We Help Grow Your Business
with support, services and the workspaces you need to succeed!
Whether you’re just starting out with an idea or have been running a business for some time and wish to make it more manageable and profitable, Freedom Cafe can provide you with the support, services and workspaces you need to make it happen.
Serving Kitchener-Waterloo and surrounding areas, we help novice and struggling business owners become confident and capable managers of their own operations by equipping them with the skills and support services they need to increase their revenues, profits and quality of life.
We provide networking events, workshops and our unique Founder’s Forum to help novice business owners develop the expertise they need to make a business run smoothly and profitably. Take advantage of our free drop-in sessions where you can get helpful advice and assistance with your general business and technical needs.
The Founder’s Forum consists of three separate programs designed to help businesses at different levels perform as efficiently and profitably as possible while respecting the personal needs of the business owner.
Each program consists of weekly meetings in which you and up to three other non-competing peers receive hands-on management and marketing training here at Freedom Cafe. One hour is generally devoted to a management meeting with two additional hours per week spent in lab time.
These are not consulting sessions. These are training sessions in which you learn how to become a better manager of your own business. You will be guided by an industry expert in the management meeting and get hands-on assistance during lab times from staff professionals to help get your action items done correctly and on time.
All Founder’s Forum programs are custom designed for each participant. We will not give you generic templates or instructions to follow. We learn about your business, identify its strengths and weaknesses, then we help you build the foundation, processes, confidence and enthusiasm to make your business work for you.
An intensive 1-month program custom designed to establish a solid foundation for new businesses or for existing businesses that are struggling and would benefit from a reboot. Three hours/week including two hours of supervised lab time in which our in-house professionals work with you on your action items.
$400+HST per month
A 3-month program designed for existing businesses seeking to improve their operations in order to increase revenues, profits and quality of life. Three hours / week including supervised lab time in which our in-house professionals work with you on your action items.
$750+HST per month
A comprehensive 6-month program to turn your idea or novice business into a successful, revenue generating operation.
Many small businesses fail for the exact same reason: their owners take on far too many responsibilities. But the fact is, there simply aren’t enough hours in a day for one person to do all the jobs it takes to make a business survive – let alone flourish. At the Café, you can get support services in affordable packages or on an as needed basis. Get just what you need – just when you need it.
- Data entry / CRM updating
- File organization
- Survey creation
- IT Services
- Event planning
- Document and template design
- Transcriptions / Documentation
- Licencing and registrations
- Policies and Procedures
- Founders Forum programs
- Business plan development
- Marketing plan development
- Time management training
- Project management
- Social media content creation and management
- Flyer, banner, brochure creation
- Marketing plans
- Website creation
- Event planning and promotion
- Graphic design
- Newsletters & email campaigns
- Email templates
- Branding & logo design
- Business cards
- SWAG designs
Come and work in a relaxed and productive environment. See clients or conduct interviews in one of our private meeting rooms. All our workspaces are well equipped and can be configured to suit your needs. For seminars, workshops and larger gatherings, we have an event space that can accommodate up to 50 guests – we’ll even help you with bookings and promotion!
Need a coworking table, hot desk or reserved desk where you can leave your stuff?
- Choose from a variety of tables and desks in our open café style rooms
- $8/hour, $25/day or $190/month per person during office hours
- Try it for free! All new customer can come enjoy our co-working spaces with a free day pass
Need a private office for a few hours per week?
- 100 sq ft office and desk
- 28″ Monitor
- Whiteboard & supplies
- $300 per month, 30 hrs included + $10/hr extra
- Or $15/h or $90/day
- Seats up to 4
- *this space may be booked outside of regular office hours at $23/hr
Want some privacy? Let’s get down to business!
- 7 ft meeting tables
- 55″ TV with HDMI hook-ups
- Whiteboard & supplies
- $25/h or $150/day
- Seats 8
- *this space may be booked outside of regular office hours at $38/hr
Ideal for private events, training sessions and conferences.
- Projector, screen, flip chart and white board
- Configurable for lectures or group work
- Your very own refreshment station
- Access to fridge, microwave for catering
- $75/h or $400/day
- Host up to 50 people
- *Booking made outside of regular business hours must be a minimum of 2hrs. A 25% non-refundable deposit is due to reserve your booking.
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