Welcome to the SNA’s entrepreneurs’ club: SMARTpreneur!
The primary purpose of SMARTpreneur is to encourage individuals to explore the opportunities that exist to start their own business and contribute their skills and experience to building a future for themselves and their families.
The SMARTpreneur Club will help individuals achieve success in starting and scaling their own business.
We support early stage entrepreneurs in their transition to a fully sustainable company by providing resources, assistance and mentoring. Whether your transitioning from employee to employer or striking out as a solo-preneur we can provide the tools to succeed.
SMARTpreneur does this by acting as a doorway and filter to the vast resources available to the new entrepreneur from both the Internet and other sources.
Becoming a SMARTpreneur will put you in front of the right people and open doors in the sustainability industry. You will also have access to promote yourself at our events such as the annual SMARTNet Sustainability Showcase and during exclusive members only events.
A Quick Start Guide for new SMARTpreneurs
to help them get started and begin the steps of mapping out their strategy and approach to creating their Start-Up business. This is a self-directed, just-in-time training tool.
A Monthly e-Newsletter
that includes inspirational stories, relevant video resources, suggested market-driven opportunities and links to relevant articles in the news.
These are a series of information-packed resources to help you start and run your business. Check out the Resources section.
We provide access to contact information so that SMARTpreneurs can collaborate to bid on projects.
As a service to Alliance members, we are constantly seeking the latest and most relevant information to assist you in starting and running your business venture.
We provide electronic and telephone access to a resource person to assist SMARTpreneurs with the identification of appropriate RFP and tender documents.
Here is a tool from the Business Development Bank of Canada to help better measure your entrepreneurial potential. This questionnaire includes 50 statements, and will take about 10 minutes to complete. There are no right or wrong answers. Your honest opinion is what counts. Your responses are strictly confidential. Go to questionnaire.
A 52-week Business Development e-Course
that is delivered by e-mail every Friday morning. These bite-sized chunks of training, if followed, provide the SMARTpreneur with the tools and tactics necessary to start and grow an effective business.