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Entrepreneur Basics

Business planning at a table

Are you a new entrepreneur or looking to start a business? Ottawa Public Library offers workshops exploring some of the basics of being an entrepreneur. The workshops offer practical tips and resources in key areas of business and provide knowledge and insight to all budding entrepreneurs.

Are you interested in learning about importing?  Did you know about digital solutions and tools to help automate your business?  

Ottawa Public Library also offers online guides and resources such as a Guide to Market Research, Ottawa  and a Guide to Starting a Small Business in Ontario, free market research consultations, and online resources such as  

Join us for informative entrepreneur workshops offered at Library Branches in the coming weeks and bring your questions.  Registration recommended!

Tuesday, February 5, 6:30-8:00 pm at Nepean Centrepointe Branch. Details and registration.

Importation  (in French)
Monday, February 25, 6:00-8:00 pm at Cumberland Branch. Details and registration.

Digital Solutions for Your Business
Wednesday, February 20, 6:30-8:00 pm at Emerald Plaza Branch. Details and registration. 

Starting a Business
Wednesday, February 20, 6:00 -8:00 pm at Elmvale Acres. Details and registration.
Thursday, March 21, 6:00-8:00 pm at Centennial Branch.  Details and registration.

Accounting and Bookkeeping Basics
Monday, February 11, 6:30-8:00 pm at Nepean Centrepointe Branch. Details and registration. 

Market Research Techniques and Resources 
Wednesday, February 13, 6:00-7:30 pm at Main Branch. Details and registration. 

How to Use Think with Google
Saturday, February 23, 2:00 -3:00 pm at Beaverbrook Branch. Details and registration.
Wednesday, March 20, 6:00-7:00 pm at Main Branch.  Details and registration. 

Opening a Food Business in Ottawa
Wednesday, March 6, 6:30-8:00 pm at Nepean Centrepointe Branch.  Details and registration.


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