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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

Workshops & Events @ Genesis Centre

THE BASICS OF STARTING A SMALL BUSINESS

Thursday July 4, 10:00am-11:00am

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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NEW TO CANADA? 5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT INCOME TAXES

Monday July 8, 2:00pm-3:00pm

For students, individuals, families and self-employed. Learn about: how Canada’s tax system works, what is an Income Tax Return, why you should file an Income Tax Return, what benefits you are entitled to, and how to File an Income Tax Return. Presented by Fredrick & Associates Accounting and Tax Professionals.

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KINDNESS CAFÉ POP-UP

Wednesday July 10, 11:30am-1:30pm

Meet a new social enterprise The Kindness Café – a food rescue restaurant that creates meals using donated surplus food. Using a "pay as you feel" approach, guests are free to donate whatever dollar amount they are comfortable with, or nothing at all. The goal is for every student to have a full tummy and a smile on their face!

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LINKEDIN FOR SUCCESS

Thursday July 11, 1:00pm-2:00pm

Learn the fundamentals of LinkedIn, the social network for professionals! In this workshop, you will dive into the tools and services that LinkedIn offers to build your online profile. Valuable for employers and employees, this workshop will also give tips on searching for job openings or for talented future employees.

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BUSINESS INSURANCE 101

Thursday July 18, 6:00pm-7:00pm

As an entrepreneur or small business owner, every dollar counts. You do everything you can to cut costs, but small business insurance is not something you should go without. Accidents happen, and you have to defend yourself if you’re sued, even if it isn’t your fault. Your small business insurance is there to protect you. Your business may have many assets: vehicles, office space and equipment, inventory, an indispensable employee or partner and, most importantly, yourself. Learn how to protect these assets and your business from potential risks. Presented by HUB International Insurance Ltd.

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DRESS FOR SUCCESS

Tuesday July 23, 10:00am-11:00am

Take the next steps towards positive change in your professional appearance and see how it impacts your future opportunities. Learn the basics of professionalism through fashion all on a budget! Reviewing the differences between business formal, business casual, and casual dress codes. Don’t miss the chance to make a favourable first impression all before your first conversation.

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NEW TO CANADA? 5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT INCOME TAXES

Wednesday July 24, 2:00pm-3:00pm

For students, individuals, families and self-employed. Learn about: how Canada’s tax system works, what is an Income Tax Return, why you should file an Income Tax Return, what benefits you are entitled to, and how to File an Income Tax Return. Presented by Fredrick & Associates Accounting and Tax Professionals.

Register Here

THE BASICS OF STARTING A SMALL BUSINESS

Thursday July 25, 11:00am-12:00pm

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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ENACTUS ST CLAIR - OPEN HOUSE
(ENTREPRENEURIAL ACTION FOR OTHERS CREATES A BETTER WORLD FOR US ALL)

Thursday July 25, 12:00pm-5:00pm

ENACTUS is a global organization aimed to improve the standard of living by creating projects focused around the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development goals. Led by academic advisors and business experts, the student leaders of ENACUTS create and implement community projects and business ventures in communities coast to coast. ENACTUS works to help develop skills that will propel students to be leaders not only in their own communities but across the globe! Beat the September recruitment rush and get started with ENACTUS today! ENACTUS is looking to expand its team, and has a variety of open positions anywhere from general team members to VP positions. Join us for this open house to learn more. Light refreshments included!

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INTRO TO DESIGN THINKING

Tuesday July 30, 2:00pm-3:00pm

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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To view and print the July workshop list, please click here for a digital version, and click here for a print version.

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
  • Presentation & Public Speaking Skills

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