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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 businesshelp@owensound.ca.

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

Getting and Keeping your Books in Order


Thursday September 22nd
9:00 am - 11:30 am


The Business Enterprise Centre Training Room
173-8th Street East
Owen Sound,

$15.00(includes HST)
Jane Gallagher

Is your filing system one big shoe box with a year full of receipts? Join Jane Gallagher and learn the ins and outs of getting your paperwork in order (and how to keep it in order)Jane will share tax and organizing tips to help you be better prepared for future tax years.

Colour it Local Business Expo


Friday September 30th


Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre Owen Sound Owen Sound,

$50 per booth, 2 participants, Networking, Workshop, B to B Showcase, Luncheon, Open to the public
Keynote- Rick Smith

The Business event of the year, this year's Bridges to Better Business is a Business Expo Showcase happening September 30th. Set up starts at 9 with the launch and lunch key note speaker at 12..

Mix and mingle, show off your business to other local businesses and then we open up to the public.

Rick Smith is business strategist and communications professional who spent over 30 years in the advertising agency business in Toronto. He will share his thoughts on "If Marketing decisions were black and white, we'd all know what to do"...Register today..

Basics of Bookkeeping (Three part workshop)


Wednesday October 5th, 12th and 19th
6:30pm- 9:30pm

The Business Enterprise Centre Training Room
173-8th Street East
Owen Sound,

$95 (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.

Introduction to Quick Books (Two Part Workshop)


Wednesday October 26th and November 2nd
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Business Enterprise Centre 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, you must bring your own laptop. 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
Email: businesshelp@owensound.ca

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