Programs and Services

CORE Services – Day to Day Support
Starter Company Plus Grant Program
Summer Company Grant Program

CORE Services – Day to Day support

The services we offer are useful to any size or type of business and are at no cost to you or your business. Take advantage of:

  • 1-on-1 counselling
    • Book a convenient time at our main or satellite office to meet with a business counsellor who has an unbiased perspective and a wealth of experience. The floor is open to discuss:
      • business start-ups or expansion questions
      • marketing strategies
      • financial concerns
      • business plan writing
      • ideas and concepts
      • creating a new product or service
  • Our workshops and events
    • Check the calendar for upcoming workshops and events. We try to cater the workshops to specific content that will help you develop your skills as a business owner.
  • Getting the right resource
    • The Small Business Centre has been at this a long time. If you are not sure where to look for a certain resource, or you don’t know who you should connect with to get the job done, we have a long list of people you need to speak with.


2022 Starter Company Plus grant is now CLOSED

See below for 2022 application and the eligibility guidelines.

We are NO LONGER accepting applications for the 2022 Starter Company Plus grant program. Please check back in early May 2023.

Applications will be received in a first come, first served basis until all funds are allocated.

Any businesses that is starting out or expanding in any capacity is eligible to apply for this grant. The business must be registered in the areas of Hastings County, Prince Edward County, Lennox & Addington County, Quinte West or Belleville.

In order to successfully complete your application you must submit all four (4) documents below, signed and submitted by the deadline of June 17, 2022.

*Please note that program requirements may change based on the COVID-19 government regulations and limitations.


Any and all students interested in starting a summer company has full access to the Small Business Centre support resources at no cost even if you are not selected for the grant. We encourage you to reach out for 1 on 1 counseling appointments, additional resources, and guidance to make your summer company a success.

The Summer Company grant for 2022 will have 4 grants available this year. This is a competitive grant whereby the deadline for application is May 27th, 2022. NOTE: In order to complete your application, all documents listed below must be read, signed, and submitted along with a business plan including a financial forecast.

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Please feel free to contact our counsellor at any time for immediate support.

Luc Fournier at

Video meetings available.