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.

Digital Service Squad

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

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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.



Free consultations with a qualified business consultant

Assistance with 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

Starter Company Plus Spotlight: Georgian Bay Pottery

Starter Company Plus Spotlight: Georgian Bay Pottery

Starter Company Plus Spotlight: Georgian Bay Pottery Earth inspired, quality artistry and stunning colours are three things you might say about the works of Georgian Bay Pottery. Owner Kelly Bradley creates all her pottery from her home studio on the shores of...

Starter Company Plus Spotlight: The Active Reader

Starter Company Plus Spotlight: The Active Reader

Look out – Rebecca and Robyn of The Active Reader are changing the game when it comes to children’s literacy. The pair founded their company after seeing major gap’s in the education system when it comes to teaching children how to read + play.

Starter Company Plus Spotlight: Caralyn Hale

Starter Company Plus Spotlight: Caralyn Hale

Meet Caralyn, Registered Holistic Nutrition Practitioner and founder of Skin Theory. Caralyn helps women achieve skin confidence by clearing acne with a root-cause approach and empowering them to thrive in their life. This begins with 1:1 coaching, personalized programming, bi-weekly calls and step by step support.