Entrepreneur in Residence

The Entrepreneur in Residence program offers help and support for small businesses with consultations, workshops and seminars.

Patricia Quintero
2019 Entrepreneur in Residence

Get small business advice from the library's new Entrepreneur in Residence.

About Patricia Quintero

One-On-One Consultations

Apply to meet with Patricia Quintero for one-on-one advice on your small business plan or idea. Submit a two-page outline of your proposed business idea or plan by answering the following questions:

  1. Tell us about your business idea, service or product in 1-2 paragraphs. What market need are you trying to fulfill? Who is your target customer? How is your idea different or better than options currently available?
  2. What is your vision and mission and how does this fit into your own personal goals?
  3. What experience and knowledge do you have in the area you are interested?
  4. Do you have a plan or strategy?
  5. Do you have a timeline in mind to launch and enter the market?
  6. Please indicate the top two areas where you need help the most now:
    1. Market research for your idea, service or product.
    2. Promotion & marketing.
    3. Social media and digital know-how.
    4. Financial fundamentals.
    5. Other? Please specify.
  7. What personal attributes would you say you have that will be relevant in your life as an entrepreneur?

Please include any questions for Patricia Quintero not covered in the above.

Note: An application does not guarantee a meeting. Applicants will be selected based on the strength of their submission and the total number of applicants that can be scheduled. Applications will not be returned, but will be confidentially deleted if a meeting is not scheduled.

Submission Details

Patricia Quintero will review your submission and meet with a select number of applicants to review their plans, provide feedback and recommendations, and point out available resources that may be beneficial. Each meeting is a 30-45 minute one-on-one session at no cost.

For further information, contact the Business, Science & Technology Department at Toronto Reference Library at 416-393-7149.