Entrepreneurship Connections is designed for newcomers who plan to start a business in Canada and is organized by ACCES Employment. If you have owned or operated a business outside Canada, this innovative and informative program will help you use that experience in the Canadian market. You will receive individual coaching to start a business. This includes developing a business plan, receiving legal consultation, and benefiting from the support of an established mentor. This program operates part-time for four weeks so that you will have time to apply what you are learning in the classroom.

Entrepreneurship Connections is now being offered nationally! In addition to our Toronto cohorts, ACCES will be offering this unique program in Ottawa, Vancouver, and Moncton.

Throughout the 4 weeks, participants will be provided with more in-depth training on the key components of a business plan and related topics including but not limited to:

  • Market Research
  • Legal Issues
  • Bookkeeping and Taxes
  • Financing
  • Marketing & Sales strategies

Program Benefits:

  • Individualized coaching to start your business
  • Guidance to develop a marketable business plan
  • Advice on how to target investors and secure funding
  • Legal consultation to help launch your business
  • Strengthen your knowledge of strategic planning
  • Work with established entrepreneurs as mentors
  • Strengthen your understanding of HR infrastructure
  • Learn how to brand and market your business

You will:

  • Develop a business plan
  • Learn about the legal aspects of starting your business in Canada
  • Receive techniques to present your business to different target groups
  • Learn about financing options
  • Hear about government resources for small business
  • Strengthen your understanding of Human Resources
  • Cover topics such as marketing your business, market research, cash flow, sales, taxation and social media
  • Work with established entrepreneurs as mentors

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Permanent Residents, Convention refugees/ Protected persons and Live-in Caregiver
  • Experience in owning or operating a business (an asset, but not required)

Information Sessions & Registration

To register, please attend one of the following information sessions at an ACCES location.