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Announcing an exciting new initiative Grant Thornton LLP

Posted: October 17, 2021

The Business Boost program

Announcing an exciting new initiative Grant Thornton LLP has teamed up with the global small business platform Xero on.

Launched today, the Business Boost program will empower up to five women-owned small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to realize their potential with Grant Thornton’s experience and Xero’s cloud accounting technology.

Women are important to the success of the Canadian economy and are critical for the country’s SMBs; however, they have been disproportionately affected by employment loss and financial uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, according to Statistics Canada, as of January 2021 more than 200,000 women fell into long-term unemployment.

The impact of women leaving the workforce not only means we’ll lose numbers in our economy, but also the vibrancy of the Canadian workforce. The Business Boost program will provide up to five women-owned SMBs with a complimentary custom cloud ecosystem designed to help solve their business’ pain points and make them more efficient. They will also receive two years of access to Xero’s cloud accounting platform.

Program benefits and services:

-    a complimentary two-year subscription to Xero accounting software, including a subscription to Hubdoc, a document collection and management application

-    up to 15 hours of customized cloud accounting services from a Grant Thornton LLP advisor

-     training on how to get the most out of the cloud accounting ecosystem

-     key performance indicators designed to drive and measure success

Applications for the first cohort of the Business Boost program are open now and will be accepted until November 5, 2021. To learn more about the Business Boost program, please visit:

If you have any questions about the Business Boost program, please reach out to Jared Colautti, Senior Marketing Manager at Grant Thornton LLP.


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