• Workshop
G304: G Building, Lakeshore Campus
Toronto, ON M8V1L7

Join Jim Skinner, professor at The Business School and the Centre for Entrepreneurship as we discover what being your own boss is all about. 

Each week's workshop will cover a different topic, providing you with the essential skills needed to launch a successful business. Jim Skinner will help get you started on your entrepreneurial journey. 

Tuesday, January 23rd from 4:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. in the G building, G304

Register now! *only one-time registration is required for all BYOB workshops*


Full Schedule

Nov. 28: What’s it like:  Running Your Own Business?  Is it Right for Me?


Dec. 05: What’s the Best Way to Get Started?


Dec. 12: How Do I Make It Legal?  Do I need a Lawyer?


Dec. 19 :Do I Need a Partner?  A Mentor?  Who Else Can Help Me?


Jan. 09: Do I Have to Write a Business Plan? What’s the Easiest Way to Do This?


Jan. 16: How Do I Know If My Idea Will Work?  How Can I Research It Quickly and Cheaply?


Jan. 23: How Can I Protect My Idea?  What is My Intellectual Property?


Jan. 30: What Will My Brand Be? What Role Will Social Media Play?


Feb. 06: How Will I Develop a Marketing Strategy?


Feb. 13: How Can I Develop Negotiating Skills?


Feb. 20: How Can I Develop Selling Skills?


Feb. 27: How Will I Promote Through Social Media? How Will Web Analytics Help?


Mar. 06: How Will I Manage the Processes in My Business?


Mar. 13: How Will I Practice Leadership Skills?


Mar. 20: What Do I Need to Know About Finance? What Will My Accountant Do?


Mar. 27: Where Can I Get the Money to Start My Business?


Apr. 03: Can My “Business” Be a Social Enterprise? A Non-profit?


Apr. 10: Will My Business Need to Grow? When? How


Apr. 17: Why Do I need to Pitch My Business Idea? How?