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Side Hustling and the Future of Work


If you are a newbie side-hustler, freelancer, entrepreneur OR if you would like to become one, there is a community to support you, a template to follow, and resources to empower you to set up your new business and thrive in today’s economy. 


Introducing, The Side Hustle Starter-kit, a value packed event to guide you through the basics of getting your side-hustle off the ground this year!

 

 

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Food Venture Program - Starter Company Plus

 

Explore your food business idea from many angles, and arrive at a plan to get your food business idea off the ground.

 

During this 12 week program, you will get learn about:

  • Market Feasibility of your idea
  • Competitive Analysis, Constraints and Channels
  • Financial Feasibility
  • Food Products Sales Processes
  • Food Processing Equipment & Usage
  • Guidelines for Food Packaging   
  • Business Plan Development
  • Sanitation Training
  • Recipe Development
  • Mentoring
  • Business Plan Coaching

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Social Enterprise Series

 

Delivered over 5 sessions you will learn the essential elements of starting and operating a Social Enterprise and funding options available, develop skills in business planning, customer evaluation; strategy and implementation; operations; financial tools and projections. If you are an existing business, you will learn how to shift your current operational model towards sustainability.

 

Participants in Social Enterprise series will have access to 3 workshops and related materials, 2 Peer to Peer sessions and opportunity to book one on one meetings with a Social Enterprise Coach / Business Advisor.

 

 


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Rise Low Interest Loans

 

At Rise, we break down barriers and change futures through our innovative small business services. Rise offers a supportive environment geared to people who’ve experienced barriers resulting from mental health conditions or substance use.

 

Rise provides:

  • Low interest loans
  • Business advice, mentorship, and peer support
  • Help navigating small business resources
  • Acceptance, and a community of support
  • Encouragement and validation of your strengths and capabilities

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Guest Post: Truth About Management That No One Told You.

Apr 13, 2018
Truths about management that no one told you.   Guest Post ...

 

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Employing Young Talent Incentive

Jan 29, 2018
Employing Young Talent Incentive   Effective January 1, 201...

 

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Guest Post: Social Media Marketing Missing the Mark? Filter Bubbles & Echo Chambers Might Be Why

Jan 26, 2018
Social Media Marketing Missing the Mark? Filter Bubbles & Echo Chamber...

 

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What innovation really means for traditional small business in Waterloo Region

Mar 23, 2017
  Written by Mistie Brown   One of the most importa...

 

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