To learn about our past and present entrepreneurs in residence, please click on the names below.
Current Entrepreneur in Residence
Paul Foster, C.A. is the Founder and CEO of The Business Therapist®, an online resource, coach and advisor for personal and business growth. Using first-hand client knowledge from 30 years of experience, Paul Foster provides tools and resources for small business owners, business coaching, and entrepreneur mentoring. He is the author of the Business Activities Management Self-Study Program, a must-have do-it-yourself resource to learn how to monitor your business activities.
In 2010, Paul was recognized by his peers as the RANONE North American Advisor of the Year. As a member of RANONE he has access to their world-class software and resources and a network of proactive advisors to business owners across the globe. Paul started his own accounting practice in 1992. His experience with small business clients, understanding their needs and frustrations, shaped his philosophy toward helping people achieve success – including balancing life and work to achieve happiness.
On a momentous day – December 31, 2000 – Paul took the leap to change his business model. He evaluated his strategy, changed his direction, and focused on giving more value to his best business customers. Today his advisory practice via The Business Therapist® provides holistic business evaluation and one-stop shopping for solutions to business issues.
On October 1, 2011 he merged his accounting firm with Hyatt Lassaline LLP, a four partner firm based in Windsor. After solidifying the future of his clients and his accounting employees with this transition, he can now focus his energy on the practice of serving business advisory clients.
A lifelong resident of Essex, Ontario, Canada, Paul Foster graduated with honours from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Mathematics in 1986. In 1987 he obtained his chartered accountant designation (C.A.)
Paul is active in economic development in his region. He was a founding director of the Shores of Essex Resource Corporation, and has served as Director and Treasurer of Story Book Early Learning Centre for 23 years. He just completed his term as chairperson for the Essex Community Futures Development Corporation, a federally funded resource and loan pool for small businesses in Essex County.
Past Entrepreneurs in Residence