In the past few months, I have dropped in on a number of free classes for startups and entrepreneurs in Toronto. I know that there must be others out there who need to pick up a course here and there to help improve their business. The great thing about these classes is that you don’t have to have won a pitch-off competition or be selected for an incubator program in order to get the benefit of investor advice and training. The drop-in courses are great for learning some basic skills – no matter what stage your business is in.
Here is a list of some of the courses and events that I have discovered to date:
1. MaRS “Entrepreneurship 101“ – free seminars held at the MaRS building on Wednesdays at College and University
3. LeanCoffeeTO – This is a free weekly MeetUp group that discusses key trends and issues around starting your own business
4. SproutUp TO – A monthly event that Sprouter hosts at the CourtHouse to showcase new startups and offers Q&A and networking
5. TeamBiz.ca – They have a lot of networking events plus they have a listing that includes some EntrepriseTO events
Do you know of a great free workshop for small businesses in Toronto? If so, please add a comment or send me an e-mail and I’ll add it to the list.