Service Concierge

The Service Concierge is a service program designed to provide businesses with a tailored and customized opportunity to work with local consultants in the areas of digital media, finance and beautification, including providing workshops to encourage collaborative networking and further education. 

Brought to you by the City of Pembroke, Town of Petawawa, Township of Laurentian Valley and Renfrew County Community Futures Development Corporation.

Workshops will take place virtually every Wednesday in March from 7-8 p.m. and will be focused on business financials. Workshops are being offered for $10 plus HST per session and include participation in one workshop, a package of information, and swag from the municipal hosts including a treat from a local business that will be delivered the day of the workshop by ValleyEats to your home or business.

The five workshops being offered are as follows:

Wednesday, March 3: Grant Writing

This session will feature a video by RCCFDC on important grant writing tips and provide attendees with a handout and information on key things businesses need to have ready in order to be prepared when grants become available. Panelists who will be doing a Q&A as part of the session are: Mike Barber, County of Renfrew; Kelley Lemenchick, RCCFDC; Heather Salovaara, City of Pembroke; and Katie Tollis, Township of Laurentian Valley.

Wednesday, March 10: Building a Business with Fields of Green Consulting

Join Bailey and Maegan of Fields of Green Consulting as they discuss the first steps in setting up a successful business. From business registration, banking and POS systems, tax implications of a personal business versus a corporation, HST remittances, payroll (and how to pay yourself), inventory, gift cards, cash counts and a few other hot topics!

Wednesday, March 17: Understanding Cash Flows with RCCFDC

Join Mike Thompson, Business Development Officer with RCCFDC for an informative session. Mike works closely with businesses of all sizes who receive financing from RCCFDC. Take stronger financial control in your business with this crash course on how your cash flow impacts your business.

Wednesday, March 24: Question and Answer Session with Fields of Green Consulting

Bailey and Maegan are here to answer your questions! In this session, you will have the opportunity to pre-submit questions and engage in a live Q+A. Bailey and Maegan are both CPAs with a wealth of knowledge working with small businesses. Their mission is to support local businesses and individuals navigate the dynamic financial landscape and help them cultivate success over time.

Wednesday, March 31: Common Financial Pitfalls with RCCFDC

George Gilfillan will be delivering this course based on his years of experience. George is a business support coach with RCCFDC, and will be discussing some of the most common mistakes that business owners make and how to avoid them.