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/2016-summer-company-participants/nick-d-s-lawn-and-property-care-town-of-petawawa/Wed, 07 Sep 2016 9:47:17 -0400Nick D's Lawn and Property Care is available to take care of all of your property requirements. Nick D's will cut and water your lawn, trim your bushes, power wash your siding, deck, sidewalks.

Call Nick D's Lawn Care for a quote at: 613.732.5366 by email: ndigiacinto12@gmail.com and Like on Facebook Nick D's Lawn and Property Care.  

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<![CDATA[Greenworks Removal and Recycling: Barry's Bay]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/2016-summer-company-participants/greenworks-removal-and-recycling-barry-s-bay/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/2016-summer-company-participants/greenworks-removal-and-recycling-barry-s-bay/Wed, 07 Sep 2016 9:46:42 -0400Greenworks Removal and Recycling services include: clearing out your old barns, garages, wood and metal scarp piles. Steven will sort through your collections, he will upcycle any items that are still usefull. Any items that are damaged will be taken to the dump.

Greenworks Removal and Recycling will also complete many small jobs around your home.

For a quote please contact Greenworks Removal and Recycling by calling: 613-717-1120 email: stevenzadra16@gmail.com

Remember to Like on Facebook  Greenworks Removal and Recycling

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<![CDATA[Sydney A Photography: Palmer Rapids]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/2016-summer-company-participants/sydney-a-photography-owner-sydney-armstrong/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/2016-summer-company-participants/sydney-a-photography-owner-sydney-armstrong/Wed, 07 Sep 2016 9:46:14 -0400Sydney A Photography is located in Palmer Rapids. Sydney attends the Killaloe Farmers Market on Saturdays.
You can purchase framed prints directly from Sydney at the farmers market. She specializes in scenery and action shots.
You can hire Sydney for a personalized family or special event photo shoot.
Contact Sydney at: 613-334-2248 or via email: SydneyAPhotography@gmail.com
and Like her on Facebook at
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<![CDATA[Trav's Lawn Care: Braeside]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/2016-summer-company-participants/trav-s-lawn-care-braeside/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/2016-summer-company-participants/trav-s-lawn-care-braeside/Wed, 07 Sep 2016 9:45:48 -0400Don't let the name fool you, Trav's Lawn Care does a lot more than lawn care. Travis will remove debris, trim shrubs, rake your lawn, clean out your sheds, wash your windows, among other things. No job is too small!

If you have a job around your house that you need help with give Trav's Lawn Care a call at: 613-805-0395. Travis offers friendly service and competitive rates. Ask him about his "Loyality Card Program".

Travis can be contacted by email: travs.lawncare10@gmail.com and Like him on Facebook

Trav's Lawn Care

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<![CDATA[Summer Company Program Deadline to Apply: May 6, 2017]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/summer-company-information-and-guides/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/summer-company-information-and-guides/Thu, 14 Jul 2016 2:21:23 -0400Ontario is now accepting applications for the Summer Company program, which helps youth start their own business and gain the skills they need to succeed.

Summer Company offers mentorship, training and awards of up to $3,000 to students aged 15 to 29. 

Last year, 865 students launched their own companies, including Eric Dolan. Eric developed Neutun-an app that works with smart watches and wearable devices that warns the wearer when an epileptic seizure is imminent. Dolan's innovation led to securing new business partnerships, developing a user base, and expanding into his latest wearable technology endeveour to monitor a range of chronic conditions in addition to epilepsy.

Helping young entrepreneurs succeed is part of the government's plan to build Ontario up and deliver on its number-one priority to grow the economy and create jobs. The four-part plan includes investing in people's talents and skills, making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario's history, creating a dynamic, supportive environment where business thrives and building a secure retirement savings plan.

QUICK FACTS

  • Almost 7,000 students across the province have launched a summer business through Summer Company since 2001.
  • Summer Company is part of Ontario's Youth Job Strategy
  • In 2015, Ontario renewed investment of $250 million over two years for the Youth Jobs Strategy. This additional funding will bring the total four-year investment to more than $565 million, providing employment and skills development opportunities for up to 150,000 youth.
  • Through the Self-Employed Summer Co-operative Education Pilot, high school students enrolled in the Specialized High Skills Major (SHSM) program can earn up to two co-op education credits while particpating in the Summer Company program. The pilot application deadline is April 29.
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<![CDATA[Canada's Anti-Spam Law]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/canada-s-anti-spam-law/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/canada-s-anti-spam-law/Thu, 17 Mar 2016 10:07:07 -0400Click here for Canada Anti-Spam Legislation's website

Does Canada Anti-Spam Law Apply?

No type of organization, including charities and non-profit organizations, is exempt from Canada's Anti-Spam legislation.

If you use electronic channels to promote or market your organization, products or services, Canada's new Anti-Spam Law may affect you.

You should ask yourself:

Q: Do you use email, SMS, social media or instant messaging to send commercial or promotional information about your organization to reach customers, prospects and other important audiences?

Q: Do you install software programs on people's computers or mobile devices?

Q: Do you carry out these activities in or from Canada

Links below will take you directly to specific flyers from the Canada Anti-Spam Legislation website

Does Canada New Anti-Spam Law Apply

3 Things to Think About When Sending Messages

For Tips For Contacting Clients Electronically

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<![CDATA[Not-For-Profit Incorporator's Handbook]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/non-profits-and-organizations/not-for-profit-incorporator-s-handbook/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/non-profits-and-organizations/not-for-profit-incorporator-s-handbook/Tue, 29 Dec 2015 10:19:09 -0500Excerpt from the Not-For-Profits Incorportor's Handbook. Click Here for the complete handbook prepared jointly by the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, ServiceOntario and the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee for Ontario, Charitable Property Program of the Ministry of the Attorney General.

PART 1 – GENERAL INFORMATION

1.1 Introduction

The purpose of this handbook is to provide general information on the nature of a not-for-profit corporation and guidelines on how to incorporate such a corporation. This handbook also provides basic information on incorporating charitable corporations, which are a special type of not-for-profit corporation.

Not-for-profit corporations incorporated in Ontario are governed by the Corporations Act and the Regulations made under it. Incorporation of not-for-profit corporations under the Act is at the discretion of the Minister (or his delegate). This is in contrast to ‘incorporation as of right’ for business corporations incorporating under the Business Corporations Act. Certain pertinent sections to the Act and the Regulations are included in this handbook. The reader is, however, referred to the Corporations Act and the Regulations to examine those sections not set out here. .......

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<![CDATA[Canada Business Ontario (CBO) Small Business Information ]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/canada-business-ontario-cbo-small-business-information-guides/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/canada-business-ontario-cbo-small-business-information-guides/Thu, 17 Dec 2015 1:59:10 -0500Guides and Booklets provided by Canada Ontario Business http://www.cbo-eco.ca/en/

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<![CDATA[Youth]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/Thu, 24 Sep 2015 10:19:46 -0400Enterprise Renfrew County (ERC) delivers two youth programs on behalf of the Government of Ontario. Starter Company and Summer Company are programs that are geared specifically towards young entrepreneurs.
 
Starter Company is a youth entrepreneurship program that is geared towards youth between the ages of 18 - 29 who are out of school.
Summer Company. is a  program that is geared to students between the ages of 15 - 29 who want to consider experiencing entrepreneurship. Qualified students can receive up to $1,500. to help cover start up costs, when they have successfully completed all of the programs requirements they can receive an additional award of up to $1,500. when they return to school in the fall.
 
Our aim is to assist young entrepreneurs with business planning, financing and to discover if being a full time entrepreneur will be their future career.
 
ERC is your local community partner for the Futurprenuer Canada ,  which is a national not-for-profit organization that provids pre-launch coaching, business resources, start-up financing up to $15,000  and mentoring to qualified  youth to start their own successful business.
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<![CDATA[Celebrating Women in Business Event - March 31, 2015]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/events-and-news/archieved-events/celebrating-women-in-business/celebrating-women-in-business-3719.htmlhttp://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/events-and-news/archieved-events/celebrating-women-in-business/celebrating-women-in-business-3719.htmlThu, 02 Apr 2015 2:19:51 -0400Back by popular demand!     Register Here

Enterprise Renfrew County in partnership with Renfrew County Community Futures Development Corporation is proud to host the "Celebrating Women in Business Event" on Tuesday March 31st, 2015.

Location: Best Western Pembroke Inn and Conference Centre, 1 International Drive, Pembroke On

Cost: $35.00 + HST = $39.55 (Lunch Included)

Sign-in and Networking from 8:30 - 9:00 am.

Main event takes place from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Contact Kim at 613.735.8224 if you have food allergies or sensitivities. Pre-registration and payment is required, spaces are limited.

A one day learning and sharing event for women in business, managers and any woman who is considering opening a business. During the day, you will have many opportunities to make business connections, network and to learn some new business skills.

Keynote Speaker: Erin Blaskie will on how to: "Build a Strong, Profitable Business with Heart-Based Marketing"

Creating a successful business is something that we all have an interest in doing but understanding how to do so through marketing can be difficult. Knowing how to use marketing
in a way that feels good and emotionally connects can make the difference between creating a life-long customer or losing them before you get that chance.

In this keynote with Erin Blaskie, we'll explore how to use heart-based marketing to build a strong,
profitable business. We'll talk about:

* Vulnerability and emotional connection

* Storytelling in marketing


* How to communicate your "why" to build the know, like and trust factor

* The tools to use to market your message

* How to create a thriving community around your business

Participants will also receive a complimentary digital package that features two fantastic resources to further the conversation and help provide clarity around this topic.

Attendees will receive a complimentary digital package that includes a copy of Destiny: A Love Story About a Video Game, Storytelling & Marketing as well as Erin's new
vision board and mood board DIY kit Dreaming in Visions.

The e-book is a perfect guide for business owners who are interested in marketing in a way that elicits an emotional connection with their customer base to grow a strong, profitable business. The vision and mood board DIY kit is awesome for goal-setting and staying in the right mindset as
you move through the stressors of entrepreneurship.

Pathway to Leadership and Talent: Facilitator Maggie Tyerman will lead you in a workshop
that will help you to explore leadership and appreciating differences
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The Keirsey Temperament

Keirsey and Bate's Please Understand Me was first published in 1978, since then millions of people have been introduced to Temperament, individuals, businesses, schools, churches and marriage and family counselling centres.

Even though we are fundamentally different from each other we can do well to appreciate our
differences and ‘give up’ trying to change others into copies of ourselves.

Each of us, Keisey says, has four kinds of intelligence – tactical, logistical, diplomatic, strategic – though one of the four interests us far more that the others, and thus gets far more practice than the rest.

As women in business, it is important for us to know what our interests are and what/who we need to ‘grow’ our business. To be a strong and positive leader we need to know ourselves and
those who work with us in order to get the best out of everyone’s efforts and be successful.

This session promises to shed light on our own personalities and open a better understanding of those on our teams. Get set for a lively and fascinating discussion of personal styles.

Bring promotional materials to share with attendees. Remember to bring your ticket to speed up
registrations at the door

 

 

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<![CDATA[Business Ideas For Summer Company]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/summer-company-information-and-guides/businesses-ideas-for-summer-company-400.htmlhttp://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/summer-company-information-and-guides/businesses-ideas-for-summer-company-400.htmlWed, 17 Dec 2014 3:08:25 -0500Summer Company Business Ideas

  • Swimming Lessons
  • Day Camps: Drama, Music, Fitness, Dance, Sports, Educational, tennis
  • Home projects, customized patios  and renovations
  • Pet care and pet clothes
  • Artisan crafts: custom made t-shirts with logos, original artist designs silk screen on shirts
  • Free lance photography and videographer
  • Social Media services
  • Web design, marketing materials and assistance
  • Custom cake designer and specialized baking
  • Jewellery
  • Woodwork: picnic tables, customized outdoor chairs, flower planters, custom made burl furniture, turned bowls and wooden spoons
  • Food preparation: grilled sandwiches, crepes, salsa, sausages
  • Gardening and local produce
  • Landscaping and Grounds Keeper
  • Auto detail
  • Firewood
  • Lessons: music
  • Nail Art
  • Labour for Hire
  • Shops: Coffee Shop, Ice Cream Shop, Snacks and Convenient foods
  • Artist
  • Window Washing Service
  • Small Engine Repair
  • Embroidered shirts, canvas bags and coats
  • Boat Rentals

 

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<![CDATA[Business Start-up Guide]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/canada-business-ontario-cbo-small-business-information-guides/business-start-up-guide/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/canada-business-ontario-cbo-small-business-information-guides/business-start-up-guide/Mon, 03 Nov 2014 3:50:05 -0500What is a Business Plan?
A business plan is a written document that describes your business objectives and strategies, your financial forecasts, and the market you are targeting. It will help you set realistic and timely goals, secure external funding, measure your success, clarify operational requirements and establish reasonable financial forecasts. Preparing your plan will help you focus on how your new business will need to operate to give it the best chance for success.

Business Start-up Guide

"This content is provided by the Canada Business Network – government services for entrepreneurs."

"Ce contenu est fourni par le Réseau Entreprises Canada - Services gouvernementaux pour les entrepreneurs."

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<![CDATA[Business Regulations Guide]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/canada-business-ontario-cbo-small-business-information-guides/business-regulations-guide/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/canada-business-ontario-cbo-small-business-information-guides/business-regulations-guide/Mon, 03 Nov 2014 3:50:05 -0500Whether you are starting or growing your business, you need to be aware of business regulations. Regulations set the standards and rules that ensure the Canadian marketplace is safe, consistent and fair to everyone.

 

Business Regulations Guide

"This content is provided by the Canada Business Network – government services for entrepreneurs."

"Ce contenu est fourni par le Réseau Entreprises Canada - Services gouvernementaux pour les entrepreneurs."

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<![CDATA[Business Guide for Newcomers to Canada]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/canada-business-ontario-cbo-small-business-information-guides/business-guide-for-newcomer-s-to-canada/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/canada-business-ontario-cbo-small-business-information-guides/business-guide-for-newcomer-s-to-canada/Mon, 03 Nov 2014 3:50:05 -0500If you are a new Canadian or permanent resident in Canada, and are interested in starting your own business, this guide provides some of the basic requirements for starting a business in Ontario. You can also find resources and organizations that offer services and programs for newcomers to Canada. Starting your own business can be a rewarding experience, and understanding what is required can help you succeed.

Business Guide for Newcomers to Canada

"This content is provided by the Canada Business Network – government services for entrepreneurs."

"Ce contenu est fourni par le Réseau Entreprises Canada - Services gouvernementaux pour les entrepreneurs."

 

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<![CDATA[Arts and Artists Guide]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/canada-business-ontario-cbo-small-business-information-guides/arts-and-artists-guide/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/canada-business-ontario-cbo-small-business-information-guides/arts-and-artists-guide/Mon, 03 Nov 2014 3:50:05 -0500As an artist or someone starting an art related business in Ontario, you may be looking for information on programs and services that are available to help you. Whether you are a dancer, a fine artist, a publisher or a game developer, there are several resources that may be of interest to you.

Arts and Artist Guide

"This content is provided by the Canada Business Network – government services for entrepreneurs."

"Ce contenu est fourni par le Réseau Entreprises Canada - Services gouvernementaux pour les entrepreneurs."

 

 

 

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<![CDATA[Enactus Canada: Nominate A Student Entrepreneur Today]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/8658.htmlhttp://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/8658.htmlWed, 29 Oct 2014 10:39:34 -0400The Student Entrepreneur National Competition is a great opportunity for young Canadian entrepreneurs to network, compete and showcase their business to industry leaders across Canada.

Our past participants have expanded their businesses globally, received high level media attention and been exposed to top Canadian investors. Indeed, the rewards are many.

 

The Enactus Canada Student Entrepreneur National Competition is the only national competition to focus solely on full-time Canadian post-secondary student entrepreneurs, who are simultaneously operating their own businesses.

Find out more more about the Student Entrepreneur National Competition and nominate a young business leader in your community today!

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<![CDATA[Bridges to Better Business Event - October 24th, 2014]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/events-and-news/bridges-to-better-business-event-october-24th-2014/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/events-and-news/bridges-to-better-business-event-october-24th-2014/Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:38:17 -0400Click Here to Register for Event
Registration Deadline: Friday October 17th, 2014
Ticket Price: $50 + HST = $56.50
Date: Friday October 24th, 2014
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Registration & Networking: 8:30 - 9:00 am
Location: Best Western Pembroke Inn & Conference Centre
1 International Drive, Pembroke ON
 
** First 70 paid participants in attendance will receive a Free copy of Greg Weatherdon's book, "Get More LIFE Out Of Your Business"
 
 
 
 
Key Note Speaker: Greg Weatherdon is President of MRG Media Inc., and former President of The Marketing Resource Group which he sold in 2007 after 17 years. During those years, Greg designed The Marketing Resource Group to be a lifestyle company…his lifestyle!
Semi-retired at 46 and fully retired at 50, Greg has combined his passion for small business and his 25 years of self-employment experience into providing a unique insight into what entrepreneurs must do not only to survive, but to go beyond that to thrive and enjoy the experience as well.
Having encountered many of the trials and tribulations facing the business owner, Greg offers his
clients practical actionable ideas to improve their organizations and ultimately get more “life” out of
their business.
 
Greg’s expertise and insights have been published in major industry trade magazines, and association
newsletters. He is also a valued advisor to various organizations focused on business growth and
education.
 
Greg’s book, “Get More LIFE Out Of Your Business” is receiving strong reviews from business owners
as a straight forward guide to running any business and not be the hardest working person in your
company.
 
Of the many successes Greg has enjoyed, one of the highlights was being nominated for the
prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.
 
GREG ONL INE:
Greg blogs regularly on a variety of topics relevant to the day-to-day operations, as well as long-term
planning of small business. You can read his posts at getmorelifebusiness.
 
 
 
Entrepreneur Panel: Back by popular demand, attendees will get to hear business experiences from our panel members. Each member will talk about their business and share some of their good and not so good entrepreneurial experiences. Panel members will be updated as their information becomes available.
 
Entrepreneur Panelists:
 
Damien McCarthy                 Matt Grant                  Cheryl Jordan           Kevin Bossy      
 
 Master Mind Forum: Have the opportunity to take part in breakout sessions facilitated by subject matter experts.
Remember to bring promotional items for sharing. If you have food allergies please contact Kim at the office as soon as possible, 613-735-8224.
 
FUNDING PARTNERS:
  
 
 
SPONSORS:
 
 
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<![CDATA[How to Register Your Business]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/services/how-to-register-your-businss/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/services/how-to-register-your-businss/Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:25:30 -0400Who Must Register Under the Business Names Act?


“Registering” a business most often refers to registering the name of a business. In Ontario, it is a legal requirement to register your business name if any of the following applies:

Sole proprietorships (one owner) carrying on business under a name other than the individual’s full name;
Partnerships carrying on business under a firm name other than the full names of the partners;
Corporations carrying on business under a name other than their corporate name;
An existing general partnership or limited partnership registering a business name different from the registered firm name;
Limited liability partnerships;
Extra-provincial limited liability partnerships;
And extra-provincial limited liability companies

Where can I register my Business?

There are 4 ways to register your business:

By Internet

i) Service Ontario:

Registering requires Netscape Communicator 4.08 or higher, or Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher. Immediate registration if completed between the regular business hours of 8:30am to 6:00pm Monday to Friday, (you can print a copy from your computer) for a fee of $60.00 payable by credit card (Visa, Mastercard or American Express).

If registration is completed during regular business hours a Master Business License is printed off from your computer right away followed by an electronic savable copy which can then be printed off if necessary) within 2 business days if a valid email address is provided.

If no email address is provided a copy will be mailed to you within 10 business days. If done outside the hours of operation or on statutory holidays or Remembrance Day, allow up to 2 weeks for delivery of the Master Business License.

A name search can also be done online for a fee of $8.00.

ii) The Canada Revenue Agency:

Registration requires Netscape Communicator 4.x or higher (but not 6.0), or Internet Explorer version 4.x or higher (version 5.5 may require a service pack). Registration takes about 30 minutes and costs $60 (payment by credit card only).

Name searches are not available with this method of registration.

iii) From an OBC (Ontario Business Connects) computer terminal

Service Ontario Centre

Registering at an OBC computer takes about 30 minutes and costs $60. Searches of sole proprietorship, general partnership and corporate trade style names are available at the workstations for $8 per name.

400 Pembroke Street East
Pembroke, ON K8A 3K8

Or

316 Plaunt St. South
Renfrew, ON K7V 1R6

By Mail

Mail registration requires “Form 1” (Registration under the Business Names Act-Sole Proprietorship/Partnership), takes 4-6 weeks and costs $80.

Registration under the Business Names Act-Sole Proprietorship/Partnership

Registering a business name does not give you exclusive rights to the use of the name. You can conduct a name search of existing sole proprietorships and partnerships in Ontario, however this name search is optional as sole proprietorship and partnership names are not protected. You can conduct name searches at an OBC computer ($8 per name) or by mail ($12 per name).

To protect a business name you must incorporate or apply for a trademark.

More information on registering a business name or partnership

Registration Expiry/Renewal

A business name registration is effective for five years. To continue using the name it must be renewed before the expiry date set out on the registration and a renewal fee must be paid. The registrant is responsible for keeping the information on the registration up to date and to renew the licence on time. Note: The Branch does not issue reminders.
 

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<![CDATA[Futurpreneur Crash Course "What is a Business Plan?"]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/canadian-youth-business-foundation/canadian-youth-business-foundation-crash-course-what-is-a-business-plan/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/canadian-youth-business-foundation/canadian-youth-business-foundation-crash-course-what-is-a-business-plan/Thu, 19 Jun 2014 11:53:16 -0400Futurpreneur Canada has created "Crash Courses" to assit you with your business planning.

Futurpreneur Canada's Business Planning Crash Courses are interactive learning modules that provide in-depth, self-guided learning on each major section of the business plan. They focus on areas where a greater level of understanding and clarity create a more robust business plan, the integral map for success.

Futurepreneur Canada Business Planning Crash Course

 

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<![CDATA[Becoming a Futurprenuer Mentor: Crash Course]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/canadian-youth-business-foundation/becoming-a-cybf-mentor-crash-course/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/canadian-youth-business-foundation/becoming-a-cybf-mentor-crash-course/Thu, 19 Jun 2014 11:18:19 -0400Futurpreneur Canad has created "Crash Courses" to assit you with your business planning.  Business Planning Crash Courses are interactive learning modules that provide in-depth, self-guided learning on each major section of the business plan. They focus on areas where a greater level of understanding and clarity create a more robust business plan, the integral map for success.

Crash Course for a Soon to be Mentor: Click Here

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<![CDATA[Celebrating Women In Business - Photos]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/events-and-news/celebrating-women-in-business-photos/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/events-and-news/celebrating-women-in-business-photos/Thu, 13 Mar 2014 9:47:24 -0400<![CDATA[Reasons To Buy Local]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/buy-local-renfrew-county/reasons-to-buy-local/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/buy-local-renfrew-county/reasons-to-buy-local/Fri, 07 Feb 2014 1:01:08 -0500Ten Good Reasons To Buy Local

1 Employment - Local business employs people just like you.

2 Taxes - Part of what you spend locally supports schools and hospitals.

3 Quality - Local business cares about reputation and work to improve it.

4 Service - Good customer service means return business.

5 Selection - You create demand and local merchants can fill that.

6 Economic Development - Keep dollars in Renfrew County and they will be used five times.

7 Time - Time is precious so a visit to an area business is not wasted.

8 Community Support - Local business supports area sports and cultural events.

9 Environment - Less time on the road means fewer gas emissions.

10 Way of Life - Preserve our rural way of life by keeping your business here.

 

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<![CDATA[About Buy Local]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/buy-local-renfrew-county/about-buy-local/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/buy-local-renfrew-county/about-buy-local/Fri, 07 Feb 2014 1:01:08 -0500For most of us, living in Renfrew County is by choice. Be it Wilno, Renfrew, Pembroke, Arnprior, Barry’s Bay or anywhere else in this, the largest county in Ontario, this is where we call home. Ever consider why? Well the answer to this question will no doubt be a choice of lifestyle based on ease of access, friendliness, affordable, relaxed pace and a host of other good reasons that we share and can relate with.

Living in Renfrew County is a choice we have now made. Shopping in Renfrew County is a choice we make – sometimes. We choose to live in Renfrew County because it provides the lifestyle we want for ourselves and our families. However, when it comes to purchasing goods and services how many of us really look within Renfrew County before venturing elsewhere.

Remember there is a link between you and your local goods and service provider – the choice to live here.

Granted, for some the trip to “big” cities like Ottawa and Peterborough is a special event and a shopping spree might be combined with a visit or entertainment and dining. So outside of the entertainment and visiting factor, consider the cost of these trips in terms of gas and time when only shopping for goods and services.

Then consider for a moment that within Renfrew County the goods, services, fresh locally grown produce, poultry and meat products are here close at hand. Large multinational and Canadian based stores are now located in Renfrew County that match and sometimes exceed the size of the same stores in Kanata, Ottawa, Peterborough and Kingston.

Of course the smaller locally owned and operated retail and service outlets are plentiful throughout the County. The locals who own and serve in these stores are friendly, knowledgeable, caring and often know who they are serving. Repairs, and warranty matters are handled easily and often on site by the local merchant. Farmers markets are abundant and provide locally grown, daily picked produce that hasn’t been handled countless times and travelled hundreds or thousands of miles to reach us.

Price, selection, quality, freshness, guarantees and healthy choices are what consumers are looking for when shopping today and so to the local merchants when stocking their shelves. So where price, quality, and services are comparable support the local economy and keep your money in Renfrew County – Shop local!

Consider these facts the next time a purchase is made;

Employment: Local businesses employ local people--your neighbors, your relatives, your friends and you.

Taxes: When you shop locally, your purchasing dollars contribute to local sales tax and support property, school and payroll taxes.

Quality: Local merchants care about their reputations. They want customers to be satisfied and will handle follow-up personally.

Customer Service: Scheduled maintenance, repairs and servicing will be easily available from local merchants who care about their customers and often get to know them personally.

Selection: Remember that you help create demand in your community for the products and services that you desire. Most merchants are pleased to help you with your selection, offer suggestions or place a special order.

Economic Development: Your local spending dollar recirculates five times throughout our community. Send it out of town and it is gone forever.

Save Money and Time: Local merchants are only a local phone call away, and they compete locally, which makes it easier to comparison shop.

Community Support: Local business supports area sports and cultural events.

Environment: Less time on the road means fewer gas emissions.

Way of Life: Preserve our rural way of life by keeping your business in Renfrew County.


Buy Local Today and Everyday!
 

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<![CDATA[E-Business Booklets]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/e-business-booklets/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/e-business-booklets/Fri, 07 Feb 2014 1:00:31 -0500<![CDATA[Topics and Publications]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/topics-and-publications/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/topics-and-publications/Fri, 07 Feb 2014 12:59:54 -0500Click here for a complete list of publications

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<![CDATA[Summer Company 2010]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/past-summer-company-participants-archived-pictures/summer-company-2010/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/past-summer-company-participants-archived-pictures/summer-company-2010/Fri, 24 Jan 2014 10:44:52 -0500<![CDATA[Summer Company 2009]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/past-summer-company-participants-archived-pictures/summer-company-2009/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/past-summer-company-participants-archived-pictures/summer-company-2009/Wed, 22 Jan 2014 3:48:12 -0500The Summer Company program provides the future leaders of Ontario with an understanding of enterprise and entrepreneurship at an early age.

This program gives students the chance to run their own business with limited risk and the potential to earn and learn more than they would as an employee at another summer job. With Summer Company, students create their own job: a job that no one else can apply for.

We need to encourage and support our young entrepreneurs to reach for their dreams, as they will determine the future success of our economy in the global marketplace.

Starting your own business requires a leap of faith. But the many positive attributes, including independence and the ability to balance work and family are attrative, and many Ontarians appear eager to take the plunge.

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<![CDATA[Summer Company 2012]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/past-summer-company-participants-archived-pictures/summer-company-2012/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/past-summer-company-participants-archived-pictures/summer-company-2012/Wed, 22 Jan 2014 11:50:44 -0500<![CDATA[Summer Company 2011]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/past-summer-company-participants-archived-pictures/summer-company-participants-2011/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/past-summer-company-participants-archived-pictures/summer-company-participants-2011/Wed, 22 Jan 2014 11:14:30 -0500<![CDATA[Ontario Expanding Summer Company Program under Youth Jobs Strategy]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/summer-company-information-and-guides/ontario-expanding-summer-company-program-under-youth-jobs-strategy/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/summer-company-information-and-guides/ontario-expanding-summer-company-program-under-youth-jobs-strategy/Thu, 12 Dec 2013 11:57:12 -0500News Release: November 22, 2013.
Providing Opportunities for Young Entrepreneurs
Ontario Expanding Summer Company Program under Youth Jobs Strategy

Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment
Ontario is helping more young people start their own companies and create jobs by expanding the Summer Company program.
The province is increasing the number of program spaces available to youth entrepreneurs to provide 850 young people with mentorship, training and grants of up to $3,000. This assistance will help Ontario students start and run their own summer businesses. The program opens for applications today and youth can apply online.

Summer Company is part of the Youth Jobs Strategy, which is creating 30,000 more job opportunities for young people across the province.

Helping young people of all abilities and backgrounds succeed in the workforce is part of the Ontario government's economic plan to invest in people, build modern infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.

Quick Facts
•Under the Youth Jobs Strategy, Ontario is raising the number of Summer Company spaces from 661 in 2013 to 850 in 2014.
•Ontario is investing $295 million over two years in the Youth Jobs Strategy.
•The Youth Jobs Strategy was announced in the 2013 Budget and developed with input from the Premier’s Council on Youth Opportunities and roundtable discussions in communities across Ontario.

 

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<![CDATA[Bulletin Board]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/bulletin-board/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/bulletin-board/Wed, 11 Dec 2013 9:00:51 -0500<![CDATA[Events & News]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/events-and-news/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/events-and-news/Wed, 11 Dec 2013 8:58:55 -0500<![CDATA[Business Information Centre]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/business-information-centre/Wed, 11 Dec 2013 8:57:26 -0500<![CDATA[Services]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/services/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/services/Wed, 11 Dec 2013 8:56:21 -0500Enterprise Renfrew County should be your first stop when starting your new business. You will receive valuable one-on-one free information, advice and consultation with our experienced, professional Business Consultant.

You will receive knowledgeable support on registering your business, taxes, licensing requirements, importing, exporting, market research, creating a business plan, financing, bookkeeping and many other business related inquiries.

Our Business Consultant is available to assist you as a small business owner in keeping your business operating efficiently on a day-to-day basis and with your growing requirements in the future. The consultations are done by Appointment * only and can be held in either the Renfrew or Pembroke office.

We also do consultations at your place of business for your convenience. If there are questions that we can’t answer we will steer you to the sources of more specialized information. 

Consultations are meant solely as a form of advice and direction with the concept of self-help. Enterprise Renfrew County encourages you to seek professional advice on legal, tax and accounting matters where necessary.

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<![CDATA[Business Plan Assistance]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/services/business-plan-assistance/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/services/business-plan-assistance/Mon, 18 Nov 2013 9:22:07 -0500At Enterprise Renfrew County we don’t create your business plan for you. Our experienced business consultant offers free assistance and resources to help you write your own business plan.

Everyone has heard about a Business Plan, the hard work involved and the time it takes to properly complete one. But really, why do you need a Business Plan, why are they so important?

Well, a Business Plan is going to help you assess the risks of your new business and help you to set yourself achievable goals. Once you get numbers and ideas onto paper you and everyone involved with your business endeavors will get a clearer picture of how you are going to change your ideas into a operational business.

As you construct your Business Plan you will soon discover what works, your company’s strengths, weaknesses and some of your ideas and plans may develop in a totally different direction then you had planned.

What exactly is a Business Plan?

A business plan is a statement in words and numbers that explains what you want to do and how you will accomplish your objectives. It is a written report of the company’s finances, management, employees, products and marketing strategy. The Business Plan is an essential planning and tracking tool for both new and existing businesses. While the Business Plan can be used to obtain financing you need, it is also an important step to improving your chance of success.

Your Business Plan is your guide in the months ahead for your new and growing business. Your Business Plan needs to be reviewed and updated every few years, as your goals change so should your Business Plan!

If you prefer, there are different Interactive Business Planners that can assist you in completing your Business Plan. We offer free High Speed Internet computer workstations at both Enterprise Renfrew County locations for your convenience (it is recommended you Reserve Computer time).
 

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<![CDATA[Market Research and Marketing Plan Assistance]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/services/market-research-and-marketing-plan-assistance/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/services/market-research-and-marketing-plan-assistance/Mon, 18 Nov 2013 9:21:41 -0500When you begin your market research Enterprise Renfrew County can assist you by supplying valuable resources.
What is marketing?

Marketing is a strategic way that you are going to take your product or service from your business to your clients. You have to have extensive knowledge about your customers and your competitors. You need to understand current market opportunities upon which you want to base your business.

You must satisfy your customers’ needs, attitudes, buying habits and desires. You may begin with assumptions but you need to support your ideas with solid data that you have gathered through reliable resources.

You will need to conduct Market Research.

Market research is when you gather, record and analyze information in an orderly fashion based on your customers’ preferences and spending habits. It is a way of getting to know your customers, the business environment and competition before you start your business. Knowledge of your customers will enable you to determine the market size and what determines their buying decisions.

Research will help confirm or challenge your idea of who your best customers are and what they are seeking in a product or service. Once compiled your market research will provide the information that you need to assist you in choosing your business location, your products or services being offered, your pricing and your selling strategy.

Market Research Video - Canada Business Ontario

Below are just some examples of a few internet sites that may help you with your market research:
Libraries in County of Renfrew 
Statistics Canada

Directories
Canadian Business Directory
Business On-line Magazines
Trade publications
Demographics
Internet search
Online Guide To Writing in Canada
We have several books, trade publications and directories in our research library as well as a high speed Internet computer workstation at both office locations. There are many other sources available for you when you are doing market research.
 
For more information and assistance with your market research contact our office and we will be glad to assist you.
*Please note the above links are to assist you with your research but they are  resources only it is up to each individual to complete their research and aways to be aware of the website that you are using for your information.


 

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<![CDATA[International Business Websites]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/services/international-business-websites/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/services/international-business-websites/Mon, 18 Nov 2013 9:20:41 -0500The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service
Market reports by industry sector or country. Register for your own Virtual Trade Commissioner and be notified immediately, via the Web, of any news affecting your industry or market.
 
Export Development Canada
Provider of finance solutions for Canadian exporters and economic information and industry research.
 
Industry Canada – Trade & Investment
Trade information including importing, exporting and researching international markets. Also included is information for investors interested in companies and regulations in the Canadian market.
 
Canada Border Services Agency
CBSA ensures the security and prosperity of Canada by managing the access of people and goods to and from Canada.
 
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
The Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters Inc.
Now known as I.E.Canada, was founded in 1932 and federally incorporated as a non-profit organization. The association represents private sector importers and exporters of virtually every commodity and related service.
 
Everything International
Provides links to a wide variety of international business, education, and research internet sites.  This Philadelphia University site is designed as a resource.
 
Export America
USA Export facilitation website with good international trade information
 
CIA (US Central Intelligence Agency) World Fact Book
Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities.
 
Trade Agreements Database
The Tuck Trade Agreements Database contains the most comprehensive collection of texts of bilateral and regional free trade agreements available on a single online site as well as the only database of free trade and customs union agreements text-searchable by provision or keyword.
 
Trade Information Database 
Trade directories and specific trade leads to identify prospective suppliers buyers and distributors by the USA Centers for International Trade Development
 
Competitive Alternatives
KPMG's guide for comparing business locations in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.
 
GLOBE-Net
Dedicated to providing its readers with the latest news, information and intelligence on the environmental business and sustainability markets in Canada and around the world. It provides a distinctive perspective on environmental and sustainability issues and provides potential buyers, sellers and consumers of environment-related goods, services and technologies with the information they need to make decisions that are important to them.
 
WebEc
International Economics and Affairs
 
Trade Map
Provides users with indicators on export performance, international demand, alternative markets and the role of competitors.  Trade Map covers 220 countries and territories and 5300 products of the Harmonized System. Trade data is also available at the tariff line level for more than 120 countries and on a quarterly and monthly basis for more than 50 countries.
 
Events Eye
Worldwide Trade Shows, Exhibitions and Conferences
 
Kwintessential
Country Profiles - Global Guide to Culture, Customs and Etiquette
 
Muslim Trade Network – Trade Reference Directory
Juris International
Over 250 contracts, international contracts, model contracts and/or users' guides selected in light of their practical interest for international commercial transactions.
 
International Law Directory
 
Transnationale
Provides comprehensive information on more than 13,000 companies around the world. Data is organized upon specific criteria: social and environmental behaviour, financial data, list of brands, membership to the most influential lobbies, public relations and “opinion making”, managers name and position, shareholders and subsidiaries, plants locations and offshore centers, brand and corporate image management (every piece of information is precisely dated and referenced).
 
Transparency International
Global civil society organization leading the fight against corruption.
 
World Culture and Resouces
Library of Congress Global Gateway
 
International Tipping Etiquette
Suggested tipping by geography, profession, and overall awareness
 
World Mapper
Collection of world maps, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest.
 
Schednet
SchedNet is a vertical portal providing the most up-to-date shipping schedules and shipping information to shippers and forwarders worldwide.
 
World Time Zone
Shows world times zones with current time in each country.
  
Universal Currency Converter
 
Online Language Translation
 
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<![CDATA[Enterprise Renfrew County Media Releases]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/events-and-news/enterprise-renfrew-county-in-the-news/enterprise-renfrew-county-media-releases/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/events-and-news/enterprise-renfrew-county-in-the-news/enterprise-renfrew-county-media-releases/Mon, 18 Nov 2013 9:14:01 -0500Bridges To Better Business Event:
Aboriginal Business Day
International Women's Day Event
Summer Company Supports Youth Business
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<![CDATA[Enterprise Renfrew County News]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/events-and-news/enterprise-renfrew-county-in-the-news/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/events-and-news/enterprise-renfrew-county-in-the-news/Mon, 18 Nov 2013 9:13:42 -0500Summer Company Program Inspires Young People to Pursue Business Opportunity

Summer Company Funds Available

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<![CDATA[Contact]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/contact/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/contact/Fri, 08 Feb 2013 10:33:56 -0500  

Renfrew Location

Address:
450 O'Brien Road,
Renfrew, Ontario,
K7V 3Z2
Google Map

Email: csadler@countyofrenfrew.on.ca
Tel: (613) 432-6848
Fax: (613) 432-9710

Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

 

Pembroke Location

Address:
9 International Drive
Pembroke Ontario, Canada
K8A 6W5
Google Map

Email: csadler@countyofrenfrew.on.ca
Tel: (613) 735-8224
Fax: (613) 735-2492

Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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<![CDATA[Legal Terms and Conditions]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/legal-terms-and-conditions/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/legal-terms-and-conditions/Fri, 08 Feb 2013 10:33:56 -0500<![CDATA[Summer Company]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/summer-company/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/youth/summer-company/Fri, 30 Nov 2012 11:37:09 -0500Ontario students, that want a summer job they love, will have a chance to be their own boss this summer. Summer Company is a unique program, which assists young entrepreneurs with starting and running their own eight to 12-week business over the summer.

 

Summer Company provides practical hands-on business training, mentoring and essential business skills they need to thrive.

If you are a student between the ages of 15 and 29 who is in school and will be returning to school in the fall then you may qualified for the Summer Company Program. If you are accepted into the program you will receive an award of up to $1,500 at the start of the program to help with start-up costs.

In the fall after you have successfully completed the Summer Company program you may qualify to receive an additional award of up to $1,500.

To apply to Summer Company you begin by filling out a eligibility checklist. Once you have done this you will be notified if you qualify to submit an application to the program.
 

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<![CDATA[Suggest a Workshop]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/suggestions/suggest-a-workshop/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/suggestions/suggest-a-workshop/Tue, 05 Jun 2012 4:40:21 -0400<![CDATA[Suggest an Event]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/suggestions/suggest-an-event/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/suggestions/suggest-an-event/Tue, 05 Jun 2012 4:39:57 -0400<![CDATA[Suggest a Seminar]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/suggestions/suggest-a-seminar/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/suggestions/suggest-a-seminar/Tue, 05 Jun 2012 4:39:31 -0400<![CDATA[Customer Service Training Program]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/training-programs/customer-service-training-program/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/training-programs/customer-service-training-program/Tue, 05 Jun 2012 4:38:30 -0400<![CDATA[W O Stinson and Sons]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/training-programs/w-o-stinson-and-sons/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/training-programs/w-o-stinson-and-sons/Tue, 05 Jun 2012 4:37:46 -0400<![CDATA[Training For The Digital Age Webinar]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/archived-seminars-and-workshops/training-for-the-digital-age-webinar/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/archived-seminars-and-workshops/training-for-the-digital-age-webinar/Tue, 05 Jun 2012 4:36:39 -0400<![CDATA[Growing Your Business Using Social Media - June 16th, 2010]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/archived-seminars-and-workshops/growing-your-business-using-social-media-june-16th-2010/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/archived-seminars-and-workshops/growing-your-business-using-social-media-june-16th-2010/Tue, 05 Jun 2012 4:36:08 -0400<![CDATA[Grow Your Business Using Social Media and Customer Service - Barrys Bay]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/archived-seminars-and-workshops/grow-your-business-using-social-media-and-customer-service-barrys-bay/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/archived-seminars-and-workshops/grow-your-business-using-social-media-and-customer-service-barrys-bay/Tue, 05 Jun 2012 4:35:34 -0400<![CDATA[Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs And Housing]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/renfrew-county-funders-forum-powerpoint-presentations/ontario-ministry-of-municipal-affairs-and-housing/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/renfrew-county-funders-forum-powerpoint-presentations/ontario-ministry-of-municipal-affairs-and-housing/Tue, 05 Jun 2012 4:34:53 -0400<![CDATA[Kid Active PowerPoint Presentation]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/renfrew-county-funders-forum-powerpoint-presentations/kid-active-powerpoint-presentation/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/renfrew-county-funders-forum-powerpoint-presentations/kid-active-powerpoint-presentation/Tue, 05 Jun 2012 4:34:27 -0400<![CDATA[Empolyment Ontario Renfrew County]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/renfrew-county-funders-forum-powerpoint-presentations/empolyment-ontario-renfrew-county/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/renfrew-county-funders-forum-powerpoint-presentations/empolyment-ontario-renfrew-county/Tue, 05 Jun 2012 4:33:55 -0400<![CDATA[Rural Economic Development (RED) Program]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/renfrew-county-funders-forum-powerpoint-presentations/rural-economic-development-red-program/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/renfrew-county-funders-forum-powerpoint-presentations/rural-economic-development-red-program/Tue, 05 Jun 2012 4:33:00 -0400<![CDATA[Regional Services Branch - Carmen Goold]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/renfrew-county-funders-forum-powerpoint-presentations/regional-services-branch-carmen-goold/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/renfrew-county-funders-forum-powerpoint-presentations/regional-services-branch-carmen-goold/Tue, 05 Jun 2012 4:32:22 -0400<![CDATA[TD Friends of The Environment]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/renfrew-county-funders-forum-powerpoint-presentations/td-friends-of-the-environment/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/renfrew-county-funders-forum-powerpoint-presentations/td-friends-of-the-environment/Tue, 05 Jun 2012 4:31:52 -0400<![CDATA[Ontario Trillium Foundation]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/renfrew-county-funders-forum-powerpoint-presentations/ontario-trillium-foundation/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/renfrew-county-funders-forum-powerpoint-presentations/ontario-trillium-foundation/Tue, 05 Jun 2012 4:31:12 -0400<![CDATA[Renfrew County United Way]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/renfrew-county-funders-forum-powerpoint-presentations/renfrew-county-united-way/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/renfrew-county-funders-forum-powerpoint-presentations/renfrew-county-united-way/Tue, 05 Jun 2012 4:29:29 -0400<![CDATA[Aboriginal Business Canada]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/aboriginal-business-day-presentations-2011/aboriginal-business-canada/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/aboriginal-business-day-presentations-2011/aboriginal-business-canada/Tue, 05 Jun 2012 4:27:04 -0400<![CDATA[Enterprise Renfrew County Services]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/aboriginal-business-day-presentations-2011/enterprise-renfrew-county-services/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/aboriginal-business-day-presentations-2011/enterprise-renfrew-county-services/Tue, 05 Jun 2012 4:25:38 -0400<![CDATA[Economic Development Supports]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/aboriginal-business-day-presentations-2011/economic-development-supports/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/aboriginal-business-day-presentations-2011/economic-development-supports/Tue, 05 Jun 2012 4:25:04 -0400<![CDATA[BDC Entrepreneurs First]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/aboriginal-business-day-presentations-2011/bdc-entrepreneurs-first/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/aboriginal-business-day-presentations-2011/bdc-entrepreneurs-first/Tue, 05 Jun 2012 4:24:18 -0400<![CDATA[Canada Youth Business Foundation]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/aboriginal-business-day-presentations-2011/canada-youth-business-foundation/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/aboriginal-business-day-presentations-2011/canada-youth-business-foundation/Tue, 05 Jun 2012 4:23:44 -0400<![CDATA[Ministry of Economic Development and Trade]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/aboriginal-business-day-presentations-2011/ministry-of-economic-development-and-trade/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/aboriginal-business-day-presentations-2011/ministry-of-economic-development-and-trade/Tue, 05 Jun 2012 4:23:09 -0400<![CDATA[Business Planning]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/aboriginal-business-day-presentations-2011/business-planning/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/aboriginal-business-day-presentations-2011/business-planning/Tue, 05 Jun 2012 4:22:06 -0400<![CDATA[Community Futures Development Corporation]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/aboriginal-business-day-presentations-2011/community-futures-development-corporation/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/aboriginal-business-day-presentations-2011/community-futures-development-corporation/Tue, 05 Jun 2012 4:21:18 -0400<![CDATA[Soaring to the Future...! Bridges to Better Business 2010]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/archived-bridges-to-better-business/soaring-to-the-future-bridges-to-better-business-2010/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/archived-bridges-to-better-business/soaring-to-the-future-bridges-to-better-business-2010/Tue, 05 Jun 2012 1:52:11 -0400<![CDATA[Small Business Enterprise Centre PowerPoint Presentation 2012]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/2012-aboriginal-business-day-powerpoint-presentations/small-business-enterprise-centre-powerpoint-presentation-2012/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/2012-aboriginal-business-day-powerpoint-presentations/small-business-enterprise-centre-powerpoint-presentation-2012/Tue, 05 Jun 2012 1:43:55 -0400<![CDATA[Indian Agricultural Program of Ontario PowerPoint Presentation]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/2012-aboriginal-business-day-powerpoint-presentations/indian-agricultural-program-of-ontario-powerpoint-presentation/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/2012-aboriginal-business-day-powerpoint-presentations/indian-agricultural-program-of-ontario-powerpoint-presentation/Tue, 05 Jun 2012 1:41:28 -0400<![CDATA[On Co-op PowerPoint Presentation 2012]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/2012-aboriginal-business-day-powerpoint-presentations/on-co-op-powerpoint-presentation-2012/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/2012-aboriginal-business-day-powerpoint-presentations/on-co-op-powerpoint-presentation-2012/Tue, 05 Jun 2012 1:39:24 -0400<![CDATA[Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs PowerPoint Presentation]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/2012-aboriginal-business-day-powerpoint-presentations/ministry-of-aboriginal-affairs-powerpoint-presentation/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/2012-aboriginal-business-day-powerpoint-presentations/ministry-of-aboriginal-affairs-powerpoint-presentation/Tue, 05 Jun 2012 12:57:41 -0400<![CDATA[Scotiabank]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/2012-aboriginal-business-day-powerpoint-presentations/scotiabank/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/2012-aboriginal-business-day-powerpoint-presentations/scotiabank/Tue, 05 Jun 2012 12:57:11 -0400<![CDATA[Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation Powerpoint Presentation]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/2012-aboriginal-business-day-powerpoint-presentations/ministry-of-economic-development-and-innovation-powerpoint-presentation/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/2012-aboriginal-business-day-powerpoint-presentations/ministry-of-economic-development-and-innovation-powerpoint-presentation/Tue, 05 Jun 2012 12:55:51 -0400<![CDATA[FREE Financial Literacy Seminar - June 26th, 2012]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/seminars-and-workshops/free-financial-literacy-seminar-june-26th-2012/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/seminars-and-workshops/free-financial-literacy-seminar-june-26th-2012/Tue, 05 Jun 2012 12:54:48 -0400<![CDATA[Aboriginal Business Day -Free Workshop - May 3rd, 2012]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/seminars-and-workshops/aboriginal-business-day-free-workshop-may-3rd-2012/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/seminars-and-workshops/aboriginal-business-day-free-workshop-may-3rd-2012/Tue, 05 Jun 2012 12:54:15 -0400<![CDATA[Beyond the Basics - Advanced Facebook Techniques - SOLD OUT]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/seminars-and-workshops/beyond-the-basics-advanced-facebook-techniques-sold-out/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/seminars-and-workshops/beyond-the-basics-advanced-facebook-techniques-sold-out/Tue, 05 Jun 2012 12:53:42 -0400<![CDATA[Marketing Your Business Through Social Media with Web 2.0]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/seminars-and-workshops/marketing-your-business-through-social-media-with-web-2-0/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/seminars-and-workshops/marketing-your-business-through-social-media-with-web-2-0/Tue, 05 Jun 2012 12:50:01 -0400<![CDATA[Workshop Registration Form]]>http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/seminars-and-workshops/workshop-registration-form/http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/seminars-and-workshops/workshop-registration-form/Tue, 05 Jun 2012 12:49:25 -0400<![CDATA[Social Media - 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