Business Startup

Phase 2 of the BA program gives you the resources you need to start and manage your business.

Phase 2 provides:

To be eligible for Phase 2 you must:

  • Have successfully completed Phase 1
  • Have a completed business plan that has been reviewed by the BA Mentor Team
  • Be ready and committed to putting your business plan into action

Advanced business management training modules:

  • Promotions and Sales for Small Business
  • Record Keeping for Small Business
  • Stress Management
  • Time Management
  • Establishing Your Own Consulting Business
  • How To Collect and Still Keep Your Client
  • Customer Service Essentials
  • Fusion Marketing
  • e-Marketing: Promoting Your Business Online
  • Approaching Galleries and Other Venues
  • Creating Your Own Promotion
  • Obtaining Financing
  • Manual Bookkeeping
  • Publicity Made Simple
  • Sales Techniques
  • Sales Management System
  • Basics of Branding
  • The Art of Being Prepared
  • Income Tax Returns for Sole Proprietorships / Partnerships
  • Effective Use and Creation of Advertising
  • eBay Basics: Building Your Business the eBay Way
  • Customer Service Manual
  • Preparing for Craft Fairs
  • Mastering The Cold Call
  • Promoting Your Business On a Shoestring
  • Tips for Terrific Online Customer Service
  • Preparing Your Portfolio

Continued business coaching

  • Set and achieve goals more quickly
  • Be more focused and effective in your actions
  • Find inspiration and increased success
  • Explore your creativity and individual gifts
  • Communicate more effectively

Networking opportunities with other businesses and participants

Communicate individually or in a group session with other participants and small business owners: connect through Skype, GoToTraining, telephone, and email

Share business ideas such as:

  • Marketing that works for you
  • Easy-to-use and efficient bookkeeping software
  • A great publication you saw
  • What worked for you and what didn't
  • Popular trade shows

Live classroom sessions with guest speakers!

  • Live online sessions will be offered on various topics throughout the year. Such as:
  • Preparing a Winning Marketing Plan
  • How to Get Noticed by the Press
  • How to Obtain Financing
  • Creative Customer Service
  • Cold Calling Made Easy
  • The Importance of Record Keeping
  • Allowable Write-offs for Canadian Businesses
  • Fusion Marketing
  • Preparing Your Income Tax Return
  • Time Management
  • Business Regulations & Legal Issues

Live online classroom sessions will be offered through GoToTraining web conferencing technology.

Funded by the Government of Canada's Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities
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