ask an advisor
At LaunchIt, Thursdays are kind of a big deal.
That’s because every Thursday of each month, LaunchIt hosts advisors across a range of personal and professional support areas.
Our experts offer one-on-one guidance at no cost (seriously!) to help you move forward in your life or business.
1st Thursday – Dollars and sense
Robin Blythe, Account Manager, Commercial/Agriculture Relationships, Libro Credit Union | Coach
Robin is an agriculture and commercial lender for over 14 years and holds professional designations including being an accredited commercial lender and an agrologist. She is passionate about co-ops and credit unions, and the impact they have on our communities. Her favourite part of her work is the people, hearing their stories and being a part of their hopes and dreams.
Robin can help with:
- Preparing business credit applications for financial institutions
- Reviewing & understanding financial statements
- Financial forecasting
2nd Thursday – Business Basics
Harold DeVries, Small Business Advisor
Harold built a business as a personal clothier, providing an in-office clothing service to executives across southwestern Ontario. After 12 years in business, he turned his energy to helping others succeed in business as a business advisor and trainer. Harold has assisted hundreds of business owners to develop and launch their business ventures through Self-Employment Benefit, Youth Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment Ontario Works programs. As an entrepreneur and training professional he is passionate about helping others succeed in building foundations under their “castles in the air”.
- Business Planning
- Value Proposition
3rd Thursday – Employment Exploration
2nd Chance Employment Counselling
2nd Chance provides employment services, at no cost, to all job seekers and employers throughout Wellington County. No matter your age, educational background and work history, you can access support to find employment or to explore training and career options.
If you’re an employer looking for assistance to recruit, hire and train new employees, 2nd Chance can help with posting jobs, collecting resumes and pre-screening applicants.
2nd Chance is funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development we provide Employment Ontario programs including the Canada Ontario Job Grant, Second Career, Apprenticeship Employer Signing bonus and Job Matching, Placement and Incentives.
2nd Chance can help with:
- Finding a job
- Upgrading skills
- Changing careers
- Recruiting, hiring and training employees
4th Thursday – CEO Day
If you’re a company of one who wears more than one hat, this dedicated day each month at LaunchIt provides focused time to get out of your office and work alongside other independent professionals to level up your business.
Whether its bookkeeping, marketing, or streamlining your operations, come hang at LaunchIt and get things done.
- Independent service providers who need focused time to work on their business
- Entrepreneurs and freelancers who want to share ideas, expertise and experience with other business owners
Not sure if LaunchIt is what your business needs?
Dip your toe in by participating in a workshop or lunch-and-learn.