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Get a Head Start with Starter Company

Do you have a business idea that you’re passionate about? Are you between the ages of 18 and 30?  Then Starter Company might be the right fit for you! This provincial program provides up to $5,000 to successful applicants to get their business off the ground and make dreams a reality.

The South Georgian Bay Small Business Enterprise Centre (SBEC) administers the Starter Company Program. The Program offers:

  • Training, coaching and business skills development to help to run or grow a successful business
  • Advice and mentorship from local business leaders
  • A grant of up to $5000 to help start a new business or expand a current business

Additional information, including program guidelines and the application form can be found on the Small Business Enterprise Centre website at https://enterprisecentre.ca/sbec/investing-in-youth/starter-company/.

Starter Stories

Meet our successful Starter Company participants!  Read their ‘Starter Stories’ below:

Samantha Dee – Pulse Nutrition

Pulse Nutrition’s mission to its clients is to educate, encourage and support them on their health and nutrition journey while providing the knowledge needed to balance all of life’s “puzzle pieces”. Pulse focuses on the following 6 components: sleep, nutrition, exercise, supplements, water and stress management in order to help you successfully achieve your health goals in a sustainable way. If you are frustrated, struggle with sugar cravings, low energy, irregular sleep patterns, are overweight, underweight or need a boost in your athletic performance then you will benefit from having a Certified Nutrition Coach! Visit Sam’s website at www.pulsenutrition.biz.


Charles Harvey – Harvey and Sons Property Services

Harvey and Sons is a general contracting company providing quality work and products to the residents of Southern Georgian Bay.  The main focus of the business is improving and maintaining the property values of customer’s homes. There are three main areas of the business; general landscaping, property maintenance, and interior/exterior painting.  General landscaping consists of garden design and installation, natural and precast stonework, and carpentry such as decks and fences. Property maintenance includes grass cutting, snow removal, topdressing, garden weeding, eaves trough and window cleaning, tree and shrub removal, etc. Painting services include interior and exterior house painting, decks, and fences.  Contact Charles at 705-720-0170.

Eric Bronee – Redneck Wildlife Control

Redneck Wildlife Control (RWC) is a nuisance control business specializing in wildlife management.  Eric is a Ministry of Natural Resources licensed trapper that provides expert animal control services to homeowners, property managers and farmers in the Southern Georgian Bay area.  RWC specialty is in managing large animals with a focus on humane animal control.  RWC’s license under the Ministry of Natural Resources definitively qualifies the company to capture and relocate nuisance animals according to specified provincial guidelines.  Contact Eric at 705-794-1126.


Tyler Hebert – TGH Roofing and Sheet Metal

TGH Roofing & Sheet Metal is a residential roofing and siding company servicing the Georgian Triangle. TGH Roofing & Sheet Metal offers complete roofing services including new roof installations using asphalt shingles or metal roof tiles, as well as expert roofing repairs.  TGH also specializes in soffit, fascia and siding installations for your home.  Installation and repairs are completed by highly trained professionals and backed by a 15 year workmanship warranty.   Contact Tyler at 705-352-0772.


Happy Graduation! 

 Congratulations to Mike Wells, Josh Jorgenson, and Cody Parton, who have recently completed the Starter Company Program and are continuing to operate their successful businesses!


Mike Wells – Georgian Bay Contracting and Disposal(705-441-1014)

A Full service contracting and disposal company specializing in:

  • Concrete finishing and masonry services
  • Interlocking stone
  • Sidewalks, steps, patios, driveways
  • Brick, block, natural and pre-cast stone
  • Curbs, retaining walls and more

Also dealing with disposal services of all kinds, including:

  • Garbage /  junk removal
  • Dump runs / trailer for hire
  • Appliance / scrap removal
  • Lot clearing and clean ups

Mike is quickly developing a reputation in the area for his high quality of work and reliability.


Josh Jorgenson – JJ’s Marine and Upholstery www.jjmarineupholstery.ca

JJ’s Marine Upholstery is a custom upholstery business specializing in boats, RVs and campers.  The company also offers complete interior restoration on boats and RVs including carpets, flooring, and woodwork. Josh has expanded his upholstery services to incorporate skidoos, custom furniture, and custom cars.  Nothing but the best quality backed by a 1 year warranty on craftsmanship.  Contact Josh Jorgenson at 705-441-1651.


Cody Parton – Parton’s Painting

Partons Painting is an interior/exterior commercial and residential painting company.  Cody provides painting services for people who would like any painting done inside or outside of their home or business.   Parton’s Painting takes pride in offering high quality painting services and superior customer service.  Cody’s attention to detail in his work has helped him to stand out from the crowd.

Congratulations Starter Company Entrepreneurs!

We at the Small Business Enterprise Centre couldn’t be prouder of all of these amazing stand-out entrepreneurs. Well done!

Learn how to run a successful enterprise, and get the funding you need to start your own business. Be the boss! Apply for Starter Company today.