Twelve Local Entrepreneurs Turning Their Passions Into Businesses Through Starter Company Plus

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[PETERBOROUGH, ON]: Twelve entrepreneurs were recently selected to participate in the Spring 2022 Intake of the Starter Company Plus program offered through the Peterborough & the Kawarthas Business Advisory Centre (BAC). With assistance from an accomplished group of subject matter experts, the program will provide a five-week course in business training to all participants. Six of the twelve participating businesses will receive a $5,000 micro-grant based on the overall strength of their business plan and pitch at the end of the five-week training period. 

“We have a diverse group of businesses across a wide variety of sectors in the spring intake of Starter Company Plus,” said Entrepreneurship Officer Madeleine Hurrell who oversees the program for Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development. 

The BAC will conduct all workshops for this intake online. Classes will focus on marketing and business practices that have proven successful in Peterborough & the Kawarthas and will also address the importance of financial acumen and mental well-being in entrepreneurship. 

“We are excited to support these twelve businesses with training, and access to a network that will allow them to connect, share resources, and come together as champions of the small business community in Peterborough & the Kawarthas.” added Hurrell.  

The Starter Company Plus program, offered through the Peterborough & the Kawarthas Business Advisory Centre since 2017, is made possible through funding from the Government of Ontario. The program is designed to provide business training for entrepreneurs from aspiring to experienced aged 18 and over in the City and County of Peterborough who are in the process of launching a business or expanding an existing business that has been operating for five years or less.   

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