Starter Company Plus


Is running a clothing store or coffee shop in your future, or perhaps a marketing agency or renovation business? If you've got a great idea for a business – and the entrepreneurial drive to see it through – Starter Company Plus is here to help you start your business!

Starter Company Plus is an Ontario government program delivered by local Small Business Enterprise Centres which provides entrepreneurs with the resources and knowledge they need to start, purchase or grow their own business.

Starter Company Plus Entrepreneurs have access to:

  • One-on-one guidance from the Small Business Centre
  • Business workshops on topics ranging from writing a business plan and cash flow strategies, to executing a marketing plan, to product & service pricing and growing your business with confidence
  • Grant of up to $5,000
  • Three months of mentoring with the Small Business Centre

For more information, visit the Ontario website: Start a Company


Could you be a Starter Company Plus Entrepreneur?


Starter Company is open to Ontario residents over the age of 18 who wish to start, expand or purchase a small business. Entrepreneurs must not be full-time students, able to work in their business at least 35 hours a week, and must be able to provide contribution of $1,250 (cash or in-kind) towards their business in order to qualify.

Applying for Starter Company is a competitive process. Space is limited, so apply early!

Questions? Contact Cristina Melnik at
519-253-6900 or


Complete the Starter Company Plus eligibility form for your chance to apply for 2019  program intake.


*NOTE: Completing the eligibility questionnaire is not considered admission into the program.