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Starter Company

If you’ve got a great idea for a new or existing business – and the entrepreneurial drive to see it through, Starter Company is here to help you with your company and provide the invaluable guidance of business professionals. Niagara Falls Small Business Enterprise Centre is a provider of Starter Company, which is an Ontario government program that provides Ontario residents, aged 18-29 and not attending school full time, with the resources and knowledge they need to start, grow or purchase their own business.

 As a Starter Company entrepreneur you will get:

  • One-on-one guidance from a Small Business Enterprise Centre advisor.
  • Mentoring with a local successful entrepreneur.
  • Access to business workshops on topics ranging from writing a business plan and budgeting, to executing a marketing campaign.
  • Chance to compete for a micro grant, up to $5000.

Fill out an Intake Form and email the form to Patrick Harrison or call 905-356-7521 ext 5130 to set up an appointment with an advisor. Please see the following program guidelines for more information.


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Futurpreneur Canada has been fuelling the entrepreneurial passions of Canada’s young enterprise for nearly two decades. We are the only national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39. Futurpreneur Canada delivers programs coast-to-coast through a national network of nearly 250 community partners and more than 2,800 dedicated volunteer mentors. We look at character, not collateral, when providing futurpreneurs with pre-launch coaching, business resources, low-interest financing, and industry-leading mentoring. Our internationally recognized mentoring program hand matches young entrepreneurs with a business expert from a network of volunteer mentors. To learn more visit the Futurpreneur website.

Summer Company

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Are you a student looking to start a summer business? The Niagara Falls Small Business Enterprise Centre is a provider of the Government of Ontario’s Summer Company Program. This is a great chance to develop your entrepreneurial skills and make money at the same time. If you are between 15 and 29 years of age and going back to school in the fall you can be eligible to receive hands-on mentoring AND up to $3,000 towards your business!

Take a look at the 2015 Summer Company Yearbook to see past businesses!

Contact Information

Niagara Falls Small Business Enterprise Centre
Business Development Division
City of Niagara Falls
4321 Queen Street
Telephone: 905-356-7521 extension 5130