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Starter Company Plus

 

*Now accepting applications, attend an info session to apply! Click here for dates.* 

 

Starter Company PLUS is a great opportunity for budding entrepreneurs and existing business owners who want to start, expand or buy a  business in Waterloo Region, and are not in school or working full time. The program has 6 half day training days covering Business Concept, Research, Marketing, Sales, Financial, Operations, and Presentation Skills. Join one of our info sessions and learn more!

 

 

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Students, Be Your Own Boss

Summer Company 

 

2018 applications are open! 

Join us for an information session on April 16th!

 

Now is the time to give entrepreneurship a try! Summer Company is the perfect opportunity to try being your own boss. Summer Company offers up to a $3000 grant and provides valuable training, mentoring, and coaching. You have the business idea, we'll help you make it work.To qualify for the program, you must be between the ages of 15-29 and attending school next year.

 

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Access to Professionals

 

Through this unique program, entrepreneurs receive business solutions and advisory services relating to their business during a 40 minute one-on-one consultation.  

 

One-on-one consultations are by referral only and include:

  • Legal
  • Accounting 
  • Etsy Online Sales/Marketing
  • Operations/Growth Consultant
  • *NEW*Digital and Social Media Marketing
  • Human Resources 

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Discover Your Market Potential

 

Thursday, April 26th 5:00PM-6:30PM

 

Go from a business idea to your first customer fast. Take this opportunity to learn how to test the market in less time, with less risk, and with minimal investment. In this hands-on, practical workshop, learn proven techniques for getting to 'product market fit' fast. See how other companies have done it, and get a step-by-step guide to doing it yourself. Time is our most precious commodity, make sure you're spending it heading in the right direction.

 

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