PROGRAMS

Starter Company+ offers business training, coaching, mentoring, and a $5,000 grant opportunity for participating clients who start, buy or expand a “Main Street” or Agricultural focused business in Woodstock or Oxford County. Everyone is eligible for business training, coaching and mentor-matching, but grants are limited and designed to help support and develop long-term sustainable business models. 

All current grants have been assigned. Please stay posted for new program updates.

Every summer, The Small Business Centre fosters the entrepreneurial spirit of students aged 15 to 29 who are returning to school in the fall through its Summer Company program.  In place of a summer job, students have the opportunity to be their own boss. All that’s required is a good summer company idea, a detailed business plan, commitment and hard work. In addition to hands-on training and mentorship from local business owners, successful students receive financial support with awards up to $3,000.

Applications will be open in January 2019.  To enrol and submit your application online go to:

www.ontario.ca/summercompany 

Digital Main Street (DMS) is a program funded by the Province of Ontario in partnership with OBIAA, that provides one-on-one digital marketing assistance to small businesses registered with their local Business Improvement Association (BIA). By joining Digital Main Street and completing the onboarding process, you receive a free Digital Assessment and recommended to-do list that identifies technologies and tools that can help your business meet their digital goals. Along with this, you also receive exclusive discounts from all digital vendors as part of the DMS community.

 

Complete your Digital Main Street assessment at:

https://digitalmainstreet.ca/digital-transformation-grant/ 

 

Or book a time to review the program and complete your assessment through The Small Business Centre.

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The Small Business Centre

453 Dundas Street

Woodstock, ON  N4S 1C2

info@thesmallbusinesscentre.ca

519-532-0063

Hours of Operations

Monday - Friday             9:00am - 4:00pm

 

Open every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month until 9:00pm