Community Futures Peterborough has announced the 10 entrepreneurs selected for the 2023 ScaleUP program, which is designed to help Peterborough-area businesses grow.
The not-for-profit economic development organization first piloted the program last year to address a gap in available training for local entrepreneurs, since most training is only focused on the startup growth stage.
Six local women-led businesses participated in the pilot program, which delved into the topics of financial management, supply chain optimization and best practices, people management, crisis management, organizational design, and good governance policies. Through a partnership with Scotiabank, Community Futures Peterborough has been able to double the number of spaces available in the 2023 program up to 12.
The 10 businesses that will be participating in the 2023 program are Charlea’s Riverside Gardens, Zen Home and Cottage Cleaning Services, Chemong City Greens, Indigenously Infused, Flow Spa, Lakeshore Designs, Fontaine Source for Sports, Logan Tree Experts, The 3D Shoppe, and Well Grounded Eco-Friendly Gardening.
As was the case last year, the program will be led by Diane Richard, president at both Diatom Consulting and Professional Training Inc. as well as a previous board member with Community Futures Peterborough, and a team of regional experts.
From mid-September to mid-November, participating business owners will learn through a combination of classroom sessions and one-on-one strategic consultations tailored to their unique growth opportunities. Each business owner with complete the program with a tailor-made growth plan for the sustainable expansion of their business.
Community Futures Peterborough is funded by the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) as part of the Community Futures Program.