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Summer Company 2024: Explore Your Potential!

Are you a student looking to start your own business this summer?

Check out the Summer Company Program!

Students between the ages of 15 - 29 who will return to school in the fall can turn their summer business idea into reality!


This program, offered in partnership with the Province of Ontario, provides entrepreneurial training, mentorship, and grants! Successful applicants receive up to $1500 in start-up funds and an additional $1500 upon completion of the program. 


Check if you are eligible. 

Seamless Support for Your Business Journey: Join us at The Entrepreneur Zone in Partnership with the Brampton Library

The Entrepreneur Zone is designed to offer advice and address questions for individuals embarking on the journey of starting or expanding their own business. Our Brampton Entrepreneur Centre staff will be available at the library on the last Thursday of the month from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. This drop-in service eliminates the need for appointments, allowing clients to seek guidance and assistance seamlessly.

Thursday, April 25, 4 -8 p.m. - Gore Meadows Branch 

Thursday, May 30, 4 - 8 p.m. - Cyril Clark Branch

Thursday, June 27, 4 - 8 p.m. - Springdale Branch

Thursday, July 25, 4 - 8 p.m. - Mount Pleasant Village Branch

Thursday, August 29, 4 - 8 p.m. - Gore Meadows Branch 

Thursday, September 26, 4 - 8 p.m.  - Cyril Clark Branch

Thursday, October 31, 4 - 8 p.m. - Springdale Branch

Thursday, November 28, 4 - 8 p.m. - Mount Pleasant Village Branch​

Learn more here

Foodpreneur Advantage is a regional collaboration of Small Business Enterprise Centres, made possible by generous support from Libro Credit Union and FedDev Ontario.

Foodpreneur Advantage offers a monthly series of introductory seminars and training opportunities to support entrepreneurs looking to get a start in the industry. 

Clients can register for FREE Foodpreneur Advantage seminars on the Foodpreneur Advantage website.

The next cohort starts on Thursday, April 25th at 10:00 am on Starting a Food Business & Regulatory Compliance

Entrepreneurs Connect Spring Series

This spring, we are partnering with TD to bring you four seminars relevant to small businesses today, presented by experts in the field. Get your questions answered, share experiences and pose questions for discussion with the expert presenter and each other.

Connecting is the best form of learning! Join us as we work together to help your business succeed. ​  

Navigating Government Funding​

Thursday, April 18th, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Presented by Jeremy O'Krafka, Founder of MENTORnetwork and the Funding Roadmap program.

In this in-person seminar, we'll help you understand how grant systems operate. We will cover how grant systems work, the types of grants available and how you can develop your 2024 funding roadmap.​

Register here

Pitching to Investors: Tips & Tricks for the Perfect Pitch

Thursday, May 2nd, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Presented by Kevin Smith, Founder of The Story Architect

In this workshop, we'll walk you through an ideal presentation format and the unique requirements of an investor pitch.

Register here

Fundamentals of Business Planning​

Thursday, May 16th, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Presented by TD Bank

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to write a business plan that will help you develop a really effective growth strategy.​

Register here

Affordable and Free Marketing Tools for Small Business Growth

Thursday, May 30th, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Presented by Andrew Patricio, BizLaunch

Learn to enhance your sales with targeted, cost-effective, and free marketing tools at our seminar. Explore simplified strategies tailored to your business needs, covering fundamental principles, optimizing ROI, market anal​ysis, defining unique selling propositions, online and offline tools, crafting effective plans, and guerrilla tactics for growth on a budget.

Register here

Co-operative Education Program Info Session

Calling all businesses! Looking for talent? Host a co-op student today! 


Join us on April 19th at 9 am for a one-hour virtual event presented by the Dufferin Peel

Catholic and Peel District School Boards, where we'll be highlighting incredible

benefits of participating in our Cooperative Education Program


Discover how your business can thrive through strategic partnerships with education.

Incorporating co-op students into your business can lead to a mutually beneficial partnership. Students gain valuable experience and skills, while businesses receive support and fresh insights to drive success. 


Date: April 19, 2024 Time: 9:00 am (EST) Location: Virtual Event 

RSVP today

Participate in an Event

The City's Festival and Events Office works with local talent to make our events great.

Throughout the year, they offer various opportunities for vendors and artists to participate in our festivals and events across the city. Each opportunity includes details on how to apply and offers a competitive and open application process based on pre-selected criteria.

2024 Community Eid-ul-Fitr: Halal Food Vendor Application

Brampton's 50th Celebration: Food Vendor Application

Canada Day: Retail Vendor Application

Canada Day: Cupcake Vendor Application

Canada Day - Food Vendor Application

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