Webinars to Help Businesses Along

Huron County Economic Development has shared their compiled a list of webinars on a variety of business topics that are hosted by our department as well as other organizations throughout Ontario and beyond.

They are sharing this list with you so that you can continue to build your knowledge, skills and maintain your business. Thank you Huron County Economic Development!

Ready to Re-Open Webinars
To have your business recognized for Ready to Re-Open Huron, sign up for one of these training sessions below:

  • Monday, July 27| 10:00 am – 11:00 am
  • Tuesday, August 4| 10:00 am – 11:00 am
  • Thursday, August 6 | 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Monday, August 10 | 10:00 am – 11:00 am
  • Tuesday, August 11 | 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Monday, August 17 | 10:00 am – 11:00 am
  • Tuesday, August 18 | 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Monday, August 24 | 10:00 am – 11:00 am
  • Tuesday, August 25 | 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Monday, August 31| 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Please Note: Each webinar provides the same general content (with the latest updates each time) as well as a Q&A session with industry experts. Businesses can join weekly for updated information if interested.

July 22, 2020 | 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Content Marketing 101
Are you a small business owner who wants to learn how to create and share great content?
This webinar will cover how to create a simple content marketing plan to help build your online brand and your business. Learn about tips, tools and best practices on how to get started generating creative, persuasive, and engaging content to help your customers find you online, increase sales and improve customer loyalty. Presented by the Mississauga Economic Development Office. Learn more!

July 23, 2020 | 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Traditional Marketing Mixed With Digital Marketing
This webinar will focus on It’s not all about Digital Marketing, Tradeshows, Print, and Promotional products are still effective marketing mediums. Presented by York Small Business Centre. Learn more!

July 29, 2020 | 10:00 am
Marketing 101
This seminar will assist entrepreneurs in understanding how to effectively market their product/service by applying the “4 Ps of Marketing”. Attendees will learn to utilize this strategy to create a sales and marketing strategy. Your business will be better equipped to identify your target market, create best practices for promotion and understand how this direction can be used to increase your sales. Presented by Waterloo Region Small Business Centre. Learn more!

August 26, 2020 | 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Social Media for Beginners
We can’t think of a better time to hone up on your social media skills. This seminar will help you if you are brand new to Social Media. This seminar will help beginners gain valuable information about what social media platform is for you, how to plan you content effectively and some helpful tips and tricks on how to connect with your audience. Presented by Waterloo Region Small Business Centre. Learn more!

July 22, 2020 | 10:00 am – 11:00 am
CRA COVID Response Session
The seminar is mainly designed for owners of small unincorporated businesses, however, if you are incorporated you may also learn something new! The session will be a one-hour session that deals strictly with Covid-19 measures such as the CERB and CEWS. Presented by Waterloo Region Small Business Centre. Learn more!

July 22, 2020 | 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
COVID + Your Cash Flow
It’s no secret that COVID-19 has placed a huge financial burden on many small business owners. From being shut down, to new safety protocols and equipment, to uncertainty of the future, small business owners are left struggling to manage to keep their head above water. In this webinar, Erin Bouchard will teach you the most important things you need to be doing right now to get your cash flow back under control. Presented by Erin Bouchard – hosted by the London Small Business Centre. Learn more!

July 22, 2020 | 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Side Hustle Starter Kit
This FREE webinar will include an educational workshop-style lesson on the side-hustle basics and how to navigate today’s digital landscape as a business owner. This will be followed up by a panel discussion featuring experts’ side-hustlers who are walking the walk. You will have the opportunity to engage with the panelist by asking questions to help you get started! Presented by The Maker’s Collective. Learn more!

July 27, 2020 | 9:30 am – 11:00 am
How To Adapt Your Business & Thrive In Post-COVID Economy
In this free, live webinar we will present a step-by-step strategic approach to understanding the opportunities, what tools can help equip your business to deal with the changed economic landscape. Presented by BACD Durham. Learn more!

July 28, 2020 | 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Market Research 101
In this 2-hour, interactive workshop, attendees will focus on using market research methods to further identify their customers, competitors, and market size. In addition to learning the theory behind key market research principles, this workshop will cover strategies and tools that can be implemented right away.
While no prerequisites are mandatory for this workshop, attendees will get the most out of the session if they have attended Market Research 101! Presented by Kingston Economic Development Corporation. Learn more!

July 30, 2020 | 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
BACD Business Fundamentals: Financials and Operations
BACD’s Business Fundamentals series includes the Start up Session as well as Marketing & Sales, Business Planning and Finance & Operations. The Start Up Session is held weekly and the other 3 are all held every month rotating between morning, afternoon and evening sessions. Presented by BACD Durham. Learn more!

August 4, 2020 | 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Starting A Small Business Webinar
With a range of programs and services tailored to meet your needs, the London Small Business Centre can help you start and grow your business. Attend this free, 90-minute seminar for a full overview of programs and services, and key business start up information. Presented by the London Small Business Centre. Learn more!

August 11, 2020 | 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Business Planning Guide Workshop
Starting a business or restructuring your existing one? Discover the key elements of planning your business from start up to business growth. The Business Planning Guide Workshop is an interactive 2-hour webinar that will serve as guidance in developing a business plan. This includes market research, marketing and sales, operations and start-up costs, as well as financials. Presented by the London Small Business Centre. Learn more!

August 31, 2020 | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
How to Generate Prospects Virtually
When you network, do you get a lot of clients? Or do you find most connections lead to exchange of info and not much else? In this session, award winning networker Jennifer Beale shares secrets and tips to finding potential clients at virtual business events, and getting them to ask for a meeting with you! Her ideas will help you get clients right away. You will then be able to attend other virtual events and find clients and referral partners. Presented by Mississauga Economic Development Office. Learn more!


July 29, 2020 | 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Hiring & Training Grants for Workplace Development
During the Hiring & Training Grants for Workforce Development webinar, attendees will learn about the top government funding programs that can offset a portion of hiring and training costs by up to 50-83%. Presented by BDC. Learn more!


Pandemic Planning
Planning for a pandemic is essential. Being informed and prepared will help minimize the impact in our daily lives. This course will help organizations understand the issues that need to be considered during pandemic, and the importance of being prepared. It emphasizes steps that workplaces can take to plan for employee absences, describes the elements of a business continuity plan, as well as actions that may help slow the spread of the virus and keep employees healthier. Presented by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety. Learn more!

We Can Help Keep Things Business as Usual
REM Web Solutions – While your customers are taking a break from visiting your physical store, let us help keep your business thriving through our easy, affordable eCommerce solutions. Presented by REM Web Solutions. Learn more!

Restaurants Canada: Response Handbook for Restaurants
Download this handbook for the most up-to-date information on federal and provincial announcements and relief measures. Presented by Restaurants Canada. Learn more!

Planning for Recovery: How to Restart your Business in the Wake of COVID-19
The Canadian economy is gradually reopening after a shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You will need to plan how your business will restart, adapting your operations to meet demand, ensuring your supply chains and managing your financial circumstances. You will also need to put best practices in place to ensure the safety of your employees as they return to work. Join BDC Chief Economist Pierre Cléroux who will give an economic update and address the expected timeline for different sectors to recover, and BDC Advisory Services experts who will discuss how to address the new operational and financial challenges that businesses face. Presented by BDC. Learn more!

Tourism HR Canada Offers Free Emerit Online Training 
Tourism HR Canada, the not-for-profit behind Emerit Tourism Training are pleased to offer a variety of frontline, supervisory, and managerial online training modules free of charge. These modules can assist with ongoing training needs, as well as giving those whose jobs have been adversely affected by COVID-19 the opportunity to upskill or cross-train. Learn more!

Contact North
Contact North has access to hundreds of training opportunities through LinkedIn Learning that you can access for FREE! If you are interested in accessing this training, contact Jeffery Scholl at jeffery@contactnorth.ca or 519-851-0284. Learn more!


How to Build a “Buy Online, Pickup Curbside” Store
Shopify’s guide to help local store owners easily set-up online stores, while enabling curbside pickup for their customers. This should take you no more than 1 hour. This is for stores brand new to Shopify. Presented by Shopify. Learn more!

Build a “Buy online, Deliver by Hand Locally” Store
Shopify created this guide to help local store owners easily set-up online stores which enable local hand delivery to their local customers. This is for simple stores brand new to Shopify. Please take inspiration if you’re already up and running with Shopify. This should take you no more than 1 hour. Presented by Shopify. Learn more!

Google for Small Business
Google has launched a page dedicated to supporting businesses during COVID-19 including practical steps and free digital skills training. Presented by Google. Learn more!

Digital Transformation Training Program
It is a FREE educational training program, showing you how to choose and implement digital technologies and tools to grow and sustain your business. The program is built so that you can view at anytime and anywhere at your own pace and refer back to it when needed. With focuses from digital marketing to technologies for the foundation for your business, to showing you free and easy-to-use tools that you can implement right away, our training program is a self-learning tool that can enhance the way you do business. Presented by Digital Main Street. Learn more!