The popular Guest Advisor Program returns Mon. Sept. 24. running through until summer 2013. Through this program Canada Business Newfoundland and Labrador provides participants with the opportunity to connect for free with financial representatives, management consultants, lawyers, accountants, marketing specialists, human resource and business planning professionals and experts on trademarks, copyrights and patents. These professionals all volunteer their time to use professional expertise in specific subjects to discuss your business concerns and help you with your business.

September’s line up of professionals includes the Following:

Monday, September 24
Business Planning – Scott Andrews, Business Consultant, with the Y Enterprise Services, can provide information on a variety of business plan topics for start-up businesses.  Areas that can be discussed include feasibility/viability issues, proving demand, customer profiles, competition analysis, market factors and research, legal requirements and funding options.

Tuesday, September 25
Accounting –  John Dearin, Accountant/Owner of Business Management Services Inc., can  can give you information on a variety of business management topics such as individual, partner and corporate tax services, monthly, quarterly and annual reporting, accounting, bookkeeping, payroll and HST

Wednesday, September 26
Marketing: Traditional and Digital –  Karla Hayward, Senior Director, M5, can help with your small business marketing questions, including traditional and digital channels, with special expertise in social media to help you reach your audience and get the best bang for your marketing buck.

Thursday, September 27
Business Financial Planning  –  Ian Barrett, Investors Group can provide you with guidance on minimizing taxes, options for group health benefits, tax planning related to succession planning, retirement planning for business owners and other related financial planning issues.

Friday, September 28
Legal Consultation  – Beth Sheppard, Lawyer, Benson Buffett, can provide guidance on your questions on contracts, liability, leases, dispute resolution, business structure, shareholder/partnership agreements, buying/selling a business, licensing agreements, disclaimers, taxation, etc.

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