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Peterborough & the Kawarthas Entrepreneurs Get Access to New Virtual Service Advisor

By PKED Comms
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[PETERBOROUGH, ON]: The Peterborough & the Kawarthas Business Advisory Centre (BAC) has announced the creation of a new position, Virtual Service Advisor, to serve local entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Michael Tamane will be working remotely on a part-time basis in his role as Virtual Service Advisor, providing information to entrepreneurs in the region through a virtual platform. His focus will be on connecting start-ups with assistance and resources to launch their business.

Michael will serve as the first point of contact for the BAC, provide extended hours and offer completely virtual services through channels like online LiveChat, email and phone.

“We are absolutely thrilled to provide local entrepreneurs and small business owners this new remote service,” said Suzanne McCrimmon, Director of Business Development for Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development. “Michael will be another resource that local business owners can take advantage of, free of charge, to help bring their business endeavour to life, at a time and on a platform that is most convenient for them.”

Funding for this position was secured through a joint initiative with Business Advisory Centre Durham. This initiative is being funded through the Ontario Trillium Fund, which has made it possible for the BAC Virtual Services Advisor to assist start-ups in the region.

Michael completed a Masters in Business Administration with Brock University and completed an International Business Exchange at the Surrey School of Business in the UK. Most recently, Michael has been a Teaching Assistant in the Entrepreneurship program at Brock University, where he has worked with local business and supported the creation and implementation of online content during the pandemic.

Michael will be available to consult with entrepreneurs during hours that work with their busy lives, as he will be available from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST every Wednesday until September 2021.

Below is Michael’s full schedule:

Mon: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Tues: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Weds: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thurs: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Michael Can Help With:

  • Navigating BAC resources: ‘General Inquiries’
  • Business conception: ‘I want to start a business’
  • Business model development: ‘I have an idea for a business, what’s next?’
  • Online channel development: ‘I can’t conduct business as usual; what can I do?’

For additional information please contact Keaton Robbins, Corporate Communications Officer, 705.743.0777 Ext. 2116 or, @PtboEcDev