One-Day Workshops

What is it?

Our free one-day Introduction to Entrepreneurship workshops are designed to help transitioning military personnel, veterans and their partners learn about starting their own business.

Held in military communities across Canada, workshops are conducted by our Entrepreneur-in-Residence and supported by a variety of educators and entrepreneurs from the local area. Click "Schedule" tab to register for one in your area.

In just one day you can learn:

    • how military skills can be transferred to business ownership

    • how to evaluate business ideas

    • components of business planning like marketing and start-up costs

    •  how to access free resources online and in your community

    • where to network with other entrepreneurs

     

One-day workshops are open to all CAF members, veterans, reservists and their families.

Join us to explore all the options for your next career move.

What to expect?

Our workshops are a full day, packed with learning and run from 09:00 to 16:00. Lunch and snacks are provided. 

In the morning, you’ll see how your military skills can transfer to business ownership and what characteristics make for a good entrepreneur. We look at where good business ideas come from and how to know if you’re on the right track. We’ll introduce you to free local resources readily available to help you along the way.

In the afternoon we concentrate on some fundamental elements of small business ownership such as marketing and cash flow basics.

You’ll end the workshop knowing if entrepreneurship is right for you and have a clearer idea of what your next steps could be.

What past participants have said:

“The day was beyond my expectations – practical, informative + useful tools.”
“The information gave me confidence that I have a viable business to grow.”
“This has given me the confidence to move forward with my idea.”
“Excellent foundation; Pointing me in the right direction with networking, resources, and planning.”
“The program is outstanding that provides a variety of resources that doesn't end after you do the 7 day boot camp.”

One-Day Workshops

Introduction to Entrepreneurship Winter Schedule  

In response to the COVID-19 global crisis, Operation Entrepreneur’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence will be offering virtual Introduction to the Entrepreneurship Mindset workshops through Zoom throughout the month of April. 

Online workshops will be conducted by our Entrepreneur-in-Residence and will focus on helping transitioning military personnel, veterans and their partners learn about starting their own business. 

Specifically, you will be learning: 

•How military skills can be transferred to business ownership
•How to evaluate business ideas
•How to access free resources online and in your community 

Please check back for an additional workshop being held in Atlantic Daylight Time.

April 6, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. EDT

Date: Apr 06, 2020

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April 23, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. MDT

Date: Apr 23, 2020

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Past Workshops

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