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Starter Company Plus January Intake Announced

By PKED Comms
group photograph of starter company plus participants in 2020

The Peterborough & the Kawarthas Business Advisory Centre (BAC) has selected successful applicants to take part in the first intake of Starter Company Plus in 2020. This program runs for 7-weeks and aims to teach new entrepreneurs the necessary skills to start and grow their business.

Six of the participating businesses will be selected and awarded a grant of $5,000 based on creativity, strength of business plan and viability.

Meet the newest entrepreneurs below:

“Research shows that when entrepreneurs are provided with a team of support at all levels of their development, they are likely to thrive and stay in the community. Peterborough & the Kawarthas has a rich history of entrepreneurs operating successfully in the region. We know that in the future, new job creation will come from our small businesses, so it is critically important to foster and support their growth at all stages.”

Madeleine Hurrell, Peterborough & the Kawarthas Business Advisory Centre Entrepreneurship Officer

Starter Company Plus is a program offered through the Peterborough & the Kawarthas Business Advisory Centre with funding from the Government of Ontario. This program is designed to provide business training for entrepreneurs (from aspiring to experienced), aged 18 and over in the City and County of Peterborough who are launching a business or expanding an existing business (that has been operating for five years or less). To learn more about this program, visit

PKED’s BAC is hosting a Winter Workshop Series designed for entrepreneurs and small business owners. The workshops include:

  • New Venture: Foundations of Starting and Running a Business
  • Business Fundamentals: Branding, Marketing and Sales
  • Business Planning: Business Model Canvas

To explore workshop dates, visit