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The Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre, located at the Main Campus SC128 is the gateway to entrepreneurship and professional development at St. Clair College. It is a hub that connects students with alumni, faculty and the community. The Genesis Centre provides all guests with resources, programs, and support to provide them with tools to help each one succeed in whatever path they choose – whether you work for yourself, or for someone else.


Workshops & Events

LUNCH & LEARN WITH ENTREPRENEURS

Wednesday October 2, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Location: Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre, Main Campus, Room SC128

Learn from fellow entrepreneurs during this fun and interactive panel discussion:

Hear why they decided to be their own boss. They'll share their journey - the ups and downs and pros and cons - and what they love most about being an entrepreneur. Bring your business cards - here's your chance to network and promote your own business! Light lunch included.

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THE BASICS OF STARTING A SMALL BUSINESS

Thursday October 3, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Location: Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre, Main Campus, Room SC128

Have an idea, and want to start your own small business, but you aren’t sure where to start? Find out how to register your business, different business structures, what expenses you need to keep track of and how to do it, financing options, government support programs, and free services available to you.

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THE KINDNESS CAFÉ: SOLVING THE PROBLEM OF FOOD WASTE

Monday October 7, 3pm-4pm
Location: Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre, Main Campus, Room SC128

Meet social entrepreneur Ola Ahmed, founder "The Kindness Café" – a local food rescue restaurant that creates meals using donated surplus food. In this one hour presentation, learn how food waste takes place at every step from pre-harvest to consumption and the simple steps we can take to stop it.

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FROM IDEA TO REALITY: A LOW RISK STRATEGY TO KICKSTART YOUR BUSINESS

Tuesday October 8, 10am-11am
Location: Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre, Main Campus, Room SC128

Learn the steps to launch you and grow your business on Day One while minimizing risks in sales, operations, marketing and finance. Presented by Christian Saab, founder and CEO of Convenient Perfection Mobile Detailing.

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TAKE YOUR BUSINESS TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Tuesday October 8, 11am-12:00pm
Location: Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre, Main Campus, Room SC128

Learn how to maximize the core ten departments of your business to take your business to the next level. For entrepreneurs in business from 1-5 years. Presented by Christian Saab, founder and CEO of Convenient Perfection Mobile Detailing.

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SMALL BUSINESS & THE CANADIAN TAX SYSTEM

Wednesday October 9, 2pm-3pm
Location: Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre, Main Campus, Room SC128

Learn: What is required for Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). What bookkeeping system is right for your business. The 10 questions you need to ask a bookkeeper before you start your business. What is an expense deduction vs a capital cost depreciation deduction. Presented by Fredrick & Associates Accounting & Tax Professionals.

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LUNCH & LEARN WITH MARCO: FOUNDER OF WINDSOR ROCK GYM

Friday October 11, 11:30am-1:00pm
Location: Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre, Main Campus, Room SC128

Meet successful entrepreneur Marco Fiori. Learn first hand how he planned and built his successful business from idea to reality. Windsor Rock Gym is Windsor's only purpose built rock climbing facility located between historic Walkerville and Ford City on Walker Road. Light lunch included.

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THE BASICS OF STARTING YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

Wednesday October 16, 10:00am-11:00am
Location: Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre, Main Campus, Room SC128

Have an idea, and want to start your own small business, but you aren’t sure where to start? Find out how to register your business, different business structures, what expenses you need to keep track of and how to do it, financing options, government support programs, and free services available to you.

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BUILD YOUR SMALL BUSINESS WITH SOCIAL MEDIA

Wednesday October 16, 6:00pm-7:30pm
Location: Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre, Main Campus, Room SC128

Interacting with consumers on social media is an important marketing strategy for small businesses. Using social media helps you build brand awareness, increase your customer base, and connect with current customers. Learn how during this informative workshop!

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SAVING MONEY ON A STUDENT BUDGET

Thursday October 17, 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre, Main Campus, Room SC128

While you would be forgiven for being nose-deep in your books, it’s time to take a minute to reflect on how you’re managing your money. Do you have a budget? Or are you spending on the go? There are endless opportunities to spend your hard-earned income or student loans. By making some small changes today, you can save yourself a lot of money over time! Presented by Fredrick & Associates Accounting & Tax Professionals.

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INTRO TO DESIGN THINKING

Friday October 18, 11am-12:00pm
Location: Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre, Main Campus, Room SC128

Change your mindset - about challenges and problem solving - and about creating something new! Build your creative confidence and learn how to innovate using a proven Design Thinking process using the globally recognized IDEO, Standford d.school Design Thinking method.

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THE BASICS OF STARTING YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

Monday October 21, 3:00pm-4:00pm
Location: St. Clair College TD Student Success Centre Downtown | 305 Victoria Avenue | Upstairs Lounge

Have an idea, and want to start your own small business, but you aren’t sure where to start? Find out how to register your business, different business structures, what expenses you need to keep track of and how to do it, financing options, government support programs, and free services available to you.

Register Here

FROM IDEA TO REALITY: A LOW RISK STRATEGY TO KICKSTART YOUR BUSINESS

Tuesday October 22, 10am-11am
Location: Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre, Main Campus, Room SC128

Learn the steps to launch you and grow your business on Day One while minimizing risks in sales, operations, marketing and finance. Presented by Christian Saab, founder and CEO of Convenient Perfection Mobile Detailing.

Register Here

TAKE YOUR BUSINESS TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Tuesday October 22, 11am-12:00pm
Location: Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre, Main Campus, Room SC128

Learn how to maximize the core ten departments of your business to take your business to the next level. For entrepreneurs in business from 1-5 years. Presented by Christian Saab, founder and CEO of Convenient Perfection Mobile Detailing.

Register Here

THE BASICS OF STARTING YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

Friday October 25, 11:00am-12:00pm
Location: Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre, Main Campus, Room SC128

Have an idea, and want to start your own small business, but you aren’t sure where to start? Find out how to register your business, different business structures, what expenses you need to keep track of and how to do it, financing options, government support programs, and free services available to you.

Register Here

THE BASICS OF STARTING YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

Tuesday October 29, 10:00am-11:00am
Location: St. Clair College TD Student Success Centre Downtown | 305 Victoria Avenue | Upstairs Lounge

Have an idea, and want to start your own small business, but you aren’t sure where to start? Find out how to register your business, different business structures, what expenses you need to keep track of and how to do it, financing options, government support programs, and free services available to you.

Register Here

BUILD YOUR SMALL BUSINESS WITH SOCIAL MEDIA

Wednesday October 30, 6:00pm-7:30pm
Location: Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre, Main Campus, Room SC128

Interacting with consumers on social media is an important marketing strategy for small businesses. Using social media helps you build brand awareness, increase your customer base, and connect with current customers. Learn how during this informative workshop!

Register Here

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In Class Workshops

We’ll gladly deliver workshops in class. Available workshops include:

  • The Business Model Canvas – 20 Minute Business Plan - Understand the basics of a business model and learn how to sketch and communicate your idea effectively.
  • The Nuts ‘n Bolts – Basics of Starting a Small Business - how to register your business, business structure, and available government and support programs.
  • Starting & Growing a Freelance Business
  • The Basics of Writing a Business Plan - a good business plan is your road map to success; it’s also required when applying for any type of small business financing. Learn how to develop a business plan this is right for you.
  • Secrets to Success – How to Succeed in Small Business and in Life
  • Design Thinking for Beginners - Change your mindset - about challenges and problem solving - and also about creating something new! Build your creative confidence and learn how to innovate using a proven Design Thinking process using the globally recognized IDEO, Standford d.school Design Thinking method.
  • Networking & Personal Branding

To book a classroom workshop please click here.

Genesis is a proud member of:
Ontario Centres of Excellence - Where Next Happens
ONE - Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs