Business Basics for Startups Seminar Series

Cost: $50 for the Three-Part Seminar Series

Ready to launch a new venture or grappling with a new business idea?

This three-week seminar is suitable for both novice entrepreneurs as well as the more experienced owner who is launching a new venture or is new to business in Quebec. We will provide you with pragmatic insights, tools and theories to help get your business started on the right foot. Webex services are also available to our clients in Montreal and the surrounding Quebec regions. This series sells out quickly. Register now!


Tuesday, October 15: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Ideation and Validation

How can I make this idea work?

Have a great business idea but aren’t sure if it will catch on? Incorporating lean start-up philosophies, this seminar will provide you with tools to check the validity and viability of your project and to identify workable business models. Learn how to clarify your vision, test your ideas and focus your efforts to maximize your probability of success.
Speaker: Ron Abraira, John Molson School of Business

Tuesday, October 22: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Business Structure and Legal Implications

How can I avoid legal pitfalls and protect my business? How do I register my business, what are the options, and how do I decide? What are the legal issues related to leases and intellectual property? What are the roles of professional advisors such as lawyers?

This seminar will provide valuable insights into how to navigate the implications of your business structure to avoid headaches later.
Speaker: Paul Dery-Goldberg, Lawyer at Spiegel Sohmer

Tuesday, October 29: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Building Awareness and Sales


How can I make sales and grow my business?
Whether you’re selling a product or a service, let us help by offering valuable tips on how to build your sales machine. This seminar will cover the entire sales process from how to identify your best potential customers, model your sales process, gather and process leads, communicate your value proposition, build relationships, and close the deal.
Speaker: Chris Ramoutar, Sales Director at Momentum Ventures

Pre-registration is required. An Eventbrite service fee will be added to online purchase.

Available in-centre and online. If you would like to switch from online to the live workshop at the centre (or vice versa) you must notify us before 4pm on the day of the workshop. For more information, please call 514-878-9788

Cancellations for any paid workshop series must be received two business days before the start of the FIRST workshop of the series.

Please note for all evening workshops beginning at 6:30PM: Doors open at 6:00PM and the workshop begins at 6:30PM sharp. Due to the nature of the event and to minimize disruption, the center closes its doors at 7:00PM. Latecomers who arrive after this time may not be admitted.