Membertou Entrepreneur Centre
Manager: Eileen Paul
In late 2005, Membertou established a unique partnership with the YMCA of Cape Breton to open an Entrepreneur Centre in Membertou. The Membertou Entrepreneur Centre now provides customized business training and support to interested entrepreneurs in the Membertou community.
Speaking to a crowd in attendance at the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre, Chief Terrance Paul said, “Membertou has pursued an aggressive strategy towards economic sustainability and we have now identified a growing need in our community for entrepreneur training and business support. The Entrepreneur Centre opens up the opportunity for our community members to actively pursue small business development and in turn contribute to the Cape Breton economy.”
The Entrepreneur Centre offers a business development program that includes customized training and workshops as well as one-on-one support for new and existing businesses. The main focus is to assist Membertou residents that are interested in starting a new business or expanding an existing business, to develop a strong business plan.
Several times a year, orientation sessions are held in Membertou for anyone thinking of starting his or her own business. For anyone serious about starting their own business, the next step is to attend an assessment session. A person can then be approved for a training program of up to 12 weeks to assist them in preparing their detailed business plan.
The Entrepreneur Centre will also work together with Aboriginal Business Canada (ABC), Ulnooweg Development Group and other federal, provincial and community economic development agencies to determine how best to provide investment capital and funding to support new business ventures in Membertou.
Feel free to drop by and meet with the Manager, Eileen Paul. You can also contact Eileen at the number listed below. We also have a web page you can refer to www.membertou-entreprener.ca.
The Membertou Entrepreneur Centre is offering a certificate program comprised of
seven courses that will prepare participants for establishing their own business. The
participants will gain an understanding of all components that form a proper business plan. When the participant has finalized the courses, they will be prepared
to seek financing and/or funding by using the business plan they have developed
throughout this program.
When you enroll in the Certificate Program at Membertou Entrepreneur Centre you
take the first step in creating an opportunity to become a successful entrepreneur.
The program is offered in seven-week intervals. The courses have been scheduled for
evenings and weekends to adapt to working lifestyles. There is no fee associated with
the program. If you are interested in becoming an entrepreneur but are unsure what
is required, then this is the course for you.
The Membertou Certificate Program’s Calendar currently includes the following
• Marketing and Social Media
• Customer Service
• Proposal Writing
• Balance and Life Skills
• Finance and Credit
• Business Planning
Click here to download the course descriptions
New course schedule coming soon.
For more information and to register by phone, please contact:
Eileen Paul, Manager
Membertou Entrepreneur Centre
201 Churchill Drive, Membertou, B1S 2M9
Canada, Nova Scotia
Office hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 4:30pm.