Sandwich Business Development Program
Partners: WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation, WindsorEssex Small Business Centre, Downtown Windsor Business Accelerator in partnership with Baker Tilly Live
The Sandwich Business Development Program is a five-year program that offers a suite of free business acceleration and development activities for entrepreneurs and businesses currently located or interested in business opportunities in the Sandwich/west Windsor community, as well as two business summits in 2020 and 2023. The program represents a $500,000 investment by the Community Benefits Plan.
The first Sandwich Business Development Summit will be held on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2020, between 9:30am and 12:00pm. The free, virtual event includes a keynote address by Simon O’Byrne with Stantec Canada, information on post-summit business supports by delivery partners, and interactive breakout sessions on key business topics including business operations during adjacent construction.
A second Sandwich Business Development Summit will occur in 2023.
Business Support Programming (2020-2024)
Following the 2020 Sandwich Business Summit, delivery partners will launch their business support programming which will continue until 2024.
- WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation/ WindsorEssex Small Business Centre will receive $50,000 over five years, totaling $250,000, to provide business advisory services, host business development workshops and implement a Digital Main Street program for the Sandwich Area. Further information about the programming and how to participate will be provided shortly.
- The Downtown Windsor Business Accelerator in partnership with Baker Tilly Live will receive $20,000 over five years, totaling $100,000, to host workshops, provide business coaching and host events targeted to engage women-owned businesses. Further information about the programming and how to participate will be issued shortly.