Starter Company Plus

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If you’re starting, expanding or buying a small business, apply for training, mentoring and a grant through Starter Company Plus. If you are an Ontario resident aged 18 and over and not attending school full time, you may be eligible to apply for funding of up to $5,000 to start or expand your business.

Who Can Apply

You can apply if you're:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • An Ontario resident and Canadian citizen (or permanent resident)
  • Not attending school full-time or returning to school

To qualify for a grant, you must be able to make a contribution in cash or in kind. It has to be for least 25% of the grant amount.

What You Get

Through Starter Company Plus, you can:

  • Get one-on-one guidance from a Small Business Enterprise Centre advisor
  • Participate in business workshops, seminars  or networking events
  • Topics range from writing a business plan to budgeting to marketing campaigns
  • Talk to a mentor with experience in starting, expanding or buying a small business

You can also apply for a grant of up to $5,000. You need to contribute 25% of the grant in cash or in kind. Other conditions apply.

These supports are available if you want to start a new company, expand an existing company or buy a business in Ontario.

Workshops + EventsView All

Sep 19

Attend this free one-hour session to learn about the programs and services offered at Kingston Economic Development that can help start and grow your business.

Oct 1

This seminar is ideal for individuals who are new to using social media to promote their business or organization.

Oct 10

Attend this free one-hour session to learn about the programs and services offered at Kingston Economic Development that can help start and grow your business.

Nov 7

Attend this free one-hour session to learn about the programs and services offered at Kingston Economic Development that can help start and grow your business.

Nov 21

Attend this free one-hour session to learn about the programs and services offered at Kingston Economic Development that can help start and grow your business.

Nov 21

Do you want to follow your passion to create a business that puts people and planet first? You are not alone.