The Orangeville & Area Small Business Enterprise Centre (SBEC) provides free guidance and support to start-ups and existing small businesses in the early years of operation. 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.

Need help to register your business with the Province of Ontario? Business registration assistance is available through the SBEC office - by appointment only, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Our services are offered both in-person or virtually.

Contact us to book a meeting or to obtain general information about starting or growing your business.


Our team is available to help your business develop and grow by offering a variety of support services, including:

  • on-site or virtual business registration assistance (by appointment only)
  • one-to-one consultations with qualified business consultants who can offer guidance based on your specific needs and opportunities
  • business plan templates and support
  • business training and workshops
  • mentorship and networking opportunities
  • information on financing options, permits and licences
  • support in finding and accessing appropriate government support and programs
  • free access to our business resource library

Contact us and we can work with you to identify the tools and services that meet your business needs. 

Programs and events

The Orangeville & Area SBEC can support your business with training opportunities, programs and resources.

Workshops and Events

The Orangeville & Area SBEC and its partners host training workshops and networking events featuring relevant topics and engaging experts.

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Starter Company Plus

The Starter Company Plus program offers support for new and expanding businesses
with training and funding opportunities.

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Summer Company

The Summer Company program provides eligible students aged 15 to 29 years old with training and mentoring plus grants of up to $3,000 to start their own business.

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Small Business Centres Ontario

The Orangeville & Area SBEC is part of Small Business Centres Ontario, a province-wide network of 54 SBEC's that help to support Ontario small businesses. 


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.