Consultant Advisory Services Program

Consulting Advisory Services (CAS) can provide Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Nonprofits (NPOs) with financial assistance to engage professional consultants. It enables Metro Business Opportunities to assist new and existing clients with emerging challenges and growth opportunities.

Assistance

  • Up to 75% of professional fees and costs, to a Maximum Reimbursement of $5,000 + 750 HST.
  • The Consultant collects the client’s balance of project costs.      Eligibility Criteria.
  • Eligible Applicants: Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Nonprofits (NPOs).

Eligible Activities:

A) Diagnostic Assessment

  • Specific Areas
    • Current Performance
  • All Areas
    • Key Issues
    • Future Prospects

B) Business Management Skills Development

  • Management Practices
    • Opportunities to  Enhance Performance
    • Skills
    • Key Areas of Business

C) Trade Assessment

  • Exporting
    • Readiness/Areas requiring enhancement
    • New/Expanded Markets
    • Requirements
    • Marketing Strategy
    • Develop/Implement
    • Distribution Strategy
    • Develop/Implement
  • New Product
    • Develop/Modify

D) Competitiveness Assessment

  • All Capabilities
    • Skills Needed
    • Productivity Improvements
    • New Product Development
    • Operational Efficiency
    • Innovation
    • Technology Acquisition

E) Access to Capital

  • Market Investment Options
    • Business Plan Development
    • Capital Criteria Adherence

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