Business Planning Launchpad September Series

By Vaughan Small Business and Entrepreneurship


Date and Time:

Thursday, September 08 - Thursday, September 29, 2022



About this event

Vaughan Business and Entrepreneurship Centre (VBEC) presents this four-part workshop series that will help you work on your business plan and create a viable budget and financial projections for your business. This is a free, virtual program, designed for startups and established small businesses to get their ideas on paper through a step-by-step process of developing a business plan. A well-written, realistic business plan that clearly articulates what you’ve already done and what you plan to do is a core requirement for qualifying for grant, loan and investment opportunities.

On top of the training sessions, all participants will be given an opportunity to book 30-minute one-on-one meetings with the entrepreneur advisor to get feedback on their business and financial plans.

The upcoming series will be hosted over four weeks on Thursdays at 6 p.m.

Registration links & Training topics for each session:

  • Ideation (Sep. 8): validating business idea, vision, mission and market research to test business;
  • Marketing (Sep. 15): Offering, Target Market, USP, Building a Marketing plan – marketing basics and must dos to build a solid marketing plan to generate leads;
  • Operations & Sales (Sep. 22): learn about customizing effective sales approach and process, critical operational and risk management considerations; and
  • Financial (Sep. 29): key financial terms, completing the Starter Company financial templates, finalizing your Business Plan.

Please separately register for each topic within the series using the links above.

Business Planning Launchpad Series training is highly recommended to those participants interested in applying for the grant for the Starter Company Plus program.

About the speaker – Eloise Pasianotto, CPA, CMA, MBA:

Eloise has worked with hundreds of business owners since she started her consulting and coaching company in 2010. She works with Starter Company as a trainer and mentor, teaching and guiding Summer and Starter Company participants on what it takes to start and build a viable business. As a formally trained presenter, coach and facilitator, Eloise delivers workshops and seminars with an emphasis on increasing both professional and personal effectiveness.

Participants in her workshops and speaking engagements can expect to learn and take with them with immediate “put into practice” nuggets to increase their success.


This four-part workshop series will be scheduled and repeated until November 2022 at different timeslots to accommodate various schedules:

  • September Series (Thursdays, Sep. 8 – 29, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)
  • October Series (Tuesdays, Oct. 4 – 25, 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.)
  • November Series (Thursdays, Nov. 3 – 24, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)