Type of Program:
Consultant Advisory Services provides financing to small businesses and not-for-profit organizations to cover the fees associated with hiring a professional consultant to address specific challenges, deficiencies and opportunities for the business or organization.
Comments on Funding:
Funding is up to 75% of the professional fees and costs, up to a maximum of $5,000.
HST is not included in these amounts and is not reimbursed by this program.
When It Ends:
The applicant must:
Individuals, government departments and their agencies, health care institutions/organizations, as well as professional and recreational organizations are excluded.
should meet with a Metro Business Opportunities staff member to discuss eligibility criteria and ineligible activities,
complete the program application that can be supplied by MBO staff, or can be downloaded online,
must identify their specific needs and seek a consultant to prepare a Consultant Proposal,
submit the completed application and the Consultant Proposal to an MBO Client Services Officer to be assessed,
sign and return the contract to MBO within 10 business days, if the proposal is deemed suitable.
Applicants must submit:
Upon completion of the proposed work, the client submits copies of the consultant's final report, invoice, and client evaluation form.
Other Things to Note:
Funding for CAS has been provided by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), and the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Community Business Development Corporations (NLACBDC).