We Can Help
Each year it’s our pleasure to speak with several hundred potential and existing entrepreneurs. We’ve discussed everything from registering a business name, creating appropriate business structures, human resource issues, marketing strategies, bookkeeping, business succession, inventory control systems, new product development, patents, and cash flow management to competing in a big box world and exporting.
Owning your own business is a big decision. It’s also hard work. But it can also be the most rewarding decision you make.
We can help. We can answer your questions. Call us – we’re good listeners.
Small Business Financing
Small business is the main driver of our Canadian economy. Small businesses create jobs and they create wealth. Yet when asked, most individuals considering small business ownership identify financing as the main stumbling block.
In the marketplace we’re known as a developmental lender. That means when we discuss your financing requirements our due diligence focuses first on you, your skills, your plans for business success and then on down payment and collateral. In some circles that’s called character lending. We call it good business.
We can help get your business off the ground. Whether you’re just getting started or you’ve been in business a while and are looking to expand or renovate, call us. We’d be happy to speak with you about the financing you require.
Human Resource Program
Employers told us that finding and keeping good employees is one of the biggest challenges they face. We responded to that challenge by creating a program that ensures employers have an effective human resource plan in place.
An effective human resource plan ensures employees are productive, engaged, dedicated and loyal. We also know that a solid HR plan reduces absenteeism. As an employer you’ll see a return on your investment, quickly. Employees will be more engaged, your staff retention and recruitment efforts will improve; as will productivity and profitability, and you’ll see customer satisfaction levels rise.
Every employer wants to be the best they can be. Participating in our Human Resources Program ensures
- appropriate systems are in place to streamline day-to-day management and frees up time to plan and make good business decisions.
- increased knowledge and skills in human resources management
- improved ability to be proactive when faced with changes or challenges
- improved communication with your employees
- improved engagement of your employees
- your employees experience increased job satisfaction, a positive work atmosphere and improved communication and teamwork
Call us. We’ll be happy to help you develop your HR Management skills.
Self Employment Program
Have you thought about:
- Creating your own job?
- Working for yourself?
- Have your hard work directly benefit you rather than someone else?
If you have our Self Employment program may be right for you. The program provides training and support services to help eligible individuals establish successful businesses. Our program focuses on the necessary research and writing of a business plan, as well as, business related skills development.
So whether you‘re starting a business from scratch or looking to purchase an existing business, there may be assistance available to help make your dreams come true.
Call our office today and we would be happy to speak with you about the Self Employment program.
Because It’s My Home
Locally driven initiatives are happening in many of the communities in the Sagehill region. Tourism, arts and cultural opportunities, orchard and market garden development, local food strategies, value added processing, rejuvenating vacant properties, community branding and marketing, business retention and expansion strategies, creating community and/or business plans and the development of growth strategies are just several examples of community initiatives taking place in our region.
We’re involved in many projects happening in our region but we always have time for one more project – yours. So whether you’re looking for assistance with crafting a strategy, securing money to move your project forward, developing bylaws, writing a proposal, facilitating community meetings or identifying opportunities call us. There’s no red tape involved just a sincere desire to help.
While the projects are different, one from the other, the drive is the same. The strength of our region in our people, in our natural resources, in our collective willingness to put our money where our mouth is, to try something new and to rally the troops towards a common goal.
We look forward to working with you; because it’s our home, too.
Indigenous Business Development Services Program
The Indigenous Business Development Services (IBDS) Program offers support for entrepreneurs in Saskatchewan.
From start - up to expansion we'll help get you where you're going - free of charge.
We're here to help you succeed - so whether your business is home-based, located on main street or resides in the 'cloud' - call us. We're here to help!
We know what it takes to start a business. To grow a business. To succeed.
So, whether you're looking for:
- general business information
- start-up or growth strategies
- business planning
- business management or leadership training
- small business financing
- small business grants, or, just some
- helpful advice
Talk to us. We can help.
We also know that being in business requires connections - to financing, to mentors, to regulators, to like-minded souls. We can help you make those connections.
We'll provide you with personalized one-on-one service. And we'll help you make the connections in our network of programs and service providers for Indigenous Entrepreneurs that are right for you.
You'll find more information by following this link Indigenous Business Development Services Program