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Get Ready to Propel Your Business with Business Inc.

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur? Look no further than the Business Inc. program held in
conjunction with the Toronto Business Development Centre and the Toronto Public Library. The
program is designed to give you the tools and resources needed to transform your idea into a
real business. A Toronto Public Library Card is required to participate, and will give you access
to the library’s resources, including entrepreneurship co-working spaces, and cutting edge
technology like 3D printers and Adobe software. Enrolment is limited to 20 participants per
location, amounting to 40 total participants.

Program Dates and Details

The Business Inc. program is an initiative designed to empower aspiring entrepreneurs. The
program will begin mid October and end early December.


Location: Danforth/Coxwell Branch, 1675 Danforth Avenue, Program Room
Information Session: Tuesday September 19th, 6:30 – 8pm
Course: Tuesdays, October 17 – December 5, 6 – 9 pm
Deadline to Apply: October 5


Location: Barbara Frum Branch, 20 Covington Road
Information Session: Thursday, September 21, 6:30 – 8 pm
Course: Thursdays, October 19 – December 7, 6 – 9 pm
Deadline to Apply: October 5

Cost/Value

The cost per participant is $150 (plus HST).
The Value is $700 per participant. The Toronto Public Library Foundation generously supports
this program.

Course

The course is designed to take your business idea to the next level, with each module focusing
on a different aspect of starting a business. After going through the program, you will have new
insights into effective ways of running your company and how to attract potential customers.


The program consists of eight modules, including:
-Taking the leap to entrepreneurship
-Market research for your business
-Resources for researching your business
-Developing a powerful marketing strategy 
-Creating an operating framework for success 
-Financial Management I
-Financial Management II
-Sales, it’s a process

Applications

The application process dives into your current business goals, and aspirations for the future.
You will provide details on your business profile, your competitive advantage, details on how
you plan to acquire financing, and the steps you have already taken to turn your idea into reality.
Please visit tpl.ca/businessinc for more details and a copy of the application form.

Benefits

Being a part of Business Inc. will be a game changer for your entrepreneurial journey, helping
you achieve success in the ever-evolving business landscape. TBDC has been providing
entrepreneurs with the knowledge and resources they need to launch, scale, and grow their
businesses since 1990. Throughout this program, you will work closely with our experienced
business advisors and your classmates to increase your skills as an entrepreneur.


The benefits to completing the Business Inc. program include:
-Preparing and updating your business plans
-Accessing a business advisor and other valuable resources
-Networking with other entrepreneurs

Your Connection to Success

For aspiring entrepreneurs seeking that extra edge to propel their businesses forward, the
Business Inc. program is a springboard to success. This eight-week program offers an
immersive and multifaceted experience designed to equip you with the essential tools,
knowledge, and support to transform your idea into a thriving enterprise. 


Through the program, you’ll have the opportunity to refine and update your business plans, gain
access to invaluable resources, and expand your professional network. Your entrepreneurial
aspirations deserve nothing less than extraordinary, so don’t wait another moment – take action
now and apply for the Business Inc. program!

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