MBEC entrepreneurship programs offer free training, business skills development and an opportunity to receive a grant to start or expand your business.

Starter Company PLUS Program

The Starter Company PLUS program provides an opportunity for people 18 years and over to receive free training and mentorship from professionals on how to start, expand or purchase a business. The program also offers an opportunity to apply for a program grant of up to $5,000.

ShopHERE - Mississauga

The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the importance of having an online presence to sell goods and services. To address this need, Digital Main Street is collaborating with Google, Shopify, Mastercard and Microsoft to build and optimize online stores for small independent Mississauga businesses and artists in just a matter of days.

Mississauga Made

Mississauga Made is an online initiative inspired to support and promote local businesses across the City. During these difficult times, we encourage our residents to stand together and support locally-based businesses, services
and talents in our community.

Digital Main Street Mississauga

Digital Main Street is a program that helps main street businesses achieve digital transformation. The program is built around an online learning platform, structured training programs, and our Digital Service Squad, a team of street-level team members who help main street businesses grow and manage their operations through the use of digital tools and technology.

Summer Company Program for Young Entrepreneurs

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and with an abundance of caution for the safety of Mississauga residents and staff, the Summer Company program will not be delivered in Mississauga this year


Whether you are starting or growing your business, we can help!

MBEC is your central source for small business information, resources and guidance. We’ll answer your questions about registering and starting a new business, preparing a business plan, taxes, available government programs and much more! If you have a question, or would like to contact us, please submit an inquiry or visit the MBEC office at the Mississauga Central Library (4th Floor).