The YMCA Business Planning Program delivers business development services to entrepreneurs in Newfoundland and Labrador. Entrepreneurs receive interactive, personalized business development through our programs.
Developing a business plan is an important process that can be challenging without the right supports. Our Business Consultants act as coaches; we look to motivate, challenge and prepare our clients to turn their ideas into opportunities.
In a private and confidential setting, we work one-on-one with aspiring entrepreneurs to develop their business plan. We focus on determining viability, market assessment and operational management.
Our training program offers a series of scheduled seminars on key topics in small business. We want to empower entrepreneurs by giving them practical, essential business skills in the startup phase.
Since 1987, our program has helped create more than 600 businesses in the province, many of which are still operational today, and more than 1000 new jobs. Our past successes include well-known local businesses such as Griffith's Guitar Works, The Sprout, Grand Time, Onsite Auto Glass, Model Citizens, Basho, Wallnuts, Twisted Sister and Kid Corp.
The YMCA has been a part of life in Newfoundland and Labrador for over 160 years. Our core programs of Employment and Enterprise Services, Children’s Services, and Health, Fitness & Aquatics are offered at over 20 locations in our communities.