Where: Innovation Factory @ 175 Longwood Road South
We all know that sound financial planning is key for new business success.
Innovation Factory, other entrepreneurship organizations of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE), and Meridian, Ontarioâ€™s largest credit union, are committed to working together to help new and future business owners like you to navigate early financial planning.
Weâ€™re building an online tool to be shared by new business owners & entrepreneurship organizations across our network, to be used and improved by all of us.
We want to hear from YOU about what YOU need.
Come to our Tool Co-Creation Workshop!
Join staff from our centre, the entrepreneurship network and Meridian in a small group session with other new business owners to give your opinion on the help that you need when it comes to your financial understanding and planning: What topics do you want to learn about? What resources would be helpful? What shape could these tools take?
You will be directly contributing to the development of a new resource to help yourself in running the finances of your business and thousands of new business owners just like you.
Youâ€™ll also have the chance to meet and network with other business owners to discuss issues facing your businesses.
We will also be providing free food and refreshments for all attendees.
Registration is limited to just 20 people, so register quickly to have your voice heard!
For more information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Innovation Factory, member organizations of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE) and Meridian, Ontarioâ€™s largest credit union, are working together to develop an exciting new tool for new business owners to use to navigate many of the financial planning issues we all face in the first few years of running a new business.
Last year, we conducted a study on emerging and experienced business owner financial literacy in partnership with regional innovation centres across our network and Futurpreneur, and learned that a business ownerâ€™s understanding of financial topics is a key indicator of the businessâ€™ long-term success. We also learned that new business owners are lacking in several crucial areas of financial understanding.
To help address this issue, Innovation Factory, the network and Meridian are currently developing an online tool to help new business owners in these areas, and will be making it available for all of Ontarioâ€™s entrepreneurship organizations to use and share with new and future business owners.
To make this tool as relevant as possible to new and future business owners in our community, we are hosting several co-creation workshops to get their direct input into the content and design of the tool. We appreciate your support in this aspect and look forward to developing a tool that is based on the feedback that your clients provide.