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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

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.

"Buying and Selling a Business- and everything in between"

Thursday March 30th
7:30- 11:00 am

The Falls Inn Walter's Falls,

$25 (HST included), Breakfast included
Panels and expert guests

7:30- Arrival and breakfast

8:30- Introductions

8:45- Business owners


9:45- Experts panel- finance, legal, real estate and more

10:30- Q and A

10:45 Networking and wrap up

A day to learn and listen about buying or selling a business. Enjoy a super networking breakfast, some expert help, networking, advice and more.


How to "Really" Start a Business

Wednesday April 19th
9:00- 11:30 am

Owen Sound and North Grey Union Public Library Owen Sound,


Discover the basics steps involved in starting your own business. Evaluate your idea, research the market and competition, determine your marketing and investigate the rules and regulations. Experienced facilitator and entrepreneur Cliff Bilyea shares his insights and knowledge.

Instagram and Google for Business

Wednesday April 26th
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Bayshore Community Centre Owen Sound,

$25 (HST included)
Kirsty Stephenson

Instagram is quickly becoming one of the most popular social networks. It is the network of choice for small businesses. Kirsty will cover everything from" How to set up an account" to "Instagram advertising."

Then it's Google . All small businesses must embrace Google to have an effective digital presence.

We will cover "How to set up your account" right through to "How to use Google Analytics."

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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