ISANS has business workshops and seminars to help newcomers start and grow a successful business.
To attend business training workshops, you must first:
- be a recent citizen, permanent resident or approved to immigrate
- register as an ISANS client
- meet with an ISANS business counsellor
- have a minimum CLB 5
Classes and workshops takes place on-site at ISANS or online through our Online Learning website.
For more information on workshops or to register please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
On-site Business Training
Most workshops are 2-hours (6:00-8:00pm) and are facilitated by a subject matter expert from the community or an ISANS Business Trainer.
Workshop topics can include:
- cash flow management
- business communication (letters, emails, phone)
- sales and marketing
- business growth
- exporting strategies
- business insurance and risk management
- franchising (buying/creating)
- succession planning
- financing options
- business set-up and operations
- Human Resources and labour laws
- Canadian business culture
- management and leadership
- social media
- starting a farm
- business plan development
- website development
Upcoming On-site Workshops
Join this workshop to gain a basic understanding of financial statements. In this session you will learn about: Income statements and balance sheets The types of taxes your business has to pay When your taxes must be paid The benefits of computerized accounting Cost: Free! Registration for this session is … Read more
Join lawyer Jim Enman to learn how businesses in Canada use contracts describe their legal obligations. In the first hour of this session, you will learn about: The elements of a contract When contracts are used The types of contracts businesses use Important clauses in commercial leases In the … Read more
Join this workshop to learn about rules and best practices for hiring and managing employees in Nova Scotia. In this session you will learn about: The hiring process (including what you are and are not allowed to say during interviews, and how to call references) Employment standards, legal rules … Read more
Join us for an information session for the upcoming course, Starting a Business that Helps Your Community. This information session will give an overview of the upcoming 12-hour course and will help you understand if this course is right for you. You will be able to register for the course … Read more
Online Business Training
Talk to your Business Counsellor about online business training.
Introduction to Business in Nova Scotia
This introductory course will give you an overview of what you need to know to start a business in Nova Scotia. The workshop is self-directed - you work at your own pace and convenience. You will learn about: business plans, Canadian business culture, networking, business structures, business registration and zoning, licenses and permits, bookkeeping, banking and credit, funding considerations, taxation, business insurance and employee regulations.
Evaluating Your Business Idea
As a new immigrant to Nova Scotia, you may want to open your own business. You may already have a business idea but need to figure out if it will work. This workshop will help you build the skills needed to effectively evaluate your business idea to discover if it is a money making opportunity.
Business Plan Creation
You have evaluated your business idea and your research has shown that you, your idea and the target market may be a match. It is now time for you to bring all your research together and build a business plan. This workshop will help you develop the skills needed to create a business plan. You will learn about: business plan creation, presentation design and development, and funding considerations.