We are continuing to share the different resources we feature on our website. Today, we will look at the Small Business Centre! There are many resources available to you, it is important to research every program to ensure you are choosing one that fits you and your companies needs best!

Welcome to The Small Business Centre for Barrie, Simcoe County and Orillia!
The Small Business Centre encourages and supports entrepreneurship in The City of Barrie, The City of Orillia, and all of Simcoe County, by being a one-stop source for all your small business needs. The Small Business Centre is supported by the Province of Ontario, and the City of Barrie. It is a part of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs and one of the 57 small business enterprise centres across Ontario.

Their team can 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


Meet Dave Hyde
Small Business Consultant 

Dave provides business advisory services to current and aspiring entrepreneurs within Barrie on a variety of business issues related to starting and operating a business, including regulations, business planning and marketing.


Do you have a question that you need answered by an expert or looking for a professional referral? Ask here!


Check out the event calendar to learn about the events and workshops the Small Business Centre and other community service providers are running.