Centennial College rolls out new assistance for small businesses

TORONTO, Aug. 19, 2016 /CNW/ - The Centre of Entrepreneurship (CoE) at Centennial College has unveiled new training programs tailored for entrepreneurs who are looking for guidance in starting and growing a small enterprise.

CoE's Soft Landing program is intended for small Canadian companies that plan on expanding into the United States, or similarly, European firms interested in entering the North American market. Some of the services provided are market research and market entry knowledge, including import and export laws, regulatory assistance and immigration and visa supports. To be considered, applicants must be legally permitted to operate in the chosen market, be generating revenues, and have a proven management team. For more details about Soft Landing, contact Rae Cowan at rcowan@centennialcollege.ca

The Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) supports local businesses by assisting in the development of marketing strategy, business planning and development support at no cost. The program supports small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that qualify with 2 to 499 employees, are located in the Greater Toronto Area, and have been approved by IRAP. IRAP is funded by the National Research Council and delivered by CoE. For more details about IRAP, contact Lalit Guglani at 416-289-5000, ext. 3416 or email: lguglani@centennialcollege.ca.

"All of our programs are strongly focused on accelerating entrepreneurial success," says Rae Cowan, Manager of the Centre of Entrepreneurship. "CoE also offers rapid business start-up training, general consulting and e-Learning business start-up programs."

About CoE – The CoE programs, together with other supports, assist entrepreneurs through three locations in the eastern GTA. CoE is proud of its over 90 per cent success rate working with entrepreneurs to accelerate their businesses. The award-winning Centre of Entrepreneurship is part of the Applied Research, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Services (ARIES) at Centennial College.

SOURCE Centennial College

For further information: Media contact: Elvis Oliphant, Marketing Assistant, 416-289-5000, ext. 8585; eoliphant@centennialcollege.ca


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