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By: Brock Murray | Jan 14, 2022
What exactly is a social enterprise? How do you start one? And where can you go for help?

In this webinar, you will learn more about social enterprise models and characteristics, local examples, support resources, and considerations for starting. Join us to learn more about this unique type of business that uses revenue-generating activities to achieve a social, environmental or cultural good.

About CSED

The Centre for Social Enterprise Development (CSED) offers a continuum of support for social enterprises in the Ottawa area, including access to technical expertise, coaching, learning communities, training, and cross-sector partnerships. CSED works with its clients to develop their social enterprise plan and provide them with the tools, strategies and support to perpetuate positive social change and grow profitably.

www.csedottawa.ca

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By: Brock Murray | Jan 14, 2022
This session focuses on topics such as the different categories of food-related business licenses regulated by the City of Ottawa.

About this Event

This presentation is led by the City of Ottawa’s Business Information Officer (BIO), Sylvie Idone. The BIO’s role is to support entrepreneurs aiming to open a new food business in Ottawa. The session provides insight into a range of entrepreneur-centric services offered by the City and focuses on topics such as the different categories of food-related business licences regulated by the City, the regulations for home-based businesses, and the interdepartmental permit and legislation requirements (i.e. health, by-law, fire and building code requirements). If you are considering opening a bakery, café, restaurant, wholesale food, catering or mobile refreshment/food business in Ottawa, this is the session for you.

Interested entrepreneurs can contact Sylvie for assistance concerning any matters dealing food business start up and operation by emailing her at [email protected]

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By: Brock Murray | Jan 14, 2022
Do you want to take your business to the next level?

For an entrepreneur, a peer group is a collective of non-competing business owners who run similar-sized companies and meet regularly. Together they work through professional challenges and tackle tough business issues. Oh, and they’re led by seasoned advisors – these experts provide value, maintain the pace, and lend a needed entrepreneurial hand.

Join us to learn more about Invest Ottawa’s Entrepreneurship Peer Group Program.

https://www.investottawa.ca/io-peer-groups/

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By: Brock Murray | Jan 14, 2022
Preparing an income tax return is a must for any business, regardless of the business structure.

Preparing an income tax return is a must for any business, regardless of the business structure. This workshop will cover the basics of preparing a tax return for the sole proprietor.  This course will be of interest to the unincorporated business owner as well as professionals belonging to a partnership.  During this interactive 3-hour workshop, we will:

  • discuss the Canadian Income Tax system
  • review record keeping basics
  • compare sole proprietorship vs. partnership vs. corporation
  • identify and discuss the tax treatment of business income and expenses
  • review tax form T2125 – Statement of Business or Professional Activities
  • prepare a basic form T2125

 

About Logan Katz LLP

Logan Katz LLP is an established firm of Chartered Professional Accountants. In business since 1994, we are a team of forty-five enthusiastic and energetic professionals and administrative staff offering proactive, leading-edge expertise in a timely and responsive manner. We are trusted advisors to individuals, businesses, and not-for-profit organizations.

As a full service, boutique firm, we offer uncompromising high standards of client care and personalized service in the areas of personal, corporate, Canadian, U.S. and cross-border taxation, assurance, accounting, financial reporting, and business advisory, with specializations in advanced tax planning, corporate restructuring, commodity taxes, and inbound investment.

We grow with our clients, supporting their needs both nationally and internationally through our affiliation with AGN International. Our span is global, but we like to call Ottawa home. We are active contributors to the well-being of our local community through our fundraising, sponsorship, and volunteering efforts.

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By: Brock Murray | Jan 14, 2022
Learn techniques and resources for doing effective market research.

Market research helps you to better understand your market. It is one of the most important things you can do to ensure the success of your business idea. This seminar discusses how to conduct market research, outlines the types of market research, and provides tips on how to plan your search and be effective. Included are specific examples to illustrate how to use the many free resources available to you to obtain specific information.

About the Speaker

Diego Argaez is a Business Librarian with the Ottawa Public Library.

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By: Brock Murray | Jan 13, 2022

Believe it or not, Google has free advertising! Have you ever seen a map with little red pins highlighting businesses related to your search? How about a business profile on the right side of the search page summarizing products and services? These are among the most coveted spots businesses! Why? Because they are free and they get tons of clicks and website traffic, driving awareness, user engagement and ultimately more qualified leads.

This beginner level seminar will show you how to get your business on the map. You’ll be amazed how easy it is! After that, you will learn how to make your listing shine, so your profile can appear more often and get you more clicks!

In this seminar learn how to:

• Get your business on the (Google) Map

• Increase the frequency you show up on the Google Map

• Manage your Google My Business Account effectively

About the Presenter

David Bird is the Founder and Principal of Bird’s Eye Marketing, an Ottawa firm that specializes in getting NPOs and other organizations found on Google. He has been managing Google Ads (formerly AdWords) accounts since 2012 and is a recognized digital advertising and promotion expert.

David is certified with Google Ads with specializations in search, display and mobile advertising. He also has a Certificate of Achievement in Web Analytics from the University of British Columbia and has completed coursework in E-Marketing with the Canadian Marketing Association.

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By: Brock Murray | Jan 12, 2022
Presented by Invest Ottawa Sponsor

In this highly interactive and fast-paced workshop designed for an Invest Ottawa audience (Teach, Talk, Try), lawyers from MDK Business Law will share a number of issues and lessons learned arising out of the planned or forced parting of ways amongst business partners.

About MDK Business Law

MDK Business Law supports entrepreneurs by providing pro-active legal knowledge to help its clients to launch well, grow smart and thrive. The law firm provides legal advice and options that support strategy and decision-making, as well as help to address the inevitable challenges encountered during the business lifecycle. The lawyers at MDK are committed to offering time and resources to members of the local entrepreneurial ecosystem that reinforce building positive, collaborative relationships with other like-minded leaders on a path to achieving long-term business success.

About the Speakers

Naomi Morisawa De Koven is the managing lawyer of MDK Business Law. She regularly advises entrepreneurs and knowledge-based businesses on legal issues relating to corporate/commercial, financing and M&A transactions. Currently she is a director of TiE Ottawa, Mindtrust Leadership and Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association.

Justin Clory is an articling student of MDK Business Law. He graduated from UOttawa Common Law in June 2021. As an articling student, Justin has received experience in many different client matters in order to discover which area in business law will be his passion. In his spare time he enjoys creating things, and recently built a live edge desk.

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