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Start Up and Grow With Us!

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Programs & Services

Enterprise Renfrew County (ERC) offers free, confidential business consultations and coaching to help you move toward your business goals. Contact us to book an appointment to speak with the Small Business Advisor about your business ideas, challenges, and questions.  

ERC also delivers two programs funded by the Province of Ontario designed to fast track your business start up and growth for residents of Ontario (County of Renfrew):  


~ Summer Company (training program designed to support youth ages 15-29 who want to operate their own summer businesses, are returning to school in the fall, and includes up to a $3000 grant). 

~ Starter Company Plus (training program offered spring and fall, focused on business plan and cash flow projection development for businesses moving into full time operations and registered for less than five years, with opportunity to pitch for up to a $4000 grant).


For detailed information about programs and services:


Business Consultations

Starting a business is all about sharing your passions and skills!

Often as entrepreneurs, we are not sure of the steps to take to structure our business, get registered, manage finances, and ensure we are covering our bases before launching our start up. Further questions arise when it comes to marketing, growth, taxes,  and accessing financing.

Succession planning? 

We can help!

Book a call with the

Small Business Advisor... 

Summer Company

Summer Company

Calling all youth entrepreneurs!

Do you want to be your own boss this summer? Have a cool idea to launch?

We can help!

Through Summer Company you will learn how to create a business plan, financial management, marketing techniques, customer service, sales and more from entrepreneurial experts and mentors. Eligible students are returning to school in the fall (secondary or post-secondary) and are 15-29 years of age. You may also receive up to a $3000 start up grant.

Starter Company Plus

Starter Company Plus

Are you ready to shift into high gear? The Starter Company Plus program is designed to fast-track your business and financial planning while offering you access to experts in insurance, legal, and accounting, business mentors, and networking with entrepreneurs who are also motivated to grow their businesses!

Eligible businesses are registered for less than five years, are moving toward full time operations, and have opportunity to compete for up to a $4000 start up or grow grant.

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