Forum Posts

Entrepreneurs Toronto
May 04, 2021
In Funding
The Black Entrepreneurship Program (BEP) is a collaboration between the Government of Canada, the country’s black-led business organizations, and its many financial institutions. With an investment of up to $221 million over four years, it will help Black Canadian business owners and entrepreneurs grow their businesses and succeed now and in the future. EP is hosting a Fireside with an Expert Panel on the new Black Entrepreneurship Program (BEP) announced by the Prime Minister of Canada to support Black Canadian Entrepreneurs on May 15th, 2021. The discussion will cover the following three Components: The National Ecosystem Fund will support not-for-profit Black-led business organizations across the country in their capacity to provide support, mentorship, financial planning, and business training for Black entrepreneurs. The Black Entrepreneurship Loan Fund is a partnership between the Government, Black-led business organizations, and several financial institutions. It will provide loans up to $250,000 to Black business owners and entrepreneurs across the country. The Black Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub will conduct research on Black entrepreneurship in Canada. It will help identify barriers to success and opportunities for growth. The Hub will be led by not-for-profit Black-led community and business organizations in partnership with educational institutions. View the Canadian Government’s summary report here You can sign up to attend the upcoming seminar featuring EP’s Faculty members and Black Community leaders here. The video below offers a quick look into EP’s fireside discussion between the expert panel and black community leaders about the benefits of the Black Entrepreneur’s Program (BEP) that was streamed live in December of 2020. This video offers insight into what you can expect from the upcoming webinars on the subject. You can watch the full video here.
The Black Entrepreneurship Program (BEP) content media
0
0
40
Entrepreneurs Toronto
Apr 28, 2021
In Branding / Marketing
The EP Academy classes are designed to update the knowledge base of budding entrepreneurs and small business owners with upcoming business, finance and marketing trends to help them grow and run a profitable business in Canada. Newcomers that are hoping to turn their ideas or dreams into a tangible business will also benefit from the information and tips shared by our expert faculty. Our expert faculty consistently puts together detailed insights and steps that will help you learn and understand the underlying core values of good business practices and elevate your knowledge base for greater and more successful opportunities. Below we have shared a snippet of all that goes on in an EP Academy class. You can check out the course structure or the EP Academy flyer for more details.
A Quick Look Into What Goes On in the EP Academy Classes content media
0
0
20
Entrepreneurs Toronto
Apr 22, 2021
In Branding / Marketing
In this discussion, Entrepreneur's Point has listed answers to all your most commonly asked questions about EP and EP Academy. " What topics are covered by EP Academy classes?" If you visit the EP Academy page, the course module has been listed out in a table format. You can find the details of the course module listed below: Foundations and Application of Everyday Leadership Understanding your Purpose (Concept of Values; Culture; Belief System; Principles; Processes) Designing the Organization: Business Management Business plan; product definition; Organizational Infrastructure; stakeholders Management Financial Management Cash Flow Risk; Assessment & Solutions; Tax Mitigation Investment Opportunities, Retirement; Estate Planning Sales and Marketing Marketing Opportunities; Sales Skills; Your sales story; Targeted Marketing Branding Value of your brand; Creating a personal brand; Building brand equity You can also check out the class flyer and download it for your own reference. Please get in touch with us if you want to learn more. " Is it possible to provide the video recordings of certain sessions of the EP classes?" Yes! Students of EP Academy can get private access to recordings of classes and related EP Academy sessions. EP Academy Students can get in touch with us to let us know that they would like recordings of particular classes and we can grant them access codes that can be used to view these videos on YouTube. EP Academy’s classes are otherwise kept private from the general public. Please get in touch with us if you want to learn more. " How can EP help me with funding opportunities, finding investors and networking opportunities? " EP Funds provides a Platform that features various funding opportunities from the government and private sectors. funding comes by way of grants and loans. EP Academy invites bank reps to the Finance your startup seminar to discuss their funding products and connect you with available resources. These classes and seminars connect you with industry experts that offer helpful details on funding opportunities that are available or have become available to entrepreneurs; the application process, the requirements and various other crucial details required by an entrepreneur that wants to acquire funding for their business. These classes and seminars encourage networking amongst the audience and the panel of experts as well. We also organize and host events such as Pitch contests where we put together an expert panel of judges featuring major leaders from various industries. Entrepreneurs participate to pitch their businesses in hopes of winning financial and non-financial prizes. Please get in touch with us if you want to learn more.
0
0
16
Entrepreneurs Toronto
Apr 15, 2021
In Branding / Marketing
In this discussion, Entrepreneur's Point has listed answers to all your most commonly asked questions concerning our different products and services. 1. "What comes with the membership plan?" The cost of Entrepreneur’s Point’s membership plan is $250/month. EP’s membership includes the following offerings: Access to co-working Lounge anytime between 10 am and 5 pm Monday – Friday. Keycard access for independent entry and exit to the workspace. Access to the in-house wi-fi, printer and scanner. Beverages such as tea and coffee Free access to EP Academy classes Discounted access to the annual Friends of Africa Summit 2. "What is the price and room size for the different office spaces?" We offer private office spaces; prices range from $989 up to $2099; sizes range from 43 square feet up to 250 square feet; capacity of these spaces ranges from 1 to 8 individuals. Please get in touch with us for any other details or availability of these spaces. Ask us about our meeting rooms and event spaces. We offer shared office spaces; prices start from $475 per month; you get a private desk and chair in the co-working area; You receive your personal key card for independent entry and exit. Ask us about the perks and discounts that come with this option. We offer business lounge membership; price is $250 per month; size is 750 square feet; capacity is 30 people. Please get in touch with us for any other details or availability of these spaces. We offer mother’s workspace; the price is $599 per month; the size is 84 square feet; the capacity is 3 mothers and 3 children. Please get in touch with us for any other details and to learn about the availability of these spaces. We also offer hot desks; the price is $20 per day; you get a standard desk space in the co-working area; you get access to the lounge area as well as other perks; this space is accessible between 10:00 am to 5:00 pm from Monday to Friday only. Please get in touch with us if you would like more details. 3. "What is the virtual office and its services?" Our virtual office options allow your business to be represented by our space without you having to physically be present at all times. It starts at $49 per month for just the phone service feature in which Entrepreneurs Point provides you with a dedicated extension number and an office assistant takes your business calls. For $50 per month, you get only the mailing service feature in which Entrepreneurs Point receives your mail at its downtown office (117 Peter St) and securely stores it for you to collect later at your convenience. Finally, for $99 per month, you can get both the mail and phone service. The virtual office also includes the web conferencing option. We provide a designated number for professional communication purposes. It allows you to schedule meetings without having to download any software etc. Please get in touch with us if you would like to learn more. 4. "Are payments done month to month?" Yes! We are now accepting monthly payments instead of lease payments to provide you with the option to renew and end your service at your convenience. Please get in touch with us if you would like to learn more.
0
0
11
Entrepreneurs Toronto
Apr 06, 2021
In Funding
The Ontario government has launched funding options to support small businesses that are struggling during the unpredictable times of COVID-19 restrictions and lockdowns. Entrepreneur's point has put together the following data on Ontario's COVID fund relief with relevant links to help entrepreneurs and other start-ups find support during these trying times. Ontario’s Digital Main Street Grant: The Digital Transformation training and guidance provides the opportunity for main street businesses to apply for a grant of up to $2,500 to help their business launch and expand online by supporting small business e-commerce growth. Ontario’s Starter Company Plus Program: This program includes funding of up to $5,000, one-on-one advice from a small business advisor and 6 biweekly coaching sessions for businesses that are in their first 5 years of business. The program is accessed through the province’s 47 Small Business COVID-19 Recovery Network locations. All programs and details for the current support programs can be accessed through the One-Window Portal to Small Business Supports at www.Ontario.ca/smallbusiness Through Ontario’s One-Window Portal to Small Business Supports at www.Ontario.ca/smallbusiness, businesses may also access: The Workplace PPE Supplier Directory, which provides businesses with an up-to-date list of Ontario companies and business associations that are ready to supply personal protective equipment; Local advice through Ontario’s Small Business COVID-19 Recovery Network where small businesses can access tailored advice on local, provincial and federal programs; Sector-specific resources to help prevent COVID-19 in the workplace; Mental health and addictions support; Government of Canada Small Business supports and resources; Free, tailored financial advice and online training to help businesses make informed financial decisions and navigate the unprecedented economic circumstances brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic
0
0
17
Entrepreneurs Toronto
Jan 22, 2021
In Funding
Some key takeaways from today's session with Jazmine Miller on developing your business plan includes: 1) Stating what market you are going to reach 2) Understanding the state of your industry 3) How you plan to be different 4) Your product offerings and what your business does 5) Historical and financial projections Avoid these Common Mistakes Made when Writing a Business Plan 1) Not using spell checks 2) Not including your financials 3) Not paying attention to details E.g. No competitor analysis 4) Bad research 5) Including a lot of irrelevant information Still in need of more resources or templates to get you closer to your business goals? Click here
Today at Rise-up - A Pitch Competition for Black Entrepreneurs and Founders content media
0
0
29
Entrepreneurs Toronto
Jan 14, 2021
In Virtual Meetup
We have designed a page exclusively for introductions. On this page you can build your network, partnership and get assistance. We understand you can't plausible do everything on your own but with great networks and partnerships, you're able to scale. How to build Network + Partnership Introduce yourself by telling us what you do. Tell us a bit about your business State where help is needed. E.g. Learning how to write a business proposal Who you'd love to partner with (in what industry) And watch as you build new networks + gain mentors Introduce yourself here
1
0
29
Entrepreneurs Toronto
Jan 14, 2021
In Funding
All programs and details for the current support programs can be accessed through the One-Window Portal to Small Business Supports at www.Ontario.ca/smallbusiness Ontario Small Business Support Grant New Ontario Small Business Support Grant to provide support for small businesses at a minimum of $10,000 up to $20,000 for eligible businesses. Applications to open later this month. For complete details click HERE Ontario’s Main Street Recovery Grant One-time reimbursement of up to $1,000 for PPE costs for eligible small businesses with two to nine employees, in the retail, food and accommodation sectors, and other service sectors like repair and maintenance, personal and laundry services, to help them cover PPE costs. Learn more HERE Ontario’s Energy & Property Tax Rebates Businesses that were required to shut down or significantly restrict services due to provincial public health measures (in areas with modified Stage 2 restrictions or categorized as control/red or lockdown/grey) can apply for rebates, provided in the form of grants, to cover municipal/education property taxes and energy costs (electricity/natural gas/propane/home heating oil). Learn more HERE Ontario’s COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program One time, on-bill credit to eligible small business and registered charity customers to help them catch up on their energy bills and resume regular payments. Small business and registered charity customers may be eligible for up to $850 in support towards their electricity bill if they primarily use electricity for heating or up to $425 otherwise. Small business and registered charity customers could also be eligible for up to $425 in support towards their natural gas bill. Learn more HERE Ontario’s Digital Main Street Grant Digital Transformation training and guidance and provides the opportunity for main street businesses to apply for a grant of up to $2,500 to help their business launch and expand online, supporting small business e-commerce growth. Learn more HERE Ontario’s Starter Company Plus Program Funding up to $5,000, one-on-one advice from a Small Business Advisor, and 6 biweekly coaching sessions for businesses in their first 5 years in business. The program is accessed through the province’s 47 Small Business COVID-19 Recovery Network locations. Learn more HERE Through Ontario’s One-Window Portal to Small Business Supports at www.Ontario.ca/smallbusiness, businesses may also access: The Workplace PPE Supplier Directory, which provides businesses an up-to-date list of Ontario companies and business associations that are ready to supply personal protective equipment; Local advice through Ontario’s Small Business COVID-19 Recovery Network where small businesses can access tailored advice on local, provincial and federal programs; Sector-specific resources to help prevent COVID-19 in the workplace; Mental health and addictions supports; Government of Canada Small Business supports and resources; Free, tailored financial advice and online training to help businesses make informed financial decisions and navigate the unprecedented economic circumstances brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
0
0
38
Entrepreneurs Toronto
Jan 14, 2021
In Policy
The Government of Ontario is launching new innovative, voluntary and free border testing pilot program at Toronto Pearson. Eligible travellers will be able to pre-register for the program or proceed to get tested when they arrive at the airport and receive results in 48 hours. For complete details click HERE
0
0
11
Entrepreneurs Toronto
Jan 06, 2021
In Policy
Ontario has declared a second State of Emergency as a result of high COVID-19 transmission rates. This is effective Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. The Ontario Government is issuing a stay-at-home order requiring everyone to remain at home with exceptions for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services, for exercise, or for essential work. For complete details. See here Other useful links Government of Ontario COVID-19 Framework: Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework Enhancing Public Health and Workplace Safety Measures in the Provincewide Shutdown. Update on COVID-19 Projections COVID-19 Vaccines Government of Ontario releases Ethical Framework for COVID-19 vaccine distribution which was developed in partnership with the COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force to guide further vaccine prioritization and distribution across the province. The province continues to vaccinate vulnerable populations and those who care for them through Phase One of its three-phase implementation plan as additional vaccines become available. For complete details click HERE
COVID-19 Government Updates and Guidelines for Businesses  content media
0
0
14
Entrepreneurs Toronto
Admin
More actions