New City Community Improvement Plan funding program:

4 different ‘buckets’ you can apply to:
Planning and Building Fees grant to $5,000
Main floor commercial conversion – 50% to $10k max
Façade improvement – 50% to $10k max
Residential/office conversion – 50% to $10k max have up to a max of $25k grant.
Applications are open now!

Click here to apply!!

Restaurant & Bar Support Fund

The Ontario Restaurant and Bar Support Fund has officially launched with the aim of offering financial support to the province’s struggling foodservice operations.

The Fund is a registered not-for-profit organization intent on saving as many food and beverage establishments and jobs in Ontario as possible via generous one-time grants. The goal is to raise $5 million to distribute to at least 1,000 businesses to help cover their bills and routine expenses, with no expectation of repayment. It is open to eligible Ontario restaurants, bars, pool halls, pubs, sports bars, and other establishments.

Officially launched on March 4, 2021, this is a collaborative effort between industry professionals, including the Ontario Restaurant Hotel & Motel Association (ORHMA). Read more.

Starter Company 
Know a business opening up, or opening a second location

Click here for more info!!

If you have businesses that were able to get one of the grants –
they would love to connect about a video testimonial!
They’ve been putting up little articles and success stories at

Grants Available
Re-Opening Grant
Professional Services Grant from Thunder Bay Ventures
For more information send a message to
We’d like to put on a workshop on something that the businesses need!
We have a few coming up
How to buy a Franchise
How to transition to being an Employer
How to digitize a Business’ activities

What would YOU like to hear about?
What would be of value to you?

Tel: (807) 625-3972

Milk Run 

If you have businesses that are doing sales, and doing local delivery or curbside,
the app that is being developed is a way to help coordinate these deliveries with other Entrepreneurs. Ryan Moore can connect them with the app developer who’s been doing some focus testing and inviting some initial testers soon.