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Barrie, Ontario Canada

August 2017

Business Plan Basics

Tuesday August 15, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 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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Social Media Drop-In Clinic

Friday August 18, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Barrie Public Library – Downtown Branch, 60 Worsley Street
Barrie, Ontario Canada
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Does the use of Social Media in your business cause you stress? Have questions about the business side of Social Media? The Small Business Centre, in partnership with the Barrie Public Library, is offering a solution to the business owners social media woes. Small business owners will be given the opportunity to ask questions and discuss challenges faced with the business side of social media. Pre-registration is highly encouraged, however is not required to attend. Questions can be submitted prior…

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September 2017

Accessibility: The Law and You

Tuesday September 26, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Barrie Public Library – Downtown Branch, 60 Worsley Street
Barrie, Ontario Canada
Free

This program is an overview of the Ontario Legislation on Accessibility, Customer Service and integrated Accessibility Standards, barriers that people with disabilities face and next steps to compliance with the legislation. This program may be of particular interest to the business community. Free but registration is required. To register, please call the Independent Living Services of Simcoe County at 705- 737-3263 starting Tuesday, September 5.

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Simply Analytics Hands On

Thursday September 28, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Barrie Public Library – Downtown Branch, 60 Worsley Street
Barrie, Ontario Canada
Free

Search data from Canadian Census, Canadian Survey of Household Spending and Dun & Bradstreet Canadian Company Database. You can do both consumer and business research, gain marketing insights and combine this with web-based mapping capabilities. This workshop will help participants learn how to navigate the database with a 30 minute demonstration and 1.5 hour hands on session for practical learning. Note: There is a maximum of 8 participants for this program. Please register for this program through the Library calendar…

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October 2017

My Business Welcomes Everyone

Thursday October 5, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Barrie Public Library – Downtown Branch, 60 Worsley Street
Barrie, Ontario Canada
Free

Don’t miss out on growing opportunities to make your business age friendly and more accessible. Join us for a one hour session to learn simple tips to accommodate all customers. Free but registration is required. To register, please call the Independent Living Services of Simcoe County at 705- 737-3263 starting Monday, September 11 for Downtown program and Monday, November 6 for the Painswick program.

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Simply Analytics Hands On

Wednesday October 18, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Barrie Public Library – Downtown Branch, 60 Worsley Street
Barrie, Ontario Canada
Free

Search data from Canadian Census, Canadian Survey of Household Spending and Dun & Bradstreet Canadian Company Database. You can do both consumer and business research, gain marketing insights and combine this with web-based mapping capabilities. This workshop will help participants learn how to navigate the database with a 30 minute demonstration and 1.5 hour hands on session for practical learning. Note: There is a maximum of 8 participants for this program. Please register for this program through the Library calendar…

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January 2018

Ask An Expert

Saturday January 6, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Barrie Public Library – Downtown Branch, 60 Worsley Street
Barrie, Ontario Canada
Free

Join our business attorney, loan officer and insurance expert panelists for a discussion about their top tips, learn how they can help you, and what interview questions to ask them. Bring them your questions for the Q&A. This is a FREE event.

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March 2018

Legal Business forms at your fingertips

Tuesday March 6, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Barrie Public Library – Downtown Branch, 60 Worsley Street
Barrie, Ontario Canada
Free

Create, modify, and save hundreds of every-day business legal documents with LawDepot. Customize the business, employment, or service contract you need in 5-10 minutes for free. Learn how to search for, download and print forms for your business. Room: Georgian International

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April 2018

Business Planning Success

Tuesday April 10, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Barrie Public Library – Downtown Branch, 60 Worsley Street
Barrie, Ontario Canada
Free

Learn how to use Gale Small Business Builder’s template for business ideation, writing your business plan or to optimize your business’ next strategy and update your financial projections. This tool is for new or existing business owners. Room: Georgian International

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SimplyAnalytics Hands On

Thursday April 19, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Barrie Public Library – Downtown Branch, 60 Worsley Street
Barrie, Ontario Canada
Free

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.

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Employment Ontario Services Assisting Employers – First Time Hiring & Recruiting

Thursday April 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Barrie Public Library – Downtown Branch, 60 Worsley Street
Barrie, Ontario Canada
Free

Take advantage of government funding, training incentives, and programs to help hire and train employees for your business, not-for-profit or public-sector organization. Learn about apprenticeships, Canada-Ontario Job Grant and other government programs and best practices designed to assist you to hire diversified and motivated staff. Facilitated by Gloria Evans, Employer & Community Liaison, Career & Employment Community Services from Georgian College.

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May 2018

SimplyAnalytics Hands On

Thursday May 3, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Barrie Public Library – Downtown Branch, 60 Worsley Street
Barrie, Ontario Canada
Free

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. Room: Georgian International Room

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Introduction to Workplace Safety & Insurance (WSIB)

Tuesday May 8, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Barrie Public Library – Downtown Branch, 60 Worsley Street
Barrie, Ontario Canada
Free

The Ontario Worker’s Compensation system is constantly changing and becoming more complex every year. The Office of the Employer Adviser (OEA) has helped thousands of employers understand their obligations, roles and responsibilities under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act since 1985. This presentation explains what Workplace Safety & Insurance is and who is covered. It provides critical tools and information to enable you to meet your obligations, complete the required paperwork accurately and avoid expensive fines. You will learn: •…

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June 2018

Business Plan Basics

Tuesday June 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on Tuesday August 7, 2018 at 10:00am

Barrie Public Library – Downtown Branch, 60 Worsley Street
Barrie, Ontario Canada
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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July 2018

Employees vs. Independent Contractors

Thursday July 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Barrie Public Library – Downtown Branch, 60 Worsley Street
Barrie, Ontario Canada
Free

Learn about the definitions and key differences between employees and independent contractors. Understand the tests applied, the pros and cons of employees and independent contractors, and how to avoid potentially costly mistakes. Speaker: Dylan Scott, Associate, Barriston Law Dylan is an associate who practices in the areas of commercial litigation and family law. His litigation practice is broad and includes providing advice and representation to clients regarding construction, property, business and contract disputes, as well as employment litigation. Dylan also…

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Social Media for Business

Friday July 13, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Barrie Public Library – Downtown Branch, 60 Worsley Street
Barrie, Ontario Canada
Free

We're offering a solution to the business owner's social media woes, in partnership with The Small Business Centre. Small business owners will be given the opportunity to ask questions and discuss challenges faced with the business side of social media. This program is offered in partnership with The Small Business Centre Barrie, Simcoe County & Orillia. To register, call 705-720-2445 or visit barriebusinesscentre.ca. Room: Georgian International

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August 2018

Social Media Drop-In

Friday August 17, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Barrie Public Library – Downtown Branch, 60 Worsley Street
Barrie, Ontario Canada
Free

We're offering a solution to the business owner's social media woes, in partnership with The Small Business Centre. Small business owners will be given the opportunity to ask questions and discuss challenges faced with the business side of social media. This program is offered in partnership with The Small Business Centre Barrie, Simcoe County & Orillia. To register, call 705-720-2445 or visit barriebusinesscentre.ca. Room: Georgian International

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September 2018

Social Media Drop-In

Friday September 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Barrie Public Library – Downtown Branch, 60 Worsley Street
Barrie, Ontario Canada
Free

We're offering a solution to the business owner's social media woes, in partnership with The Small Business Centre. Small business owners will be given the opportunity to ask questions and discuss challenges faced with the business side of social media. This program is offered in partnership with The Small Business Centre Barrie, Simcoe County & Orillia. To register, call 705-720-2445 or visit barriebusinesscentre.ca. Room: Flex Space

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Rental Contracts for Commercial Space

Thursday September 13, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Barrie Public Library – Downtown Branch, 60 Worsley Street
Barrie, Ontario Canada
Free

Are you a business owner looking to rent or are currently renting? Raquel M. Ness of Downey Tornosky Lassaline & Timpano Law will share tips about how to work with your landlord & make sense of your rental contract. Raquel M. Ness is a Barrister & Solicitor at Downey Tornosky Lassaline & Timpano Law Professional Corporation. She was part of the first cohort of the Law Practice Program (LPP) established by the Law Society of Upper Canada as an alternative route…

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Cryptocurrency 101: The Basics of Bitcoin and Beyond

Friday September 14, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Barrie Public Library – Downtown Branch, 60 Worsley Street
Barrie, Ontario Canada
Free

The terms Cryptocurrency and Bitcoin have been thrown around in the media a lot in recent times. Though, it is rare that they truly explain what it is all about. If you are interested in understanding these strange digital currencies, join us to learn more. Presented by Simon Fischer, host of PIVX Class, a YouTube channel devoted to cryptocurrency education. In this class, you can expect to learn how Cryptocurrencies function, whether they are safe, why they exist, how you…

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SimplyAnalytics Hands On

Tuesday September 25, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Barrie Public Library – Downtown Branch, 60 Worsley Street
Barrie, Ontario Canada
Free

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. Limit of 8 participants. Register Online, https://www.barrielibrary.ca/programs-events/bpl-events?&eventID=690&eventDate=2018-10-23 , or call the library at 728-1010 Room: Flex Space

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Cryptocurrency 101: The Basics of Bitcoin and Beyond

Wednesday September 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Barrie Public Library – Downtown Branch, 60 Worsley Street
Barrie, Ontario Canada
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The terms Cryptocurrency and Bitcoin have been thrown around in the media a lot in recent times. Though, it is rare that they truly explain what it is all about. If you are interested in understanding these strange digital currencies, join us to learn more. Presented by Simon Fischer, host of PIVX Class, a YouTube channel devoted to cryptocurrency education. In this class, you can expect to learn how Cryptocurrencies function, whether they are safe, why they exist, how you…

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Business Plan Basics

Thursday September 27, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Barrie Public Library – Downtown Branch, 60 Worsley Street
Barrie, Ontario Canada
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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October 2018

Starting Your Business Basics

Thursday October 4, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Barrie Public Library – Downtown Branch, 60 Worsley Street
Barrie, Ontario Canada
Free

Starting Your Business sessions are geared towards entrepreneurs who have decided to start their own business, and are ready to take the next steps in establishing their business ideas. Sessions are held in a small group setting and lead by a Small Business Consultant. Topics covered include: financing, marketing, taxation, regulations and permits, market research and more. This is part of the Starting Your Business Series. Part 1.   This program is offered in partnership with the Small Business Centre,…

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Business Plan Basics

Thursday October 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Barrie Public Library – Downtown Branch, 60 Worsley Street
Barrie, Ontario Canada
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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Social Media Drop-In

Friday October 12, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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One event on Friday November 9, 2018 at 12:00pm

Barrie Public Library – Downtown Branch, 60 Worsley Street
Barrie, Ontario Canada
Free

We're offering a solution to the business owner's social media woes, in partnership with The Small Business Centre. Small business owners will be given the opportunity to ask questions and discuss challenges faced with the business side of social media. This program is offered in partnership with The Small Business Centre Barrie, Simcoe County & Orillia. To register, call 705-720-2445 or visit barriebusinesscentre.ca. Room: Georgian International

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SimplyAnalytics Hands On

Tuesday October 23, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Barrie Public Library – Downtown Branch, 60 Worsley Street
Barrie, Ontario Canada
Free

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. Limit of 8 participants. Register Online, https://www.barrielibrary.ca/programs-events/bpl-events?&eventID=690&eventDate=2018-10-23 , or call the library at 728-1010 Room: Flex Space

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November 2018

Starting Your Business Basics

Thursday November 1, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Barrie Public Library – Downtown Branch, 60 Worsley Street
Barrie, Ontario Canada
Free

Starting Your Business sessions are geared towards entrepreneurs who have decided to start their own business, and are ready to take the next steps in establishing their business ideas. Sessions are held in a small group setting and lead by a Small Business Consultant. Topics covered include: financing, marketing, taxation, regulations and permits, market research and more. This is part of the Starting Your Business Series. Part 1.   This program is offered in partnership with the Small Business Centre,…

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Business Plan Basics

Thursday November 8, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Barrie Public Library – Downtown Branch, 60 Worsley Street
Barrie, Ontario Canada
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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Ask an Expert series: Cash Flow

Wednesday November 28, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Barrie Public Library – Downtown Branch, 60 Worsley Street
Barrie, Ontario Canada
Free

Cash flow is the lifeblood of any business, it is important to understand the inflows and outflows accordingly to be able to budget to pay for all your business' activities. Take a closer look at just how cash flow works with Mike Grube, Area Manager Small Business Banking with TD Canada Trust. This program is offered in partnership with the Small Business Centre Barrie, Simcoe County & Orillia. To register, call 705-720-2445 or visit http://barriebusinesscentre.ca. Mike Grube has been with TD…

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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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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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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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