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Business Advisory Centre: Programs

Programs to help your business

Whether you’re starting your business or looking to grow, the Peterborough & the Kawarthas Business Advisory Centre has supports suited to you.

Explore the programs below, or contact us.

Madeleine Hurrell

Madeleine Hurrell

Manager, Business Advisory Centre

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Starter Company Plus

Start or grow a business with the support and training that will set you up for success.

Summer Company

Are you a student between the ages of 15 and 29? Access the money and support you need to run a summer business in Peterborough & the Kawarthas.

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GrowthWheel is a hands-on, action-oriented program designed to help entrepreneurs at all stages overcome their barriers to growth.

“Spark” a new tourism idea

Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism has partnered with the Tourism Innovation Lab to encourage new tourism ideas for the Peterborough & the Kawarthas region through the “Spark” Mentorships & Grants Program.

Whether you are an individual, a start-up or an established small business or non-profit organization, there can be many challenges and barriers to bringing a new tourism idea, experience or partnership to fruition. 

The “Spark” Program will match selected candidates with a tourism mentor and provide seed funds to help take their great new tourism idea to the next level of development.

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What door should you go through?

Whether you have a new business idea or you are an established business owner, there’s multiple doors you can step through for training, tools and resources to start or grow a successful business. Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development has developed three workshop series to navigate you through hands-on learning experiences no matter the stage of your business.

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Do you have a new business idea or looking for a refresher to successfully start and grow your business?

Build a solid foundation and equip yourself with the tools and resources to successfully start your business with the Business Fundamentals Workshop Series, presented in collaboration with Community Futures Peterborough and Innovation Cluster Peterborough and the Kawarthas.

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Have you recently launched a small business and wondered how to connect with your audience?

Leverage the power of social media to maximize your reach and impact with the Small Biz Social Navigator Workshop series, delivered by with Kat Tepylo Murphy from Social Kat Media.

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Are you an established business over with a growing team, or a solo-preneur feeling overwhelmed doing it all?

Transform your small business into a digital powerhouse with the Digital Excellence Unleashed workshop series, delivered by Camp Tech.