New Start is dedicated to fostering unity and a sense of belonging among individuals. When immigrants establish their businesses and engage with local communities, it not only enhances their connection but also strengthens relationships for everyone involved

You will find here the right resource to start your entrepreneurial journey!

1. Explore the possibilities

Attend one of the introductory exploring sessions. 

With a range of programs and services tailored to meet your needs, the London Small Business Centre in Ontario, Canada, can help you start and grow your business. This FREE seminar offers you an overview of programs, services, and critical business startup information for newcomers.

What you need to know about the first steps. 
Info session introducing you to self-employment and business ownership.
Connection to
additional resources.

Register for the upcoming session

2. Meet with an advisor

We want to know you and your business idea.
Schedule a meeting with a business advisor to build your path. 

Let’s us help you navigate the Canadian market, regulations, and guide you through this journey. 


3. Increase your knowledge and build your community

After meeting with the business advisor, you may be eligible to participate in more in-depth training and mentoring groups.



✅Empowering Mentoring Groups 
✅Newcomer Build your Business Class

Empowering Mentoring Groups 

These monthly informative sessions will feature different business topics in an open discussion format led by a facilitator.  Hear from experienced immigrant business owners, how they started and their tips for success. Share your journey and receive valuable feedback and guidance from subject matter experts.

Upcoming Topics

Cultural Integration
Legal and Regulatory
Financial Management
Marketing and Branding
Networking and Relationship Building
Online Presence
Customer Service and Communication
Work-Life Balance

Criteria for Participation
To ensure quality discussion, these sessions have limited seating and may be restricted to participants who meet certain criteria and who are at the appropriate stage of business development. Not to worry, when you meet with a business advisor, they will work with you to determine your suitability and whether additional steps must be taken before you join the group.

Business started (last 3 years)
Generating revenue
You have been in Canada for less than 7 years. 

Upcoming Session: May 30th, 2024
Time: 4 pm-6pm
Topic: Networking & Relationship Building
Santiago Ramirez,
Co-owner of Forest City Microgreens
Carlos Guerra, CEO of Davinci Contractors Group Inc. 

Location: 379 Dundas St. Unit 220 – London, ON

Newcomer Build Your Business Class

Throughout the class, participants will likely gain practical skills, knowledge, and perspectives necessary to start and grow their own businesses successfully in Canada.

Spring Class 

Dates: June 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th (Monday)

Time: 5 pm – 8 pm


Business Profile & Market Research
Mission, Vision, and Goals Setting
Marketing and Sales
Branding and Digital Marketing 
Operations & Startup Costs 
Customer Service
Client Panel

June 3rd – Monday

5 pm – 8 pm

Welcoming and Introductions

Business Profile & Market Research
David Proudfoot – Senior Business Advisor

Mission, Vision, and Goals Setting
John Anagnostou – Business Consultant with over 30 years of business planning experience

June 10th – Monday

5 pm – 8 pm

Marketing and Sales
Phil Singeris – Senior Business Advisor

Branding and Digital Marketing 
Youssef Sadaki – Business Development Consultant with extensive experience working with startup businesses, especially Canadian newcomers

June 17th – Monday

5 pm – 8 pm

Operations & Startup Costs 
David Proudfoot – Senior Business Advisor

Phil Singeris – Senior Business Advisor

June 24th – Monday

1 pm – 6 pm

Customer Service 
Ramona Gallagher – A serial entrepreneur who has owned a number of her own successful businesses and who has coached and mentored over 4,000 entrepreneurs across Canada and abroad. 

Clients Panel: Preparing to launch


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