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!

*Inquire today about 2022 program

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.

*Inquire today about 2022 program

Digital Service Squad

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


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: 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.



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

Summer Company Spotlight: Evan Atkinson

Summer Company Spotlight: Evan Atkinson

EA Metal Works – Custom metal fabrication products to meet the needs of the client. Located in Stayner Ontario, business owner and craftsman, Evan, uses his passion and skill to create and weld custom artwork and shapes using an advanced plasma table.

Introducing Four New Summer Company Businesses!

The South Georgian Bay Small Business Enterprise Centre is pleased to to launch four new businesses with the support of the Summer Company program.  The entrepreneurs are participants of Summer Company, Ontario’s flagship youth entrepreneurship program for students...

Access to webinar on Creating Video for Social Media

Access to webinar on Creating Video for Social Media

In this workshop we covered the basics of setting up, shooting, and editing videos using equipment you already have, your phone. Learn the dos and don'ts plus the benefits of live video, premieres, and horizontal vs. vertical. Before you hit the record button, there...