The Starter Company Plus Program

The The Small Business Centre Presents:

What is the Small Business Centre?

The Small Business Centre is a one-stop source for all your small business needs, encouraging and supporting entrepreneurship in The City of Barrie, The City of Orillia, and all of Simcoe County. It is a part of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs and one of the 54 small business enterprise centres across Ontario.

The Small Business Centre works to help you make the right decisions during your business start-up and assist you in developing your business as it grows.

Services are free and include:

  • Business feasibility and guidance
  • Reliable information including one-on-one business plan consultation
  • Advice on permits, licenses and regulatory requirements
  • Coaching for a range of business challenges, managing cash flow and accounting, hiring and managing staff, marketing, social media, and more
  • Training and networking opportunities
  • Referrals to other business support services, including business incubators, government programs and shared workspaces

What is the Starter Company Plus Program?

The Starter Company Plus Program provides mentorship and training to entrepreneurs who are starting, growing, and/or buying a business. During the program, entrepreneurs will develop a business plan, and may have an opportunity to apply for a grant of up to $5,000.

Interested applicants should email smallbusiness@barrie.ca to request the application package. The deadline to apply to the program is Sunday, July 17  2022 at 11:59pm.

COVID-19 Advisory

In response to evolving data around the Delta variant and based on the recent experiences of other jurisdictions, the government, in consultation with Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, is pausing the exit from the Roadmap to Reopen.

The Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts will continue to monitor the data to determine when it is safe to exit the Roadmap and lift the majority of public health and workplace safety measures currently in place.

Thank you for the work you have already done to protect our community by following public health protocols throughout these challenging times.

Stay strong, choose local, and please consider participating in our Rapid Screening Program to help reduce community spread.