Starter Company Plus

What is the Starter Company Plus Program?

The County, in partnership with the Province of Ontario, recognizes the importance of supporting entrepreneurs of all ages through their journey into entrepreneurship and through business expansion. It is for this reason that the County of Huron and the Province of Ontario have invested in providing training, mentorship and monetary funds to local small business owners in the form of the Starter Company Plus program.

Starter Company Plus provides training, mentorship, and grant opportunities up to $5,000 for eligible participants to start, expand, or buy a small business. The program aims to address local and/or regional economic development needs, and where appropriate, focuses on specific industries and sectors.


Program Enrollment – Now Open!

Enrollment for the fall-winter intake period will be open from November 1 – 30, 2022.

Click here for the Intake Enrollment FormTo be considered for participation in the Starter Company Plus program in Huron County, all interested candidates MUST fill out this Enrollment Form and commit to completing all program requirements. When completed, please email to to be considered for the program.

After receiving an application, a staff member will be in touch to start the interview stage. Successful program applicants will be notified no later than December 9, 2022. The business training, coaching and mentorship components for this intake will run from January to March 2023. Please see the Program Guidelines for full intake details.


Meet Past Participants

To learn more about past participants of the Starter Company Plus program, click here.

Program Guidelines

See a detailed overview of the Starter Company Plus program, including eligibility, training, and more.

Program FAQ

This document provides responses to frequently asked questions (FAQs) for the Starter Company Plus program

How Can We Help?

Huron County is always excited to support new and innovative ideas and businesses.
We’re here to help!

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57 Napier Street,
Goderich, ON
N7A 1W2


+1 (519) 524-8394 ext.6