Growth Sessions

Are you an entrepreneur ready to take your small business to the next level? These 10 free online learning sessions will equip you with skills and knowledge to successfully position your business for growth.


Is your small business ready for growth? Are you prepared for the challenges of growing a business and how to meet them?

You have been working hard and your small business is growing! Your initial goals have been accomplished and it is now time to take your business to the next level. Our Growth E-Learning Sessions focus on essential elements and best practices for sustainable business growth – equipping you to turn obstacles into opportunities!

  • Business Growth Planning

The Sessions

There are 10 sessions covering essential topics for successful business growth. Each session runs 30 minutes or less and can be taken in any order. You will receive tools, templates and helpful resources throughout.

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10 essential sessions for business growth



Complete each session in 30 minutes or less



All e-learning sessions available in French & English

The Sessions


1.Key Business Practices

It is very important to set goals and continually measure the results. Then adjust goals as needed to align with growth and changes in the business. In this session, we will explore the best business practices for optimal growth and sustainability.

2. Time Management

Time Management is an important skill for prioritizing tasks and achieving goals. When you better manage your time, you’ll be able to take on new opportunities and grow your business in a sustainable manner. This module aims to provide you with the tools and strategies to make better use of your time.

3. Building Teams and Organizational Culture

When growing a business, it is important to create a culture that supports your business goals. In today’s competitive environment, small business owners face many challenges when it comes to building teams. This session explores how to build a positive organizational culture in order to support business growth.

4. Sustainable Operations

Entrepreneurs go into business to both make money and to have an impact, which can be very rewarding. However, there are often challenges with setting up operational processes that will keep the business sustainable into the future. In this session, we will explore operational practices that promote sustainability.

5. Content Management

For every dollar spent, content marketing generates approximately three times as many leads as traditional marketing. This session is for the busy business owner who is looking for ways to continuously improve and manage their marketing content in order to achieve business goals.

6. Contracts and Leases

Need some clarity on the subject of contracts and leases? It can be challenging for business owners to understand when these need to be in place and what they should include. This goal of this session is to provide a general overview, as well as help you understand the benefits and pitfalls of contracts. Please note, the session is not intended to be a comprehensive training session or constitute legal advice.

7. Hiring Employees vs Self Employed Contractors

It is important that you set up hiring best practices that align with employment guidelines, rules and regulations. This session will help you understand the pros and cons of both, as well as the criteria for determining which is most appropriate and meets employment standards.

8. Building an Investor Pitch Deck

A good pitch deck should communicate a personal and compelling story focused on why your company is the right one to invest in at this time. In this session you will learn about what to include in your investor pitch deck, as well as how to present the information in order get and keep the attention of potential investors.

9. Understanding Financial Statements

As an entrepreneur, you need to juggle many roles while keeping a close eye on your finances. A strong understanding of your company’s finances will help you effectively plan for future growth, realize new opportunities and avoid dangerous financial situations.

10. Expanding Markets

Expanding can come in many different forms from opening a new location across the globe to offer a new product or service. Whether you chose to grow your business slowly or take an aggressive stance market expansion requires some thought and then putting together a plan so that you have the best chance of success.

Find Your Local Small Business Centre

Did you know there are 54 Small Business Centres throughout Ontario? Expert business advisors are available to provide entrepreneurs and small businesses with information and advice specific to their business.