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This workshop is a free IN-PERSON event for small businesses in Port Colborne, and surrounding area.

Building a small business is an exciting yet challenging journey. Knowing where to go for information, funding and support is key to avoiding costly mistakes and positioning yourself for success!

Delivered in partnerships with the Niagara Falls Small Business Enterprise Centre and Venture Niagara, join the City of Port Colborne on Wednesday, May 31st for an engaging workshop on HOW TO START, FUND and GROW a small business. Hear from industry experts on how to create lean business plans for starting or expanding a business that will help you stay focused and inspire action. Discover sources of grant and loan funding for your business, including insider tips on how lenders assess the credit worthiness of a small business. Gain access to a variety of free employee recruitments services, training and placement incentives and grant money for skills and training upgrading. Lastly, learn about the funding and support available through Port Colborne’s Digital Service Squad.

This workshop is ideal for anyone who has a business idea, or is in the process of starting a small business or has an existing small business they are trying to grow.

Laptop computers are not required for this class, but we recommend bringing along a notebook and pen, as well as business cards since this is a wonderful networking opportunity.

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or have been in close contact with someone who is positive for COVID-19, we kindly ask that you do not attend this workshop.


  • Wednesday · May 31, 2023
  • 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM