Local Small Businesses Eligible for Next Step Support Program. Read more here.
The City of Greater Sudbury is offering the Next Step Support Program to local small businesses through the Regional Business Centre. The Next Step Small Business Support Program is an initiative of the Ontario Together Fund and the province’s Small Business COVID Recovery Network. Local businesses with less than 100 employees may be eligible to access complimentary one-time professional services of up to $1,500 for new projects or initiatives that aid economic recovery, adjust operations and/or establish new revenue streams.
The program will provide successful applicants with complimentary services of up to $1,500 through direct payment to a pre-selected third party that may include:
- Digital Marketing Experts to update and modernize a website and/or adopt e-commerce platforms for selling products/services
- Marketing Consultants to identify pivot points in marketing strategies
- Accountants to assist in applying for government assistance programs for small business
- Architects/Engineers to redesign a space to safely and productively operate with health measures in place as well as post pandemic
Eligible full-time businesses must have registered as a sole proprietor, partnership or corporation prior to March 1, 2020. Applications will remain open between April 8 and May 2, 2021. The Regional Business Centre will evaluate all proposals for new projects or activities that engage professional services from May 15 to August 31, 2021. Apply here.
To learn more about the Next Step Small Business Support Program, visit the Regional Business Centre website at regionalbusiness.ca or call 705-688-7582.