At the conference you get to select the biz tool session you wish to attend. Each session has nine people plus the expert.

This year you make your selection at the actual event. We recommend you come, prepared to select your top three choices and every effort will be made to accommodate you. Sessions will be filled on a first-come basis, so come early.

Me Inc – Starting your business

When you start a business, you often don’t know what you don’t know. It can be overwhelming as there’s so much to consider. Do you want to be a sole proprietor vs. partnership vs. incorporation? What about marketing? What records do you need to keep? Where can you get capital? And then there’s sales! Come with your questions.

At the Business Centre where Kristel works, they help new business owners, both starting and existing, with information, resources and training to support all the different levels of the entrepreneurial journey. Let’s have a conversation!


Kristel Manes

Kristel Manes

Kristel Manes is a change management specialist; having spent the last 13 years coaching entrepreneurs as they start and grow businesses. Kristel has an extensive history in communication and negotiation with boards of directors, sponsors, core funding partners, senior management, peers, and aspiring business owners.

Specialties include business plan creation, forecasting, goal definition, and growth strategies, policy and procedure formulation. Her success as Director of Operations with Innovation Guelph and Co-founder of the Rhyze Project have inspired Kristel to return to her roots; assisting the Business Centre of Guelph Wellington in navigating the next 20 years as business advisory experts.