Business Growth and Expansion

Research shows up to 80% of job creation can come from growing existing businesses. SIPP stimulates and supports the growth and expansion of established companies across the region by providing expert advice, mentorship, and access to training programs.

We have assembled a team of Senior Business Advisors who possess the knowledge and network to take these companies to the next level. To date, 11 businesses have entered into the program to foster their success and help us “co-design” our model

Our clients are granted exclusive opportunities and access to expertise in a variety of areas, including:

Financial Modeling
Governance
Export Assessment
Operations
Peer to Peer Executive Forums

How does it work?

SIPP offers three unique components: One-on-One Mentoring, a Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Circle, and access to Professional Development events. We also offer an a-la-carte system that allows our clients to connect with the targeted expertise they need to take their business to the next level.

Who can join?

If your business is approaching (or exceeding) one million in annual revenues, has been established for at least three years, and has potential to grow beyond the South Island, we want to talk to you!

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We worked with a SIPP advisor to help us assess financial scenarios we were considering, some of which required outside partnerships. We also required planning to make some key hires with existing funds. They were able to provide sound, objective advice that we took under advisement in making strategic decisions that turned out very well for our growing business.

Jeff WardCEO, Animikii

SIPP helped us stress-test our strategic plan, which exposed two key gaps. Based on this we were introduced to a finance and operations expert who helped us create a growth plan with a tangible governance structure.

Ray BroughamPresident Rainhouse Canada

SIPP advisors assisted us with developing investor relations materials for multiple potential investors, including helping us build and refine an impressive pitch deck. SIPP also provided invaluable guidance around financial forecasting. Having SIPP as a close expert advisor helped Limbic position itself for a funding round.

Manjinder BenningFounder & CTO, Limbic Media

SIPP advisors assisted us with developing investor relations materials for multiple potential investors, including helping us build and refine an impressive pitch deck. SIPP also provided invaluable guidance around financial forecasting. Having SIPP as a close expert advisor helped Limbic position itself for a funding round.

Manjinder BenningFounder & CTO, Limbic Media

TAP Program

We partnered with the World Trade Centre Vancouver (WTC-V) and the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce to bring the renowned Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) to the region. The four-day workshop is designed to help SMEs (Small and Medium-sized Enterprises) achieve their full export potential. With a proven track record helping participants get results, the program receives international accolades for helping companies plan their entry into new markets.

Last year, 15 local companies attended the program and gave it high praise for providing tangible, and in some cases dramatic, results.

Just six months after graduating from the program, on average, export revenue increased by 23% and participants forecast their export sales to grow 47% over the next 5 years.

Trade Missions

SIPP organized a business-to-business trade delegation for eight local companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen, China. Beyond the B2B agenda, SIPP’s goals for the trip were to assess investment prospects, build relationships, and share knowledge in smart cities practices.

Three of eight local companies that joined us on the China trip—Limbic Media, CAVU Designwerks, and DreamCraft Attractions— have returned to China for follow-up meetings. Limbic Media hopes to launch their product into China later in 2018. CAVU and DreamCraft have already moved into multi-million-dollar project deals.