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!

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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.

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Digital Service Squad

A FREE resource to help your business build digital presence, promote and sell successfully online. Book your free consultation today!

IMPORTANT NOTICE: COVID-19

In an effort to help control the spread of COVID-19, the SBEC is operating virtually.

Please contact us by phone: 705-446-3355, email: sbec@collingwood.ca or ‘click to book a free consult’ 

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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.

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Free consultations with a qualified business consultant

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

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Review of business plans

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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

Starter Company Plus Spotlight: Alyssa and Deanne Service

Starter Company Plus Spotlight: Alyssa and Deanne Service

Energetic, passionate and full of heart – three words to describe Alyssa and Deanne of Active Arts. Sisters and business partners, these two help people of all ages to be curious, carefree and have fun through the art of dance and movement. Located in Wasaga Beach, they have two spacious dance rooms that allow them to host programs, group classes and more.

Starter Company Plus Spotlight: Krissi Hyland

Starter Company Plus Spotlight: Krissi Hyland

Meet Krissi Hyland – Holistic Nutritionist, food enthusiast and member of our Starter Company Plus program.

If you’ve met Krissi, you’ll know that her personality lights up a room. She’s kind, fun, and always down to connect and learn about others. In the kitchen, she brings all of these amazing qualities to her clients. Through humorous and light-hearted Instagram reels and interactive virtual workshops, Krissi hopes to educate and inspire all to shop local and be more intentional about what is entering your pantry.

Starter Company Plus Spotlight: Carrington Lauzon

Starter Company Plus Spotlight: Carrington Lauzon

The South Georgian Bay Small Business Enterprise Centre is pleased to welcome a new cohort of 2021 Starter Company Plus participants including Carrington Lauzon of eARTh Revival. eARTh Revival co-creates with nature by growing native plants that help our ecosystem thrive in hopes of regenerating our outdoor spaces. It just so happens that native plants are the solution! They aim to help gardeners and plant enthusiasts beautify their space while contributing to wildlife habitat and participating in biodiversity restoration and responsible land care.

Starter Company Plus Spotlight: Refill Mobile Refillery

Starter Company Plus Spotlight: Refill Mobile Refillery

The South Georgian Bay Small Business Enterprise Centre is pleased to welcome a new cohort of 2021 Starter Company Plus participants including Nicole Krueger of Refille Mobile Refillery. Refill Mobile Refillery is a South Georgian Bay business that makes it easy to reduce household waste by offering eco-friendly, Canadian-sourced home and personal care products, delivered right to your door step.

Starter Company Plus Spotlight: Margaret Norcott

Starter Company Plus Spotlight: Margaret Norcott

Amama’s natural skincare line helps the eco-consious consumer who wishes to increase their overall well-being and nurture their skin by providing 100% natural body care. Pure food for your skin. We are please to have her as part of the 2021 Starter Company Plus cohort.

Starter Company Plus Spotlight: Bruce Zigman

Starter Company Plus Spotlight: Bruce Zigman

The South Georgian Bay Small Business Enterprise Centre is pleased to welcome a new cohort of 2021 Starter Company Plus participants including Bruce Zigman who owns the new coffee bike shop Downtown Collingwood, Summit Social House. This is the first bike + coffee shop combo to come to Collingwood and the locals are loving it. A spot to grab a tune-up and a delicious latte all in one.

Summer Company Spotlight: Nathan Richter

Summer Company Spotlight: Nathan Richter

GVR offers custom hoodies and t-shirts designed to make you look great and give back. Apparel can be purchased online through their online shop. 25% of profits will be donated to Plan International’s goat program that provides goats to families in third world countries to help with sustainable farming practices.

Summer Company Spotlight: Breana Pitoscia

Summer Company Spotlight: Breana Pitoscia

Sincerely Earth & Co. crafts one of a kind, handmade rings, bracelets, necklaces and a curated selection of nationally sourced crystals. They aim to educate customers on the materials used in hopes of increasing awareness on their origins and sentimental value.

Summer Company Spotlight: Jacob Richter

Summer Company Spotlight: Jacob Richter

As a Summer Company participant, JSR Collectibles offers high quality, professionally graded sports cards selected and vetted for your enjoyment. Sold through Kijiji, JSR looks to find passionate collectors on the hunt for one-of-a-kind gems.

Summer Company Spotlight: Jerry Marshall

Summer Company Spotlight: Jerry Marshall

Marshall Video Services provides professional, high quality videos and images ranging from short advertisements to full length coverage to clients looking to grow their business. Level up with custom content tailored to your business brand and messaging.