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Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2020 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location: Zoom

Massive changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) Health & Safety in the COVID-19 era Don’t forget the Accommodation of Ontarians with Disabilities Act (“AODA”) – deadline: December 31, 2020 What you need to know about judicial decisions that directly impact your bottom line. Accommodation of disability and family status in the COVID-19 era.

Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2020 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Three legal experts from Pace Law joing the Ask an Expert series to share low to avoid costly legal disputes during COVID-19

Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Location: Webinar

Free webinar exploring data tools and analysis for economic recovery.

Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Webinar

Join the chief economists from Global Affairs Canada and BDC for an economic outlook rooted in matters of importance to Canadian businesses. Gain expert insight into the state of the Canadian and global economy, as well as what it means down the road for international trade and SMEs.

Date: Wednesday, November 25, 2020 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Location: Webinar

Ever wondered who’s visiting your website, and what they’re doing there? Google Analytics can tell you all of that and more. Discover the fundamentals of Google Analytics in this beginner-level webinar.

Date: Wednesday, November 25, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Zoom

Have you ever paid for an ad that didn’t generate any response so you stopped advertising altogether? If you feel like advertising is sometimes more of a cost than an investment, then this webinar is for you. Our goal in this session is to not only change your way of thinking about advertising expenses but to empower you with effective strategies for building campaigns that will deliver a return on your digital marketing investment. This workshop is presented by your Simcoe, South Georgian Bay Digital Service Squad.

Date: Wednesday, November 25, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Webinar

Feeling disconnected? Join us for a zoom networking meeting - let us help reconnect you. One of the key functions of the Barrie Chamber is facilitating business connections. We've been doing this on an individual basis these past few months, and we have brought back that personal face-to-face format while maintaining a safe distance in this online format.

Date: Wednesday, November 25, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: Zoom

Like everyone, arts communities and industries are facing unprecedented challenges in 2020. How do we find our way forward from here? Join us for a Lightning Panel on Creativity Under Pressure where you’ll hear from 5 panelists speaking for 5 minutes each on the topics that matter today, like: • adapting, expanding, and feeding creativity • sustaining community • collaborating at a distance • nurturing yourself and your creativity • going digital

Date: Wednesday, November 25, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Zoom

The misconception that productivity is contrary to good health and safety practice still exists in many workplaces. The idea of "production vs. safety" must give way to the vision of "safe production."

Date: Wednesday, November 25, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Webinar

The U.S. and Canadian economies are intricately linked, trading an average of $1.4 million in bilateral goods and services every minute of every day. Given our close partnership, it’s important that Canadian companies know how the current U.S. outlook is expected to impact Canada’s economy.

Date: Thursday, November 26, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location: Webinar

As expected, the global economy rebounded strongly in Q3 as many countries softened their physical distancing rules after managing to flatten their Covid-19 contagion curves. As some sectors of the economy reopened, a solid rebound was to be expected, the more so because of demand pent up during the spring shutdowns. The bounce back was also fueled by substantial government assistance to businesses and to household incomes. But there is still a long way to go, and global growth is likely to be much slower in Q4 as many countries deal with a marked resurgence in new cases of Covid-19. Join Sandbox, in partnership with National Bank of Canada, for the Economic Outlook Tour with Louis Vachon (President & CEO of National Bank) and Stefane Marion (Chief Economist & Strategist of National Bank) as they address the state of the global economy, Canadian economic trends, financial implications, and more.

Date: Thursday, November 26, 2020 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Zoom

Kelly Kilby joins us, sharing best practices for introducing or maintaining an effective CSR program. This topic is especially important considering the current social climate and impacts of the pandemic on manufacturers.

Date: Thursday, November 26, 2020 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Webinar

•How to prepare your business for sale •What information a buyer should request and review •How businesses are valued and the most common business valuation methodologies •The primary considerations that impact a businesses value •Common issues when selling or buying a business •Tax planning when buying or selling a business

Date: Thursday, November 26, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Zoom

Join the Greenbelt Fund and the Greenbelt Foundation for a free webinar on the experiences of farmers living and working in peri-urban areas. As the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH) continues to grow and urbanize, new land uses as well as new markets will continue to shape the lives and businesses of farmers. This webinar will bring together peri-urban farmers from across the GGH to discuss and share the unique challenges and opportunities they have while farming near growing cities, suburbs, and towns.

Date: Monday, November 30, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Webinar

Canadian restaurants, pubs and bars have been devastated by the impacts of COVID-19 with more of these businesses closing their doors permanently every day. The impacts of lockdowns and closures extend far beyond these businesses as Canada’s beverage alcohol industry has seen a collapse in bar and restaurant sales of their products. While restaurants and bars fight for their survival, they must also contend with Canada’s increasing alcohol taxes, which are some of the highest in the world. This tax burden is scheduled to increase again next year due to the alcohol escalator tax which increases alcohol taxes on April 1 every year. The discussion will focus on what the industry is doing to survive the pandemic and what Canada can do mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on our restaurants and bars while improving the competitiveness of its breweries, wineries, distilleries and all of the agricultural and other supply chain members that contribute to this industry.

Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Zoom

Join this SIG event, whereby David Whitney will provide what the expectations are for manufacturing plants upon inspections from the MOL. Dave has been with the Ministry of Labour Training and Skills Development for 16 years, 8 years as an Inspector and 8 years as a Regional Program Coordinator in the Industrial Heath and Safety Program. Prior to joining the MLTSD Dave worked at CAMI Automotive for 16 years as Leader of the Assembly Support Team and as a Supplier Quality Senior Specialist. Dave has a Bachelor of Arts Degree From the University of Western Ontario along with various post secondary diplomas related to technology, quality assurance and management.

Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Webinar

An employment lawyer’s perspective on how your business can manage through the COVID-19 pandemic. This session will provide employers with practical tips and tools to address these issues when they arise and to minimize related legal liability as they move forward into 2021. This webinar will be led by Priya Sarin, Partner at Sherrard Kuzz LLP, a leading Canadian employment & labour law firm.

Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Zoom

Welcome to the World of Entrepreneurship! The Starting Your Business sessions are geared towards those considering entrepreneurship and those who have already decided to start their own business and are ready to take the next steps. Sessions are held in a small group setting and led by a Small Business Consultant.

Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Webinar

PART 1 Revenue & Expenses If you have tax-related questions, here is your chance to get them answered! Our seminars are held by CRA professionals and will help you learn about: - Business tax deductions - Common tax errors - Helpful tools and services offered by the CRA - General bookkeeping concepts and best practices In Part 1 of this series, T1 businesses will learn about revenue & expenses, common income tax errors made by small businesses, meals & entertainment, and other general expenses. For T1 Businesses: Sole Proprietorships & Partnerships

Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Zoom

Manufacturers may be eligible for up to $7500 per post-secondary student placement! Join your manufacturing colleagues to learn about: Who is eligible to receive the funding? What type of work would be included in the co-op or applied research placements to qualify? What are the steps of the process to apply, post the jobs, and complete the contract? How easy is the process to complete?

Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Zoom

Branding is more than just a logo. Your brand is a symbol of your company’s identity, it creates a first impression of your company and expresses your value all in one. Your branding should say a lot about you: Who you are, what you do, and why you do it. The trick is, how do you create a strong brand that says all that, connects with your target audience, and creates a lasting impression? In this webinar we will answer those questions and more, giving you a toolkit of branding best practices that create a strong foundation for success.

Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Zoom

Cash Flow is the number one factor that decides the success and longevity of a business. A mediocre business with well managed cash flow will always outlast a great business that manages cash flow poorly. Many good business owners ignore cash flow because they think it’s complicated or cumbersome. But understanding your cash flow actually allows you to have much more freedom, while at the same time reducing unpredictability and anxiety in your business operations. One of the most effective steps you can take towards creating a more successful and resilient business is starting to understand and manage your cash flow today.

Date: Occurs Thursday every 1 week(s), from Thursday, December 3, 2020 11:30:00 AM - Thursday, December 17, 2020 12:30:00 PM
Location: Webinar

ShopHERE provides independent small businesses and artists with a quick, easy and no-cost way to get selling online right away. The goal of ShopHERE Powered By Google is to build and optimize online stores for small independent businesses and artists in just a matter of days. With ShopHERE, businesses get to expand their selling opportunities into the online market.

Date: Thursday, December 3, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Zoom

Writing your first business plan is a major step in putting your small business on the map. The point of your plan is to articulate the concepts that inspired you to start your business as well as evaluate potential hurdles like competition and funding issues.

Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Zoom

What does it take to create posts that attract attention, inspire sharing, and get people talking? Creating buzzworthy content requires some outside of the box thinking and creativity but there are lots of ways to hone in on that great idea that could go viral. In this webinar we will look at a variety of ways to get you in that headspace to be bold with your content creation for maximum impact.

Date: Thursday, December 10, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Webinar

If you have tax-related questions, here is your chance to get them answered! Our seminars are held by CRA professionals and will help you learn about: - Business tax deductions - Common tax errors - Helpful tools and services offered by the CRA - General bookkeeping concepts and best practices In Part 2 of this series, T1 businesses will learn about GST/HST & Common Errors, Differences in Tax Status, Reporting Periods, and Exceeding Small Supplier Threshold, Payroll & Common Errors, Employee vs Self-Employed, CRA’s Online Resources and Covid-19 Emergency Tax Measures.

Date: Thursday, December 10, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Webinar

A discussion on the importance of supporting local business during this critical time in our COVID-19 recovery.

Date: Thursday, December 10, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Zoom

Writing your first business plan is a major step in putting your small business on the map. The point of your plan is to articulate the concepts that inspired you to start your business as well as evaluate potential hurdles like competition and funding issues.

Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Webinar

Learn how you can use data to benchmark performance, explore opportunities, gain efficiencies and make better decisions for your operation. Presented by AgExpert.

Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2020 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Zoom

Welcome to the World of Entrepreneurship! The Starting Your Business sessions are geared towards those considering entrepreneurship and those who have already decided to start their own business and are ready to take the next steps. Sessions are held in a small group setting and led by a Small Business Consultant.

Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Zoom

Content creation is only half the battle when it comes to effective social media marketing. Now it’s time for the heavy lifting. In this second webinar on social media and a follow up to Buzzworthy Content Creation, we look at what to do once your content has been created. Where to post it, how and when to post it are all questions we will answer plus ways to extend your reach and foster engagement to get the most out of every post.

Date: Monday, December 21, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Zoom

Canva is an online image editing software that enables you to create marketing imagery, business card layouts, logos and any other graphic design you may need to market your brand. Think of it as a limited but very intuitive version of photoshop, with an easy to use drag and drop system. Join us as we show you the basics of the free version, as well as monthly subscription options containing more advanced templates, stock images and team collaboration options.

Date: Monday, December 28, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Zoom

Your marketing is a direct reflection of your product – if your product imagery is… questionable, that’s what potential buyers see when they view your products online! Join us as we teach you how to take great photos of your products using just your phone, with tips about how to light the subject, what settings you need to use, how to crop out backgrounds, and file sizes for your website.

Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Webinar

*FOR CORPORATIONS* If you have tax-related questions, here is your chance to get them answered! Our seminars are held by CRA professionals and will help you learn about: - Business tax deductions - Common tax errors - Helpful tools and services offered by the CRA -General bookkeeping concepts and best practices In Part 1 of this T2 focused series, businesses will learn about business structures, other tax information (registering for business numbers, important dates for corporations, instalment payments, corporate tax schedules), and a general overview of revenue and expense concepts (includes a discussion of common business deductions), common errors, and tips for keeping proper books and records.

Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Webinar

*FOR CORPORATIONS* If you have tax-related questions, here is your chance to get them answered! Our seminars are held by CRA professionals and will help you learn about: - Business tax deductions - Common tax errors - Helpful tools and services offered by the CRA -General bookkeeping concepts and best practices In Part 2 of this T2 focused series, businesses will hear a GST/HST overview, learn basic payroll information, and about CRA’s online tools and resources.


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