When Hany Girgis moved to Ontario from Egypt with a dream of owning his own pharmacy, the Frontenac Community Futures Development Corporation (Frontenac CFDC) helped to make it a reality.

The Frontenac CFDC is a non-profit organization funded by FedDev Ontario offering free business advice, workshops and commercial financing to entrepreneurs and those looking to start a business in the Frontenacs.

“There was an outpouring of support from the local community and doctors,” says Hany, “but it was the support, advice and financial assistance from the Frontenac CFDC that helped me start my business.” The Frontenac CFDC’s team of business experts helped Hany with a seed loan and business plan built on customer service and loyalty. The result is Sphinx Drugs in Seeley’s Bay and Verona, with a third pharmacy now in the works.

“The Frontenac CFDC let me focus my time on my customers and their needs,” says Hany. “This is exactly the business success story I had in mind.”

To find out more about realizing your business dream, call the Frontenac CFDC at 613-372-1414, Toll Free at 1-888-372-9962 or info@frontenaccfdc.com