A rapidly growing urban centre with a progressive vision. Barrie is a livable city boasting a vibrant business scene and diverse cultural community. Our ''work hard, play hard'' attitude drives our businesses to grow, collaborate and excel by incorporating innovation and sustainability from day one. Our dynamic urban waterfront provides a boardroom-to-boardwalk lifestyle that promotes community connection personal wellbeing and creative collisions.
The Small Business Centre is committed to assisting aspiring entrepreneurs of all ages realize their dreams of becoming their own bosses by providing assistance and support to small businesses in both their start-up and early growth stages. Our team is happy to help you find answers and resources for all your business needs.
Starting a Business
For businesses just getting started, the Small Business Centre provides free one-on-one consultations, access to start-up info-guides, government literature, programs and information on management, marketing, technology and financing. Monthly workshops are also available.
Expanding a Business
For existing businesses, the Small Business Centre helps identify ways to take your business to the next level. Site visits and one-on-one consultations are available at no charge, and workshops are often offered on topics such as E-Commerce, HR, tax changes and more. Available tools include access to funding sources, business plan reviews, and referrals to professionals.