Niagara College and TD Offer Aspiring Entrepreneur Program
Niagara College and TD Bank Group are teaming up to help people start their own businesses.
The college offers a program called Sources to anyone in Niagara who is unemployed and wants to get into self-employment.
TD has offered $ 115,000 to support 40 budding entrepreneurs with grants of up to $ 1,500 to help cover start-up costs.
Those interested can apply to be part of the program by attending an online information session facilitated by a consultant from the school’s Community Employment Services division.
Applicants will discuss the viability of their idea and participate in financial and emotional preparation exercises.
The first session will take place on May 5 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
After the initial session, successful applicants will embark on a two-year program comprising three weeks of virtual training covering marketing, human resources and legal issues, followed by a process to further develop the idea and put networking cafes with other participants.
Currently there are plans for two rounds of the program: one starting May 17 and the other scheduled for September.