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Launch Local Business Training and Mentorship Program

Launch local

In partnership with the Business Advisory Group, Launch Local provides early and growth-stage business owners individual mentoring sessions with successful entrepreneurs, business leaders, and retired executives.

Moreover, participants receive group training on business planning, social media marketing, marketing analytics, and cashflow.

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Group Training

Learn about business planning, social media marketing, marketing analytics, and cashflow.

1-on-1 Consults

Receive tailored business advice from members of the Business Advisory Group.

Program Information:

The Application portal for the Fall 2024 cohort is now OPEN. Apply today and get the advice, help, and support you need to grow your business.

Launch Local provides:

  • Four group training sessions
  • Individual consultations with Hamilton Business Centre advisors
  • Two individualized 1-hour long mentoring sessions with experienced business leaders
  • Free 45-minute consultation with a legal professional (optional)
  • Free 45-minute consultation with an accounting professional (optional)
  • A Hamilton Chamber of Commerce trial membership
  • 3-months of business banking (conditions apply)

A certificate of completion will be awarded to those who complete the full program.

Applicant Requirements:

For the Spring 2024 cohort, Launch Local participants must be:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Operating a business full-time (35 hours + per week) or part-time (at least 20 hours per week)
  • Sales ready with revenue history
  • A resident of Hamilton or the Greater Hamilton Area
  • Able to commit to specific training dates and complete all Launch Local training and mentoring (Note: Launch Local has a hybrid delivery. Group training occurs in-person while mentoring can take place in-person or online).

Note: Seats for the Launch Local program are limited. Participants must attend all group training and individual mentoring sessions to remain in the program. Make-up sessions are not guaranteed.

Participant Testimonial:

I thought the meeting went really well. It was a comfortable environment to share my journey thus far. Also, I felt comfortable and encouraged to share any questions or concerns I had about my business. Launch Local is great at pairing participants up based on the mentor’s expertise and the entrepreneur’s needs.

Matthew J, Launch Local participant

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