The Business Advisory Group helps small and medium sized businesses devise solutions to alleviate their “pain points” – those situations and issues which impede the business from moving forward and/or require undue time and attention that could be more productively spent.

Are you struggling with a business situation requiring some expert advice in the area of general management, banking, finance, human resources, administration, sales, marketing, IT and web-based solutions, conflict resolution, or the manufacturing sector? Our team of Business Advisors has a wealth of acquired knowledge and expertise in all of these fields and many more.

Talk to a Coordinator today so that both you and the Business Advisory Group will get a feeling for your most pressing problems. We urge you to list the issues you are facing on your consultation form to keep the discussion focused. Based on your needs and interests, the Coordinator will arrange for a private consultation with a select team of experienced business consultants best suited to assist with your unique situation.

Your Business Advisory Group team (usually three or four business consultants) will meet with you for an initial consultation. At the meeting, your Business Advisor team will listen and ask questions to clarify the issues and discuss with you a range of possible actions and initial recommendations. Clients usually go away from a three hour meeting feeling relief from knowing they now have a better understanding of their business problems and a positive plan for action.

The Business Advisory Group team member who led your meeting will produce a written summary of the recommendations and ideas, which is shared with the rest of the team, edited and then sent to you for your future reference.

Most initial consultation discussions also merit one or two follow-up phone calls from your Business Advisors to see if you have any implementation questions, check on your progress, provide encouragement and subsequent business advice.

Many clients find repeat consultations valuable, with some holding regular meetings 3-4 times per year, building productive relationships with their business advisory team members. BAG can usually arrange most of the same advisory team members, or you may decide to go with a different group. It’s your choice!

Call our Coordinator, send us an email or apply online to book your consultation. We can meet with you at any one of our locations you choose in Oakville, Burlington or Hamilton .

Half Day Business Consultation

Each half day business consultation/session consists of an informal meeting with a minimum of 3 experienced Business Advisors. All meetings are followed up with a written summary report of the discussion to facilitate implementation of business strategies, tactics, and recommendations. The same fee applies for the initial and subsequent meetings.

$150 for 3 or more advisors

1:1 Mentoring Session

This is a series of pre-planned sessions with one of our experienced Business Advisors assigned as your dedicated Business Mentor. This mentoring service offers coaching and follow up sessions (one every 2 months) on a variety of topics to help move your business ahead. The regular program calls for 6, 1 hour sessions over a period of 12 months.

$50/hr. for 1 advisor

Full Day Business Consultation

We recognize that some business models and situations may be complex and require a more detailed examination in order to achieve an effective plan of action. A full day business consultation consists of an informal meeting with a minimum of 3 Business Advisor team members. The meeting is followed up with a report to facilitate implementation.

$300 for 3 or more advisors

Business Plan Review

A working session with three or more Business Advisor team members specially selected based on your business and the elements of your business plan that you feel require attention. Your Advisory team will jointly analyze and offer objective, constructive advice to enhance your business plan, identifying and addressing areas of opportunity.

$75/hr. for 3 or more advisors

Full Day Facilitated Business Consultation

This consultation is one full day, professionally facilitated meeting. The session consists of a structured meeting with a formal agenda focusing on a specific project determined by you, with a dedicated team of 3 or more Business Advisors. As always, the meeting is followed up with a report to facilitate implementation.

$500 for 3 or more advisors

Pre Evaluation Session

This service is offered for those who are not sure what they are looking for in terms of consultation. The sessions last a minimum of 1 hour with two Business Advisory team members and are designed to flush out your issues and concerns in order to focus on the priorities to drive the business ahead.  This meeting is followed up with a written report and ideas for next steps.

$75/hr. for 2 advisors