Self-Employment/Entrepreneurship

If you are choosing to start your own business and follow your dreams of entrepreneurship, congratulations! There are many benefits, both personal and professional, that can come from being self-employed. The government of Canada offers certain tax breaks for those who own their own business as well as special employment insurance benefits such as maternity, parental, sickness and compassion care benefits for those who work for themselves. There are many things to consider when starting a business. Everything from registering a business name, to creating a business plan, to creating a budget and learning bookkeeping skills, designing a website and an online presence for your company, to launching your company to the public and having a marketing strategy in place should be thought through. You’re ready to get going, but where do you start? There are many government resources, as well as private companies who can provide you with the information and guidance you need to navigate a business start-up. You’ve come to the right place to find them.

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Self-employment Through Entrepreneurship Development

Employment of the employable manpower,an unavoidable gole of development policy,is best attained by a positive employment policy which involves matching of demographic trends and skill evolution with industrial and technological growth.The present work examines the changing role of self-employment in the national employment markets,dierctly wlth the help of statistics generated by National Sample Survey Organisation and Decennial Census of Degree Holders and Technical Personnel ,and indirectly from National Accounts Statistics.The book also focuses on direct component of employment policy, It lays bare the theoretical limits and empirical reality of self-emplyment opportunites generated by special self-employment programmes.

The Economics of Self-Employment and Entrepreneurship

As self-employment and entrepreneurship become increasingly important in our modern economies, Simon C. Parker provides a timely, definitive and comprehensive overview of the field. In this book he brings together and assesses the large and disparate literature on these subjects and provides an up-to-date overview of new research findings. Key issues addressed include: the impact of ability, risk, personal characteristics and the macroeconomy on entrepreneurship; issues involved in raising finance for entrepreneurial ventures, with an emphasis on the market failures that can arise as a consequence of asymmetric information; the job creation performance of the self-employed; the growth, innovation and exit behaviour of new ventures and small firms; and the appropriate role for governments interested in promoting self-employment and entrepreneurship. This book will serve as an essential reference guide to researchers, students and teachers of entrepreneurship in economics, business and management and other related disciplines.

Entrepreneurship, Self-Employment and Retirement

This book presents a collection of nine studies which contribute to a more robust and richer understanding of entrepreneurship, self-employment and retirement in a diversity of settings, including the Netherlands, Canada, the United Kingdom, Singapore and the US, by drawing on both qualitative and quantitative data.

Born Entrepreneurs?

Immigrant Self-Employment in Spain

Are immigrants more enterprising than natives in Spain? How successful are migrant entrepreneurs compared to those who start businesses in their country of birth? How does foreignness affect an immigrant's ability to launch and to grow a successful business? This book explores the economic and social benefits that immigrants might derive from self-employment and the unique factors at play in so-called ethnic and immigrant entrepreneurship.

Entrepreneurship in the UK

Entrepreneurship in the UK examines the causes and consequences of changes in the incidence of entrepreneurship in the United Kingdom by focusing on the characteristics of the self-employed and how self-employment has changed over time. Entrepreneurship in the UK is comprehensive and complete in its review of: time series trends in self-employment in the UK and elsewhere; the earnings of the self-employed with those of wage and salary workers; the characteristics of the self-employed; econometric analyses of the determinants of self-employment and comparisons with US + EU; the importance of liquidity constraints and the role of inheritances and gifts and rising house prices in overcoming credit constraints; macro-economic consequences and correlates of self-employment. Entrepreneurship in the UK identifies the characteristics of the self-employed and explains how and why their numbers have changed over time.

Veterans entrepreneurship and self employment

hearing before the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, May 17, 2007

The Joy of Self-employment

Entrepreneurship and Education in a Changing World

Millions of people in this country dream of striking out on their own, experiencing the freedom and exhilaration of running their own business. Take control of your career, and do what you want when you want. Learn how to leave the suffocating 9-to-5 routine and set sail for more enjoyable and lucrative ventures. Learn how to strive and flourish in the new economy. Learn how to tap into your unique talents to gain satisfaction and success. Learn why our antiquated, institutionalized and politically driven educational system is obsolete. Learn why your college degree may now be worthless. Learn how to gain an education that prepares you for the future.

Self-Employed

50 Signs That You Might Be An Entrepreneur

Are you an entrepreneur? Entrepreneurs are their own breed, unique individuals with very specific character traits and mindsets. In Self Employed, Joel Comm & John Rampton detail 50 different qualities that personify those who could do well as entrepreneurs. These 50 qualities provide a framework for those already working or about to enter their careers so they can decide if they might make it in business on their own. Not sure if the entrepreneurial lifestyle is for you? Or do you want to double-check on yourself to see if the business you have already started in congruent with who you are? This book is for you! Written by two successful entrepreneurs, this book will inspire you to follow your dreams and create your own entrepreneurial success!

Competencies for Self-employment

Entrepreneurial Training for Ex-offenders : Trainer's Handbook, Phase I

Does Entrepreneurship Pay?

An Empirical Analysis of the Returns to Self-employment

The Making of Migrant Entrepreneurs

Social Dynamics of Migrant Self-Employment with a Case Study of Peruvian Entrepreneurs in Switzerland

Given the diversification of global migration patterns, the increased importance attributed to knowledge and innovation for economic development, and the rise of social policy regimes that emphasise self-responsibility, migrant entrepreneurship has become a widely discussed form of migrant incorporation in both policy and social sciences. Particularly in North America and Europe, policy advisors have drafted special programmes and regulations aimed at self-employed migrants, while social scientists have also come up with a vast body of research, although it has not been exempt from certain controversies and biases. Migrant entrepreneurship has frequently been associated either with rags-to-riches success stories or with unremunerative hard work and marginalised social positions. Also, a great deal of research has strongly and consistently focused on entrepreneurial cultures and ethnic bonds related to ethnic entrepreneurship, and consequently other forms of migrant self-employment have been given only given scant attention. Yet, more recently, other aspects, including institutional embeddedness and gender, have become important focal points of research studies and have opened up new, promising avenues to explore the phenomenon. This book offers a comprehensive up-to-date overview of the research area covering migrant entrepreneurship and self-employment, in addition to investigating the skills of migrant entrepreneurs departing from the question: which migrants become self-employed, the highly skilled ones (due to their excellence) or the ones with a low skill endowment (because they cannot find a satisfying employment in the labour market)? Moreover, the included case study on highly skilled Peruvian migrant micro-entrepreneurs in Switzerland demonstrates the complex interplay of elements at work before and during the business foundation, such as an unsatisfying socio-economic integration, the search for social recognition and agency, the reconfiguration of gender roles, and the availability of resources to exploit transnational business opportunities.

Self-employment Dynamics and the Returns to Entrepreneurship

Small business owners and others in self-employment have the option to transition to paid work. If there is initial uncertainty about entrepreneurial earnings, this option increases the expected lifetime value of self-employment relative to pay in a single year. This paper first documents that moves between paid work and self-employment are common and consistent with experimentation to learn about earnings. This pattern motivates estimating the expected returns to entrepreneurship within a dynamic lifecycle model that allows for non-random selection and gradual learning about the entrepreneurial earnings process. Using longitudinal data on men from the PSID, the model accurately fits entry patterns into self-employment by age. The option value of returning to paid work is found to constitute a substantial portion of the monetary value of entrepreneurship. The model is then used to evaluate policies that change incentives for entry into self-employment.

St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - Self Esteem Group for Women - King Campus

A group for women who are experiencing low self-esteem. Assists participants to feel more in control of their lives. Program is offered three times each year in a 12 week series, each evening session is two hours in length.
Peer-led groups have discussions and undertake activities related to aspects of self esteem including:
* Effective communication
* Assertiveness
* Resolving anger
* Self-care
* Body image
* Making connections

St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - Self Esteem Group for Men - King Campus

A peer-led eleven-week psycho-educational group to enhance self-esteem. Builds basic skills of communication, assertiveness, conflict resolution, and dealing with feelings. Runs twice a year.

Halton. Employment Halton - Ontario Employment Services, Oakville Resource Centre - Oakville Resource Centre

Comprehensive employment and job search services * assessment of skills, interests and experience * job search strategies, including resume preparation * information about careers and occupations, local labour market, employment and training opportunities * on-the job training, work experience * help in maintaining employment * information and referral to other employment and community services

Youth Job Connection -- for youth 15-29 years who experience multiple barriers to employment * paid pre-employment training * job matching and paid job placements * placement supports for participants and hiring incentives for employers * mentorship * education and work transitions supports

Youth Job Connection Summer -- summer job opportunities and part-time job placements during the year

Youth Job Link -- youth-focused career exploration and career management workshops * job search, readiness and matching assistance for year-round part-time or summer jobs

Employment & Wellness Program -- addiction and mental health program offers 16 weeks of counselling, skill development and job placement opportunities to help you obtain & maintain a job * complete an online referral at Employment Programs and Supports

Second Career Program -- skills training and financial support for laid-off workers

Services for Employers -- help in identifying their human resource skill requirements * matching of workplace needs to workers' skills, capabilities, interests and experience * support for developing on-the-job training plans and monitoring of placements to support retention

Canada-Ontario Job Grant -- financial support for individual employers to purchase training for their employees * available to small, medium and large businesses planning to deliver short-term training for existing or new employees

Mohawk College - Small Business and Entrepreneurship Certificate

Helps develop the knowledge and skills necessary to complete a comprehensive business plan and learn to effectively manage a small business. The full 1 year certificate program is available online through Ontario Learn.

The Job Centre

Major services:
* job placement for persons with disabilities
* employment plans that outline the steps to reach a job goal
* job coaches who focus on keeping the job
* self-employment mentoring to test feasibility of new ideas

* partners with Ontario Disability Supports Program (ODSP), the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), Centre for Skills Development, YMCA and Sheridan College on employment initiatives for people with disabilities

YWCA Hamilton - Women’s Entrepreneurship Program - 75 MacNab St

16 week, business training and support to start or grow a small business.

Program includes:
* 10 weeks of in-class training
* 6 weeks of additional 1 to 1 business coaching
* Mentorship for up to 6 months with a successful business owner
* Assistance to access loans, grants and start-up funding sources

PATH Employment Services - Ontario Employment Assistance Services

Offers employment services which may include dissemination of labour market information, employment needs assessment, career planning, employment counselling, diagnostic services, job search skills, job placement services, developing an employment action plan, referral to appropriate interventions, assessments for disability-related accommodations and participant case management and follow-up

Learning and Recreational Community House

Offers the following programs - After School and Community Garden.

YMCA of Hamilton, Burlington, and Brantford - YMCA Employment & Training Services - Burlington - YMCA Employment & Training Services

The centre primarily assists those who are out of work, and youth who are out of school to assess their skills and employment potential * various programs assist job seekers with their job search activities and on the job training.

Major Programs and Services:

Ontario Employment Services:
* an employment experience program
* candidates get the training and experience needed to find a job
* individual employment counselling
* job search techniques
* job placements (subsidized,unsubsidized and apprenticeship)
* educational upgrading
* career focusing
For more information see separate record here.

Pre-Apprenticeship/Apprenticeship programs:
* candidates experience the trades through free on the job training
* Program runs annually * recruitment begins in January of each year pending funding

Resource Room:
* self-directed access to information on careers
* training opportunities
* employment workshops
* job bank
* client phone for job search

Computer services:
Free of charge, available to those using for job search, training and education (including life-long learning) include:
* computers with Internet
* web-based e-mail * Microsoft 2013 Word, Excel and PowerPoint
* USB drive/flashdrive/memory stick ports
* FAX (sending only)
* free printing (max. 20 pages per day)
* scanner
* some sites, such as game sites, are blocked

Employment & Upgrading Preparation program:
* assists adults with improving their reading and writing to enhance their employment skills

YMCA of Hamilton, Burlington, and Brantford - Ontario Employment Services - Burlington - YMCA Employment & Training Services

Comprehensive employment and job search services * assessment of skills, interests and experience * job search strategies, including resume preparation * information about careers and occupations, local labour market, employment and training opportunities * on-the job training, work experience * help in maintaining employment * information and referral to other employment and community services

Youth Job Connection -- paid pre-employment training * job matching and paid job placements * placement supports for participants and hiring incentives for employers * mentorship * education and work transitions supports

Youth Job Connection Summer -- summer job opportunities and part-time job placements during the year

Youth Job Link -- youth-focused career exploration and career management workshops * job search, readiness and matching assistance for year-round part-time or summer jobs

Second Career Program -- skills training and financial support for laid-off workers

Services for employers -- help in identifying their human resource skill requirements * matching of workplace needs to workers' skills, capabilities, interests and experience * support for developing on-the-job training plans and monitoring of placements to support retention

Canada-Ontario Job Grant -- financial support for individual employers to purchase training for their employees * available to small, medium and large businesses planning to deliver short-term training for existing or new employees

Employment Hamilton - Ontario Employment Services

Comprehensive employment and job search services * assessment of skills, interests and experience * job search strategies, including resume preparation * information about careers and occupations, local labour market, employment and training opportunities * on-the-job training, work experience * help in maintaining employment * information and referral to other employment and community services

Youth Job Link – youth-focused career exploration and career management workshops * job search, readiness and matching assistance for year-round part-time or summer jobs

Second Career Program -- skills training and financial support for laid-off workers

Services for employers -- help in identifying human resource skills requirements * matching of workplace needs to workers' skills, capabilities, interests and experience * support for developing on-the-job training plans and monitoring of placements to support retention

Canada-Ontario Job Grant -- financial support for individuals employers to purchase training for their employees * available to small, medium and large businesses planning to deliver short-term training for existing or new employees

Halton. Employment Halton - Ontario Employment Services, Oakville Resource Centre - Oakville Resource Centre

Comprehensive employment and job search services * assessment of skills, interests and experience * job search strategies, including resume preparation * information about careers and occupations, local labour market, employment and training opportunities * on-the job training, work experience * help in maintaining employment * information and referral to other employment and community services

Youth Job Connection -- for youth 15-29 years who experience multiple barriers to employment * paid pre-employment training * job matching and paid job placements * placement supports for participants and hiring incentives for employers * mentorship * education and work transitions supports

Youth Job Connection Summer -- summer job opportunities and part-time job placements during the year

Youth Job Link -- youth-focused career exploration and career management workshops * job search, readiness and matching assistance for year-round part-time or summer jobs

Employment & Wellness Program -- addiction and mental health program offers 16 weeks of counselling, skill development and job placement opportunities to help you obtain & maintain a job * complete an online referral at Employment Programs and Supports

Second Career Program -- skills training and financial support for laid-off workers

Services for Employers -- help in identifying their human resource skill requirements * matching of workplace needs to workers' skills, capabilities, interests and experience * support for developing on-the-job training plans and monitoring of placements to support retention

Canada-Ontario Job Grant -- financial support for individual employers to purchase training for their employees * available to small, medium and large businesses planning to deliver short-term training for existing or new employees