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Community Based

Thunder Bay Ventures provides business counselling for clients and opportunties for entrepreneurial training, in Thunder Bay and through on-line tools and resources.  Seminars (when offered) and on-line learning are available to the general business public.


Small Business Week Seminar

Every year, usually in October, Thunder Bay Ventures participates in the BDC sponsored national Small Business Week.   Friday of Small Business Week is CFDC day and it is the custom of Thunder Bay Ventures to provide free/low cost workshops and/or seminars on issues relevant to small business owners in the Thunder Bay CMA.  Click here to learn about the current year's activities.


ON-LINE Learning

The Community Futures Development Institute offers a number on on-line courses for entrepreneurs, economic developers and board members.  These courses are designed to be tackled in the evenings or weekend as most people who take them work full-time or part-time jobs.  Try one of the free courses to learn more at

The Business Development Bank of Canada offers on-line articles and tools for entrepreneurs as well. Check out for tips on starting or refinancing a business, exporting or e-business etc. 

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