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What’s stopping you from starting your own business?

What’s stopping you from starting your own business?

Located at 1 Market Square in Downtown Brantford, the BRC has in recent years become the hub of small business activity in the city. Brantford was recently acknowledged by Financial Times Ltd. for being the most “business-friendly” micro-city in North America, and part of that stems from the BRC team who diligently help the entrepreneurs each and every day in Brantford, County of Brant, Haldimand County, Norfolk County and Six Nations of the Grand River.

The BRC provides information, resources and free professional consultations on all aspects of an individual’s business needs. They provide services that can assist with: business registration, market research, business planning and review, financial planning, regulatory and tax requirements, succession planning, and much more.

The BRC also facilitates provincially funded grant programs for entrepreneurs in the city and the region.

Earlier this year, the Province launched Starter Company Plus, a grant program for entreprenuers, over the age of 18, who want to start, expand or buy a business. The program offers training and business skills development, mentorship from local business leaders and a grant of up to $5000.   The application process is offered on a continuous intake model to clients.

Interested applicants are encouraged to attend the Starter Company Plus Orientation held on a monthly basis at the BRC. The orientation provides an overview of the program, reviews individual and business eligibility requirements, timelines, funding, and next steps.

For more details of Starter Company Plus, please visit the BRC website.  To register for the next Starter Company Plus Orientation Session call 519-756-4269 or email Ramona.


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