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Self Employment Development Program

The Self-Employment Development program will help you to establish your own business, leading you towards financial independence. Using innovative web-based online marketing and sales tools, we will assist you in starting a viable business.

With our ongoing business training, support and consultation, you will be able to start an online business with minimal investment and have 52 weeks of support.

Topics to be taught in the program:

  • Starting a Business in Canada
  • An Introduction to Marketing and Sales
  • Customer Service: The Zero Cost Secret to a Successful Business
  • Keeping Your Business Legal
  • Insurance and Taxation
  • Accounting for Payroll and Bookkeeping
  • How to Obtain Funding to Start Your Business
  • Business Management
  • Business Communications
  • Human Resources
  • Customize your own web-based marketing tool which will be suitable for your business goal
  • Types of Online Businesses
  • E-commerce and E-tail

Are You Ready?

  • Business oriented and innovative, inclined to be a boss or a manager?
  • Have a marketable business idea and customer service skills?
  • Flexible and have excellent communication, problem solving and organizational skills?
  • With or without a business background and willing to learn and work hard 24/7; motivated to succeed?
  • Follow program guidelines and commit to start and run a business within a two months period?
  • A recipient of Ontario Works?

Then We’re Ready For You!

To book an appointment, please contact:
Darren Heng
Phone: (416) 977-8325 x 223
Email: darren.heng@universitysettlement.ca

Course Outline

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3
  • Program Orientation and Expectations
  • Starting a Business in Canada
  • Research: The Backbone of Your Business
  • Keeping Your Business Legal
  • What Type of Business is Right For You?
  • Customer Service
  • Risk Assessment and Contingency Planning
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Business Plan Tasks
  • Financial Plan and Resources Overview
  • Applying for Grants
  • Managing your cash flow
  • How to write a budget
  • Ownership, Management and Personnel
  • Financing Your Future
  • Naming Your Business
  • What is a Business Plan?
  • Business Plan Overview
  • Record Keeping Session
  • Business Plan Tasks
  • Operating plan
  • Individual counseling
  • Electronic Bookkeeping Session
  • Networking and contact building
  • Business Plan: Executive Summary
  • E-commerce and E-tail Virtual Marketplace
  • Business Taxation and Insurance
  • Business Management
  • Introduction to Marketing and Sales
  • Marketing Your Business Online
  • Determining Targeted Clients and Sales Boundaries
  • Marketing plan
  • Business Communications
  • How to Write A Business Letter
  • Eliminating Customer Turn Off
  • Keys to Success


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