Ontario Self Employment Benefit (OSEB) Program Information Session

WHEN:
Jan 28, 2014 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
WHERE:

Latvian Canadian Cultural Centre
4 Credit Union Drive,
Toronto, ON

Are you out of work? Do you have a business idea? You may qualify for FREE help and income support while you develop your business!

The OSEB program at a glance:

  • 42 week program
  • Comprehensive business training
  • Practical advisory assistance
  • Income Support

Are you eligible for OSEB?

The OSEB program is open to people in Ontario who are:

  • Eligible for, or collecting, Employment Insurance (EI) Benefits
  • An unemployed “reach back” client who received EI benefits within the last 36 months (60 months for those recipients of maternity/parental benefits)

To to learn more and start the application process, come to our Information Session to be held at the Latvian Canadian Cultural Centre, 4 Credit Union Drive, Toronto, ON.

For more information about OSEB, please call 416-289-5000 ext. 8585 or emailentrepreneurship@centennialcollege.ca

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Enterprise Toronto conducts its Morning Seminars Series for small businesses in July & August

Topics: Financing Options for Your Business; WordPress – the Perfect Website Solution for Small Businesses; Building a Small Business Benefit Plan; Self-employment and Entrepreneurship for the Boomer Generation; Legal Issues in Small Business, etc.
Learn the tools and resources you will need to forge ahead in your business. Admission is FREE but registration is required at www.toronto.ca/enterprisetoronto or telephone at (416) 395-7416.

Long time no write

Just realised it’s been over 6 months since the last time I posted here.

Nothing special happened in the meantime, except that my elder son has been accepted to a master program in Carnegie Mellon and I am taking him there in early August. I am very happy and proud.

Yesterday I’ve been to Camaraderie  [re]Launch Party. Camaraderie is a coworking space that used to be in the east part of the Toronto downtown. Now they have moved to a nice place on Roncesvalles, just a few minutes’ walk from Dundas West subway station. Here’s their website: http://camaraderie.ca. They have a nice collection of books on business on premises (together with a coffee-maker and other things vital for business), and, since I am moving into a smaller apartment, I decided to donate my collection of business books to them. However my hoarding instinct cannot tolerate me parting with the books, so maybe I should give each of them one final reading and review them here. Stay with me for updates on great books such as The Whuffie Factor by Tara Hunt.

 

Just finished reading 90 Days to Success in Consulting by William McKnight


90 Days to Success in Consulting
It is a good book for those who want to start a consulting business, and most of the advice applies to any sort of fledgling entrepreneurship. There is an action plan in the end of each chapter. If you’ve been in business for a while, it may not be very interesting to you but some points are still worth thinking of or reviewing.

(Almost New Year) resolution

Talked to Ian G. today at Joey de Villa‘s birthday (Joey, thanks again for the great party!). Ian recommended this book titled Get Clients Now!
 It’s a 28-days actionable marketing program for professionals, consultants and coaches. So Ian and I decided to have something like a contest – each of us will follow the book and blog about it, and, of course we will exchange our impressions and basically help each other stay on the bandwagon. I have just ordered the book from the Toronto public library. I write here about it as an additional motivation. Shame on me if I don’t do the entire program! In this case, any of you may say that I don’t really fulfill my promises! 

P.S. Ian G. recommended this excellent one hour podcast (targeted at Rails consultants but broadly applicable) talking about Get Clients Now! and some other good books about consulting business development.
http://rubyfreelancers.com/the-ruby-freelancers-show-035-book-picks/

Pan Am Toronto 2015 – information for would-be vendors

Learn more about business opportunities with the Pan Am Toronto 2015 games at http://www.toronto2015.org/. $300 million will be spent on suppliers ranging from cleaning, uniforms, food and furnishings, etc. There are opportunities for suppliers
Involvement resulting in a greater impact in the games. Learn how to apply for procurement opportunities at http://bit.ly/qGBk53.

2012 YOU Innovate Canada Tournament Deadline for sign up: October 15, 2012

The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) is pleased to announce that the Honourable Maxime Bernier, Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism), has announced the YOU Innovate Canada secret everyday household object in Ottawa and already generating a lot of social media buzz. The 2012 YOU Innovate Canada tournament object is……an egg carton.
Participants are asked to turn an egg carton into something valuable for the chance to win a share of $10,000 in cash awards and a trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brasil to attend the 2013 Global Entrepreneurship Congress. Winners will be announced during Global Entrepreneurship Week, November 12-18, 2012. Full details can be found on the website: www.cybf.ca/youinnovate
Sign up for the tournament today at:  https://yitc.myreviewroom.com