Entrepreneur's Club For Serious Business Owners

entrepreneur-club-barrieThis exclusive club is designed for established, growing businesses who want to take the next steps to business success with the help of a whole team of Experts! Apply today. Qualified entrepreneurs are invited to join us for an interesting evening that is designed to help you take your business to a new level through education, information and assistance in those areas that you need most.

  • Knowledge is Power - get the information you need
  • Like-minded entrepreneurs share a common goal
  • Get TIPS from the experts
  • Guest speakers address Important Business Topics
  • Business Coach helps you discover and work to your potential
  • Enjoy light refreshments

Important Club Membership Information

The annual fee for an Entrepreneur’s Club Membership is only $200.00! If you qualify, you will be issued an invitation to attend the next meeting for FREE. To attend further meetings and receive the Membership Card and PERKS you will need to pay the Club fee. For your convenience we accept Visa, M/C, Cash or Company Cheques.

Being part of this club means that you will receive a wealth of information, great networking opportunities, and super savings. This is an incredible value for anyone interested in growing their business.

Membership Overview:

Being a part of this club means you are part of a growing network of successful entrepreneurs. Every entrepreneur has his/her own unique concerns. This club is designed to provide you with the support and assistance you need to move your business forward.

  • Expert advice
  • Share your stories
  • Brainstorming sessions
  • Guest speakers
  • Business coaching
  • Networking
  • Free consultations
  • Free GBBEC monthly newsletter
  • Online membership directory (when available)
  • Advertising opportunities (when available)
  • Upcoming event discounts
  • Monthly perks
  • Bonus gifts and more

Roles & Responsibilities:

As a Member: To encourage success of this club we ask that you commit to attend at least six meetings throughout the period of one year and to be on time. To continue the growth of the club and its network we ask that you provide at least one qualified referral per year. Your referral can attend one of our meetings as a guest before applying. You are asked to pay any/all applicable membership or advertising fees on time.We ask that you participate in a positive manner and respect the confidentiality of the club and its members. As a member, we encourage you to promote the Entrepreneur’s Club within your community.

Connect for Success at the Entrepreneur's Club!

Meet Our Experts


Kathryn M. Whitehead, B.H.K., LLB, Barriston Law

Kathryn M. Whitehead is a lawyer with the firm of Barriston Law in Barrie. She graduated from the University of Windsor with degrees in Human Kinetics and Law. Kathryn practices in the areas of Real Estate, Wills & Estates and Corporate Commercial Law. She graduated amongst the top in her class as well as being on the Indoor Track and Field team competing at the national and international levels.  www.barristonlaw.com 


Scott Gingrich, IT expert

Scott Gingrich, Piggybank Technology

Scott's hard-to-find mix of business savvy, technology know-how and understanding of people is a powerful combination for helping small businesses succeed. He is a business graduate from Wilfrid Laurier University & Certified Master Practitioner of NLP. He owns Piggybank Technology, a web design firm in Barrie, ON. He is keen to share his business and Internet Marketing experience and desire to Pay it Forward with The Entrepreneur’s Club.

Nicole Norris PR and marketing expert

Nicole Norris, The Agency


Nicole is a seasoned Marketing and Design Professional honed in entrepreneurial and family-run company cultures. She was professionally trained as a designer at the Ontario College of Art and Design and has an adept knowledge of the dance between branding, product positioning and marketing message. She has lectured on creativity at The Rotman School of Business MBA program, as well as developing and leading workshops for Campbell's Soup Company Canada's Research and Development Teams.  Her industry experience includes working on consumer brands in the wireless, franchising and retail sectors as well as having a unique background in NASCAR motorsports marketing strategies.  She is currently the Creative Director and Principle a The AGENCY.



Rychard Lardner, CA, Lardner & Company

Rychard graduated from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario in 1978 with an HBA. Rychard also obtained his Certified Financial Planners (CFP) designation in 1999. Since graduating from university, he has gained experience working for both a large multi-national and a small regional accounting firm, as well as with a large stock brokerage firm and a large Canadian pharmaceutical firm. Rychard has been very active in the communities of Barrie and South Simcoe. www.lardner.ca

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Linda Goslin, BBA - Investors Group

Linda Goslin is a Personal Financial Consultant with Investors Group. She is a proud Acadia Alumni, completing her Bachelor in Business with a major in accounting, as well as Queen’s University Advanced Accounting Graduate program. Before joining Investors Group she worked with Deloitte & Touche in Toronto as a Business Tax Analyst working with large corporate entities performing various tax compliance procedures. Linda joined the Naval Reserves in 2005 as a Naval Communicator and is currently HMCS York’s Training Coordinator for the NAV COMM department.



Brian Chuipka, The Mustard Seed Group

Brian Chuipka is the owner of The Achievement Centre Barrie and is a specialist in helping companies develop better business results. His background includes a formal training in sales, leadership, corporate management and consulting. His greatest strengths are building relationships and helping people to succeed. He has over 25 years of Canadian, American and Japanese corporate experience in Sales, Senior Management and Consulting. He has worked for such organizations as Prudential, Pitney Bowes, Winthrop Laboratories, Squibb Pharmaceuticals, Telemedia and Canon . He attributes his success to professional salesmanship and sustained excellence. www.theachievementcentre.com


Theresa Dowsett, MBA, CHRP, Licensed Paralegal

Business Acceleration Inc./ Workforce Acceleration

Theresa Dowsett is President of Workforce Acceleration and possesses more than 25 years of business experience working for both private and public sector employers. She works in both unionized and non-unionized settings. Her education spans a wide spectrum of professional and management studies, including Business Management, Business Law, Human Resources Management, and Adult Education and Training. Theresa was welcomed into the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2008 as one of North America's first licensed Paralegals.

Theresa's legal training and experience working with one of the largest municipal governments in North America provides her with an exceptional knowledge base and diversified skill set. She is capable of assisting companies sort through various issues of conflict and identifies positive actions to streamline programs to helps companies become more productive, effective, and profitable.

Over the past 15 years, Theresa has created a full time management consulting and human resource management firm focusing on leadership development, team building, improving workplace culture and conflict resolution, building employee relations, and WSIB/Health & Safety Claims Management. Theresa has also been involved in numerous third party investigations for allegations of inappropriate behaviour at work so that companies may meet their due diligence obligations, and understand the underlying root cause of personality and operational problems at work.


Take the next steps to business success and Apply today to be a member of the Entrepreneur's Club!

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