START YOUR BUSINESS

Strategy Consulting

Call us, we want to help. 

Our experienced staff are available to give you feedback on your new business venture. Whether you are founding a start-up or growing your small or medium-sized enterprise, we’re here to help!

If you have drafted a complete business plan, we can read the document confidentially and provide you with comments, meet with you to discuss strategy, and recommend next steps. This is a free service provided by the Community Futures Program in Perth County!

We understand small businesses and the local marketplace. We are happy to provide advice over the phone or in person. Our professional advisers can provide feedback on:

  • Business plans
  • Marketing plans
  • Cash-flow and financing plans
  • Export plans

Young Entrepreneur Programs

Aspiring youth entrepreneur? Let us help you. 

futurpreneur-logo

Futurpreneur Canada

Futurpreneur Canada provides financial support and business advice for aspiring youth entrepreneurs aged 18-39. Initial financing up to $45,000 in partnership with BDC, combined with mentoring and support for young entrepreneurs in Perth County, Stratford and St. Marys. To find out more about the program, visit www.futurpreneur.ca or contact us!

 

ttg logo

 

Technical Training Group

The Technical Training Group provides youth and adult education in technical and skilled trades. Its primary focus is to provide market driven training, support the community’s technical training needs, and to promote employment within the skilled trades for youth and adults. For more information, please visit www.technicaltraininggroup.org or contact Virginia Lambton at info@technicaltraininggroup.org.

 

Contact North

Over 4 million Ontarians in 600 small, remote and rural across the province can participate in online and distance programs and courses from Ontario’s 24 public colleges, 22 public universities and 250 literacy and basic skills and training providers without having to leave their community by accessing the services available from Contact North | Contact Nord.

Staff at 112 local online learning centres across the province provides students and prospective students with information on online and distance programs and courses from Ontario’s public colleges, universities and literacy and basic skills and training providers and assistance with registering in the program or course. Students can also participate in their classes by using the web conferencing, video-conferencing and audio-conferencing platforms available at each centre. Full technical support and assistance are available from the local staff in each centre. Visit sudyoline.ca for more information about their services!

 

Opportunity Lives Here!

The Opportunity Lives Here portal is your one-stop resource for entrepreneurship, employment and education available in the Perth County region. Visit www.OpportunityLivesHere.ca to explore all of the great opportunities this region has to offer!

Workshops & Seminars

Let us provide you hands on experience! 

Check back for upcoming events!