Helping you succeed in business

GrowthWheel, for the road to success!

When you meet with one of our business advisors, you will work with GrowthWheel, a visual toolbox that lets you structure your decisions and take action on them. It is designed around the four lasting challenges that all businesses have in common.

  • How do I create an attractive business concept?
  • How do I build a strong organization behind it?
  • How do I develop lasting relations with my clients?
  • How do I maintain profitable operations?

In business, everything is important, all the time. But you have to ask yourself, where are you going to focus your efforts?

GrowthWheel is a visual checklist that gives you a 360° perspective on your business. This helps you to prioritize, make the right decisions, and act on them.

Find out what decisions you need to make. Identify the challenges. Discover the opportunities. Get new ideas.

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Comment se lancer en affaires 101:  interactive training on starting a business

In partnership with the City of Toronto, the SÉO offers innovative, dynamic training on various topics related to entrepreneurship.

If you’re interested in any of the following topics, contact the SÉO’s business advisors to register for training in them:

  • Starting a business (Lance-toi en affaires 101)
  • Government forms and business taxes
  • Preparing a business plan and conducting a market analysis
  • Aptitudes of good entrepreneurs and best entrepreneurial practices
  • Networking and partnerships
  • Social media and promotion
  • Grants and loans available to entrepreneurs
  • Technology for businesses, or, It’s time to expand your business!
  • Time management for businesspeople

The SÉO is your key partner to help you succeed in business.  


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Success Stories
  • Ali Bahri
    Thanks to the SÉO’s guidance and its mentoring program, I was able to get my first real work experience in Canada as a bilingual immigrant and become familiar with how the Canadian job market works.
    Ali Bahri
  • Audric Zedong
    Long before I arrived in Canada, while I was still in Cameroon, my SÉO counsellor took wonderful care of me. She was dedicated and always there when I needed her. She and I went over everything that I needed to find a job and fit into Canadian society. The SÉO is like a big family. I can’t thank them enough, and I recommend them very highly
    Audric Zedong
  • Colette Soret
    It’s not very often that you come in contact with a provincial network like the Société Économique de l’Ontario (SÉO). My husband and I have benefitted from the SÉO’s personalized guidance for over a year and a half.
    Colette Soret
  • Ali Soumah
    I want to thank you for your help in coordinating the interviews and the training of the candidates whom we have hired. Many thanks for helping our Francophone business community and for assisting in the economic development of small and medium-sized businesses. Company : A.S. Business Center
    Ali Soumah
  • Taieb
    The SÉO gave me invaluable support in entering the Canadian job market. They helped me format my CV and conduct my job search, as well as through their Mentoring program.
  • Rabia Markou
    We are very proud of our partnership with the SÉO. We have acquired some talented profiles, in various fields of expertise. The SÉO is helping DHL to grow our business. Thank you! Company: DHL
    Rabia Markou
  • Kheireddine
    The SÉO provided us with a space where we were able to build the start of our first network of French-speaking contacts in Toronto.
  • Ashvin Sobhee
    I want to thank you for your commitment to helping me as a job seeker. I especially appreciated your responsiveness and how quickly you gave me an appointment to come see you. The advice that you gave me at our meeting was very effective and highly profitable.
    Ashvin Sobhee
  • Jean-Charles Tanzilli
    My husband and I benefitted from the SÉO’s services before and after we settled in Ottawa in July 2018.
    Jean-Charles Tanzilli
  • Assïatou Dialo, CEO
    The SÉO’s Structured Mentoring Program does a great deal to strengthen Ontario’s Francophone and bilingual economic space, because immigrants are the main source of growth in the work force. Company : TAAB Cleaning Inc.
    Assïatou Dialo, CEO