St. Catharines Enterprise CentreThe St. Catharines Enterprise Centre has partnered with the City of Welland to offer small business and start-up services through the Job Gym. Connect with the team to learn more about the services offered:

  • Steps to Starting a Small Business
  • General Business Information Requests
  • Informational Seminars & Workshops
  • One-on-one Consultations
  • Business Plan Guidance
  • Marketing Plan Assistance
  • Starter Company Plus & Summer Company Programs

See their website for upcoming seminars and events.
Email: or Call: 905.688.5601 x1767

Summer Company

Summer Company is a program of the government of Ontario that helps students between 15 and 29 years old start and run their own summer business by providing mentorship, business skills, and a $3000 grant to have a successful summer as their own boss. Participants will learn how to operate their own business while building skills in sales, marketing, customer relationship and networking.

Eligibility for the program includes students who are:

  • between 15-29 years of age
  • starting a new business venture
  • planning to run a fulltime business during the summer
  • Ontario resident and Canadian citizen/permanent resident

The program is offered through the St Catharines Enterprise Centre and information can be found at Applications can be made here:

St. Catharines Enterprise Centre