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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 @ Genesis Centre

THE BASICS OF STARTING A SMALL BUSINESS

Thursday May 9, 10am-11am

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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8 STEPS TO TAKE AFTER AN APP IDEA

Friday May 10, 11am-12:00pm

Coming up with an app idea is easy, figuring out what to do next is the hard part! Learn the 8 priorities you need to handle if your app idea is ready to go.

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7 STEPS TO STARTING & GROWING A FREELANCE BUSINESS

Monday May 13, 3:00pm-4:00pm

Have a great idea or leaving your corporate job to go out on your own? Starting a freelance business will transform your dream into reality. Whether you’re starting a side hustle that’ll help you make extra money or plan to build a full-time freelance business, learn the 7 things you must to do get started.

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

Wednesday May 15, 10:00am-11:00am

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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INTRO TO DESIGN THINKING

Friday May 17, 2:00-3:00pm

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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THE BASICS OF STARTING A SMALL BUSINESS

Tuesday May 21, 11am-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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LINKEDIN FOR SUCCESS

Thursday May 23, 9:30am-10:30am

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

Monday May 27, 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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To view and print the May workshop list, please click here. For a digital version, please click here.

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