Financial support for business training for South Shore Opportunities business clients.
The objectives of the Entrepreneurial Training Fund are to:
(a) Improve entrepreneurs’ business skills through access to training and
(b) To assist entrepreneurs with the start-up or survival/growth of their
business by improving their business skills;
(c) To provide the necessary resources to enable entrepreneurs to strengthen
their overall management, marketing and planning capabilities and develop
long term human resource skills; and
(d) To provide entrepreneurs with the opportunity to develop and enhance
better business skills at all stages of business growth.
A business, which is receiving counselling from South Shore Opportunities, may
request consideration for support for training that fits the objectives.
Eligible training and counselling activities may include:
(a) Training courses offered via the Internet or correspondence;
(b) University courses (excluding full-time studies);
(c) Training seminars offered by business support or business development
organizations or associations;
(d) Hiring a qualified consultant to provide business skills training that
results in thetransfer of knowledge or skills from the consultant to the client;
(e) Business skills training and counselling designed to enhance the client’s
(f) Costs associated with providing business skills training to small and
medium-sized enterprises, that can be in the form of, but not limited to,
one-on-oneconsultation, classroom style courses, seminars and conferences,
in areas such as:
· Strategic planning
· Cash management and profitability
· Food and staff costs
· Marketing and promotion
· Business networking
· Food handling
· Public relations and tourism training
Training must be pre-approved; requests for reimbursement without pre-approval will be denied.
To assess, the client is to provide to South Shore Opportunities’ Business Officer, a proposal from the trainer outlining:
· content to be provided
· amount of time the training will take
· quoted price for the training.
The client is required to contribute at least 10% to the cost of the training .
Approved training is a contribution provided on a reimbursement basis.
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call South Shore Opportunities cbdc at 354-2616 or 1-888-303-CBDC (2232)