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Diving deeper into the financial pieces of owning a business. Understanding your documents, finding funding and the importance of benchmarking.

Nataya Stephens, BDC

How Banks Read Financial Statements

Stephanie Sang, Granted

Helping Companies Apply For & Receive Grant Funding

Nick Whayman, MNP

Business Valuations / Importance of KPIs



  • Stephanie Sang (Canada's Grant Angel)

    Stephanie Sang

    Canada's Grant Angel

    Stephanie Sang, CEO of Granted Consulting is known as a 'Grant Angel' across Canada. Since 2011, Granted has supported thousands of clients and generated nearly $60 million in grant funding at a success rate of 93%. Stephanie has been invited to speak at numerous industry associations and at various business events across the country to educate entrepreneurs about grants in Canada. She is also CEO of Masked for Work, co-host of a podcast, Serenity Now for Entrepreneurs, and an investor with the Women's Equity Lab and SheEO.

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  • Nataya Stephens (BDC)

    Nataya Stephens


    Nataya Stephens is a Senior Commercial Account Manager at BDC with a special focus in food, beverage and agribusiness industries. She has over 8 years of experience in commercial banking from different financial institutions in both rural and urban markets. Nataya enjoys competing in ultramarathons and triathlons in her personal time and can often be found running, hiking and cycling in the mountains.

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  • Nick Whayman (MNP)

    Nick Whayman


    Nick is a member of MNP’s Private Enterprise Services team in Edmonton. As a fractional chief financial officer for external clients, Nick supports business leaders with building successful businesses using each client’s own strengths and goals. He works one-on-one with clients across all industries and all stages of the business lifecycle, from start-ups to mature businesses. In particular, he helps clients who could benefit from a CFO’s insights, but who may not require a full-time executive in this position.

    Nick helps clients better leverage their financial and operational data and systems to make strong data-driven decisions about their business through financial statement analysis, with the goal of improving profitability and cash flow through tangible strategies. He begins by listening closely to what a client’s issues are, identifying creative solutions, and supporting them with strategy implementation.

    Nick helps companies in a wide range of sectors including the craft beer industry. He develops projections and forecasts, measures organizational financial performance, sets up financial systems and processes, supports clients seeking access to capital, reviews financial processes and recommends improvements to eliminate inefficiencies, and considers how technology could supplement their finance function.

    Nick earned a Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) from the University of Alberta in 2012. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), qualifying as a Chartered Accountant (CA).

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