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New business startup program launched who are starting a new company, expan- ding an existing one, or who wish to buy an existing business operating in Ontario. The

A newprogram to help newbusiness start- ups in the Prescott-Russell region made its debut. The Prescott-Rus-

business workshops, seminars and networ- king events which can assist them in a variety of ways, fromwriting a business plan tomar- keting and making effective use of social media to help grow their business, along with budget planning, and making an “elevator pitch” for support of their enterprise. “Not only will these entrepreneurs get sound advice fromexperts in their respective fields,” stated Benoit Brunette, PREC pro- ject officer, “they will also be able to apply for a grant of up to $5,000. This financial assistance, in the form of a grant funding, will help with several expenses, including equipment purchases, inventory purchases, marketing expenses, registration and trai- ning fees andmiscellaneous entrepreneurial expenses. If there is an essential document

to present for funding or to apply for a grant, that is the business plan. Not only does it help to convince investors and lenders, it is also a reflection tool to better understand what these entrepreneurs are committing to as a freelancer, consultant or self-employed worker.” The Starter Company Plus programdiffers from the original Starter Company program set up in 2013.That one was limited to parti- cipants aged 18 to 29.The new version has no age limits to applicants.The sole guidelines are participants must be Canadian citizens living in Ontario, 18 or older, and not atten- ding school full-time or returning to school. More details on the Starter Company Plus program are available at www.prec-cepr. comor, by email to, or by phone at 613-675-4661, extension 8106. Federal inmate wanted

program is new to the Prescott- Russell region. The PREDT wel- comed its first cohort of 34 bu- sinessess, which work out to 41 participating en- trepreneurs, un- der the program. Through Star- ter Company

sell Economic Deve- lopment and Tourism Department (PREDT) marked the official launch, in October, of its Starter Company Plus program. The PREDT is running the program through the Prescott and Russell Entrepreneurship Centre (PREC).

Le Centre de Développement économique et de tourisme de

Prescott-Russell a marqué le lancement officiel, en octobre, de son programme Starter Company Plus. L’agence gère le programme par l’intermédiaire du Centre d’entrepreneurship de Prescott et Russell.

The aimof Starter Company Plus is to pro- vide support grants to local entrepreneurs

Plus, participants get one-on-one guidance froma PREC official, are able to take part in




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