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Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre (VBEC)

Vaughan Design and Innovation, Small Business Week 2015

Celebrate Vaughan Small Business Week. Registration is Now Open!

Vaughan Small Business Week is in its 36th year. Join Vaughan businesses for this five-day event to connect with peers and learn from industry experts. We’re bringing together local leaders and inspiring speakers with one goal in mind—to create new possibilities for business innovation.

Calendar for Vaughan Small Business Week is available here. 


Program information and online registration for October 19 to 23:

Vaughan Small Business Week / Vaughan International Commercialization Centre (VICC) Launch

  • Tuesday October 20, 2015. 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Vaughan City Hall, 2141 Major Mackenzie Drive

Starting Now! Youth Entrepreneurship Night. Presented with DECA Ontario

  • Monday October 19, 2015. 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Vaughan City Hall, 2141 Major Mackenzie Drive

Exporting to the United States. Presented with the Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration & International Trade

  • Tuesday October 20, 2015. 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • SpringHill Suites, 612 Applewood Crescent
  • $27.50 fee.

Business Success For Newcomers. Presented with Welcome Centre Immigrant Services

  • Tuesday October 20, 2015. 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Welcome Centre Immigrant Services, 9100 Jane Street

Accessibility Standards for Small Business

  • Tuesday October 20, 2015. 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Vaughan City Hall, 2141 Major Mackenzie Drive

Innovation Showcase: Engineering the Future

  • Tuesday October 20, 2015. 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Vaughan City Hall, 2141 Major Mackenzie Drive

Dress for Success. Presented at Vaughan Mills

  • Tuesday October 20, 2015. 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Vaughan Mills, 1 Bass Pro Mills Drive

Incentive Programs for Hiring. Presented with COSTI Employment Services

  • Wednesday October 21, 2015. 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • COSTI Employment Services, 3100 Rutherford Road

Beyond Networking: Effective Referral Generation. Presented with the Vaughan Public Libraries

  • Wednesday October 21, 2015. 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Pierre Berton Resource Library, 4921 Rutherford Road

Effective Exit Strategies for Small Business Owners

  • Wednesday October 21, 2015. 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Vaughan City Hall, 2141 Major Mackenzie Drive

Finance Symposium

  • Wednesday October 21, 2015. 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Vaughan City Hall, 2141 Major Mackenzie Drive

Social Entrepreneurship: Rethinking Return on Investment. Presented with Human Endeavour

  • Thursday October 22, 2015. 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Vaughan City Hall, 2141 Major Mackenzie Drive

Media and Marketing Forum. Presented with the Canadian Association of Marketing Professionals

  • Thursday October 22, 2015. 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Vaughan City Hall, 2141 Major Mackenzie Drive

Closing Ceremonies: The Next Normal in Social Media Marketing. Presented with the Vaughan Chamber of Commerce

  • Friday October 23, 2015. 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • SpringHill Suites, 612 Applewood Crescent



The Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre has the Business Expertise You Need!       
The Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre (VBEC) is located at Vaughan City Hall in the Economic Development Department. This location provides one-stop services for aspiring entrepreneurs and existing Vaughan business owners. Clients have access to the full range of VBEC services, as well as easy access to other departments at City Hall.
VBEC offers information, resources, training and hands-on assistance. Entrepreneurs can access VBEC services by booking one-on-one or group consultations, by phone or e-mail, or attending VBEC business seminars and events.
VBEC Services Include:
  • Business Consultation and Mentorship
  • Market Research, Intelligence and Business Information
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Program
  • Business Workshops, Seminars and Events
About Us
Established in 2001 through a partnership agreement between the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure (MEDEI) and the City of Vaughan, the Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre provides entrepreneurs with professional business consultation services.
VBEC is a member of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE), a collaborative network of organizations across Ontario that helps entrepreneurs, businesses and researchers commercialize their ideas by providing a comprehensive suite of programs and services.
Book your business consultation appointment today: VBEC@vaughan.ca
Vaughan City Hall
Economic Development Department
2141 Major Mackenzie Drive, Level 200
Vaughan, ON L6A 1T1
T. 905-832-8526 F. 905-832-6248

 Contact Information


Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre

Phone: 905-832-8526
Fax: 905-832-6248
Email: VBEC@vaughan.ca

2141 Major Mackenzie Drive
Level 200
Vaughan, Ontario  L6A 1T1


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