Programs and Services

Serving the northern six York Region municipalities of Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Newmarket and Whitchurch-Stouffville.
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Starter Company Plus

If you’re an entrepreneur 18 years of age or older and want to launch or expand a business, this program may be for you. It offers training, mentoring and the opportunity to receive a grant of up to $5,000.

Summer Company

Are you aged 15 to 29 with an interest in entrepreneurship? Have you always wanted to start your own business? The Summer Company program can provide mentorship, training and the opportunity to receive a grant of up to $3,000.

Northern York Region Professional Services Access Program

The Northern York Region Professional Services Access Program provides eligible businesses with access to free professional advice, including legal, financial, marketing and more.

York Region COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Support Program

The York Region Small Business Recovery Program offer grants of up to $5,000 to help businesses adopt new tools, increase their online presence and implement your new business strategy.

ShopHERE – York Region

ShopHERE Powered By Google creates online stores for independent small businesses and artists at no cost. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever to diversity your business and start selling online.

Market Research

With access to Environics Analytics, you can learn plenty of insights about your target customer, including demographic, geographic, spending patterns and more.


Business Resources

York Region’s business community has a wide variety of innovation assets available to help support entrepreneurs, small businesses, and startups thrive. From makerspaces helping create product prototypes, to business incubators providing support and guidance, to networking organizations helping make new connections, and co-location spaces offering office space we’ve compiled them in one quick and easy to use guide.

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