An abundance of resources.

Business Innovation Zone

The Business Innovation Zone is a mixed-use incubator providing professional space, infrastructure, guidance, and community to start-ups in Niagara Falls. Located in downtown Niagara Falls, start-up companies can take advantage of an exciting, highly visible space that accelerates businesses forward. Entrepreneurs can tap into a collaborative environment and benefit from expertise in a variety of fields; from customer acquisition, access to capital, and everything in between. We’re here for you! Connect with us to find out more.

Small Business Enterprise Centre (SBEC)

The Niagara Falls Small Business Enterprise Centre is your first stop for information and advice on starting your business. We offer free and confidential consultations (by appointment) to discuss your business and assist you in the development of your business plan. We can guide you through any registration/licencing requirements and help answer any business related questions you may have
Niagara Falls Small Business Enterprise Centre Business Development Division City of Niagara Falls 4321 Queen Street L2E 2K9 905-356-7521 xt 5130

Young Entrepreneurs

Starter Company

If you’ve got a great idea for a new or existing business – and the entrepreneurial drive to see it through, Starter Company is here to help you with your company and provide the invaluable guidance of business professionals. Niagara Falls Small Business Enterprise Centre is a provider of Starter Company, which is an Ontario government program that provides Ontario residents, aged 18-29 and not attending school full time, with the resources and knowledge they need to start, grow or purchase their own business.

As a Starter Company entrepreneur you will get:

  • One-on-one guidance from a Small Business Enterprise Centre advisor.
  • Mentoring with a local successful entrepreneur.
  • Access to business workshops on topics ranging from writing a business plan and budgeting, to executing a marketing campaign.
  • Chance to compete for a micro grant, up to $5000.

Fill out an Intake Form and email the form to Patrick Harrison (pharrison@niagarafalls.ca) or call 905-356-7521 ext 5130 to set up an appointment with an advisor. Please see the following program guidelines for more information

Futurpreneur

Futurpreneur Canada has been fuelling the entrepreneurial passions of Canada’s young enterprise for nearly two decades. We are the only national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39. Futurpreneur Canada delivers programs coast-to-coast through a national network of nearly 250 community partners and more than 2,800 dedicated volunteer mentors. We look at character, not collateral, when providing futurpreneurs with pre-launch coaching, business resources, low-interest financing, and industry-leading mentoring. Our internationally recognized mentoring program hand matches young entrepreneurs with a business expert from a network of volunteer mentors.

To learn more visit the Futurpreneur website

Summer Company

Are you a student looking to start a summer business? The Niagara Falls Small Business Enterprise Centre is a provider of the Government of Ontario’s Summer Company Program. This is a great chance to develop your entrepreneurial skills and make money at the same time.

If you are between 15 and 29 years of age and going back to school in the fall you can be eligible to receive hands-on mentoring AND up to $3,000 towards your business!

Take a look at the 2015 Summer Company Yearbook to see past businesses!

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