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    Small Business Enterprise Centre

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    June 2019

    Best Kept Secret: Co-Operative Business Models

    June 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Small Business Enterprise Centre, 378 Talbot St.
    St Thomas, ON N5R 3L7 Canada
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    From band-owned record labels and fan-owned pro sports teams to worker-owned microbreweries and community-owned grocery stores, co-operative businesses come in all shapes and sizes; yet they are all built on the common foundational belief in workplace democracy, and in putting people, planet and principles before profit. Because of this, co-ops work. In fact, study after study shows that co-operative enterprises are by far the most sustainable business model to adopt. Yet despite the fact that there are over ONE BILLION…

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    July 2019

    Build Your Business Identity

    July 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Small Business Enterprise Centre, 378 Talbot St.
    St Thomas, ON N5R 3L7 Canada
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    Business owners need a strategy that will enable them to understand the value that they bring to the market and to ultimately target an audience of buyers that will need and buy their products and services. Your unique business identity is the key to building a business strategy. Your business identity is what makes your business different from all others. What you want to do with your core strategy is to establish that identity for yourself, your team, and out…

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    Business Model Canvas

    July 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Small Business Enterprise Centre, 378 Talbot St.
    St Thomas, ON N5R 3L7 Canada
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    The Business Model Canvas is a strategic management and entrepreneurial tool. It allows you to describe, design, challenge, invent, and pivot your business model.  It is a visual, dynamic, action-focused and activity driven tool which is valuable to business owners.   The Business Model Canvas is a one page overview that lays out both what you do (or want to do), and how you go about doing it; enabling structured conversations around management and strategy by laying out the crucial…

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    Business Plan Boot Camp – DAY ONE

    July 9 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Small Business Enterprise Centre, 378 Talbot St.
    St Thomas, ON N5R 3L7 Canada
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    Having a challenging time writing a business plan? Let us help. Two jam-packed days strategically timed so that by the end of day 2, you will walk out with a strong first draft of a business plan. You must be registered in advance to attend the Boot Camp.  Contact Tara at 519-631-1680 ext 4503 or email tmccaulley@sbecinnovation.ca ** PLEASE NOTE – TO GET THE FULL BENEFITS OF THE WORKSHOP, BOTH DAYS ARE MANDATORY.**

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    Business Plan Boot Camp – DAY TWO

    July 10 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Small Business Enterprise Centre, 378 Talbot St.
    St Thomas, ON N5R 3L7 Canada
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    Having a challenging time writing a business plan? Let us help. Two jam-packed days strategically timed so that by the end of day 2, you will walk out with a strong first draft of a business plan. You must be registered in advance to attend the Boot Camp.  Contact Tara at 519-631-1680 ext 4503 or email tmccaulley@sbecinnovation.ca ** PLEASE NOTE – TO GET THE FULL BENEFITS OF THE WORKSHOP, BOTH DAYS ARE MANDATORY.**

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    Starter Company Plus Information Session

    July 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Small Business Enterprise Centre, 378 Talbot St.
    St Thomas, ON N5R 3L7 Canada
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    Starter Company Plus is a program from the government of Ontario that helps people over the age of 18 to start their own business, buy or expand an existing business. The program provides training and coaching through the Small Business Enterprise Centre, paired with advice and mentorship from local business leaders to help get your business up and running; the option to apply for start-up money to kick off a new business or expand your current business; as well as…

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    Starter Company Plus Information Session

    July 16 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Small Business Enterprise Centre, 378 Talbot St.
    St Thomas, ON N5R 3L7 Canada
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    Starter Company Plus is a program from the government of Ontario that helps people over the age of 18 to start their own business, buy or expand an existing business. The program provides training and coaching through the Small Business Enterprise Centre, paired with advice and mentorship from local business leaders to help get your business up and running; the option to apply for start-up money to kick off a new business or expand your current business; as well as…

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    August 2019

    Build Your Business Identity

    August 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Small Business Enterprise Centre, 378 Talbot St.
    St Thomas, ON N5R 3L7 Canada
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    Business owners need a strategy that will enable them to understand the value that they bring to the market and to ultimately target an audience of buyers that will need and buy their products and services. Your unique business identity is the key to building a business strategy. Your business identity is what makes your business different from all others. What you want to do with your core strategy is to establish that identity for yourself, your team, and out…

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    Business Model Canvas

    August 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Small Business Enterprise Centre, 378 Talbot St.
    St Thomas, ON N5R 3L7 Canada
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    The Business Model Canvas is a strategic management and entrepreneurial tool. It allows you to describe, design, challenge, invent, and pivot your business model.  It is a visual, dynamic, action-focused and activity driven tool which is valuable to business owners.   The Business Model Canvas is a one page overview that lays out both what you do (or want to do), and how you go about doing it; enabling structured conversations around management and strategy by laying out the crucial…

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    Business Plan Boot Camp – DAY ONE

    August 13 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Small Business Enterprise Centre, 378 Talbot St.
    St Thomas, ON N5R 3L7 Canada
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    Having a challenging time writing a business plan? Let us help. Two jam-packed days strategically timed so that by the end of day 2, you will walk out with a strong first draft of a business plan. You must be registered in advance to attend the Boot Camp.  Contact Tara at 519-631-1680 ext 4503 or email tmccaulley@sbecinnovation.ca ** PLEASE NOTE – TO GET THE FULL BENEFITS OF THE WORKSHOP, BOTH DAYS ARE MANDATORY.**

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    Business Plan Boot Camp – DAY TWO

    August 14 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Small Business Enterprise Centre, 378 Talbot St.
    St Thomas, ON N5R 3L7 Canada
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    Having a challenging time writing a business plan? Let us help. Two jam-packed days strategically timed so that by the end of day 2, you will walk out with a strong first draft of a business plan. You must be registered in advance to attend the Boot Camp.  Contact Tara at 519-631-1680 ext 4503 or email tmccaulley@sbecinnovation.ca ** PLEASE NOTE – TO GET THE FULL BENEFITS OF THE WORKSHOP, BOTH DAYS ARE MANDATORY.**

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    Starter Company Plus Information Session

    August 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Small Business Enterprise Centre, 378 Talbot St.
    St Thomas, ON N5R 3L7 Canada
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    Starter Company Plus is a program from the government of Ontario that helps people over the age of 18 to start their own business, buy or expand an existing business. The program provides training and coaching through the Small Business Enterprise Centre, paired with advice and mentorship from local business leaders to help get your business up and running; the option to apply for start-up money to kick off a new business or expand your current business; as well as…

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    Starter Company Plus Information Session

    August 20 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Small Business Enterprise Centre, 378 Talbot St.
    St Thomas, ON N5R 3L7 Canada
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    Starter Company Plus is a program from the government of Ontario that helps people over the age of 18 to start their own business, buy or expand an existing business. The program provides training and coaching through the Small Business Enterprise Centre, paired with advice and mentorship from local business leaders to help get your business up and running; the option to apply for start-up money to kick off a new business or expand your current business; as well as…

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    September 2019

    Build Your Business Identity

    September 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Small Business Enterprise Centre, 378 Talbot St.
    St Thomas, ON N5R 3L7 Canada
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    Business owners need a strategy that will enable them to understand the value that they bring to the market and to ultimately target an audience of buyers that will need and buy their products and services. Your unique business identity is the key to building a business strategy. Your business identity is what makes your business different from all others. What you want to do with your core strategy is to establish that identity for yourself, your team, and out…

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    Business Model Canvas

    September 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Small Business Enterprise Centre, 378 Talbot St.
    St Thomas, ON N5R 3L7 Canada
    + Google Map

    The Business Model Canvas is a strategic management and entrepreneurial tool. It allows you to describe, design, challenge, invent, and pivot your business model.  It is a visual, dynamic, action-focused and activity driven tool which is valuable to business owners.   The Business Model Canvas is a one page overview that lays out both what you do (or want to do), and how you go about doing it; enabling structured conversations around management and strategy by laying out the crucial…

    Find out more »

    Business Plan Boot Camp – DAY ONE

    September 10 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Small Business Enterprise Centre, 378 Talbot St.
    St Thomas, ON N5R 3L7 Canada
    + Google Map

    Having a challenging time writing a business plan? Let us help. Two jam-packed days strategically timed so that by the end of day 2, you will walk out with a strong first draft of a business plan. You must be registered in advance to attend the Boot Camp.  Contact Tara at 519-631-1680 ext 4503 or email tmccaulley@sbecinnovation.ca ** PLEASE NOTE – TO GET THE FULL BENEFITS OF THE WORKSHOP, BOTH DAYS ARE MANDATORY.**

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    Business Plan Boot Camp – DAY TWO

    September 11 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Small Business Enterprise Centre, 378 Talbot St.
    St Thomas, ON N5R 3L7 Canada
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    Having a challenging time writing a business plan? Let us help. Two jam-packed days strategically timed so that by the end of day 2, you will walk out with a strong first draft of a business plan. You must be registered in advance to attend the Boot Camp.  Contact Tara at 519-631-1680 ext 4503 or email tmccaulley@sbecinnovation.ca ** PLEASE NOTE – TO GET THE FULL BENEFITS OF THE WORKSHOP, BOTH DAYS ARE MANDATORY.**

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    Starter Company Plus Information Session

    September 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Small Business Enterprise Centre, 378 Talbot St.
    St Thomas, ON N5R 3L7 Canada
    + Google Map

    Starter Company Plus is a program from the government of Ontario that helps people over the age of 18 to start their own business, buy or expand an existing business. The program provides training and coaching through the Small Business Enterprise Centre, paired with advice and mentorship from local business leaders to help get your business up and running; the option to apply for start-up money to kick off a new business or expand your current business; as well as…

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    Starter Company Plus Information Session

    September 17 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Small Business Enterprise Centre, 378 Talbot St.
    St Thomas, ON N5R 3L7 Canada
    + Google Map

    Starter Company Plus is a program from the government of Ontario that helps people over the age of 18 to start their own business, buy or expand an existing business. The program provides training and coaching through the Small Business Enterprise Centre, paired with advice and mentorship from local business leaders to help get your business up and running; the option to apply for start-up money to kick off a new business or expand your current business; as well as…

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    SBEC Mentoring – Financing for your Small Business

    September 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Small Business Enterprise Centre, 378 Talbot St.
    St Thomas, ON N5R 3L7 Canada
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    Mark Masseo, Business and Loans Advisor with Elgin Business Resource Centre will review financing for small business, addressing questions such as: What to think about before you start? How much do you need? Methods of financing and differences between them; What will a lender require if I need a business loan? Agenda: 4 pm - 4:15 pm: Networking & introductions 4:15 pm - 4:55 pm: Mentor - Mark Masseo 4:55 pm - 5:00 pm: Quick networking break 5 pm - 5: 30:…

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    October 2019

    Build Your Business Identity

    October 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Small Business Enterprise Centre, 378 Talbot St.
    St Thomas, ON N5R 3L7 Canada
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    Business owners need a strategy that will enable them to understand the value that they bring to the market and to ultimately target an audience of buyers that will need and buy their products and services. Your unique business identity is the key to building a business strategy. Your business identity is what makes your business different from all others. What you want to do with your core strategy is to establish that identity for yourself, your team, and out…

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    Business Model Canvas

    October 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Small Business Enterprise Centre, 378 Talbot St.
    St Thomas, ON N5R 3L7 Canada
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    The Business Model Canvas is a strategic management and entrepreneurial tool. It allows you to describe, design, challenge, invent, and pivot your business model.  It is a visual, dynamic, action-focused and activity driven tool which is valuable to business owners.   The Business Model Canvas is a one page overview that lays out both what you do (or want to do), and how you go about doing it; enabling structured conversations around management and strategy by laying out the crucial…

    Find out more »

    Business Plan Boot Camp – DAY ONE

    October 15 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Small Business Enterprise Centre, 378 Talbot St.
    St Thomas, ON N5R 3L7 Canada
    + Google Map

    Having a challenging time writing a business plan? Let us help. Two jam-packed days strategically timed so that by the end of day 2, you will walk out with a strong first draft of a business plan. You must be registered in advance to attend the Boot Camp.  Contact Tara at 519-631-1680 ext 4503 or email tmccaulley@sbecinnovation.ca ** PLEASE NOTE – TO GET THE FULL BENEFITS OF THE WORKSHOP, BOTH DAYS ARE MANDATORY.**

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    Business Plan Boot Camp – DAY TWO

    October 16 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Small Business Enterprise Centre, 378 Talbot St.
    St Thomas, ON N5R 3L7 Canada
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    Having a challenging time writing a business plan? Let us help. Two jam-packed days strategically timed so that by the end of day 2, you will walk out with a strong first draft of a business plan. You must be registered in advance to attend the Boot Camp.  Contact Tara at 519-631-1680 ext 4503 or email tmccaulley@sbecinnovation.ca ** PLEASE NOTE – TO GET THE FULL BENEFITS OF THE WORKSHOP, BOTH DAYS ARE MANDATORY.**

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    Starter Company Plus Information Session

    October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Small Business Enterprise Centre, 378 Talbot St.
    St Thomas, ON N5R 3L7 Canada
    + Google Map

    Starter Company Plus is a program from the government of Ontario that helps people over the age of 18 to start their own business, buy or expand an existing business. The program provides training and coaching through the Small Business Enterprise Centre, paired with advice and mentorship from local business leaders to help get your business up and running; the option to apply for start-up money to kick off a new business or expand your current business; as well as…

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    Starter Company Plus Information Session

    October 22 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Small Business Enterprise Centre, 378 Talbot St.
    St Thomas, ON N5R 3L7 Canada
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    Starter Company Plus is a program from the government of Ontario that helps people over the age of 18 to start their own business, buy or expand an existing business. The program provides training and coaching through the Small Business Enterprise Centre, paired with advice and mentorship from local business leaders to help get your business up and running; the option to apply for start-up money to kick off a new business or expand your current business; as well as…

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    November 2019

    Build Your Business Identity

    November 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Small Business Enterprise Centre, 378 Talbot St.
    St Thomas, ON N5R 3L7 Canada
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    Business owners need a strategy that will enable them to understand the value that they bring to the market and to ultimately target an audience of buyers that will need and buy their products and services. Your unique business identity is the key to building a business strategy. Your business identity is what makes your business different from all others. What you want to do with your core strategy is to establish that identity for yourself, your team, and out…

    Find out more »

    Business Model Canvas

    November 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Small Business Enterprise Centre, 378 Talbot St.
    St Thomas, ON N5R 3L7 Canada
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    The Business Model Canvas is a strategic management and entrepreneurial tool. It allows you to describe, design, challenge, invent, and pivot your business model.  It is a visual, dynamic, action-focused and activity driven tool which is valuable to business owners.   The Business Model Canvas is a one page overview that lays out both what you do (or want to do), and how you go about doing it; enabling structured conversations around management and strategy by laying out the crucial…

    Find out more »

    Business Plan Boot Camp – DAY ONE

    November 12 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Small Business Enterprise Centre, 378 Talbot St.
    St Thomas, ON N5R 3L7 Canada
    + Google Map

    Having a challenging time writing a business plan? Let us help. Two jam-packed days strategically timed so that by the end of day 2, you will walk out with a strong first draft of a business plan. You must be registered in advance to attend the Boot Camp.  Contact Tara at 519-631-1680 ext 4503 or email tmccaulley@sbecinnovation.ca ** PLEASE NOTE – TO GET THE FULL BENEFITS OF THE WORKSHOP, BOTH DAYS ARE MANDATORY.**

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    Business Plan Boot Camp – DAY TWO

    November 13 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Small Business Enterprise Centre, 378 Talbot St.
    St Thomas, ON N5R 3L7 Canada
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    Having a challenging time writing a business plan? Let us help. Two jam-packed days strategically timed so that by the end of day 2, you will walk out with a strong first draft of a business plan. You must be registered in advance to attend the Boot Camp.  Contact Tara at 519-631-1680 ext 4503 or email tmccaulley@sbecinnovation.ca ** PLEASE NOTE – TO GET THE FULL BENEFITS OF THE WORKSHOP, BOTH DAYS ARE MANDATORY.**

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    Starter Company Plus Information Session

    November 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Small Business Enterprise Centre, 378 Talbot St.
    St Thomas, ON N5R 3L7 Canada
    + Google Map

    Starter Company Plus is a program from the government of Ontario that helps people over the age of 18 to start their own business, buy or expand an existing business. The program provides training and coaching through the Small Business Enterprise Centre, paired with advice and mentorship from local business leaders to help get your business up and running; the option to apply for start-up money to kick off a new business or expand your current business; as well as…

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    Starter Company Plus Information Session

    November 19 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Small Business Enterprise Centre, 378 Talbot St.
    St Thomas, ON N5R 3L7 Canada
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    Starter Company Plus is a program from the government of Ontario that helps people over the age of 18 to start their own business, buy or expand an existing business. The program provides training and coaching through the Small Business Enterprise Centre, paired with advice and mentorship from local business leaders to help get your business up and running; the option to apply for start-up money to kick off a new business or expand your current business; as well as…

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    SBEC Mentoring – The Benefits of Engaging in your Community

    November 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Small Business Enterprise Centre, 378 Talbot St.
    St Thomas, ON N5R 3L7 Canada
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    Mike Kerkvliet, Business Advisor at the SBEC will share insight into how engaging in your community can positively impact your bottom line. Agenda: 4 pm - 4:15 pm: Networking & introductions 4:15 pm - 4:55 pm: Mentor - Mike Kervliet 4:55 pm - 5:00 pm: Quick networking break 5 pm - 5: 30: Group Mentoring - Share best practices, challenges and solutions.   Register

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    December 2019

    Starter Company Plus Information Session

    December 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Small Business Enterprise Centre, 378 Talbot St.
    St Thomas, ON N5R 3L7 Canada
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    Starter Company Plus is a program from the government of Ontario that helps people over the age of 18 to start their own business, buy or expand an existing business. The program provides training and coaching through the Small Business Enterprise Centre, paired with advice and mentorship from local business leaders to help get your business up and running; the option to apply for start-up money to kick off a new business or expand your current business; as well as…

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    Starter Company Plus Information Session

    December 17 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Small Business Enterprise Centre, 378 Talbot St.
    St Thomas, ON N5R 3L7 Canada
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    Starter Company Plus is a program from the government of Ontario that helps people over the age of 18 to start their own business, buy or expand an existing business. The program provides training and coaching through the Small Business Enterprise Centre, paired with advice and mentorship from local business leaders to help get your business up and running; the option to apply for start-up money to kick off a new business or expand your current business; as well as…

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