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We offer many services for entrepreneurs, including help with business plan development, a comprehensive resource centre, one-on-one business coaching, market research assistance and financial opportunities for up-and-coming young entrepreneurs.

You may need information about business structure, how to register your business name, what taxes you’ll have to pay and of course, how to stay on track to keep your business moving in the right direction.

We can assist you with all this and much more. Click on the following links to learn how we can support your needs:

 

Grant Programs

Summer Company
Summer Company is a unique program designed by the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment to engage, inspire and inform the youth of Ontario and to help young entrepreneurs prosper. By providing a chance to create their own small businesses, Summer Company allows students to take charge as their own boss, helping them to develop business skills early in life. The program appeals to creative, motivated youth because it could lead to personal growth and profit.

Starter Company PLUS
Provides successful applicants with unparalleled assistance to start, grow or buy a small business. Assistance includes training, business skills development, mentoring from local business leaders and all-important access to capital. The program is open to Ontario residents 18 years of age and older.

Partner Programs 

United Counties of Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry

  • Regional Incentive Program (RIP)
    • The Regional Incentive Program is a $250,000 fund aimed at supporting businesses and non-profits up to $50,000. Applicants can apply for as much as 50 percent compensation for improvements made to property, façade, signage and trails. There will be two rounds of intake for applications to this grant with the deadline for the first being noon on Feb. 21.
  • Regional Tourism Grant
    • Are you a tourism business or organization in SDG? Do you have a new idea or want to make an existing event or attraction even better? Then SDG Tourism may be able to help!
      The SDG Regional Tourism Grant program is an exciting new financial grant program designed to help existing businesses and organizations increase visitation to Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry tourism initiatives and attractions.