Business Success Stories
This page is dedicated to Muskoka and area business owners! Want to tell your story? Want some free promotion? Here is your chance, we're looking for local stories. Email your SUCCESS STORY to firstname.lastname@example.org
Requirements: A business operating in Muskoka or the surrounding area that has used our services in some way. The story must be submitted using the template above and forwarded by the owner. Please be sure to include your Business Name and contact info, logo, website etc., what made you decided to start a business? Did you have any assistance, support or mentor, describe your success (not a dollar amount) we're looking for the story behind starting and getting your business up and running or the decision to expand your business. We reserve the right to decide what businesses will be included.
Lodestar Montessori School
Since the completion of the Starter Company Plus Program at the Muskoka Small Business Centre, Erin Kerr, Principal and owner of Lodestar Montessori, has had an increase in student enrollment from 5 students in September 2017 to 20 students in September 2018. She has also created an elementary program as she had anticipated to do with the grant from the Starter Company Plus program. She currently has 6 students enrolled for the 2018/2019 school year.
Erin also started a Muskoka Adventure Challenge which was a combination of a 5km and 10km race as well as obstacle races for children aged between 3-9. She had 150 people register and it was a huge success which will inevitably lead to a bigger success next year and years to come.
Lodestar Montessori recently had a ribbon cutting ceremony at their Grand Opening in which over 100 people attended. Lodestar Montessori has gained and maintained a very reputable presence in the Muskoka Community since the completion of the Starter Company Plus program.