Fall 2016 Workshops & Events

Once again, our workshops are an excellent way to hone business skills and better the bottom line!

  • Register – it’s required! Call 519-524-8394 Ext 6 or email Amy at acresswell@huroncounty.ca.
  • Location: Various Locations throughout the County

*Workshops are free when no price is stated.
*You must pre-register.

Download our brochure here:


October 19th   What is a Business Plan?
Brown Bag Lunch and Learn
12pm-1 pm   Goderich  The Business Centre
54 West St. Upper Level
Learn what goes into making a successful business plan and the types of financing available to small business. Bring your own lunch. Host:  Kim Postma
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October 26   Marketing Your Business Online— $20
6pm-8pm   Wingham Town Hall
274 Josephine Street – Museum Room
Business development, marketing and communications. Attract, engage and retain your customers.
Host:  Melody Hodgson
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November 9th  – Grand Opening Event
Goderich  Huron Small Business Enterprise Centre and Economic Development Office
4:30pm-6:30pm    54 West Street  Upper Level
Join us in celebrating the opening of our new office in Goderich!  Take a tour and meet and mingle with a new county team.  Hosts:  US!!
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November 15th  Business Networking Evening —$50 (SOLD OUT)
5:30pm-8:00pm   Grand Bend  Darkhorse Estate Winery
70665 B Line Road
(formerly HWIN) Business owner (or want to be) networking event and gourmet meal. Host: Huron Small Business Enterprise Centre, Economic Development and the Huron Business Development Corporation
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November 16th   Excel for Small Business – $20
6pm-8pm Clinton   REACH Centre  169 Beech St.
Join us for a beginner level course on how to set up and work with spreadsheets and cash flows. Excel can be used for businesses in many effective ways.
Host:  Jim Britnell, The Centres for Employment and Learning
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November 23   Succession Planning—$20
6pm-8pm    Zurich Arena   15 East Street
Succession planning is a process that should be started sooner than later. With careful planning and preparation, businesses can manage the changes that result from a generational transfer of leadership as well as the ongoing changes that occur regularly when key employees leave an organization Learn the do’s and don’ts.
Host:  Jilleana Portinga of Pinder, Taylor, McNeilly and Godkin, LLP
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November 30   Year End Financials—$20
6pm-8pm   Goderich   The Business Centre
54 West St. Upper Level
Understand what you need to have prepared for Revenue Canada and how to get the highest return on your $$$. Host: Ron Burt of Takalo and Burt, Chartered Professional Accountants
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December 14   Facebook Business Pages
1pm—3 pm   Seaforth   HBDC   138 Main St. S
Is your business online yet?  This is a must in today’s world.  Let us get you up and running up, step by step. Must bring your own laptop, digital photos and business information.  Host:  Kim Postma