Starter Company Program

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Applications now open until Wednesday, April 3rd at 5:00 p.m.

The Starter Company Growth Program is an opportunity for entrepreneurs in Northumberland County looking to grow and expand a business that have been in operation for 6 months+.

The Starter Company Growth Program offers businesses growth development, training, advice, and mentoring.  Eligible approved applicants could receive a grant of up to $3,000. Completion of business training is mandatory to receive grant funds. Please see application for further training details.

This is a competitive process and not all applicants will receive grant funds, spaces are limited. Applications will be scored and evaluated based on the information provided, please be as detailed as you can.

Applicants must meet all requirements as listed below, please contact the Business & Entrepreneurship Centre if you have any questions.

Collage of photos from the Starter Company ProgramEligibility

  • A full-time business operating in Northumberland County, with regular monthly sales.
  • In operation for a minimum of 6 months+. 
  • Business is NOT a franchise, including those individually owned and operated, is NOT a not-for-profit/charitable organization.
  • Business is NOT a multi-level marketing business (also known as network marketing, direct selling, referral marketing, and pyramid selling) for sales.
  • Individuals are not eligible to apply if they have received any funds from the Business Entrepreneurship Centre Northumberland in the past two years.

Program process and requirements

Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - Application opens 
Wednesday, April 3, 2024 - Application closes
Friday, April 12, 2024 - Successful recipients notified 
May 2024 - Mandatory in-person full-day training (date to be determined)

Applications now closed.