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Small Business Centre

Industry: Other business support services

119 Chatham St W, Windsor, ON, N9A 5M7

WebsiteEmail sdemarco@windsoressexsmallbusiness.comCall (519) 253-6900

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The Windsor Essex Small Business Centre provides training, support, and professional advice on starting and operating a business for entrepreneurs business owners in Windsor-Essex Ontario.


Summer Company Grant

Summer Company is an Ontario government program that provides young people aged 15-29 with the resources and knowledge they need to start and run a new summer business.

As a Summer Company entrepreneur, you get:

  • Startup money to kick-off a new summer business
  • Hands-on business training, advice, and mentorship from local business leaders
  • An award of up to $3,000

For more information about the Summer Company program, visit the Small Business Centre’s website at or contact their office.


Myrtle Donnipad
Youth and Entrepreneurship Advisor
Windsor-Essex Small Business Centre
(519) 253-6900 ext. 2234


Futurpreneur Canada

Futurpreneur Canada is a national non-profit organization providing pre-launch coaching expertise, online business resources, financing, and industry-leading mentoring to help you start your own successful business.

Futurpreneur Canada supports businesses of all kinds – skilled trades, technology, retail, services, and everything in between by providing support from the beginning of your entrepreneurial journey right through to all of your milestones. The program supports young entrepreneurs by providing a loan of $20,000 to start business for individuals age 18 to 39. Those who qualify can also apply for an additional $40,000 through the Futurepreneur-BDC Start-Up Financing Program. Find out more about Futurpreneur financing programs and your eligibility.

Futurpreneur also supports young entrepreneurs by connecting them with an expert business mentor for up to two years, and resources to help you plan, manage, and grow your business. Mentors provide business advice, as well as support and encouragement, to help young entrepreneurs remain focused on what is important for the success of their business. Find out more about being hand-matched with a Futurpreneur Canada mentor or about volunteering as a Futurpreneur Canada mentor.


Sabrina DeMarco, Small Business Centre
(519) 253-6900 |


Starter Company Plus Grant

Starter Company Plus is an Ontario government program that provides entrepreneurs with the resources and knowledge they need to start and grow their own business.

As a Starter Company Plus entrepreneur, you get:

  • One-on-one guidance from the WindsorEssex Small Business Centre
  • Business workshops on topics including business plan development and cash flow strategies, developing and executing a marketing plan and growing your business with confidence
  • Grant of up to $5,000
  • 3 months of mentoring with the Small Business Centre
  • Networking opportunities
  • Access to our drop-in coworking space

For more information about the Starter Company program, visit the Small Business Centre’s website at or contact their office.


Sabrina DeMarco at
519-253-6900 or
Small Business Centre

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