Programs

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 info@sbcentre.ca

Programs Available

  • Rise Asset Development – Rise Individual Lending Program

    The Rise Individual Lending Program provides access to low interest business loans to launch or grow your small business. Eligible individuals must be unable to access traditional bank financing for their small business, and must self-identify as having experienced mental health and or addiction challenges.
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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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  • Growth Wheel Program

    The Small Business Centre is committed to your business success and we are continually sourcing new tools to help grow your business. Growth Wheel provides a 360 degree view of your business that will help you address the four fundamental challenges faced by small business; click the link below learn out what they are!
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  • Scale Up! Food Accelerator Program

    Scale Up! is a program designed to assist growing food production businesses in London. Scale Up provides training and grants of $5000 to eligible participants who meet the requirements and successfully complete the program.
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  • Starter Company Plus Grant Program

    Starter Company Plus is a program of the government of Ontario that helps people over the age of 18 to start a business, grow an existing business of 3 years or less or purchase a current business.
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