Gertrude’s Writing Room is a grant winner! We have received a $5,000.00 grant from the Windsor Essex Small Business Centre’s Starter Company Plus program. The Starter Company Plus is an Ontario government program facilitated by local Small Business Enterprise Centres to provide entrepreneurs with the resources and knowledge they need to start, purchase or grow their own business. 

Owner Vanessa Shields has been working very hard in the program since September 2019, taking classes, meeting with entrepreneurs, writing a business plan, and pitching Gertrude’s Writing Room to a room of small business experts. Needless to say, it’s been wild and educational ride that has reached an exciting pinnacle – we are one of the recipients of the grant money!

What a thrill it was to meet with the Windsor Essex Small Business Centre team members, Sabrina DeMarco (Executive Director) and Myrtle Donnipad (Youth and Entrepreneurship Programs Advisor – she’s taking the photo!), and get to hold this giant cheque!! What a dream come true! (We got a regular sized cheque too. Heee!)

Shields looks forward to continuing on with the mentorship portion of the program in 2020.

Thank you Windsor Essex Economic Development Centre, Windsor Essex Small Business Centre and the Starter Company Plus team!

For more information on the program, please CLICK HERE.