Webinars

Here you'll find a selection of free webinars designed specifically for Canadian entrepreneurs. Watch as our experts reveal their recipes for business success that they have spent years developing and sharing with entrepreneurs across Canada. Packed with real life examples, these webinars will help you make better business decisions and achieve your business goals.

By Pierre Cléroux, Clara Razzouk, Isabelle Landry

Boost your performance with technology

Learn why companies who use digital technologies are more resilient, more likely to grow faster and export more than their peers. And get a detailed breakdown of a new program that could give you access to a 0% loan, subsidies and expertise to invest in these technologies.

BY Brenda Slauko, Michelle Scarborough

How to take advantage of rising tech valuations - Free webinar

Tech company valuations rocketed up to unprecedented levels in 2021. Are these valuations sustainable? How does this affect your business? Join our tech industry experts to get an idea of what to expect for 2022.

BY Pierre Cléroux, Laura-Lee Brenneman, Brett Weese

Your roadmap to business acquisitions

The past few months have seen the economy grow in strength. Still, many sectors remain affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and entrepreneurs are coming out of the past two years into a world that holds many challenges. In this context, mergers and acquisitions stand out as a promising strategy for businesses that want to grow and stay competitive.

BY Isabelle Hudon, Pierre Cléroux, Tareq Hadhad, Lauren Rathmell, Isabelle Racicot

A (better) way forward: Canada’s Changing Business Landscape

Join Isabelle Hudon, BDC’s first woman President and CEO, and well-known entrepreneurs as they discuss the opportunities that lie ahead and reflect on how Canadian businesses can adapt and even become a force for change.

BY PIERRE CLÉROUX, DIANE BÉRARD

Economic outlook: What's next for your business?

Join Pierre Cléroux, BDC’s Chief Economist as he provides an overview of the Canadian economy and the main indicators to watch out for. You will also learn about the big trends reshaping our new business environment and the tangible implications for business owners.

By Kaleigh Foster, Celso Oliveira, Trimel Fidely

How to get a business loan in a few easy steps

Applying for a business loan may seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Learn how to prepare and navigate the loan application process—from your credit score to your collateral. Set yourself up for success by showing that you understand your business and by making it easy for a bank to approve your application.

By Dan Johnstone, Chris O’Shea, Pierre Cléroux

Winning new customers in a changing economy

With Canada expecting a strong economic rebound, businesses must get ready now to take advantage of future opportunities. Grow your business by learning how to close leads more efficiently and make your sales processes better.

By Jean-Philippe Pépin, Lally Rementilla, Nishaant Sangaavi, Tiffany Kaminsky

Seize the Moment: Uncovering Growth Opportunities for Tech in 2021

Whereas 2020 was the year of the unpredictable, there are plenty of reasons for tech companies to be positive about 2021 and beyond. How will your business take advantage of the opportunities? Join BDC tech industry experts as they unpack BDC’s Tech Industry Outlook for 2021 and share insights on how to position your business for growth.

By PIERRE CLÉROUX, Anish Ambujakshan and Leon Van Der Poel

Scale up! How to use technology to boost your business’s efficiency

A year of COVID-19 has made technology investments more important than ever for entrepreneurs who want to stay competitive. But investing is only half the battle. Learn how improving your operations and digital culture are the real keys to scaling up your business.

By Alka Sood and Paul Casey

What’s next? Managing your business’s finances in 2021

The road to recovery in 2021 is filled with uncertainty. But no matter what, strong financial management can only help your business. Join our experts for tips on optimizing your cash flow, effectively controlling costs and managing your financial needs.

By David Girolami, Tyler Lockyer and Pierre Cléroux

Customer experience: The secret to online sales success

Nearly 85% of Canadian consumers buy on the Internet, and almost 60% of B2B buying decisions take place online before a salesperson is contacted. Join our experts as they present a step-by-step approach for attracting and converting customers by optimizing their web experience.

By Pierre Cléroux, Jonathan Pastrikos and Josh Ramsbottom

Profit from technology: Digital tools to drive efficiency and revenue

As the economy reopens, entrepreneurs are working to rebuild amid unprecedented uncertainty and a fast-changing competitive landscape. Join our experts as they show you how to use technology to get back on track and position your business for success.

By Sandra Coffey and Patrick Gill

COVID-19: How to adapt your business to thrive in the new normal

The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting our everyday habits and creating an unprecedented level of uncertainty for entrepreneurs. You will need to adapt your business to the new economic reality. This free, live webinar will present a step-by-step approach to manage risks, create contingency plans and equip your business with a strategic vision that takes into account the changed landscape.

By Pierre Cléroux, Alka Sood and Edward Ferguson

Planning for recovery: How to restart your business in the wake of COVID-19

The Canadian economy is gradually reopening after a shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You will need to plan how your business will restart, adapting your operations to meet demand, ensuring your supply chains and managing your financial circumstances. You will also need to put best practices in place to ensure the safety of your employees as they return to work.

By Pierre Cléroux, Sandra Coffey and Tyler Lockyer

COVID-19: How to get through the crisis with an online strategy

The COVID-19 pandemic is transforming the economy and bringing unprecedented challenges to businesses across Canada. As more customers go online for products and services, pivoting your business to take full advantage of these online opportunities can position you to emerge stronger in terms of who you sell to, how you sell and what you sell.

By Pierre Cléroux and Alka Sood

How to cope with the impacts of COVID-19 on your business

The spread of COVID-19 poses important challenges to Canadian businesses. With the situation constantly evolving, you need to be prepared for any disruptions. Join BDC experts as they share short-term economic perspectives and advice on how to manage through the crisis.

By Chris O’Shea and Rowda Mohamud

How to increase sales for your Food & Beverage business

Learn how to identify the best growth avenues for your Food & beverage business. You'll also learn how to build a growth plan, choose the right sales channels, increase your margins and implement food quality systems.

By Laura Didyk and Rosanne Horner

HR talent hack: Recruit, retain and digitize

Join Laura Didyk, National Lead, Women Entrepreneurs at BDC and Rosanne Horner, Director, BC & the North Region, BDC Advisory Services will share strategies and tactics to maintain employee loyalty, choose the best external candidates and secure the full engagement of your team.

By Pierre Cléroux and Peter Lawler

Digitize your business and gain a competitive edge with a step-by-step plan

Join Pierre Cléroux, BDC’s Chief Economist, and Peter Lawler, Executive Vice President of BDC Advisory services and an expert on digitization, who will reveal a step-by-step process that you can use to digitize your business and gain a competitive edge.

By Ashay Gude

Productivity matters: 3 essential projects to boost your business productivity

Discover 3 projects you can launch right away to improve your company’s productivity, operational efficiency and profits.

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