Newcomers with dreams of becoming successful entrepreneurs, regardless of where they are in their journey, may benefit greatly from two unique programs that are now accepting participants.

Spark is designed for immigrants and refugees who are thinking of starting a business but who are unclear about their business idea, while Ignite is for those with a clear business idea or who need help in improving an existing business. Services are delivered at no cost to participants.

Both programs will provide participants with the skills, knowledge, resources and expert help to either refine their business idea, in the case of Spark, or take the steps to start or improve their business, in the case of Ignite.

For more information, contact contact Sara Javaherypour at sara.javaherypour@issbc.org.