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Barrie Public Library – Downtown Branch

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60 Worsley Street
Barrie, Ontario Canada

March 2019

Business Plan Basics

Thursday March 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Barrie Public Library – Downtown Branch, 60 Worsley Street
Barrie, Ontario Canada
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Writing your first business plan is a major step in putting your small business on the map. The point of your plan is to articulate the concepts that inspired you to start your business as well as evaluate potential hurdles like competition and funding issues. Whether you are seeking start-up capital or just want a solid road map to guide you through the early years of your business, a workable small business plan will help you work toward your goals.…

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April 2019

Graphic Design Series: Boost your brand

Wednesday April 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Barrie Public Library – Downtown Branch, 60 Worsley Street
Barrie, Ontario Canada
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Join Cheetah Fusion Creative Agency for tips and best practices on how to effectively market you and your business. Set yourself apart from the competition and become the brand of choice. Drop-in program. Meet the Cheetah Fusion Creative Team:  Heather Wilson -  a certified coach, corporate trainer, key-note speaker, and author.  Heather held various roles in the Retail Branch Network, Human Resources and in Training and Development as Manager Facilitation and Leadership Coach over close to 17 years within a multibillion corporate financial…

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Graphic Design Series: Biz Business Cards

Wednesday April 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Barrie Public Library – Downtown Branch, 60 Worsley Street
Barrie, Ontario Canada
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Learn how to make your business card stand out using Adobe Illustrator. After this demo workshop you can book at technology 1-1 with our Librarian for a time to design and print your own cards; one sheet of business cards in colour free with program. Registered program, use link to register or call 705-728-1010.

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Learning Lab: Bookkeeping Basics for Small Business Owners

Thursday April 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Barrie Public Library – Downtown Branch, 60 Worsley Street
Barrie, Ontario Canada
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For many small business owners bookkeeping is a daunting, time consuming task…but it needn’t be! Join us as Michele Craig, CPA, CMA and Founder of BookSmarts takes you through the basic steps of creating a customer invoice, paying a supplier bill and doing a simple reconciliation. Using QuickBooks Online as a base, Michele will demonstrate some easy processes and show you how to run some basic reports that will save time and provide valuable insight into the health of your business.…

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Graphic Design Series: Biz Posters

Wednesday April 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Barrie Public Library – Downtown Branch, 60 Worsley Street
Barrie, Ontario Canada
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Biz Business Poster - Learn the fundamentals of design and layout for a poster to market your business using Adobe Illustrator. After this demo workshop you can book at technology 1-1 with our Librarian for a time to design and print your own poster; three 8*11 posters free with program. Registered program, use event link or call 705-728-1010 to sign-up.

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Smartphone Video Made Simple

Wednesday April 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Barrie Public Library – Downtown Branch, 60 Worsley Street
Barrie, Ontario Canada
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Video is a powerful communications tool. This workshop will provide quick tips for creating high quality videos with your smartphone or other mobile device. Ian will show you how to create great looking and sounding videos, how to trim and edit the videos, then publish the finished product to social media sites, such as Facebook. Ian, from Ian G McIntosh Photography is one of Barrie's top photographers. He works in a broad spectrum of styles, such as headshots and family portraits, real…

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May 2019

Eco Series: Ethically sourced textiles

Thursday May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Barrie Public Library – Downtown Branch, 60 Worsley Street
Barrie, Ontario Canada
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Learn from Paola Silk about the textile revolution and how to make the switch to be sustainable. Calling all fashion revolutionaries! The disruptors and rebellious who dare to say "I can change the world". Find inspiration and ideas about how you can use your voice and power to transform the fashion industry as we know it. Drop-in program. Workshop Presenter, Paola Silk, Founder & Creative Director at SHILANGO Entrepreneur and Local Specialist, Barrie, ON Since a young age, Paola showed…

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Starting Your Business Basics

Tuesday May 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Barrie Public Library – Downtown Branch, 60 Worsley Street
Barrie, Ontario Canada
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Get a jump-start on starting your business. Topics covered include financing, marketing, taxation, regulation and permits, market research and more. This program is for those considering entrepreneurship and those starting businesses who are ready to take the next steps, and is led by a Small Business Consultant. This program is offered in partnership with the Barrie Public Library and Small Business Centre Barrie, Simcoe County & Orillia (SBC) . To register, call the SBC 705-720-2445 or use registration link. Limit…

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SimplyAnalytics HandsOn

Wednesday May 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Barrie Public Library – Downtown Branch, 60 Worsley Street
Barrie, Ontario Canada
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Learn how to make maps and tables from SimplyAnalytics work for your business! Follow along in a 30 minute demonstration followed by a 1.5 hour hands on searching session.  Learn how to begin your competitive analysis, generate sales leads/prospects, and identify your target market using the business search. Register through the event link or call 705-728-1010. Please note that programs with low attendance may be cancelled. Optional business 1-1's may be arranged where a program is cancelled.

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Business Plan Basics

Thursday May 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Barrie Public Library – Downtown Branch, 60 Worsley Street
Barrie, Ontario Canada
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Free

Writing your first business plan is a major step in putting your small business on the map. The point of your plan is to articulate the concepts that inspired you to start your business as well as evaluate potential hurdles like competition and funding issues. Whether you are seeking start-up capital or just want a solid road map to guide you through the early years of your business, a workable small business plan will help you work toward your goals.…

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