Programs & Resources
Starter Company Plus
Start a company: adults 18 +
If you are 18 years of age and older, you can get up to $5,000 and professional mentoring to start and expand a business in Ontario.
Start a summer company: students
How to get money and advice to run a summer business in Ontario.
Women’s Entrepreneurship Program
Are you a woman looking to start your own business? We are here to help, support, and guide you in your exciting venture with the Women’s Entrepreneurship Program.
ASK the EXPERT – Recovery Program
The Leeds Grenville Small Business Centre has received additional funding from the Province of Ontario to assist small business owners that have been affected by COVID-19.
Mentors, Advisors and Coaches
Owner, Henderson Printing & Digital Marketing
Bob started working with our Summer Company participants in the 2015 season and is now an active volunteer in our Starter Co Plus program. He is passionate about the success of youth and adults in our community. He goes out of his way to make sure they succeed.
Loans Officer, TICDC
This is Bob’s second summer acting as a mentor for our Summer Company program and is also involved in the Starter Company Plus program. The CDC’s funding compliments our programs and makes a great fit. We appreciate Bob’s financial knowledge and willingness to support entrepreneurs.
Grenville CFDC, Loans Officer
With Darren’s banking background he is an obvious choice to help us with the Starter Co Plus program. His insight on our panels is a great asset to the new business owners to set them on a great financial path. We appreciate Darren’s support of our programming.
Owner of brodiechurch.com
Brodie’s background in communications and human resources makes him a great addition to our team. He gives his time to our Starter Company Plus program helping our entrepreneurs prepare for the final pitch to the Review Panel. He also helps us train our Summer Company students to prepare their elevator speech so that they can promote their businesses each summer.
Brett D. Christensen
President, Workplace Performance Consulting
Brett is the President of Workplace Performance Consulting, an Adjunct Professor at Boise State University and a Faculty Member of the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) and Institute for Performance and Learning (I4PL). His mission in life is to help you resolve workplace performance problems that are keeping you up at night.
Owner & Certified Business Coach, ByNan Business Solutions
Kevin has been working with the Centre for several years now. Both Summer Company and Starter Company participants have benefited from his expert coaching and feedback. Kevin also works with us at the Centre helping our whole clientele get to where they need to be in their businesses.