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 LaunchIt hosts advisors across a range of personal and professional support areas to provide one-on-one guidance at no cost (seriously!) to help you move forward in your life or business.

All sessions are virtual and can be booked to accommodate your schedule.

Business Basics

Ideal for new entrepreneurs, small business, growing businesses

Advisor: 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”.

Harold can help with:

  • Business Planning
  • Value Proposition
  • Accountability

Dollars and sense

Ideal for new entrepreneurs, small business, growing businesses

LaunchIt offers financial literacy support for small business owners to understand the range of financials required to successfully run your business.

Our advisor can support you with:

  • Reviewing & understanding financial statements
  • Financial forecasting

Employment Exploration

Ideal if you’re: seeking a job; changing careers; upgrading skills; an employer who needs assistance recruiting, hiring or training staff

Advisor: 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

Not sure if LaunchIt is what your business needs?

Dip your toe in by participating in a workshop or lunch-and-learn.