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Business Profile – Sphinx Drugs

Hany Girgis, Owner Sphinx Drugs


When Hany Girgis moved to Ontario from Egypt with a dream of owning his own pharmacy, the Frontenac Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) helped to make it a reality. A non-profit organization funded by FedDev Ontario, the Frontenac CFDC offers 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 by business.”

The Frontenac CFDC’s team of business experts helped Hany with a seed loan and a 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.”