The Small Business Centre offers several programs that can help you start and grow your business.

Each program has specific requirements and qualifications you must meet in order to be accepted as a participant.

For questions on specific programs contact the representative listed for each.

If you have general questions about the programs offered, please contact the Centre at 519-659-2882 ext. 0 or

Programs Available

  • Starter Company Plus Grant Program

    Thinking about starting your own business? Looking to buy or expand an existing company? Could you use $5,000? Then Starter Company Plus may be for YOU!
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  • Summer Company

    The Summer Company program provides up to $3,000 along with hands-on coaching and mentoring to help enterprising youth between the ages of 15 and 29 start and operate summer businesses.
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  • The Ontario Works Self Employment Program

    Are you currently receiving Ontario Works assistance? Have a great business idea along with the skills and experience needed to get started? This program provides business planning workshops and on going advisory assistance along with OW income support while you start and grow your business.
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  • Futurpreneur Canada Loan Program

    Are you a young entrepreneur, aged 18 – 34, ready to start your own business? If so, then Futurpreneur Canada can help you bring a business idea to life!
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