Business Planning Program

A newly developed Business Planning Program for Manitoba entrepreneurs!

As an entrepreneur, taking the initiative to develop a solid business plan is one of the best gifts you can give yourself. A business plan will serve as a roadmap you can use to establish goals, track progress and even attract important investors.

The Business Planning Program consists of:

  • 7 half day sessions

  • A business advisor assigned to help, guide & support you

  • Personalized support and access to industry experts

  • A detailed workbook tailored for this program

Topics Covered:

  • Introduction to Business Planning

  • Market Research and Marketing Plan

  • Management, Operations, and Internal Control

  • Financial Planning and funding Sources

  • Risk Analysis and Contingency Planning


April 18th, 25th
May 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
From 9 am to 12 pm




Sherri Cairns

Sherri Cairns is a Certified Business Counsellor with over 20 years’ experience working with entrepreneurs from across Canada. Her work with creative entrepreneurs has helped many artists, creators and musicians put their creative visions into a traditional business plan.

As an experienced trainer and instructor, Sherri has developed and delivers programs on Experiential Tourism and Tourism Entrepreneurship for the Manitoba Tourism Education Council (MTEC). Working with MTEC has also afforded her the opportunity of working with the Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology (MITT) developing and delivering programs in retail, client service, tourism, and hospitality to international students.

Currently, Sherri is an instructor with Booth University College teaching Organizational Behaviour, as well as working with the University of Winnipeg PACE program teaching Organizational Behaviour, Effective Oral Communication, and Business Fundamentals. Sherri believes in teaching through inspiration, motivation and using the innate creativity we all possess.

Rosalie Harms

Rosalie’s background includes extensive work in workshop development and facilitation, business advising, consultation and financing with clients in both the private and non-profit sectors. She also teaches entrepreneurship and accounting at the University of Winnipeg in the Faculty of Business and Economics and is currently the Department Chair for the Department of Business and Administration at U of W. Rosalie combines her energetic style with her experience as a business consultant and educator to assist her in delivering interactive workshops specifically tailored to the audience’s needs and expectations. She is a Chartered Professional accountant and also holds an undergraduate degree in Administrative Studies and Economics from the University of Winnipeg in addition to an MBA from the Asper School of Management at the University of Manitoba.

Peter Moreira, MBA, CPA,CGA

Peter Moreira has over 15 years of professional experience in financial management, economic development, business consulting, planning, and teaching. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant, holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA) graduate degree, and a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) undergraduate degree. Managing clients and developing effective relationships has been a big part of his career that started during his time with RBC Royal Bank, continued during his role in economic development with the Government of Manitoba, to his current business consulting practice, The Griffin Group, Chartered Professional Accountants. His ability to provide advice and planning to businesses and organizations in a wide variety of industries comes from this previous experience, along with the experience gained in a previous role working in a CFO capacity with the Government of Manitoba as an Assistant Deputy Minister. In addition to his consulting practice, Peter shares his knowledge and experience as a continuing Faculty Member with the University of Winnipeg, in the Faculty of Business and Economics, and is a regular Session Leader in the Professional Education Program with the CPA Western School of Business.


Apr 18 2023


9:00 am - 12:00 pm




Business Planning

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