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Starter Company Plus

About Starter Company Plus

If you have a great idea for starting a new business, or have a business running and need assistance to grow it, consider applying to the Starter Company Plus Program!

Starter Company Plus seeks to help entrepreneurs start, expand or grow a small business in their communities by providing training, grant funding of up to $5,000.00, and access to mentorship from local business leaders.

If you are:

  • Not employed full time
  • Not in a full-time education program or returning to school
  • Not currently receiving funding from another Provincial entrepreneurship or business program
  • A Canadian citizen or permanent resident living in Ontario.

And are willing to:

  • Create and follow a business plan and a 2-year financial forecast
  • Agree to participate in bi-weekly training and mentoring meetings over a 3-month period
  • Agree to provide business reports to the Markham Small Business Centre for verification over a 3-month period.

Then complete an expression of interest (EOI) to get started!

Once we have your information in our system, our program coordinator will reach out for a more detailed conversation and answer any questions that you may have. 

Important Note:

  • There are limited funding spots available and priority will be given to business proposals that include the creation of job opportunities for people other than the business owner.  We still encourage all to apply, as the training aspects of the program are useful to all new business ventures and funding spots may be made available to other applicants.

For more information on the Starter Company Plus program, please contact us at or call 905-477-7000 extension 6722.