Guest Advisor Program
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.
- Confidential, one-on-one consultation over the phone, in person, by email, video conference, 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 4th to April 25th (except February 18th and April 1st)
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. Also available in locations across Alberta via video conferencing.
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.