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Starter Company Plus Opens

NEWS RELEASE                                                                                          FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 11th, 2019

Starter Company PLUS Program Opens

Pembroke, (ON):  Enterprise Renfrew County is now accepting applications for Starter Company Plus, a program funded by the Government of Ontario that will support entrepreneurs wishing to start, expand or purchase an existing business in the County of Renfrew.

The program objective’s will serve entrepreneurship programming needs of Ontarians, aged 18 and older, align with local and/or regional needs and opportunities related to small business, generate economic results through business creation and expansion and support and strengthen Ontario communities. 

Through the Starter Company Plus Program participants will receive: guidance and support from Enterprise Renfrew County staff, business training that will focus on business planning fundamentals, cash flow, operations and marketing.  Participants will also benefit from mentoring by experienced local entrepreneurs, learning from those who have successfully started and operated businesses in the County.  For the leading entrepreneurial business plans, there is an opportunity to submit a separate application into a competitive process where they could be awarded a grant of up to $5,000 to operate their business.

Colleen Sadler, Enterprise Renfrew County Business Consultant, explains “The main focus of this program is to provide entrepreneurs with training and mentoring they require to succeed in business. The Starter Company Plus Program is a highly competitive program with limited spaces available; therefore we encourage entrepreneurs to contact us at the earliest opportunity.”

Interested entrepreneurs are invited to visit Enterprise Renfrew County’s website and submit an application. Applications are being accepted until September 29, 2019 and they must choose and attend a mandatory information session either on Monday October 7th, 2019 or Wednesday October 9th, 2019 from 10 am to 12 noon at the County Administration Building, 9 International Drive in Pembroke, Ontario.

For more information: visit Enterprise Renfrew County’s website at  or contact Kim Fraser at 613-735-8224.

Enterprise Renfrew County is a non-profit government organization funded by the Ontario Government, the County of Renfrew, the Town of Renfrew and the City of Pembroke. Its mandate is to promote and assist small businesses across the County of Renfrew. 

For more information contact:

Colleen Sadler                         Enterprise Renfrew County                                                                613-432-6848

Michael Barber                       Media Relations/Grants Coordinator, County of Renfrew                 613-735-7288

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