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Programs & Resources

Starter Company Plus

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.

Summer Company

Summer Company

Start a summer company: students

How to get money and advice to run a summer business in Ontario.

Ontario Small Business Centres

For free workshops and resources and a list of other Small Business Enterprise Centre locations locations within Ontario.

Mentors, Advisors and Coaches

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Karen McDonald-Hurley

Opportunity Group

Karen is the author and facilitator of the Business Plan Boot Camp used in our Starter Company program. Karen has been a huge asset and adviser to the Centre for many years .

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Bob Pearce

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.

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James Wilson

Partner at U2TR

James works with both our Summer Company participants and our Starter Company participants. His unique outlook and experience as an entrepreneur brings both groups valuable knowledge in getting businesses off the ground.

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Sue Watts

Executive Director, The Employment and Education Centre

Sue’s passionate love of her community and youth drive her to work with us and our Summer Company participants each year. She provides practical feedback and engages everyone with her enthusiasm.

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Barry Moss

Co-owner, 401 Electric and other local companies

Barry has recently joined the LGSBEC’s slate of mentors. We enjoy his expertise in all things business and has been a huge asset to our clients with advice and connections. We look forward to future work with Barry.

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Bob Myers

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.

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Darren Gallacher

Community Futures Grenville, 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.

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Brodie Church

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.

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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.

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Kevin Savoy

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.