The Ontario Together Fund is providing funds to the region’s Small Business Centres to provide businesses with advisory assistance that they need in order to recover from the effects of COVID-19.
COVID-19 has challenged many businesses over the past year. Most businesses have had to pivot and adjust their everyday activities, which has put many small business owners into situations that they lack knowledge in which can make it uncomfortable for them as well.
The Virtual Business Advisory service- Ask The Expert is available through the Small Business Advisory Centre (Smiths Falls/ Lanark County/north Leeds Grenville). Local business owners can be matched with professional advisors who will provide FREE one-on-one specialized, confidential advice.(limit to 3 hours per business owner)
After their specific business needs are assessed, one-on-one virtual advisory sessions will be set up with a qualified advisor. A plan will be established between the business and the advisor, approval by Centre. The cost of the advisor’s services will be covered up to a specific amount. Afterwards business owners can choose to pay for additional services with the advisor outside of the Virtual Business Advisory Services offered by the Small Business Advisory Centre.
Below is a wide selection of expert support available including:
- Business Plan/Sales Coaching
- Digital/Social Media Marketing
- Marketing/Brand Development
- Human Resources
- Intellectual Property
Businesses located in Smiths Falls, Lanark County & the northern part or Leeds Grenville (including Westport, Rideau Lakes, Merrickville-Wolford and (north portion) Elizabethtown-Kitley may be eligible for the service. Depending on your business needs, you may be matched with more than one advisor. This enhanced program is available for a limited time.
- Registered as a Sole proprietor, General Partnership or Corporation
- Currently operating and earning some revenue
- 0 to 20 employees
- Located in the above noted area
- Affected by COVID 19
To send your request for a meeting with an advisor please fill in the registration form – CLICK HERE – We will contact you within 3 business days to discuss setting you up with the best suited advisor. Reach out today!
If you have difficulty with the registration form please contact email@example.com
COVID-19 Recovery Network
The Virtual Business Advisory Service (Ask The Expert) is part of the efforts to enhance services at Ontario’s Business Enterprise Centres through the creation of a COVID-19 Recovery Network. The new funding will help expand the capacity of virtual business advisory services and improve access to funding, crucial information, and resources to equip businesses to respond to Covid-19 and grow. In addition to the Virtual Business Advisory Services, local businesses are encouraged to participate in the Centre’s ongoing series of webinars.