Are you an independent business owner in Cayuga, Caledonia, Dunnville, Hagersville, Jarvis, or Selkirk, or looking to relocate or start a business in one of these areas?
Haldimand County’s Economic Development & Tourism division, in partnership with Grand Erie Business Centre, is participating in the My Main Street Local Business Accelerator – a data-driven program focused on revitalizing main streets while providing residents, new entrepreneurs, and existing businesses with economic opportunities in their main street community.
Ambassadors are available to support new and existing businesses, identify opportunities, and help expand in main street areas. Through the ambassadors, local businesses will have access to customized market research reports, data analysis, access to business training, and support.
Attention Haldimand Main Street businesses!
Join Haldimand County’s My Main Street Ambassadors, Tuesday, June 21, 9:00 am – 10:00 am for a free webinar. The ambassadors will be showcasing new community market research which will help you understand how Haldimand County consumers shop, and highlight business opportunities. Register Here.
Webinar: Financially Speaking
June 14, 2022 – 2:00 p.m.
Understanding your company’s financial statements is fundamental for business success, but often business owners find themselves baffled by income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow forecasts.
- Why you need to understand the fundamentals of financial statements.
- Getting a grip on financial terminology.
- How to analyze your income statement and balance sheet.
- Ratios and benchmarks you should be monitoring.
- Things you can do to improve your overall business profit.
- Why budgets matter and how to make them work for you.
- Why the cash flow forecast is one of your most important financial management tools.
Community Market Research Webinar
June 21, 2022 – 9:00 am
Join Haldimand County’s My Main Street Ambassadors, Tuesday, June 21st for a free webinar. The ambassadors will be showcasing new community market research which will help you understand how Haldimand County consumers shop, and highlight business opportunities.
Mastermind Session: Business Financials
June 28, 2022 – 2:00 p.m.
In this interactive session, you will meet with subject matter experts to learn their best practices and the key points they believe business owners should focus on, including:
- Understanding financial statements
- How to analyze the income statement
- Gross profit and break-even
Participants will be encouraged to ask questions, share resources, and learn from other business owners.
Check back frequently for more updates on My Main Street activities.
Community Ambassadors hired, trained, collecting data on downtown vacancies, and taking inventory of existing businesses to identify gaps within the retail community, and opportunities for the community.
May / June
Community Ambassadors will be engaging local businesses by phone and through business visits to provide direction on proactive steps businesses can take, collecting data from business owners, providing assistance, and directing businesses to resources.