Starter Company PLUS is a great opportunity for budding entrepreneurs and existing business owners who want to start, expand, or buy a mainstream business in their community, 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. APPLICATIONS & INFO will be available by mid-summer for the fall cohort.
Register for an online information session
If eligible, you will be instructed to complete an application.
Submit your completed program application by the given due date.
Attend an interview with a Waterloo Region Small Business Advisor who will evaluate your eligibility and readiness.
In-class or webinar training and independent study, along with a community of entrepreneurs and mentorship from local business leaders to help get your business up and running.
The chance to receive up to $5,000 in seed funding to kick off a new business or expand your current business.
The experience of running a successful business that may help you obtain more traditional financing such as a bank loan if you so require in the future.
This program is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Growth and the Ministry of Research, Innovation, and Science.
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