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Economic development in the 21st century is about developing citizens, workers, and institutional structures that are able to adapt to constant change. Economic Development Online Partners offer certificate programs in community and economic development as well as topical and focused learning on relevant subjects.

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2018 BUSINESS SUCCESSION WEBINARS 
 
Open to businesses and economic development professionals across Canada.
 
Featuring an industry expert on each webinar, SXNM hosts an annual series of 10-15 live, online presentations that focus on essential business transition topics. It is open to business owners, producers, and economic development or succession planning professionals who want to learn more about writing a succession plan and the business transition process. Webinar participants receive up-to-date succession planning information right in the privacy and comfort of their own home or office. Each webinar is about 30 mins in length and includes a question and answer period at the end. The 2018 Webinar Series includes such topics as Writing a Succession Plan, Family Transitions, Co-operative Conversions, and Third Party Sales among many others. Registered participants may join any of the webinars as they happen live, and they have access to recordings for a set period of time.
 
Registration is now open! Visit here for more details and to sign up.
 
2018 WEBINAR SCHEDULE:
 
​Writing a Succession Plan - October 3 @1:00 pm ET
 
Knowing what your succession plan needs is the first step to beginning one. Having a solid plan in place is necessary, and this webinar helps you start that planning process.
 

Family Transitions - October 15 @ 1:00 pm ET

Family transitions can be complicated because family can be complicated. Knowing some of the pain points in a family transition can help you move forward smoothly.

Co-op Conversion - October 17 @ 1:00 pm ET

Have you ever considered a co-op conversion as part of your transition plan? Our webinar will help you decide if it's the right choice for you and how to begin that process.

Third Party Sales - October 19 @ 2:00 pm ET

Selling to a third party can be complicated if you don't know what to expect. This webinar helps you determine if this is the right option for you and what you can expect in the process.

Human Resources - October 23 @ 1:00 pm ET

Human resources are often overlooked in the transition process - don’t get caught unprepared! Our webinar helps you conduct the transition without overlooking the people involved.

Coaching for Personal and Business Transitions - October 25 @ 2:00 pm ET

Knowing yourself and your business is important throughout the transition process. Tune in and ensure you are personally and professionally ready to facilitate your business transition.

Mentorship - October 29 @ 1:00 pm ET

Mentoring can increase the value of your business and the chance it will succeed after you pass it on. This webinar helps you learn why it's so valuable and how you can be a great mentor.

Marketing - November 1 @ 2:00 pm ET

Finding a way to market your business is paramount in both day-to-day operations and throughout the business transition. Tune in for ways to improve your marketing plan.

Chartered Business Valuation - November 2 (recording release)

The true value of your business includes a large number of factors, and getting a chartered business valuation will help you get the top dollar for your business. This webinar will help you learn what to expect throughout this process.

Tax Planning -    November 13 @ 1:00 pm ET

Tax planning is necessary for your business. This webinar will give you an update on the current and most recent changes in Ontario.

Farm Valuation - November 15 @ 2:00 pm ET

A farm valuation is similar to a business valuation, but there are other components that need to be considered. Want to get top dollar in your farm transition? This webinar will help you understand what to expect and how to get this service.

Legal Considerations for Selling to an Immigrant - November 19 @ 1:00 pm ET

Selling to an immigrant is different than any other sale, but it can also have significant benefits. If you’re considering selling your business to an immigrant, this webinar provides important tips and lets you know what to anticipate throughout the process.

Financial Planning for Retirement - November 21 @ 2:00 pm ET

Preparing for retirement can feel daunting and impossible. This webinar will give you some tips on preparing for retirement and how to make the most of your finances.

Finding Financing for a Farm - November 23 @ 1:00 pm ET

Have you considered buying a farm? If so, this webinar will give you details on where and how to get financing.

Business Financing - November 27 @ 1:00 pm ET

Have you considered buying a business?This webinar offers information on where you can get financing and what to expect throughout the process.