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Business Advisory

Business Advisory Services

PELA CFDC provides free business advisory services to new and existing businesses as a core element of the delivery of the Community Futures Program. This service is important to support local business development and job creation but also is a nature referral point/link to PELA CFDC’s lending activity and grant programs (EODP). Business Advisory services provided by PELA CFDC can be generally characterized into the following categories:

  • Pre-business plan and/or business startup
  • Launch ready business with business plan with some elements needing improvement
  • Existing firm currently facing challenges and in need of advice
  • Existing firm currently exploring new opportunities for growth/expansion in need of advice
  • Out of area investment attraction/ business development inquiry/expression of interest

Advice may take the following forms:

  • General business advice related to a business plan or new business idea
  • Specific support for an element of the business plan that is deficient ( marketing, finance, other)
  • Request for grant funding for some element of the business plan/project
  • Referral to other programs or organizations that may provide assistance
  • Investment attraction support/facilitation services
  • Request for access to capital/financing services from PELA CFDC or others

For more information or to book an appointment with PELA CFDC staff, contact:

Carla Vincent, B.Comm.(Hons.), B.Sc,. B.Ed., AMP 

613-476-7901 ex 208

“Dealing with the EODP was incredibly easy and the process required minimal time.  Staff was very helpful." - Howard Mahon, Wilton Tack
“Without PELA CFDC's support we would not have had the ability to take those much needed first big steps. You believed in us at a time when few did.” - Quincy Emmons, Fire X Protection
“We recommend the EODP funding to any business that believes in continuous improvement and development, and who is looking to fast forward business growth.” - Angela Lees, Calderwood Automation
"The connections I made and support system that was available during and after the program really helped. - Renia Tyminski, Hallowell Gardens Centre
"The in class portion of the Ontario Self Employment Benefit Program was the most beneficial for me... I was given the resources and one-on-one guidance I needed to map out a successful plan. - Rob Fenwick, Former SEB Client