Student Entrepreneurs Excel (SEE Program) (Loans of up to $5,000) Student business loans provide access to capital for post-secondary students who are, or wish to be, self-employed or own their own business while attending post-secondary school as a full-time or part-time...Read More
Sustainable Tourism Empowerment Pathway (STEP Program) The STEP program assists new entrepreneurs to develop tourism businesses that will enhance the visitor experience and improve the tourism offering throughout Lanark County and North Leeds. The STEP program will provide...Read More
Women Entrepreneurs in Lanark and North Leeds (WELL Program) The WELL program supports women entrepreneurs, whether a new start-up or a flourishing business. By pairing knowledgeable business professionals as mentors, who are willing to offer their advice for free, with women...Read More
The Innovation and Information Communication Technology component will support innovation and technology initiatives which enhance business development opportunities in the knowledge based economy.
These intererst-free loans are designed to support the renovation and upgrading of commercial storefronts. Although the focus is on downtown areas, businesses located in other areas which are in need of facade improvements are encouraged to apply.