Programs and Events
Each October we look forward to celebrating Small Business Week with our annual Bridges to Better Business Conference. Join us as a panel of local entrepreneurs speak about their greatest challenges, accomplishments and experiences within Greater Sudbury and how they’ve gotten through it all. You will have the opportunity to ask your questions and speak to business owners who understand what you may or are currently experiencing.
We Come to You – We’ll meet you at your place of business or at a designated outreach location so you can spend more time on your business. For your convenience, we have a number of outreach locations located across the City of Greater Sudbury.
The Starter Company Plus program provides mentoring, training and the opportunity of a grant up to $5,000 to start, grow or buy a small business. The program provides: training and business skills development to further coach participants in running their own business; advice and mentorship from local business leaders; assistance in writing a comprehensive business plan to better position participants in obtaining financing; and a micro-grant to kick off a new or expanding business.
Starter Company Plus is an annual 6-month program. Applications will be open for our 2021 intake in January and the program will kick off in March. Be sure to check back and not miss the chance to be a part of next year's intake!
Students between the ages of 15 to 29 and who are returning to school in September have the opportunity to receive a grant of up to $3000 to develop and run their very own business this summer. Successful applicants of the Summer Company Program will be paired with a Regional Business Centre mentor and receive one-on-one business training, support, and advice.
Applications for the 2021 intake will open in the new year. Be sure to check back and not miss out on this exciting opportunity!
With the support of our collaboration network, we host seminars covering numerous topics that will help aspiring and established small-business owners develop their entrepreneurial toolbox. Follow us on social media to not miss any updates!