Do you need assistance starting your own business, or help growing your existing small business?
Starter Plus is a provincially funded program for people that want to start a full-time business or expand a business. Over 8-12 weeks, participants will be given access to weekly training/mentoring sessions. Training sessions cover the topics of small business accounting, marketing, operations, regulation requirements, and many more. Upon completion of the training, participants have the opportunity to pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges for a $5000 grant.
Who is this Program For?
We ask that you participate in a free 1 hour consultation with one of our Business Advisors to discuss where you are currently with your business as a perquisite to offering access to our Starter Plus Program
18 years of age or older at the time of registration
An Ontario resident and Canadian citizen (or permanent resident)
Proposing starting a new company, expanding an existing company or buying a business in Ontario
Committed to working a minimum of 25-30 hours a week running your business
Not attending school full-time or returning to school
Not enrolled in other provincial employment or self-employment related initiatives and programs that include or do not include financial assistance
Not currently enrolled concurrently in any self-employment or entrepreneurship training/financing initiatives and programs offered by government funded organizations