Guest Advisor Program

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The Guest Advisor program provides you with the chance to connect with various professionals such as consultants, lawyers, accountants, and others to discuss your specific business concerns.

The program is currently being redeveloped. For more information when the program commences, please subscribe to Business Link Updates for those details. If you have small business questions, you can speak to a Business Services Specialist by calling our toll-free line 1-800-272-9675.  Also check out our Business Research service.

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Have you ever wondered what professional expertise in a specified field could do to help your business succeed?

The Business Link's Guest Advisor Program provides you with the opportunity to speak with business management consultants, business coaches, lawyers, accountants, and financial representatives who volunteer their time to discuss your business concerns.

Benefits Include:

  • Confidential, one-on-one consultation over the phone, in person, via email, or SkypeTM.
  • Service provided without obligation, free of charge.
  • Introduction to the variety of business services available to you within the private sector.
  • Insight into how working with a professional can assist in the development of your business.
  • Opportunity to discuss your business situation with a professional in a neutral location.

FREE! No appointment necessary. Time limits may apply. MONDAY through THURSDAY, 12:00-4:00 PM | February 3rd to April 24th (except Feb. 17, April 21)

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONS GUEST ADVISOR - Mondays

Typical discussion topics: pricing, franchising, business plans, marketing strategy, feasibility, proposals, assessment, purchasing or selling a business, customer service / satisfaction, business valuation.

FYI - special "Business Coaching" focus on the last Monday of the month.

LEGAL GUEST ADVISOR - Tuesdays

Typical discussion topics: contracts, liability, leases, dispute resolution, business structure, shareholder / partnership agreements, intellectual property, buying / selling a business, licensing agreements, disclaimers, debt collection, privacy.

ACCOUNTING GUEST ADVISOR - Wednesdays

Typical discussion topics: tax issues, GST, eligible expenses, business plans, payroll, leasing, business structure issues, bookkeeping, accounting packages, employer / employee responsibilities, administrative processes, records management.

FINANCIAL GUEST ADVISOR - Thursdays

Typical discussion topics: financing options, banker's expectations, loan application process, liability issues, alternate financing options and services available.

For further information or to speak with a Guest Advisor, call 1-800-272-9675. Also, call us to access via Skype, or visit The Business Link in Edmonton.

The Business Link graciously acknowledges the support of our Guest Advisors; for a list of our volunteers over the past year, please see our website.