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Nottawasaga Futures is collaborating with Agilec - Innisfil to support entrepreneurs

If you’ve always thought about taking the plunge as an entrepreneur, this might be the right time to dive into self-employment.

The pandemic has changed how and where people work, and for many, that means getting into business for themselves with their own small business.

Maybe you’ve had a passion project on the back-burner or a side hustle you’ve chased for years. Now there are local resources who can help you decide whether entrepreneurship is worth pursuing full time.

Nottawasaga Futures will be stationed inside Agilec’s Innisfil office every other Wednesday from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

It’s an opportunity for anyone interested in starting a small business to learn more about self-employment, and to find out whether their business idea would be feasible in the market.

Whether you’re just getting started or you’re an early-stage company, anyone can use these resources from Nottawasaga Futures and Agilec Innisfil.

They can put you on the path to success with mentoring and support for new entrepreneurs, as well as loans and tools to help get their small business off the ground and reach their goals. These services are all free of charge to anyone starting a small business or growing companies in the Innisfil community.

“They will collaborate to put the individual in touch with the proper resources such as accountants and professionals that will help them start up their business,” said Jennifer Westra, team leader at Agilec Innisfil. “They sometimes assist with loans, they help you apply for grants, and all those things that encompass starting up your own business.”

Think of Nottawasaga Futures and Agilec as your small business coach helping you take things to the next level. Or, if you’re considering about becoming an entrepreneur for the first time, they can advise you of the best course of action, along with the next steps like business plans, marketing, and hiring.

“When they do a business plan with you, they talk to you about whether it’s something that’s typically feasible, based on what you’re looking at doing,” Westra said.

Individuals can also work collaboratively with Agilec and Nottawasaga Futures to see if candidates are eligible for training or courses.

Drop-ins with Nottawasaga Futures happen every other Wednesday, starting September 7 from 10:00am to 3:00pm inside Agilec’s Innisfil office at 1070 Innisfil Beach Road. No appointment is required for these sessions.

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