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Business Facilitation​​

All facilitated sessions can be delivered virtually or in-person and can be customized into a:

-  ONE hour Lunch N Learn session, 

-  THREE hour workshop, or

-  FULL day bootcamp to suit your business needs.


Topics are being updated continually, with current BUSINESS TRAINING offerings:

  • How to Start a Business

  • Business Plan Basics

  • How To Reach Your Target Customers

  • Sell More to Increase Profitability

  • Pricing for Profit

  • Business Budgets Made Easy

  • Creative Marketing

  • Five Easy Steps to Gain Media Attention

  • Productivity  Boosts for the Busy Entrepreneur

  • and other topics . . . let's discuss!

Non-Profit Board Development

Verna is a certified facilitator for Community Futures Leadership Institute (CFLI) Board Development modules.

Assemble your own members and/or invite your community's non-profits to join you and learn about effective board management.

The modules are delivered virtually or in-person, typically as THREE hour workshops.  Current BOARD DEVELOPMENT session: 

  • Community Economic Development

  • Operations - Board and Staff 

  • Financial Management of a Non-Profit

  • Community Futures Lending

  • Management Recruitment, Performance, Evaluation and Development

  • The Role of Planning

  • Volunteer Attraction, Retention and Succession

Note:  work with your local local Community Futures organization to qualify for a reduced fee on these board development sessions.

Find out how

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The Destination Business Program


Verna is one of only TEN certified Destination Creation facilitators in Canada!


The Destination Creation course is a game-changer for any business, especially those that want to expand their client base and increase their bottom line.


By helping entrepreneurs to showcase their company's uniqueness, the program enables them to breathe new life into their marketing! Delivered in-person, or virtually.

  • Eight lessons of coursework 

  • facilitator with 25 years of experience

  • a proven program that has attracted attention in Canada and the USA.


This impactful Destination Business program can generate tremendous outcomes in your community or region!  Find out more

Business Development Projects from start to finish   


Well-versed in project development and delivery, Verna has successfully managed a $5M loan portfolio and funding contracts with a total annual spend of $650,000+.

From the initial concept and budget development, to project variance analysis and outcome reporting, VLO Business Solutions strives to deliver an 'easy-button' experience.

Find out how easy and effective working with Verna at VLO Business Solutions really is!

Business Coaching


Clients rave about their Power Hour coaching sessions with Verna at VLO Business Solutions!  See the Clients page for testimonials.

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