Businesses Helping Businesses
Our Business Success Program is an innovative new service program focused on improving business growth and retention in Northumberland County. The key components of the program include providing Northumberland businesses with coaching, educational seminars, business visitations and personalized ongoing service from the Business Advisory Centre.
1. To increase the retention/survival rate of participating businesses.
2. To retain existing jobs and create new ones.
3. To strengthen working relationships with community partners in order to expand and improve services to small business.
Who Can Benefit
The program is ideally suited for Northumberland businesses in retail, service, hospitality and small manufacturing.
How It Works
Interested businesses can apply to join the program for a flat fee of $149.00 +HST. Once admitted, a business will be assigned a Program Coordinator and then, based on the business' needs, appropriate subject matter expert coaches and other program resources will be assigned to assist the business. Subject matter coaches are available in a variety of disciplines including retailing, manufacturing, sales and marketing, internet marketing, accounting, finance, and organizational management.
If you're interested in finding out more about how the Business Success Program can help your business, contact us today.
Our coaching resources come from volunteers within our community and make up a vital foundation for the program. This “grass roots” involvement makes the program sustainable and ensures a diverse mix of talent and experience to help ensure that the program meets the needs of participants.
Be sure to read about our participating coaches in the 'Meet Our Volunteers' section of our website.
Based on their experience and knowledge, coaches will provide feedback to the clients, provide suggestions, generate ideas, empower the client to make decisions, etc. If you are interested, please request a Coaching Application Form from the Business Advisory Centre.