Venor is proud to partner with our client, the Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs (NLOWE), in their search for a Business Start-Up Advisor, Avalon.

Founded in 1997, NLOWE has been supporting and encouraging women entrepreneurs for over two decades. Women entrepreneurs face unique challenges and opportunities; NLOWE provides their members and clients with the support needed to overcome challenges and take advantage of exciting opportunities as they start their ventures or grow their existing businesses. NLOWE’s goal is to make sure women entrepreneurs succeed in business.

NLOWE’s mandate is simple… provide programs and services that connect and support women within Newfoundland and Labrador to start, grow and advance their businesses.

Reporting to the Director of Programming and Evaluation, the Business Start-Up Advisor, Avalon is integral to NLOWE’s essential service provision. As a vital member of the team, this position plays a pivotal role in supporting NLOWE’s mission, ensuring the fulfillment of its mandate, and delivering exemplary service to its valued members and clients.

This Business Start-Up Advisor will collaborate closely with NLOWE members and clients on the Avalon peninsula of Newfoundland and Labrador. This role is responsible for conducting thorough assessments; meticulously reviewing client business plans; and providing comprehensive support throughout the business plan development process by guiding clients through the intricacies of starting and scaling their businesses. The Business Start-Up Advisor, Avalon will also address inquiries and requests from women entrepreneurs, NLOWE members and clients by effectively communicating complex business concepts, financial details and valuable advice. This position will actively promote the Self-Employment Assistance (SEA) program, evaluate the eligibility of clients and members for the program, and provide support throughout the application process.

The Business Start-Up Advisor, Avalon, will play a key role in organizing and leading informative sessions and training programs for NLOWE members and clients. Travel and on-site visits to clients’ businesses throughout the Avalon peninsula will be required. When working with clients, the Business Start-Up Advisor, Avalon will provide them with essential information, unwavering support, and expert guidance throughout their start-up journey and beyond.

From time to time, this role will also work with other Start-Up Advisors, Business Growth Advisors, Special Projects Coordinators, and the Export Consultant, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Office Manager, Director of Administration and Special Projects, and Chief Executive Officer.

This is a hybrid position that offers the flexibility to work remotely as well as on-site at NLOWE’s head office in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland & Labrador. The exact balance of remote and on-site work will be discussed with the successful candidate.

As the ideal candidate, you will have a post-secondary degree in business or a related field with a knowledge of general business, including marketing, human resources, business structures and development. You have a minimum of five years of experience in a business advisory or business planning role. You bring entrepreneurial experience and are familiar with local market research, trends, and the SEA program. Equivalent education and experience will be considered.

You have exceptional time management, organizational, and scheduling capabilities. You can follow directions diligently and demonstrate autonomy while effectively working with minimal supervision. You demonstrate excellent decision-making and analytical abilities, with a proven talent for multitasking and managing competing priorities. You demonstrate adept computer proficiency and bring knowledge of various computer software, such as Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, OneDrive, and Sharepoint.

You exhibit outstanding written and verbal communication skills, attentive listening capabilities, and strong problem-solving abilities. You exhibit a keen understanding and comprehension of others’ perspectives. You possess outstanding teamwork and relationship-building skills and excel at cultivating strong working relationships with others. You showcase excellent public speaking and facilitation abilities. You prioritize the needs of members and clients while exemplifying professionalism and respect in all interactions. You display compassion and empathy while upholding a steadfast dedication to maintaining confidentiality.

NLOWE embraces a culture of belonging in the workplace. No matter who you are, where you’re from, how you think, what you believe in, or who you love, your application is welcome. Diversity is appreciated and there is understanding that we all come from different backgrounds and different walks of life, bringing in unique perspectives and experiences. Applications from 2SLGBTQ+, Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC), women, newcomers to Canada, and people with disabilities are encouraged. If you require any accommodation in the application and interview process, please let us know.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please contact Jessica Snelgrove at

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