Starting or Growing a Business?

Are you looking to launch a small business, or grow your business to the next level? Contact the Small Business Enterprise Centre and get moving in the right direction!

Summer Company

Summer Company is a program designed to help enterprising youth start and run their own summer businesses. Find out more about the program and how you can start the application process!

Starter Company Plus

Starter Company Plus is a great opportunity for entrepreneurs 18 years of age or older who want to start or expand a business in their community. We’re now accepting applications! 

The Small Business Enterprise Centre

The South Georgian Bay Small Business Enterprise Centre gives entrepreneurs the assistance they need to start and grow their businesses, and to meet their entrepreneurial aspirations. The Centre is one of 57 offices located across Ontario that provides support to new and existing businesses with start-up, development, retention and operation.



Free consultations with a qualified business consultant

Business permits, licences, registration, regulations and other forms and documents required to start and build a business


Review of business plans


Up-to-date, leading-edge information geared to the needs of the entrepreneur

Access to current resource materials including books, directories and trade indexes

Informative workshops and seminars specifically designed to meet the needs of small business

Copyrights, patents and trademark information

Support for student entrepreneurs through the Summer Company program

Tips For Tax Time

The time of taxes has once again arrived and it is important for Small Business Owners and Sole Traders to be informed of certain important dates.   Deadlines Incorporated Businesses are required to file their taxes no later than 6 months after their fiscal year end,...


Are you a student and wonder what’s next for me after high school? Are you a parent and wonder how do I educate my child on what’s out there for jobs and careers? Are you an employer looking to fulfill jobs and careers? Are you a volunteer organization looking for...

An Exc!te-ing Evening at the Pitch Prep Workshop

MaRs Pitch Prep Workshop helps local entrepreneurs perfect their business pitch ahead of Exc!te competition Over 40 local entrepreneurs attended the MaRs Pitch Prep Workshop this past Wednesday, led by venture specialist Chris Giantsopoulos of the MaRs Discovery...

Where Are They Now: Ross Burley, Aeon Kitchens & Design

Over the years at the SBEC, we’ve been fortunate to have many driven entrepreneurs walk through our doors. Between our Starter Company Plus program, Summer Company program, the workshops and events we offer, and free consultations, we guide many business owners...

Meet the SBEC Staff: Introducing Gayle Draper

At the SBEC, we’re lucky to have a great team of staff to support the events and programs that we run. Tim Newton, Don Bourne, Meghan Harwood, and Gayle Draper work hard to support our clients and their businesses. To celebrate her recent success, we will be profiling...

Congratulations To Our Summer Company Graduates!

Over the course of the summer, we watched eight hard-working students start and grow their own businesses through our Summer Company program. Now that the program has come to an end for this year, we’d like to congratulate the dedicated young entrepreneurs by looking...

“Artrepreneur” Wraps Up With A Successful Expo!

“Artrepreneur” Wraps Up With A Successful Expo! The “Artrepreneur” Expo took place on Tuesday, July 18th at the Collingwood Public Library. The Expo was the culmination of a 13-week program designed to equip independent artists, arts administrators and creative...

Wasaga Beach Business Resource Expo 21st Oct 2016

Wasaga Business Resource Expo. Presented in partnership with the SBEC Calling all business owners, employees and public - Join us for a fun and educational evening at the Wasaga Beach recplex Friday 21st October 5-9pm - Don't miss out there are a few vendor spots...