We would like to say congratulations to the first six MBEC Starter Company Plus grant participants who received $5,000 each to start-up or expand their businesses!
The Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre (MBEC) launched the new Starter Company PLUS Program in September of 2017. The program is designed to help small business owners, 18 years and older, in the Mississauga area start, grow, or expand their businesses. In just under four months, participants in this program received business skills development training, business plan training, as well as mentoring and coaching.
All eligible Starter Company Plus participants have the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to $5,000, with finalists being given a chance to pitch their business idea in front of a panel of judges.
Some of the successful candidates of this session pitched their ideas with plans to use the program grant for initial start-up costs, while others had plans to invest the grant money to expand their existing business. Grant recipients included a range of different business venture proposals including an online women’s fashion store, a food production company looking to grow the product line, a security company expanding the business into Mississauga, an artist, and two therapeutic health care services.
“With the success of the first intake of the Starter Company PLUS Program, we are excited to continue delivering the program to small business owners in the Mississauga area, with the second session beginning January 8, 2018. Watch for our entrepreneur success stories in upcoming blogs.” – Susan Loveless, Starter Company Plus Program Coordinator
For more information and details about the Mississauga’s Starter Company PLUS Program, please visit www.mississauga.ca/startercompanyplus.
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