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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

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

Tuesday November 5, 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 CP Group Canada.

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TAKE YOUR BUSINESS TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Tuesday November 5, 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 CP Group Canada.

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THE BASICS OF STARTING A SMALL BUSINESS

Wednesday November 6 1:30pm-2:30pm
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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SAVING MONEY ON A STUDENT BUDGET

Thursday November 7, 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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THE BASICS OF STARTING YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

Friday November 8, 9:30am - 10:30am
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.

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DESIGN 4 DELIGHT

Monday November 11, 1:30pm-2:30pm
Location: Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre, Main Campus, Room SC128

Design for Delight is a set of guiding principles for solving that important customer problem. A mindset more than a process, it’s a way to innovate from within and iterate your way to your most crucial decisions. It’s not enough anymore just to meet customer expectations. True innovation is about exceeding those expectations so that customers recommend your products or services to others. Learn how during this interactive workshop.

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THE BASICS OF STARTING YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

Thursday November 14, 1:30pm – 2:30pm
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.

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THE BASICS OF STARTING YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

Friday November 15, 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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ENACTUS ST. CLAIR OPEN HOUSE: CELEBRATING GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK
(ENTREPRENEURIAL ACTION FOR OTHERS CREATES A BETTER WORLD FOR US ALL)

Wednesday November 20 12:00pm-2:00pm
Location: Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre, Main Campus, Room SC128

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! 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.

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LUNCH & LEARN WITH ENTREPRENEURS: CELEBRATING GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK

Thursday November 21, 11:30am – 1:00pm
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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SMALL BUSINESS & THE CANADIAN TAX SYSTEM

Thursday November 21 2:00pm – 3:00pm
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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LINKEDIN FOR SUCCESS: THE BASICS

Tuesday November 26, 2019 3:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre, Main Campus, Room SC128

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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STARTING & GROWING A FREELANCE BUSINESS

Thursday November 28, 11:00am-12:00pm
Location: Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre, Main Campus, Room SC128

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 what you need to know to help you start your business and grow your clients.

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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