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Special Events

eBiz Seminar - SEO for Small Business

Get comfortable with Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for your small business on Sept 29th, 2016. Register for the event through Eventbrite.  

Invitation for Enterprise Centre's e-business event Sept 29, 2016

eBiz Seminar - Social Media for Small Business

Invitation for Enterprise Centre e-business event March 16

Get educated on social media for small business on March 16, 2016. Register for the event through Eventbrite.


Learn at Lunch - B2B Sales Strategy for Startups

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Ignite your sales potential with the tips you'll learn at the Business to Business Sales Strategy for Startups on Sept 15th. 

Register at 


e-Biz Seminar: Secrets to Successful Branding

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Learn the secrets of successful branding with Form & Affect on Sept. 24th. 

Small Business Kickoff Event - Oct 6, 2015

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Join us in kicking off Small Business Month on Oct 6th with speaker, author, consultant and investor David Berkus. 

Register now by emailing


Welland Enterprise Centre Services

In partnership with the Welland Development Commission and the Welland Job Gym,  the St. Catharines Enterprise Centre is pleased to offer small business informational and advisory services on the first and third Tuesdays of each month.
Consultations and seminars are available at no charge. Registration is required.
We are pleased to be offering the following seminars:
  • Steps to Starting a Small Business
  • Business Plan Basics
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Building your Business Online

For details on each of the seminars, please visit our Seminars & Workshops page.

Consultation spots are booked for one hour with a business consultant to discuss your business idea in more detail.

Contact the Enterprise Centre at 905.688.5601 ext. 1767 to register for a seminar or to book a consultation.

Archive Events

The One Page Strategic Plan - Free workshop

Partnered Seminar with Venture Niagara 

May 8, 2014

9 a.m. to noon

Venture Niagara office (20 Pine Street North, Thorold)

Setting the right plan for your business is critical for success, but so is executing that plan. 

Join Larry Anderson, Trigger Strategies, for a hands-on workshop where you'll learn how to develop a one page strategic plan that is easy to execute and measure.

To register, call 905.688.8085 or email

*This workshop can benefit start up as well as existing businesses.

e-Business Workshop - Google Analytics

Understanding your Google Analytics reports is important to your businesses continued success.

Join us on Sept 23rd at 8:30 am where CMS Intelligence will be helping you understand and analyze your Google Analytics. You'll get guidance on the set-up process and information to help you understand how your website's performing.

Limited spots available. Register at: 

Tuesday, Sept. 23

8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 

Hosted at the Niagara Falls Business Innovation Zone

4321 Queen St.

Niagara Falls, ON 

L2E 2K9

Please bring your laptop!

Learn at Lunch Seminar Series

The St. Catharines Enterprise Centre is partnering with Innovate Niagara and the Niagara Falls Small Business Enterprise Centre to bring you the Learn@Lunch seminar series for 2015.

Each seminar provides information, training and resources on a number of different relevant business topics.

Join us on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 to learn the value of video marketing from Image Propeller Studios and Open Concept Film

Join us on Thursday, April 2, 2015 to learn how to build a winning team and culture with Roy Opata Olende, of Green Mango.

Register at

VPDM Digital, Niagara's premier digital marketing agency, will demonstrate how their proven, web-centric mix of content + search + social marketing,
deliver your business maximum ROI, that is 100% trackable.
When: Thursday, Aug. 6 from noon to 1:30 p.m.
Cost: $20 each (includes lunch)

Small Business Financial Management Session

How to repair past financial problems and avoid future ones
The presentation will provide examples of common financial mistakes people make when they start a new business: cashflow, capitalization, dealing with the government.
We'll also spend some time discussing how to deal with financial problems you may already have, or that may develop in the first few years you are operating.
When: Feb. 25, 2015 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Cost: Free to attend. Lunch included.
Limited Spots available

What lenders are looking for

Venture Niagara is offering an information session to advise businesses on what lenders are looking for.

In this 2 hour information session, you will understand how Canadian financial institutions assess the credit worthiness of a business from Bryan Botham, a former banker and current Venture Niagara consultant.

Wednesday, March 11
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Venture Niagara office - 20 Pine Street N, Thorold

Register by calling 905.680.8085 or emailing 

e-Business Info Sessions for Small Business Owners

Join us for one or both e-business information sessions for small business owners. Each topic will focus on e-business strategies to help you grow your small business. Learn the latest, ask questions and gauge your performance.

Cost: $20 each session (plus HST)

Location: Dom's Pasta and Grill, Downtown St. Catharines (22 Academy St.)

Register by calling 905.688.5607 ext. 1767 or emailing 


Friday, April 17, 8 a.m. to noon

Branding Yourself: How to be consistent in your visual brand.

Sales Team: Reinvented: Analyze your website and increase its effectiveness.

Friday, April 24, 8 a.m. to noon

Business Blog Secrets: Write with keywords in mind

Email Marketing: Make the most of your email list

Tradeshow 101: Digital work to do before and after the event.


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