Programs & Courses

Here you can find programs, courses and more to help you grow your business, or even as an individual!

Starter Company


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.

Summer Company


Summer Company is a youth entrepreneurship program that helps students start and run their own summer business.


Eligible participants are between the ages of 15 and 29 years old as of April 30th of the program year. They must also currently be a student and returning to school in the fall.

Other requirements apply. Please view the full list through the button below.