New Specialized Small Business Advisory Services Available

SARNIA, ON: Local business owners can now access free specialized services relating to Human Resources, Legislative Compliance, Operations Management, Marketing, Brand Development, and Sales Strategies with professional advisors through the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership’s Business Enterprise Centre.

Small business is the backbone of the local economy, making up more than 98% of the businesses operating in Sarnia-Lambton. Whether it’s facing challenges relating to the pandemic, pivoting to online marketing and e-commerce, managing employees, or the reality of shifting regulations and legislation, Small Businesses can benefit from free advisory services and expertise to help them thrive in the ever-changing environment.

One-hour consultation sessions are now available through video platforms to meet the needs of existing small businesses, as well as aspiring and new entrepreneurs, located in the Sarnia-Lambton area.

Consultations are provided on a confidential basis by local experts in their field.

  • Human Resources and Operations consultations will be provided by a certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP/CHRL) with 15 years of experience in small business operations, financial services, industrial services, and Indigenous business operations.
  • Sales and Marketing consultations will be provided by a successful local innovator, who has pitched the Dragons and the Sharks, with 15 years of experience in small business operations and international sales, digital and traditional marketing strategies, conversion of marketing to sales, and business growth strategies within small business environments.

This enhanced program is available until September 30, 2021.

We invite you to learn more and determine how this program could support your business, by contacting us at 519-332-1820, smallbusiness@sarnialambton.on.ca or by visiting sarnialambton.on.ca/BEC.

The Business Enterprise Centre’s focus is supporting entrepreneurs, as they navigate the new small business economy. The Centre will assist those who are: in start-up mode; purchasing a new business for the first time; or looking for support to add a new revenue stream as they pivot to meet the evolving needs of their customers.

The Virtual Service Advisor initiative is part of the Small Business Centres (SBC) Ontario, which officially launched in February 2021 and is functioning as the Ontario Small Business COVID-19 Recovery Network. Funding for this organization is provided by the Government of Ontario under the Ontario Together Fund initiative. This new
network brings together 54 Small Business Enterprise Centres (SBEC) locations that have been in operation for over 30 years through support from the Ontario Government, as well as local and regional governments. By coming together as a formalized network, SBC Ontario offers local services, events, locations and e-learning in one web portal, www.sbcontario.ca, to increase awareness and access to supports available for small businesses as they recover from the economic impact of COVID-19.

Media Contact:

Stephen Thompson
Chief Executive Officer
Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership
519-332-1820
stephen@sarnialambton.on.ca

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