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Leeds Grenville Small Business Centre Announces 11th Round of Participants of the Starter Company Plus Program

Brockville – The Leeds Grenville Small Business Centre is pleased to announce the 11th round of participants of the Starter Company Plus program which assists businesses in existence for 1 to 5 years, a business looking to expand or an entrepreneur looking to purchase an existing business. The program is funded through the Province of Ontario as part of the economic strategy that strengthens job creation in an innovation-driven economy.

To qualify for the Starter Company Plus Program you must be:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • an Ontario resident and Canadian citizen (or permanent resident)
  • not attending school full-time or returning to school
  • able to contribute 25% of the grant in kind or cash

The 6-month program includes:

  • one-on-one guidance from a Small Business Enterprise Centre advisor
  • Business plan workshop, coaching and mentorship
  • Up to $5,000 grant

The next round of Starter Co. Plus will be offered in the fall of 2021.

Betsy Elliott, Centsible Solutions, Brockville, is a financial coaching service offering a holistic and well-rounded approach to identifying financial pitfalls, goals and solutions by qualified Financial Counsellors. A person would receive an individualized, solution-focused, client centric approach delivered by a certified financial counsellorwith over 20 years of experience and extensive community resources. To learn more visit www.centsiblesolutions.ca or contact her at belliott@centsiblesolutions.ca or 613-345-7402

Nathan Hardy, The Guitar Den, Augusta Township, is an online guitar e-learning platform that will inspire and ignite new guitarists’ passions for music around the world. The Guitar Den will also provide a platform for teachers to upload courses and connect with students for live sessions. There is an emphasis on mindset and personal development strategies that will increase the rate at which you learn guitar and build a deeper motivation and desire to learn. You can visit his website at www.guitarden.ca and Nathan can be contacted at nathan@theguitarden.ca or 613-802-8627

Karin Rabuka, No Go Coffee, North Grenville, provides high grade, locally and freshly roasted coffee that is delivered with consideration of the environment, fair trade practices and organic processing. Her organic coffee is sold to local wholesale customers, retail outlets, and now, through a newly created mobile cafe. To find out where Karin’s truck will be visit her website. Karin serves North Grenville, Merrickville, Brockville and some areas of Ottawa. info@nogocoffee.com www.nogocoffee.com or 613-304-6718

Michael Sample, Albion Land & Forest Services, ALFS offers assistance to forested landowners to enroll in the Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program. They design and approve Forest Management Plans certified by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. Qualifying candidates can receive reductions in their property tax up to 75%, and access tools and resources to better manage and benefit from their forests. ALFS’ affordable plans go above and beyond the government standard; providing landowners with a detailed understanding their property, helping them discover their Forest and options for successful, profitable management. Michael can be reached at info@alfs.ca or (613) 222-9019 and visit his website at www.alfs.ca.

Jackie Schoemaker- Holmes, Ph-D, Empowerment Specialist with Empowerment for Resilience, Brockville, assists women and mothers in the reclamation of their time and their lives. As an Empowerment Specialist, Jackie provides non-judgmental, non-clinical support via one-on-one and group offerings to women and moms who want to prioritize themselves in their lives. Services are offered online, -on-one support, workshops, and trainings. Jackie is a brilliant writer and contributes to her blog on a regular basis. Jackie can be reached at: 613-213-1032 or jscholmes@gmail.com or visit www.empowermentforresilience.com

Brenda Visser, Flowers of the Field, Augusta Township, is providing fresh, healthy, locally grown flowers and woody stems to “everyday” customers, florists, and businesses. Brenda specializes in new and unusual cuts and varieties, as well as heirloom flowers. Flowers of the Field values freshness and quality of flowers and stems which provides above-average vase life. The flowers and stems are locally grown using regenerative methods and are sold promptly after cutting. They are unique in colour and form, and simultaneously support and utilize local agricultural efforts, while respecting our diverse ecosystem. To reach Brenda visit www.flowersofthefield.org or contact her at brendalvisser@outlook.com 613-802-9548

Visit www.lgsmallbusiness.com for more information on how the LGSBC can help businesses grow.