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November 17, 202
THUNDER BAY, ONT. — A successful start-up program run by Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC) is finding similar success with an Indigenous-focused version.
The CEDC’s Starter Company Plus program has helped to launch 19 business start-ups this year. The program offers training through workshops and mentoring for new entrepreneurs with a $5,000 grant available for each successful participant.
In a new development of the program, the CEDC has introduced an Indigenous component for Indigenous business owners.
Kirsten Kabernick, project co-ordinator of the Starter Company Plus program, says they received some funding in December 2021 from Indigenous Affairs Ontario to work with their Kenora office to implement a similar pilot to their Starter Company Plus program for Indigenous business owners.
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