Heather Lyon is the owner of First Start Planning Ltd. She has an extensive background in the training and business service areas. Heather spent nine years in the banking industry, with her last three years in the position of Loans Officer for personal and small business lending.
After leaving the bank, she worked for 2 1/2 years as Office Manager of a dental clinic, where her duties included management of general office activities and personnel, marketing, bookkeeping, accounts payable and collection of overdue receivables.
From May of 1998 – March of 2001, Heather fulfilled the duties of Business Analyst for Lesser Slave Lake Community Development Corporation on a contract basis. Services were provided in the areas of training and facilitation, business counseling, community and economic development, preparation and assessment of small business loan applications and marketing of programs and services.
Heather relocated from Slave Lake to Rocky Mountain House, Alberta in Sept, 2001, and continues to operate her business, expanding her consulting, writing and training services to businesses, organizations and individuals throughout Western Canada.
Over the past several years, Heather has spent a great deal of time providing bookkeeping, training and consulting services to many communities in Alberta and the Northwest Territories. Heather has worked with a wide variety of businesses, organizations and non-profits over the years and has developed a very good understanding of their needs and challenges.