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Small Business and Entrepreneurship Consultant

Req ID: 21933
Vacancy Type: Permanent 
Number of Positions: 1  
Closing Date: 07/06/2022

Job Summary


Under the direction of the Manager, Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Consultant will develop and implement programs and services to support early stage and growing small businesses in Mississauga aligned with City and Department strategic objectives.  A key objective of the position is to help the successful development of local small businesses working directly with clients at various stages in the business cycle, developing and delivering relevant programs, services and tools, support digital marketing, build business relationships, client follow up to measure local economic impact, interpret, and report results.  

Duties and Responsibilities


The successful candidate will:


  • Contribute to all programs and services delivered by the Mississauga Business Entrepreneur Centre(MBEC) with emphasis on planning and delivering one-on-one and group consulting, training, mentoring, seminars, workshops and events on a vast array of current and relevant small business topics
  • Provide direct client guidance and information to clients via walk-in, email, telephone and web, and entrepreneurship programs
  • Review and analyse business plans to provide client feedback in a clear and constructive manner acceptable to the Corporation. 
  • Provide guidance on the implementation of digital marketing tools for businesses.
  • Conceptualize, develop and deliver enhanced small business seminars, events, and training; develop new and timely services and programs including mentor, speaker and subject matter experts programming to pre-start-up to established businesses
  • Develop and maintain small business tools, resources, and information including content development for information handouts, articles, newsletters and blogs.
  • Maintain client records through dedicated Customer Relationship Management (CRM), with emphasis on monitor, follow-up and reporting of economic impact of client interactions.
  • Conduct ongoing small business environmental scans, review and analysis of entrepreneurship trends, challenges, issues, opportunities, 
  • Review legislation, licensing and regulations pertaining to small business
  • Analyse, identify, share and contribute to team and community resource knowledge and development.
  • Build partnerships and strategic alliances with key community organizations and government to foster relationships and collaborative programs and services
  • Create awareness and represent MBEC within the community through presentations and networking with community groups and participation in relevant committees, associations and events; 
  • Additional support for City-wide projects that impact business, and contribution to special projects, will be required
  • Some evening and weekend hours may be required
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications


  • University degree in Business or Entrepreneurship
  • Minimum of 5 to 7 years small business consulting and coaching experience
  • Experience in development and delivery of training seminars, webinars and events on a variety of small business related topics for new and expanding small businesses in person and with virtual platforms (ex: MS Teams, Zoom, Webex)Excellent knowledge of social media platforms and digital sales tools for business
  • Strong skills and experience in digital marketing, financial and business plan development for small businesses
  • Ability to review, analyze and assess business plans and concepts to provide feedback to clients in clear and constructive manner
  • Ability to develop small business tools and resources to support client programs and service
  • Solid understanding of key small business trends, issues and challenges  
  • Experience in conducting research and analysis of business information, with ability to identify issues and recommend strategic solutions;
  • Strong knowledge of business transactional analysis and report writing is required 
  • Must be results oriented team player with strong professional business acumen and diplomacy
  • Exceptional oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Solid time management, customer service, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Understanding of government programs/services, managing or owning a small business, and working knowledge of French are definite assets. 
  • Proficiency in a digital environment and current/relevant technology tools
  • Valid driver's license and access to a vehicle is required.

Hourly Rate/Salary: $ 73,350.00 - $ 97,802.00 
Hours of Work: 35 
Work Location: Civic Centre 
Department/Division/Section: P&B/Planning & Building Dept , P&B/Economic Dev Office , Small Business & Workforce Develop 
Non-Union/Union: Non Union 


COVID-19 Update: As per the City’s Employee Recruitment Policy, all external candidates (including previously employed individuals) must show their Fully Vaccinated Confirmation or apply for and receive confirmation of a creed or medical exemption from the City before their first day.

A Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (Level 2) or Vulnerable Sector Check (Level 3) will be required of the successful candidate, at their own expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.

We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. You can also check your application status in your candidate profile online. 

All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act. 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Mississauga will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.     




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