Build Your Business

Build Your Business

As strong supporters of economic development, the Town of Minto is proud of its reputation of being "open for business"

We've built this reputation by:

  • providing businesses with the tools and resources you need locally to be successful;
  • finding new ways to reduce barriers for your business and help you make things happen; and
  • developing strong partnerships.

We appreciate the businesses in our community that are helping make the Town of Minto a place where your family and your business belong. 

Let us help you Build Your Business!

PitchIt! Minto Business Plan Competition

The PitchIt! Minto Business Plan Competition started in 2012 in an effort to grow small businesses in Minto and increase awareness of the resources available. The Town of Minto in partnership with LaunchIt Minto offers a great opportunity for anyone looking to open, purchase, expand or relocate a business within the Town of Minto.

2023 PitchIt! Minto Business Plan Competition

The competition will be geared towards entrepreneurs that wish to open, purchase or re-locate a business within the Town of Minto. Once again, we are going to have prizing for the winner, all finalists and a pool of prizing that can be customized based on the needs of the businesses. Over $18,000 in prizes will be awarded in our 2023 PitchIt Business Plan Competition

How to Enter:

To enter, applicants must fill out the application form attached. Once the application has been filled out, the applicant must send it in along with the Executive Summary by 5:00 pm on Monday May 15, 2023, to the Town of Minto Administration Office. Finalists will be required to attend one training session “New Business Review & Pitch Camp”. Failing to do so will result in their removal from the contest. Please read the information package & application below for full details.

Information Package and Application Form

Tour The Town: Downtown Property Open House

(Date to be determined)

Tour the Town is designed to introduce entrepreneurs to the properties available in Minto’s three downtowns, Clifford, Harriston and Palmerston.

Businesses and properties that are for sale or lease are open and property representatives are on site to answer questions and offer tours of the buildings.

Questions related to starting or expanding a business in Minto can be answered at LaunchIt! Minto, Minto’s creative business incubator. Business resources from across the area will be on hand to answer questions one-on-one.

This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in starting a business in Minto to get an understanding of the properties and resources that are available!

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