The Ontario Self-Employment Benefit Program (OSEB) provides Financial Assistance, Small Business Training and Mentoring for up to 42 weeks!
In-Class Small Business Training
Many OSEB applicants have education, certification and/or experience in the type of business they want to open; others have done their homework. What they need are the skills and knowledge to turn their idea into a business. Selected participants receive entrepreneurial training in business development, marketing and bookkeeping. This training results in a fully researched, workable business plan.
Ongoing Business Counselling and Mentoring
After completing the entrepreneurial training and having their business plan approved, participants attend monthly counselling meetings with Trenval. These meetings offer support, suggestions, and feedback during the often challenging early stages of running a small business.
In total, participants received 42 weeks of financial support while they work towards self sufficiency in small business. Seeking out this program and taking the steps to determine eligibility and apply, is time well spent.
The Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities (MTCU) oversees the Ontario Self-Employment Benefit Program and determines financial support rate per participant.
The combination of financial support, in-class training and ongoing mentoring is what makes the OSEB such a sought after, successful program for those looking to start their own small business.
Find out if you are eligible.
Employment Ontario programs are funded in part
by the Government of Canada.
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