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Business Workshops

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: business@isans.ca.

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:

  • accounting
  • cash flow management
  • networking
  • business communication (letters, emails, phone)
  • e-commerce
  • 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

Information Session: Intellectual Property

Details

Date:
November 26
Time:
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Event Category:

Venue

ISANS Mumford
6960 Mumford Road, Suite 2120
Halifax, B3L4P1

Join Cecilia Basic, PhD, Intellectual Property Advisor for the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), to learn about intellectual property. During this information session, you will learn about: Trademarks Copyrights Patents Industrial Designs Trade Secrets To attend this workshop, you must: Be an ISANS business client Have a CLB level of … Read more

Information Session: Introduction to Ecommerce

Details

Date:
November 28
Time:
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Event Category:

Venue

ISANS Mumford
6960 Mumford Road, Suite 2120
Halifax, B3L4P1

Computer Lab ISANS Mumford Do you have an ecommerce brand? Would you like successful ecommerce marketing strategies to obtain new customers, and to entice old customers to keep coming back to your business? Join Priyanka Kakkar to learn about ecommerce, and find out how to promote and grow your business … 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.