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Business help in Northumberland, Cobourg, Port Hope, Campbellford?

If you are starting a business, growing a business, or even thinking about a business, the Business & Entrepreneurship Centre Northumberland can help you: • Increase your chances of business survival • Save money through planning • Become a smarter entrepreneur • Apply for business grants
• Save time by accessing coaches with 500+ years of knowledge and experience • Build a more successful business!

Starting a Business in Northumberland
Starting a Business in Cobourg
Starting a Business in Port Hope

The Business & Entrepreneurship Centre Northumberland provides business help for small businesses at every stage with free consultations, access to information, resources, business grants and volunteer professionals to help you. If you’re thinking about starting a business, improving a business, or looking for business help in Northumberland, talk to us first!

The Faster Forward Business Success Program is a program focused on enabling small businesses to “scale up” to a greater level of success. Your company can receive business help and expertise from coaches who have decades of knowledge in your business category. The Faster Forward Program provides business help in Northumberland County for businesses that are engaged in retail, service, hospitality and small manufacturing etc. We’re here with help for small businesses.

“I am incredibly grateful to have the opportunity to work with Diane Ney and the Northumberland Business Advisory Centre for the Starter Company Program.  It gave me the motivation to proceed with the aspects of business such as business plan, and financials that I would have otherwise procrastinated with.  BACN also gave me momentum and clarity in the direction that I have moved in.  It has also been very helpful to meet others through the program to build a network within the community. Having Diane Ney as a mentor to answer all of my questions as they come up is a huge benefit and absolutely invaluable.”

Miranda Klumper, MirAnanda Yoga, Port Hope

“If it wasn’t for the Business Advisory Centre of Northumberland I would have been completely lost. Diane has guided me through the financial and marketing sections of my business plan, and helped put the finishing touches on it.  She helped me to complete it in a timely manner, and gave me the confidence I needed to do this!  Thanks again for all you do!”

Lindsey Higgins, Lakeview Childcare, Trent Hills

“The Business Advisory Centre has helped me create a business plan, set goals for my company and make an actionable achievable plan to reach those goals.  They have given me the tools & guidance to create and grow a successful business.  The Business Advisory Centre also has given me networking opportunities for my business, and a chance for business referrals within their client base.”

“The Business Advisory Centre helped me tremendously with my planning. I approached them about a year before I was set to launch my business – the Advisors invited me to many business seminars that were really instrumental in helping me plan for a successful business. I came to the table without a formal business background, and the support I received, especially financial planning and marketing were priceless in helping me plan my business.  The Advisory Centre also helped me with their one-on-one business coaching. The mentors that the Centre provided kept me accountable to someone other than myself, which I think is a big hurdle that people don’t think about before they start a business. The coaches acted as a sounding board for my new ideas, and also guided me towards the right people and initiatives for my firm.”

“Without the Businesses Advisory Centre, I would most likely not be where I am today! My Advisors were tremendous help and a big confidence boost throughout the start-up of my Business. My ultimate goal was to be successful while accomplishing my goals as a full-time Mom. I have succeeded with lots of help and support from caring Advisors!”

Vanessa Stevenson, VHS Bookkeeping

For years I have looked for a mentor to help guide my business. I found them at our own Business Advisory Centre. To be able to have your business constructively scrutinized, and to be able to run ideas by professionals, gives me confidence that we are moving toward a stronger business.”

“The members of my advisory board clearly believe in me and my business. They are extremely valuable to me as I grow and work towards achieving success and I have come to depend on their expertise and teamwork. My company has seen tremendous productivity in only a few months of implementing their advice. I would recommend that any small start-up business would benefit from the support of an advisory board.”

Mike BuckleMike Buckle, Canada Patriot

“I am so impressed by the level of support I have received so far as part of this program. Staff members have helped me with my business plan and the mentorship has been invaluable. I do not feel that I would have been able to start my business without the support of this wonderful program, and I would highly recommend it to other young people starting their own business.”

Danielle Scott, Scott Home Care Services

“Even though I had been an entrepreneur for over five years, the Faster Forward Program was instrumental in getting my construction business off the ground. From the staff, and the curriculum they put forward, the entire process was geared towards watching my fledgling enterprise take flight, and ultimately turn into a successful full time career. I would highly recommend the program to anyone thinking about taking the next big step in launching their ideas and following their dreams.”

“When the business was entering its third year, I found that I wasn’t confident about pricing services sufficiently to cover costs. I spoke with Rob Day, at BACN, and he recommended the Faster Forward Program. The first meeting was fabulous! My mentors not only gave me confidence I was doing things well, but great advice regarding funding sources, employees and accounting. We are now celebrating five years and Faster Forward is one of the reasons!”

“After one year of operating Shiastu4Relief, the Business Advisory Centre Northumberland continues to provide me with opportunities and resources that enhance and grow my business.  BACN is an indispensable resource for local entrepreneurs.”

Charlie Canzano, Shiatsu4Relief, Cobourg

“The Business Advisory Centre Northumberland helped me to grow my business.  I received help perfecting my Business Plan and forecasting my financials for the next year which helped me to understand what the business expansion model could offer for myself and my staff in the coming years.  I have gained momentum in my marketing, planning, and gave me confidence throughout the process of taking over and expanding/rebranding an existing business.  Diane is so easy to talk to and has been beyond helpful for me in this endeavor.  I know I can speak with her about anything as she provides comfort and positivity.  I am very happy that I decided to make an appointment with Diane and would recommend anyone else looking for business advising to do the same.”

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