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The Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre, located at the Main Campus SC128 (right by Tim Horton’s) is the gateway to entrepreneurship and professional development at St. Clair College. It is a hub that connects students, alumni, faculty and the community. The Genesis Centre provides all guests with resources, programs, and support to provide them with tools to help each one succeed in whatever path they choose - whether you work for yourself, or for someone else. If you have a business idea or solution, this is the place to start!

In an effort to keep everyone safe throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre will be hosting all programming in an entirely virtual format. All posted Workshops and events will be delivered through Zoom.

If you are unable to attend an event due to a personal or school scheduling conflict, please email genesis@stclaircollege.ca and we will make arrangements to accommodate you. If you are interested in a one-on-one mentorship consultation, those can be set up any time via the above email address.


July 2022 Genesis Workshop Calendar

STEM Speaker Series Podcast - Hosted by Sue Taylor

Your Guide to Getting Started with Email Marketing

Wednesday, June 29th 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Not sure how to get started with your first email marketing campaign? Don’t worry; this webinar will take you step-by-step through how to create and send your first email campaign with Constant Contact. By the end of this session, you’ll know how to create an effective email campaign that looks great on any device and gets your subscribers to take action.

In this webinar, we’ll cover;

  • Why email marketing must be a part of your marketing strategy
  • The 7 elements of successful design
  • How to grow your email list
  • How to write your email
  • How to design your call to action

(Powered By: YES Employment + Entrepreneurship)

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Marketing for Founders

Thursday, June 30th 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Marketing is all about idea/product awareness. I will help you ask the right questions to put the best strategies in place to increase customer and investor awareness.

We will cover the following topics:

  • Idea/Product Awareness Analysis
  • Go-to-Market Strategies
  • Marketing Strategies/Channels
  • Marketing Concepts
  • Marketing Tactics

(Powered By: Waxdale Ecosystem Inc.)

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Leveraging Your LinkedIn

Tuesday, July 5th 10:00am – 12:00pm

We will take you step by step through the process of determining your personal brand, creating an “all-star” profile, and getting results all while making meaningful connections with people in your field.

Learn how to leverage your LinkedIn account as you adapt to the COVID-19 job market and optimize your LinkedIn experience!

(Powered By: YES Employment + Entrepreneurship)

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How to Make LinkedIn Work for You

Wednesday, July 6th 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Learn how to set up a profile and get tips and tricks on how to get the most out of LinkedIn. Stay connected to career opportunities and attract employers with a stellar profile.

Women's Employment Network.
Organizer of How to Make LinkedIn Work for You Women's Employment Network is a network of support to help you with your career and finances.

(Powered By: Women's Employment Network)

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How An Online Store Can Boost Your Business

Thursday, July 7th 11:30am - 12:30pm

In this webinar you will get the answers to the top questions we’ve received about the ShopHERE powered by Google program, including:

  • What does it mean to sell online, and why should my business?
  • What is Customer Engagement?
  • How can Social Media help?
  • Who is Digital Main Street?
  • What is ShopHERE powered by Google?
  • Do I qualify for this program?
  • What are the costs involved?
  • Do you have any examples of completed websites?

(Powered By: Digital Main Street)

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Getting started with Microsoft Planner

Wednesday, July 8th 12:00pm – 1:00pm

In this 60-minute session, we will introduce you to Microsoft Planner. We will demo how to organize teamwork with collaborative, visual task management that is user-friendly and integrated with most of the Microsoft 365 apps you may already be using.

(Powered By: Smart Dolphins IT Solutions Inc.)

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Resume Tips to Get You Noticed

Monday, July 11th 10:00am-11:30am

If you are struggling with creating a resume for your first job, re-entering the workplace or making a career change this session is for you.

About this event:
Struggling with your resume? Attend our workshop and find out tips to make your resume rise to the top and get you the interview.

(Powered By: Women's Employment Network)

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Basics of Starting a Small Business

Tuesday, July 12th 10:00am – 11:00am

Do you have an idea and you want to start your own small business, but you aren’t sure where to start? Attend this free seminar to find out information such as:

  • How to register your business
  • Business structure
  • Government support programs
  • Other services and programs available to you

(Powered By: Small Business & Entrepreneurship Centre)

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PowerPoint Basics

Wednesday, July 13th 1:00pm – 2:30pm

In this 90-minute webinar you'll learn how to take advantage of PowerPoint's many built-in template and style features that will help streamline your PowerPoint process!

The North Suburban Cook County American Job Center is committed to providing all customers with quality, professional services as well as a safe and comfortable learning environment. The use of our resources implies acceptance of our Customer Code of Conduct, which is based on the principle of respect for all customers and staff.

(Powered By: North Suburban Cook County AJC)

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Personal Budgeting Tips

Thursday, July 14th 11:00am – 12:00pm

In budgeting what's most important is finding a way that works for you! This workshop will review several budgeting tools so you can be the boss of your money.

(Powered By: Women's Employment Network)

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Behavioral Interviewing

Tuesday, July 19th 1:30pm-2:30pm

Every interview includes at least a few behavioral interview questions - in this virtual workshop you will find out which are most common and get tips on how to answer them.

(Powered By: Women's Employment Network)

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Excel Focus on Functions - IF function

Wednesday, July 20rd 9:30pm – 11:00pm

Add power and complexity to your Excel spreadsheets! In this 90-minute webinar we'll talk about about one of the most powerful functions in Excel - the IF function. We'll also talk about other logical functions like AND/OR as well as functions like SUMIF and AVERAGEIF

The North Suburban Cook County American Job Center is committed to providing all customers with quality, professional services as well as a safe and comfortable learning environment. The use of our resources implies acceptance of our Customer Code of Conduct, which is based on the principle of respect for all customers and staff.

(Powered By: North Suburban Cook County AJC)

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Explore Entrepreneurship

Thursday, July 21th 5:00am – 6:00pm

This discussion topic is perfect for anyone that is interested in starting a business. Local entrepreneurs will share their stories and offer advice and guidance for starting a business. Panelists will talk about brainstorming and problem-solving, creating a business plan, marketing your business, common skills and personality traits of successful entrepreneurs and the most important steps to take when launching a new business.

(Powered By: Youth Services at Toronto Public Library)

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Facing Your Fears: Winning Your Inner Game

Monday, July 25th 1:30pm – 3:00pm

Those anxious feelings are natural. And while this time can be very challenging, it can also become a great opportunity to design a new normal. This workshop offers women an opportunity to refocus, re frame and expand their thinking (around this period of change) so they can move forward, more quickly, and with renewed confidence and hope. Join us as we help you to develop actions for strengthening you inner game and accelerate your progress into “What’s Next”!

(Powered By: Women's Employment Network)

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Free Small Business Startup Workshop for Entrepreneurs & Entrepreneurship

Tuesday, July 26th 7:00pm – 8:00pm

The nonprofit Operation HOPE offers small business coaching and education services at no cost to you. Please join us for an introduction to Small Business Development Workshop.

This Workshop's Topics Include:

  • Information about Operation Hope's Free 8-week Entrepreneurial Training Program
  • Pros and cons of starting a business
  • Components of a Business Plan
  • Types of legal entities
  • Understanding capital and funding

(Powered By: Allison Sanka, Financial Wellbeing Coach)

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How to Start Your Own Home Based Business

Wednesday, July 27th 6:00pm – 6:30pm

Spend a few minutes with us as we show you how you can get started in your very own home based business right away and start building a residual income for yourself and your family. We provide you with a website, support, training and mentorship. You decide when, where, how many hours you want to work and how much money you want to make. Opportunities are endless!

(Powered By: Strong Tower Real Estate Group, LLC)

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Basics of Writing a Business Plan

Thursday, July 28th 2:00pm – 3:00pm

A good business plan is your road map to success! A business plan is also required when applying for any type of small business financing. Attend this informative session to learn how to develop a business plan that will work for you! This session will cover:

  • The required elements of a business plan
  • How to break it down into manageable pieces
  • Where to gather relevant information
  • How to professionally arrange your ideas and research
  • What to do with the plan when it's completed

(Powered By: Small Business & Entrepreneurship Centre)

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For Curriculum related 3D Printing requests, email Kevin Roy at 3DPrinting@stclaircollege.ca


Women in STEM Club. Come join our club!

STEM CLUB

Now recruiting for Fall 2022! Are you interested in being a part of the STEM Club or as one of our executive members? We will be holding elections on Monday September 19, 2022.

If you would like to join the Women in STEM Club or have any questions, please email STEM@stclaircollege.ca

Genesis is a proud member of:
Ontario Centres of Excellence - Where Next Happens
ONE - Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs