April 23, 2021 all-day
The Niagara Falls Small Business Enterprise Centre

Win this Space Contest – Enter to Win!

Do you have a great idea for a storefront business in Niagara Falls? The Niagara Falls Small Business Enterprise Centre has partnered with the Downtown Business Improvement Association (BIA) to launch “Win this Space”. Win this Space is an opportunity to learn new business skills and to compete for up to $15,000 towards the rent of a downtown building!

What is Win this Space?
Win This Space (WTS) is a business recruitment initiative that encourages and inspires local residents to explore their dreams of entrepreneurship, and equips participants with the tools and skills needed to open a business in a downtown storefront. The program incorporates a business pitch competition alongside mentoring, business training and networking opportunities.

How do businesses benefit?
In addition to the opportunity to compete for up to $15,000 towards rent of a commercial building in Downtown Niagara Falls, applicants benefit from workshops on the following five topics: Startup Business Basics, Writing a Business Plan, Brand Development & Marketing Strategies, CRA Record Keeping & Tax Obligations and How to Deliver a Strong Pitch.

Who is eligible?
Among other eligibility requirements, applicants may be a sole proprietorship or partnership. However, no franchises, full service restaurants, multi level marketing businesses, registered charities, or not for profit organizations are eligible. Those purchasing an existing business are also NOT eligible to participate. If the proposed business will be run as a partnership, only one partner needs apply to the WIN this Space competition. The business may be a start-up or an existing business lacking a permanent storefront location. Entities already in a space they wish to maintain are also NOT eligible.For full eligibility requirements, visit downtownniagarafalls.com/win-this-space

How do I apply?
The deadline for applications is April 23, 2021. To apply and learn more about how Win this Space works, visit downtownniagarafalls.com/win-this-space or click Apply.