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The Next Step Small Business Support Program will provide select local businesses with access to complimentary one-time professional services of up to $1,500 for new projects or initiatives that will aid in business recovery, operation adjustments and/or establishment of new revenue streams.
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 are now closed.
Starter Company Plus is an Ontario Government program facilitated by the Regional Business Centre to provide entrepreneurs with the resources and knowledge they need to start, purchase or grow their own 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 an opportunity for a $5,000 grant to kick off a new or expanding business.
Starter Company Plus is an annual 6-month program. Applications for our 2021 intake are now closed. To add your name to our notification list for next year’s intake, please contact [email protected].
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!