Interested in advice and mentorship from local business leaders? Need a grant of up to $5,000 to start or expand?
Then Starter Company Plus may be for you!
WHERE DO I START?
Contact The Small Business Enterprise Centre
Contact the South Georgian Bay Small Business Enterprise Centre at email@example.com to register your interest in the program, confirm your eligibility and obtain the required application and business plan template. You can also take advantage of the business consulting services and resources available.
*Our 2021 Starter Company Plus cohort is in full swing. If you’re interested in learning more about our 2022 program, you can book a consultation here.
Training and business skills development to help to run or grow your own business
Advice and mentorship from local business leaders
A grant of up to $5000 to help you start a new business or expand your current business
Experience running a business that will better position you to obtain more traditional financing, such as a bank loan, if you so require in the future
YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR STARTER COMPANY PLUS IF YOU ARE:
- 18 years of age or older
- Proposing a new company, expansion of an existing company or buying an existing business
- Not a full-time student and not returning to school full time
- A resident of Ontario
- A Canadian citizen or a permanent resident
- Prepared to complete the business training components of the Starter Company Program as prescribed by your Small Business Enterprise Centre Program Provider
- Prepared to commit to a minimum average of 35 hours a week running the business
- Able to demonstrate 25% matching funds in cash or in-kind assets
- Prepared to attend monthly meetings for at least six months after acceptance into the program
- Able to demonstrate that you have not received a Starter Company grant in the past