Whether you are looking for supports for your start-up or wanting to create a succession plan for your retirement,
our BusinessNow program can help you.
BusinessNow is the Western REN’s business retention & expansion program, which includes all efforts to encourage the retention and growth of a community’s existing businesses. With BusinessNow, more is better.
BusinessNow Program Steps:
- Outreach – make contact between BusinessNow expert and business owner to arrange a meeting time
- Visitation – BusinessNow expert conducts a confidential, diagnostic visit to identify the client’s goals in business, & look for any red-flags
- Red Flags & Referrals – BusinessNow expert calls on action and referral team to follow up on any identified challenges or barriers
- Data Management – data is managed in a protected system
- Follow up – BusinessNow expert follows up with client after referrals
- Analysis – data is monitored, especially as more clients’ data is entered, revealing trends
- Reports and Actions – using pooled data, business climate reports will clearly identify common challenges or barriers, networks of working groups or task forces can then be brought to bear on the issues.
Benefits of an expanded BusinessNow program
Benefits to Business
Benefits to Western REN
Common Business Referral Partners
The Western REN has an expansive list of possible referral partners with programs to support the full spectrum of business development. However, here are a few of our more commonly called upon regional referral partners.
|Yarmouth Area Account Manager
|Digby Area Account Manager
|Barrington Area Account Manager
|Business Workforce Consultant
|Industrial Technology Advisor (Food Science, Agriculture, Seafood)
|Yarmouth Development Officer
|Clare/Digby Development Officer
|Barrington Development Officer
Ardith Van Buskick
|Digby Business Counselor
Digby – 902-245-7211
|Southwest Nova – Business Development Advisor
|South Shore Business Development Advisor
|Account Manager, Business Development
BusinessNow Lead EDO, Victoria Brooks