Metro Business Opportunities offers practical, insightful, and essential business advice to entrepreneurs and partners in St. John's and Mount Pearl. The diverse and extensive experience of our Development Officers enables us to offer counselling for your specific business needs. Through working with MBO, clients can avail of a host of on-going entrepreneurial advice and support.
The Metro Business Opportunities team have their fingers on the pulse of economic and business development in St. John's and Mount Pearl. From following and commenting on local business and economic trends, to matching an entrepreneur's skills to potential business ideas - MBO is poised to foster new business growth in the metro region
Business Plan Assessment
Our Development Officers support entrepreneurs by providing valuable feedback and commentary on their business plans, helping them craft a document that will guide their business to success. Through our helpful experience and advice, business plans will showcase the sustainability of the venture and become an attractive tool for accessing capital.
Through the business plan assessment, MBO will review potential competitors, and determine if there is enough demand for another business to enter the market without negatively impacting existing operations. The Development Officer will also determine if the proposed business has the strength to compete with already established companies.
Business Skills Development
Our Development Officers can identify key business skill needs for individual entrepreneurs, and recommend upcoming workshops, seminars, and information sessions offered by MBO.
Access to Capital Financing
MBO staff can recommend financing options that make sense for your business. Metro Business Opportunities has several in-house loan programs that provide support for new and growing businesses. MBO clients also benefit from streamlined access to additional financing from our partners. Our Development Officers can also review different financial scenarios with clients, to determine what path is best for their business. For those requiring financing above what MBO offers, our helpful staff can send you in the right direction.
Access to Consultant Services
In addition to providing affordable access to consulting services, MBO reviews consultant proposals to ensure that they will identify specific challenges, deficiencies, and opportunities for the business or organization. At the end of the process, we ensure that our client is left with an actionable plan to achieve their goals.
Small Business and Entrepreneur Consultants
Metro Business Opportunities is the go-to consultant for the Newfoundland and Labrador government on small businesses and entrepreneurs. MBO runs the INSPIRE program for the Department of Advanced Education and Skills, providing counselling, assessment, and information to entrepreneurs in receipt of Provincial Income Support and to AES Client Services Officers.