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Markham Small Business Centre

MSBC Introduction to Business Planning

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Location: Markham Convergence Centre
           7271 Warden Ave.  map

Having a tough time getting your business ideas on paper?

So you’ve got a feasible business idea, and now want to take things more seriously. How do you get your ideas on paper so that it’s easy for other stakeholders to understand and for you to execute?

Learn to tailor your business plan to the right audience: are you taking it to a funder to try and secure financing; are you using the plan for your own internal guidance; or is it for both?

Gain an understanding of the key components of writing a meaningful business plan and how each section connects to one another to tell a compelling story about why your business will be successful, and how you will get there doing it! We will explore the core sections typically included in a business plan:

 - Company Profile
 - Market Research
 - Marketing Plan
 - Operations
 - Finance

This session runs approximately twice per month and is limited to nine attendees only per session. Small groups allow you to ask your own questions directly to our business consultant.

Click here to register.

We look forward to seeing you!

Event Organizer: Markham Small Business Centre
Telephone: 905-477-7000 ext. 6722

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Capitalizing on Canada's Prosperous Retail Market

Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Markham Convergence Centre, 7271 Warden Ave. map

We will offer suggestions on how to capitalize on Canada’s large and prosperous retail market through discussions on: overview of current Canadian retail market, segment trends and key players, key challenges and opportunities, critical success factors and best retail channel option (bricks and mortar vs. ecommerce vs. 3rd party distribution).

· Understanding the retailer's market positioning and where your product potentially fits in

· Preparing a "right sized" and powerful sales presentation

· Understanding the retailer's terms and conditions for conducting business

· "Do's and Don'ts" of the quotation process

· Potential questions you may get asked by the buyer during the sales presentation

· Closing off the sales presentation with the buyer and establishing next steps/follow-up

Cost: Free

Pre-registration:  or go directly to the Online Registration link:

Mock Interviews
"by appointment only"

Wednesday, September 28, 2016,  1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Performing well in an interview is the most important piece of your job search puzzle. This is an exciting opportunity to have your interview skills captured on tape! Note: You must attend the Interview Strategies workshop before booking a mock interview.

Location: Job Skills' Markham - 4961 Highway 7, suites 100 - 101  map

Call 905-948-9996 to book your Information Session. Pre-registration is required.

Culture Days

September 30 – October 2, 2016


Discover the world of art with free programming at the Varley.

September 30 | 7:30 p.m. | Markham Village Library: PechaKucha Night Markham: Volume 12 (Pay what you want)

October 1: Artrepeneur Workshops at the Varley

October 2 | 1 – 2 p.m. | Varley Art Gallery: Artist talk with Jeff Nye in conversation with Anik Glaude and Monica Tap.

October 2 | 2 – 4 p.m. | Varley Art Gallery: Opening reception for fall exhibitions generously catered by Whole Foods Market Unionville.

Sears 2.0 Grand Re-Opening!

September 27, 28 and 29, 2016

Location: Promenade Mall
1 Promenade Cir, Thornhill map

This event will take place over three days (September 27, 28 and 29 at Promenade Mall in Thornhill) and then another three days the following week (October 4, 5, and 6 at Mapleview Centre in Burlington).

On Tuesday, September 27, Sears Canada is hosting a special event to unveil Sears 2.0. Featuring a stand-up comedy performance by a headliner from Just For Laughs Festival 42, pop-and-lock dancers, yoga performances and a jazz dancer duo, you’re invited to come see #WhatTheSears is going on!

The stand-up comedy performance is taking place from 5:30 p.m. – 5:50 p.m. and the first 100 guests to arrive will receive a $50 gift card! Entertainment will be taking place 1:00 p.m. until the comedy performance and will continue on September 28 and September 29 between 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. each day.

Mapleview Centre

900 Maple Avenue, Burlington ON L75 2J8

On Tuesday, October 4, Sears Canada is hosting a special event to unveil Sears 2.0. Featuring a stand-up comedy performance by a headliner from Just For Laughs Festival 42, pop-and-lock dancers, yoga performances and a jazz dancer duo, you’re invited to come see #WhatTheSears is going on!

The stand-up comedy performance is taking place from 2:30 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. and the first 100 guests to arrive will receive a $50 gift card! Entertainment will take place between 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and will continue on both October 4 and October 5 between 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. each day.

MSBC & MPL: Market Research:
The No-Cost Key to Business Success

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Location: Cornell Community Centre & Library, 3201 Bur Oak Ave  map

Cost: No Cost

Finding competitive market intelligence information is critical for planning any new business, or for expanding an existing business. With so much information available, from multiple sources, business owners need to use their time most efficiently to access the key resources that really impact their bottom line.

Space is limited, register online: Online Registration

In this seminar, we will explore and learn to use a number of very useful market research resources for business planning and marketing, including:

  • Markham Public Library online business databases (business plan templates, current news, insights, tips and more)

  • Statistics Canada census information and local Markham Economic/Demographic information (age ranges, households, income levels, mother tongue, educational attainment)

  • BizPaL – Business permit and licence search tool (find relevant regulations for your specific type of business)

  • Business Directories online: Reference Canada and local Markham Business Directory (create targeted business lists to identify potential suppliers or prospective customers)

  • Industry Canada SME Benchmarking tool (compare your business financial statement performance to the industry averages in Ontario/Canada or use these averages to help you with estimating your business plan)

  • Traffic Data Counts

  • Other Key Resources: Canada Business Ontario, Industry Canada Industry profiles, Statistics Canada Household Spending report

A limited number of computer stations are available for use on a first come, first served basis. You can bring your own laptop, but access to power outlets is limited.

Click here to register.

Event Organizer: Markham Small Business Centre & Markham Public Library
Telephone: 905-477-7000 ext. 6722

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Jeff Nye: Recovery Rooms Exhibition

September 24, 2016 – January 8, 2017

Location: Varley Art Gallery
216 Main Street Unionville map 

Jeff Nye's paintings are physical explorations of loss and memory; his work reflecting upon the ways in which time and emotion distorts our relationships to the built environment. Each work featured in Recovery Rooms depicts abstracted elements of both domestic and institutional spaces, settings of particular significance to the artist, including homes, workspaces and hospital rooms. Architectural details, such as walls, windows and floorboards seemingly appear and disappear from these canvases, caught somewhere between the remembered past and the physical present.

This project is part of right here|right now. Launched in 2014, this initiative aims to foster the work of contemporary artists in York Region by providing them with exhibition opportunities and ongoing professional development.

Rock, Water, Tree: Works by the Group of Seven in the Jack MacQuarrie Collection
Drawing on the Jack MacQuarrie Collection, and supplemented by works from the Varley Art Gallery’s permanent holdings, this exhibition explores the recurring compositional building blocks of rock, water, tree, among others. Combined in numerous ways to produce the iconic images of the Group of Seven, they offer a surprising range of mood and meaning.

Innovative Spirit: The prints and drawings of Pudlot Pudlat
A showcase of works on paper by Inuit artist Pudlot Pudlat (1916-1992) exploring his rich and varied engagement with mark making. As an important figure in the development of drawing in Cape Dorset, Pudlat combined both traditional and modern imagery to depict the changing world around him.

Markham Fair 

Thursday, September 29 to Sunday, October 2, 2016

10801 McCowan Road  map

The Markham Fair is one of the Canada oldest country fairs. Since 1844 the fair has been providing the community with a showcase for talents and products in a friendly competitive spirit. With over 700 volunteers working on more than 70 committees, Markham Fair is the largest community based volunteer organization in Canada.

Markham Fair occurs annually on the weekend before Thanksgiving, and hosts upwards of 60,000 attendees. Approximately 3,000 exhibitors will enter more than 12,000 items, which will be judged and put on display during the fair.

As well as the competitive displays, the community is further brought together to enjoy various forms of entertainment such as horse pull, demolition derby, tractor pull, midway rides and displays of farm animals.

Free Parking.

Adults $15, Seniors $10, Child 12 & under $5, Children 4 and under free.

Fair Hours: Thursday to Saturday  9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
                 Sunday  9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Markham Fair is located on the Markham Fairgrounds at 10801 McCowan Road (6 km north of Highway 7).  map

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  More Upcoming Markham Events


Saturday, September 24
& Sunday, September 25, 2016

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location: Markham Museum,
9350 Highway 48  map


Markham Fair 

Markham Fair

Thursday, September 29
 to Sunday, October 2, 2016

10801 McCowan Road  map

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 events and festivals of 2016.

Movies Now Showing at
Our New Local Movie Theatre,
Cineplex Odeon Markham & VIP

The Magnificent Seven
Bridget Jones's Baby
Blair Witch
Cock and Bull
S Storm
The Wild Life
Kuro and The Two Strings
Suicide Squad