Are you planning to start or expand a business? The Orangeville & Area Small Business Enterprise Centre (SBEC) can help. Our team provides free guidance and support to entrepreneurs and small business owners in all stages of business development. We can work with you to identify the specific tools and services that meet your business needs.

Our qualified team offers:

  • Personalized business consultations
  • Business plan reviews
  • Guidance on licenses, permits, regulations and government support programs

Helping small businesses at every stage

Whether you're developing a business plan, launching a new enterprise, or growing an existing operation, we can provide resources and advice to help you succeed.

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Exploring entrepreneurship

Get the tools and resources necessary to assess your business idea.  

How we can help
  • Entrepreneurship checklist
  • Entrepreneurial self-assessment
  • Feasibility study
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Launching a business

Receive assistance with the initial steps of opening and operating a business. 

How we can help
  • Business plan development
  • Business feasibility and guidance
  • Business registration
  • Training and networking opportunities
  • Marketing strategies
  • Advice and assistance on local regulations, licensing, and permits
  • Financial forecasting and cash flow 
  • Referrals to other business support services
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Growing a business

Get access to networks and support you need to grow and succeed.  

How we can help
  • Assistance with identifying growth challenges
  • Developing a plan for next steps
  • Marketing and sales plan
  • Revision to business plan
  • Business model development
  • Locate sources of funding for growth

More opportunities for entrepreneurs

The Orangeville & Area SBEC offers a variety of programs tailored to the specific business needs of each participant. Read below to learn about the programs and determine which one may be most suitable for you.

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Starter Company Plus

This program is ideal for enterprising people over 18 years of age who want to start, grow, or buy a small business.

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Summer Company

This program is ideal for youth entrepreneurs who are interested in launching and operating a summer business.

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Concept to Commerce

This start-up program is designed for new entrepreneurs who are looking to take an idea from a concept through to the launch of their venture.

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Forum Program

Held as a member-led, confidential, small peer group, the program offers the opportunity to foster valuable connections, share experiences, and find solutions to business hurdles.

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The Orangeville & Area Small Business Enterprise Centre is supported by many community and government partners. 

Through this collaboration, we aim to provide fully accessible and well-distributed services for small business owners in our community.