Starter Company+

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.

Program Info

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

Beginner Intermediate New Business Existing Business Coaching Free Grant Funding Business Plan Mentorship Networking

Cost

Free

Program Start Date

April 6, 2020

Registration Deadline

March 20, 2020

Session Info

12 session(s). Session dates and times will be available soon

Outcomes

  • All participants will complete a fully detailed business plan
  • Access to the "Ask the Professionals" networking event
  • 1-on-1 business mentoring specific to your business/industry
  • The opportunity to pitch for $5000 to put towards specific business goals

Syllabus

  • Weeks 1 - 5 include workshop training including how to start a business, market research & planning, financial forecasting, operations and HR
  • Week 6 - Ask the Professional event
  • Week 7 - 10 include business plan strategy and creation
  • Week 11 - Pitch Camp training
  • Week 12 - pitch your idea, Dragons Den style in in front of a live audience at the Business Centre
SC+ Starter Company Plus

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