The OSEB Program assists aspiring entrepreneurs in writing a business plan and in launching their businesses. The program focuses on one-to-one coaching and workshops facilitated by subject experts. The OSEB Program is aimed at current Employment Insurance (E.I.) recipients and/or those who’ve had an E.I. claim in the past three years who are not currently working. Eligible applicants receive a living allowance from Employment Ontario while attending this 42 week program.
Essential Communications offers the OSEB Program to residents of Durham. To learn more about the OSEB Program contact Essential Communication’s Whitby Office @ 905-668-4141 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The program has two distinct components: a classroom component (7 weeks) and a business start up phase (35 weeks). During the entire process we support clients with one-to-one business coaching, while during the classroom phase clients complete their business plan while attending a full range of business start-up workshops.
We bring our expertise in training to the program providing workshops in the following areas:
• Market Research – Let’s Get Real
• Essential Business Plan Development
• The Essentials of Naming Your Business
• Networking for Business Leads and Creating Productive Relationships
• Bookkeeping, Cash Flow and Income Forecasting
• The Essentials of Social Media
• Taxation Issues & Business Organization
• Personality Dimensions: Working with Different Personalities
• Essentials of Negotiating for Entrepreneurs
• Taking the ‘Cold’ Out of Cold Calls
• Creating a Web Presence
• Managing Time/Developing Resiliency
• Better Business Writing (marketing/sales letters & proposals)
• Essential Contract Principles & Legal Issues
• The Essentials of Customer Service
• The Essentials of Attitude
• The Essentials of Goal Achievement
• Successful Selling Skills & Essential Sales Interview Tips
• The Essentials of Developing Support – an Introduction to Mastermind
OSEB is an Employment Ontario Program and there is no charge for qualified applicants.
To qualify for the OSEB Program you must have a current employment insurance claim or have had an employment insurance benefit established in the past 3 years (or 5 years if on maternity benefits/parental leave at that time). As an applicant you are not currently working full-time and you reside in the Durham Region. Additionally, as the program is designed to help individuals launch new businesses, you must not have had started a business or be running your business before beginning the program. Details are provided at our Orientation sessions.
There is no charge for this service to eligible applicants. If you do not meet the criteria – all services listed above are available in one to one coaching sessions on a fee for service basis.
Contact: 905-668-4141 or email@example.com for more info.
Here is what some of our graduates have said:
“Thank you – for without OSEB this would not have been possible. We make the top 10!”
Doug Cornell, President, Advatum Services, Pickering, On.
referring to – Profit Magazine’s Top 50 Emerging Companies
“The in-class education, facilitators, and on-going encouragement of the OSEB program is directly responsible for the success of my business. The program is extremely informative and comprehensive, and provides all the necessary tools that any entrepreneur needs to start their own business. I highly recommend OSEB and Essential Communications to any person seeking self employment”.
Makeup In Motion
“Because I was fortunate enough to receive entrance into the OSEB program I was able to realize my dream of publishing a local community magazine. The practical business knowledge I acquired in the various workshops has already proven useful in my new business, and I believe the encouragement and support I have received from everyone involved in this program continue to be a key factor in the success of my new business. Thank you OSEB”.
Susan Benedet, Publisher
Life in Clarington Magazine
“I joined the OSEB Family in 2006 with a hope of venturing into the exciting world of entrepreneurship. I really believe that you can have a great business idea, but if you are not surrounded with the right people, you will surely sink, this is what you will find with the OSEB program, the right people!”
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GROUP 49 CORE WORKSHOPS BEGIN MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 2013
Application Process: Attend ONE of our Orientation Sessions
Call 905-668-4141 to Pre-register
|Orientation Session 1||Orientation Session 2||Orientation Session 3|
|Thurs. May 23 from 9:00-noon||Tues. June 11 from 9:00-noon||Wed. July 3 from 9:00-noon|
|Pre-Module Workshops (optional)||Pre-Module Workshops (optional)||Pre-Module Workshops (optional)|
|Purpose & Focus 1||Purpose & Focus 2||Purpose & Focus 3|
|Mon. May 27 from 9:30-noon||Wed. June 12 from 9:30-noon||Thurs. July 4 from 9:30-noon|
|Market Research 1||Market Research 2||Market Research 3|
|Tues. May 28 from 9:30-noon||Thurs. June 13 from 9:30-noon||Fri. July 5 from 9:30-noon|
|Leasing 1||Leasing 2||Leasing 3|
|Tues. May 28 from 1:00-2:00||Thurs. June 13 from 1:00-2:00||Fri. July 5 from 1:00-2:00|
|Presentations & Communication 1||Presentations & Communication 2||Presentations & Communication 3|
|Wed. June 5 from 9:30-noon||Thurs. June 20 from 9:30-noon||Tues. July 16 from 9:30-noon|
|Application Deadline 1||Application Deadline 2||Application Deadline 3|
|Mon. June 3 at noon||Thurs. June 20 at noon||Fri. July 12 at noon|