Starter Company is a free program offered by the Business Enterprise Centre that helps entrepreneurs start, expand or purchase a business. Participants receive training, one-on-one mentoring, and the opportunity to apply for a micro-grant to develop their business idea. Workshops and mentorship are offered in-person and online, allowing entrepreneurs across Northeastern Ontario to participate
Applicants must be 18 years of age or older, not returning to school, and planning to work full-time in the business they are starting, expanding, or purchasing.
The Business Enterprise Centre offers programs and services to communities along the Highway 11 corridor from Hornepayne to Matheson, as well as Timmins, and the James Bay Coast.