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
Are you considering exporting, or have you begun exporting from Canada? This workshop is intended for small business people who are just starting out, new to exporting, or at the ‘investigative’ stage of exporting. Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) helps businesses across the province grow exports, and they want to … Read more
Join Patricia Griffith, Statistics Canada, for a free workshop on data and surveys for business. Topics will include (but are not limited to): Geography Demographic data Household expenditures Industry data Sales data Navigating the Statistics Canada website To attend this workshop, you must: Be an ISANS business client Have a … Read more
Join us for a presentation from MNP LLP: a public accounting, tax, consulting and business advisory firm. In this session, you will learn about: Taxation for sole proprietors Preparation of T1 (General Tax Return) and the T2125 Statement of Business for Professional Activities To attend this session, you must: Be … 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.