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Business Events, Workshops and Seminars

The Business Enterprise Centre has been busy planning a series of sessions to help businesses in all stages, from those just starting to those continuing to grow and all the ones in between.

Registration is required for all workshops.
Space is limited, don’t be disappointed register today!

Please see the following Events offered by The Business Enterprise Centre in Owen Sound, if you are interested in registering please call 519-371-3232 or email

Cancellation Policy

Thanks for understanding and respecting our 48 hour cancellation refund policy.

Please let us know if you are unable to attend as we have reserved the space at the workshop for you and there are costs associated with it- plus we were unable to offer the space to another.

We will gladly refund your admission and market the opening to others if you call or email us 48 hours prior to the event, otherwise we will send you an invoice and hope that you are able to attend our upcoming seminar and workshop offerings.

BEC - OS - Ontario

Basics of Bookkeeping (Three Part Workshop)

Tuesday February 28th, March 7th and 14th
6:30 pm- 9:30 pm

BEC Training Room
173-8th Street East
Owen Sound,

$95.00(HST included)
Jane Gallagher

This THREE part Bookkeeping workshop will allow you to use the tools and information to confidently understand your financial statements and your own books. Class size is limited to 8 to allow a hands-on, individual learning opportunity for everyone.

Building Your Brand

Tuesday February 28th
8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Best Western Inn on the Bay Owen Sound,

$25.00(HST included)
Continential breakfast included also

Branding for business isn't just for larger businesses. It's essential for small businesses too and doing it right is important. Our panel of experts will explain the fundamentals and key considerations for developing your business brand and how it applies across various forms of media. Q and A session follows.

International Women's Day Annual Breakfast

Wednesday March 8th 2017
7:30 a.m.

Key Note- Dr Suzanne Kearns - "I am Bold for Change"
Dr. Kearns is an Associate Professor at University of Waterloo in Geography and Environmental Management. She has an in depth career in the field of Commercial Aviation management. Dr. Kearns is the past president of the University Aviation Association and she is an accomplished author, wife and mother of three children. She has roots in this area and she will take us on her journey encountering the barriers she encountered in a typically male dominated field.

Best Western
1800-2nd Avenue East
Owen Sound,

$20 or $10 youth
Key Note Speaker is Dr Suzanne Kearns

Introduction to Quick Books

Tuesday March 28th and April 4th
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

BEC Training Room
173- 8th Street East
Owen Sound,

$80 (HST included)
Jane Gallagher

The FIRST session of Quick Books provides participants with an overview and access to a trial version of the program. The SECOND session will be questions and answers to address specific issues. Knowledge of basic bookkeeping principles is required. Limited to 8 and very hands on. You must bring your own laptop please. This workshop DOES NOT cover the on line version of Quick Books.

Business Enterprise Centre

The Business Enterprise Centre173 8th Street East
Owen Sound, Ontario
N4K 1K9
Tel: 519-371-3232
Fax: 519-371-2060

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