Financial Resources


Business grants and financing  

Information on grants, loans, private and public sector financing and leveraging personal assets. 

Learn more about business grants and financing


Select Company

Be part of SELECT COMPANY, a new program by the Guelph Wellington Business Enterprise Centre and The Province of Ontario.

• Work with an experienced business advisor.
• Take business seminars
• Attend networking events.
• 30+
• Do it all in 24 weeks.

Then pitch your business for a chance to win grants up to $5,000

Learn more about Select Company


Summer Company

The Government of Ontario offers funding, along with advice and mentorship to new student businesses. 

They are currently accepting applications for 2014. 

You could be eligible, if you:

  • go to high school, college or university in Ontario
  • live in Ontario
  • are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • are between 15-29 years old (if under 18: a parent needs to sign the application)
  • are not already running a business
  • are not working more than 12 hours week at another job during the program
  • are returning to school after the program ends

Start a Summer Company: Students


Starter Company

Starter Company is another project funded by the Ontario Government.

This project funds up to $5,000.00 to individuals ages 18-29 who would like to start, buy or expand a business. They also offer training, coaching and mentorship to help new businesses become sustainable.