Karen McDonald

Recognized  small business expert, Karen regularly speaks to audiences about the different ways to start, and use, planning in your business operations to increase your business value.    She is known for her “out of the box” thinking and for seeing opportunity in every situation.

Karen has consulted and mentored hundreds of small businesses while working with the Ontario Self-Employment Benefit Program, Skills Link Build Your Own Business, Leeds & Grenville Small Business Enterprise Centre’s Business Success Coaching Program, Summer Company and Starter Company, and St. Lawrence College Self Employment Opportunity Assistance Program,  KEYS Employment Supports Self Employment. She is the creator of “Business Plan BootCamp” an easy to understand, customizable step by step planning system to develop a business plan.

Not Your Typical Business Plan

 Most people start to write a business plan and never finish it, or they write it, put it away and never refer to it again.  In her interactive presentation Karen will share how she has made business plans useful for the business people she has worked with.  She will discuss how the intelligence gained through planning can make you a better decision maker  whether you are starting or growing your business.  She will  share some of her templates and explain how they  can be used in your business.