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.

Maker to Making a Living

Maker to Making a Living is a workshop series designed to guide crafts-people through the process of under-standing, designing and building their individual businesses. CraftSmarts are the Ontario Crafts Council’s year-round series of professional development workshops. The program focuses on fostering the skills required to be successful as a small business owner, as an exhibitor, and overall, as a maker that needs to ‘make it’ in the greater cultural community.
Led by maker and award winning business leader Jacqueline Sava, attendees will be guided through an eight-part series of lectures, exercises and activities focused on the development of their own craft-based business practices.
For OCTOBER 2012 dates, please visit: http://www.craft.on.ca/Programs/CraftSmarts#making

Free entrepreneurship lecture series at MaRS

MaRS is hosting a series of FREE entrepreneurship lectures on Wednesdays, 5.30pm to 6.30pm, from October 1 to April 29 by CIBC.

http://marsdd.com/mars/Events/Event-Calendar/Ent101.html

The series targets researchers in biological and physical sciences and engineering. It assumes no prior knowledge of business and offers lectures on a diverse range of topics including finding financing, defining markets, hiring teams and protecting intellectual property. You can view the course outline below.
DESIGNED FOR

* Graduate Students
* Post-Doctorate Candidates
* Faculty
* Technicians
* Other scientific or engineering researchers who have an interest in creating a company to exploit the results of their research

(I’d go but it clashes with my technical writing class. May try during winter break though. It should be a great networking event, if nothing else.)