Discovering the Entrepreneur Within

"This workshop is the most empowering workshop I've attended in my graduate student career.  All graduate students should be trying to learn professional development skills because the academic job market is already crowded.  It's an exciting time to be a young and talented Canadian if you have the right knowledge!"

- Patrick Bonnick, Dalhousie, PhD Student

Discovering the Entrepreneur Within

Format: One-day workshop

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Workshop Objectives

Gain an understanding of the entrepreneurial climate in Canada and the resources available to start-ups. Explore what works when launching a new venture to avoid common pitfalls.

Learning Outcomes:

You will learn:

  • The best practices of successful businesses
  • Available funding sources
  • In-depth business planning
  • The elements of a successful pitch
  • What it takes to be an entrepreneur
  • The entrepreneurial routes

Key Topics

Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs

  • Self-assessment
  • Attributes of successful entrepreneurs
  • Identifying and dealing with obstacles
  • Risk tolerance
  • Common pitfalls
  • The changing face of entrepreneurialism

Entrepreneurial Landscape

  • Current trends
  • Definitions and resources

Knowing Your Company

  • Entrepreneurial teams
  • Market analysis
  • Product vs. service
  • Types of legal business entities
  • Funding types

Making a Plan

  • Structuring your company: financial, legal, accounting, administrative
  • The business plan

Selling the Idea

  • Successful pitches

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