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The Mississauga Starter Company PLUS Program is Open!

Business and innovation | July 21, 2021

Looking for guidance, training and support to start or grow a small business? Consider the Mississauga Business Entrepreneur Centre’s (MBEC) Starter Company PLUS Program.

Registration is now available for participants to attend one mandatory information session on either August 4 or 5, 2021 to prepare for the fall program.

The Starter Company PLUS program assists people 18 years and over interested in starting, expanding or purchasing a business in Mississauga. The program is delivered by the Mississauga Business Entrepreneur Centre (MBEC). MBEC is a business unit of the City of Mississauga’s Economic Development Office for the Mississauga area. The program provides:

·       Free training and business skills development

·       Free mentorship and guidance

·       Opportunity to apply for a program grant after the completion of mandatory training and mentorship

How to Apply

To apply to the Starter Company PLUS Program in Mississauga, you must confirm your eligibility to participate in the program and attend a mandatory information session. Attendance at the session does not guarantee acceptance into the program or the receipt of a program grant. The mandatory Starter Company PLUS info session will provide you with important information about the Starter Company PLUS program in Mississauga including:

·       Eligibility requirements

·       Program requirements and expectations

·       Program training and mentorship, and schedule

·       Information about the program grant opportunity

Program and registration details

About Starter Company PLUS Program

The Starter Company PLUS program is funded by the Province of Ontario and is delivered by Small Business Entrepreneur Centres (“SBECs”) similar to MBEC across Ontario who are part of the Province’s Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE).

Mississauga’s Starter Company PLUS program will give priority to Mississauga-based entrepreneurs interested in starting a new online business, expansion of an existing main street business including retail, bars, restaurants and cafes, and professionals in the creative industries.