Instructors


Patricia Dent
Ask For Directions Business Training:
Startup Roadmap and Growth Training

A business coach and entrepreneurial trainer, I have led over 6,500  training and coaching sessions to help entrepreneurs design, build and launch their businesses. To help my students achieve the life they desire, I evolved my coaching business into an effective startup training model that combines training and coaching. I brought together a team of talented entrepreneurs who bring real life and technical experience in their fields. Together we transform individuals (and corporate escapees) into entrepreneurs who avoid the risk of delays and costly mistakes.

Business Mentor & Director
Ask For Directions
[email protected]
705.727.0789
askfordirectionstraining.com


Corinne Boudreau (she/her)
Legal Guide

Corinne is on a mission to help people in Canada grow their businesses by explaining the legal essentials.  Corinne is an experienced small business lawyer and has been practicing business law since 2002.  Corinne created the online community Online Legal Essentials because she wanted to make Canadian legal information and tools more accessible to business owners.

Corinne is originally from Cape Breton and lives in Halifax, NS with her spouse Martin and two kids.  When not driving kids around, Corinne is likely playing hockey or music with her band. Corinne’s motto is “Work Hard. Have Fun. Give Back.

Online Legal Essentials Inc.

www.onlinelegalessentials.ca

(902) 818-0128


Christie Buckley (she/her)

Christie Buckley, is a serial entrepreneur and community volunteer, a  connector and a strong support for other business owners and community members. Buckley & Associates Inc. is a full-service accounting, bookkeeping and taxation firm that also offers business coaching and training in group and one-on-one sessions. Her 3000 sq. ft. facility features co-working and event space. Savvy Learning Solutions Inc. is a Learning Community that offers programming to entrepreneurs, as well as a concierge approach to funding and support opportunities.

Founder and Managing Director, Buckley and Associates

Executive Curator, Savvy Learning Solutions Inc. / Savvy Community

705-681-0300 x 201

705-394-5125 cell

705-681-0400 fax


Karen Collacut
Pricing for Prosperity: Creating a Profitable Business that Supports Your Prosperous Life

Entrepreneurs hope for revenue and then fit their life inside whatever comes. Instead, entrepreneurs can choose to embrace the data to set up their businesses to fund a prosperous life.

Managing Partner, 
Triad Group of Companies Green Rise Consulting

705-718-6307  
[email protected]
(she/her)
Innisfil ON 


Sarah Collins
Setting Up Your Books and Surviving An Audit

Bookkeeping is more than just You Pile It, I File It. My clients know that when they have questions, need clarity or a direction, I am available, and will guide them. Not only do they have peace of mind knowing their bookkeeping is up to date, they can sleep at night knowing they have the resources they need to succeed. 

Owner, Office Simplified
[email protected]
705.984.9749
officesimplified.ca


Drew Dekker
Website Tips & Trends

We are a digital inbound marketing agency that specializes in building websites that get found. Websites aren’t all built the same, we build sites with the technical expertise that many agencies don’t have to maximize your traffic, conversions and sales.

Owner,
NetGain SEO Inc.
[email protected]
705.797.2455
netgainseo.com


Jennifer Ellis
Hiring and Expanding

“Using human capital to drive your business forward, we’ll look at your short and long term goals to develop a people strategy that’s aligned to your vision. Offering solutions in recruitment, talent, and pay strategies, we’ll work together to ensure your compliant with the law and reducing risk to your business.” 

Human Resources Professional
Fly Forward
[email protected]
905.252.9554


Heather Hill
Protect Your Future (Prevent Liability)

I love to hear about my clients’ work and how I can provide advice and education on where they may be vulnerable, how they can protect themselves and how they can grow their business with or without insurance. I give them advice to help them navigate the world of insurance, so that they can decide how they want to proceed.

Farm and Commercial Specialist (Broker)
Insurance Store
[email protected]
T: 705 737 5160 ; 1-833-745-0299
insurancestore.ca


Doug Jernigan
Understanding Personalities With DISC

DISC allows you to learn about your genetic behavioural strengths and will help you improve your communication skills and strengthen emotional connections in your relationships, with your clients, your partners and even your family. You will see how to use your strengths to set yourself free by eliminating ‘people’ stress in your life. 

Your Brain is a Border Collie
705.896.2901
[email protected]
bordercolliebrain.com


Karen Kessler, Managing Partner, Director of Next-Level Leader Centre for Excellence, Triad Group of Companies Inc. C.O.R.A. Authentic Sales Conversations

As Director of Next-Level Leader Centre for Learning & Excellence, I am focused on providing skill development training and opportunities for brilliant entrepreneurs who are ready to create greater impact and reach. Whether building personal leadership capacity, creating high-value and engaging eLearning courses, or raising the bar on authentic sales, the Next-Level Leaders in Karen’s community are all committed to showing up for others while on their own magnificent journey. 

TRIAD Group of Companies 705.294.4242
[email protected]
next-levelleader.com


Julia Kwinter, CPA, CBV, CFF
Valuation Guide

Online educator, CFO, CPA, forensic accountant, and valuation expert who always untangles the confusion surrounding financial fine print, Julia Kwinter teaches business owners and service providers the steps to understand and maximize business value. We’ll get you all the information you need to move forward, in finances and in life.


Sarah Lajeunesse and Apryl Munro
Ignite Your Socials

We believe your brand story is best told when it has original photos, engaging videos, well written posts and community interaction. Social media is the perfect platform to build a relationship with the public in an open, honest, transparent way!  

TKL Media creates engaging content for your brand — and not just simple pictures. We use an influencer’s approach for all our clients’ social media. Building that relationship with your community is the best way you can tell your brand story and communicate what it is you can do for them. 


Ian MacIntosh

Ian Mcintosh
Video Made Simple

I am a professional photographer and videographer, from IGM photography which is based in Barrie Ontario, Canada. I create images of the world around me and for my clients, that tell stories and help them successfully market their products and services. I also love helping people learn how to improve their skills in photography and video, especially, using their smartphone!

IGM Photography
705.812.4451
[email protected]


Heather Wilson, Cheetah Fusion

Heather Wilson

Create Your Brand And Define What You Stand For & Graphic Design

“We are a heart-centred creative agency that loves to help businesses elevate their presence, ensuring they have a solid brand and a strong, well developed marketing strategy. We partner with our clients to bring their vision to life, identify their business goals and work closely with them using a customized approach to move their business forward. We believe that every business has something unique to share and we love to help business owners discover what sets them apart, to ultimately stand out and build consistent brand recognition!”

Heather Wilson, ATC Owner | Director Business Development | Business Coach, Cheetah Fusion Creative Agency
[email protected]
705.302.3386
cheetahfusion.com


Kristen Rayner
Financial Planning For Business and Personal Protection

I help clients to create financial independence through education, advice and empowerment. It is my mission to tell people the whole truth about their money, and to help them create real financial independence using a unique financial model that allows clients to learn how to protect, grow and enjoy more wealth with fewer risks and costs.

Kristen Rayner, GBA 
Advisor | Managing Partner 
Three Thirds Financial 
Barrie, Ontario 

krist[email protected] 
705-718-1039 (cell) 


Sam Robertson
Financing Your Startup Business (Loans Lines and Leases)

As part of a team of Small Business Advisors who are here to help you and your business succeed, my approach is simple. I will work with you and take the time to listen, understand your unique business needs and what defines success for you. As your partner, I will recommend tools and resources to support your business and develop a comprehensive plan to achieve your goals.

Small Business Advisor, Scotiabank
[email protected]
705.726.3700 x4300
scotiabank.com


Sinda Simpson
Your Personal Brand, Networking & Presentations

We take care of your staffing needs….giving you the time to take care of your business!

Co-Founder, ESS Direct Inc. & Suite Success at ESS Direct

[email protected]

Phone 705-999-8493


Julianne Spurling
Valuation Guide Your Startup Business (Loans Lines and Leases)

Equipment leasing through a broker is an alternative financing strategy that many entrepreneurs are not aware of. By leasing new or used equipment they can start earning money with the equipment they need right away, save their capital and potentially expense the monthly cost of the lease.

Administrator
[email protected]