Retention Advising

Retention Advising


In collaboration with governments and non-profit organizations, we offer customized business advising services to support small businesses and non-profits that are at risk of displacement or closure. We offer free one-on-one business advising to help you create an action plan, find funding, and implement your plan to maintain and grow your business in your community.

Who is Eligible?

Existing independently-owned small businesses and non-profits based in the locations above:

  • Are potentially at risk of displacement or closure
  • Have the potential to retain existing jobs or create new jobs in their community
  • Need business support to stay in place or relocate elsewhere in their community
  • Can commit the time and effort to put in place a plan to maintain and grow their business

How Do We Help?

We offer free customized, one-on-one business advising to help you maintain and grow your small business or non-profit in your community.

Create an Action Plan

  • Develop strategies to increase your sales and profitability
  • Prepare to renew your existing commercial lease or find a new space
  • Research costs to upgrade, relocate or expand your business
  • Plan for retirement by developing a succession plan

Find Funding

  • Learn what funding options are available and how to access them
  • Prepare documentation to raise money
  • Connect with potential funders
  • Get assistance in navigating the funding process

Implement Your Plan

  • Create or enhance your online presence
  • Improve your operations, finances, and administration
  • Mitigate business disruption before, during and after relocation
  • Transition ownership of your business

Own Your Future