Entrepreneurial Exploration (2 days)

About the workshop

This two-day workshop can help you explore becoming your own boss. You'll get to:

  • Explore the benefits of self-employment.
  • Discover the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs.
  • Assess your entrepreneurial skills.
  • Assess whether your business idea has what it takes to succeed.
  • Learn how to research your industry, competition, and potential customers.

On Day 1, you'll assess your fit for self-employment. Coursework can be completed online OR in the workshop classroom. Participants who complete the coursework online can chat with the instructor through the online chat feature. On Day 2, you’ll learn about basic business planning tools. Coursework must be completed in the classroom.

One business day before the workshop, you'll get an email with instructions on how to log into the course content online.

Participant requirements

  • Participants must complete Day 1 of the workshop before they can attend Day 2.
  • Participants must have Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) Level 8 English language skills to attend.
  • Participants must be comfortable using a computer and mouse, and must be able to browse the internet. Computer skills training in available in the Employment Services Directory.
  • Participants must attend the full workshop. If you cannot attend, please withdraw your registration by clicking the 'Cancel Registration' link found in your confirmation email.


  • We support a fragrance-free environment.
  • You may bring your personal laptop. Venues are WI-FI enabled.
  • Lunch is not provided. Participants are encouraged to bring lunch and a water bottle.

Getting to the workshop

Parking is very limited. Please consider using public transit when attending a workshop. Venues are located near major bus and LRT routes. Visit www.calgarytransit.com/plan-a-trip to plan your trip.

Workshop dates are subject to change without notice. Check this website for the latest workshop schedule.

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