Business Support

Lets be frank - rural communities want you to start, expand and operate successful, local businesses. To prove it, Bruce County offers support, access to granting programs from all government sectors, background data and more to ease your path. Most important, you can also talk to us about it. Start here...

Bruce County knows how important small businesses are to our economy, which is why our team is invested in assisting local entrepreneurs and business owners. We provide free resources and support to entrepreneurs at all stages of business development. From the idea generation stage to succession planning, we have the tools and guidance to help you with your business endeavors.

Services

We provide free and confidential services to Bruce County entrepreneurs and business owners. Visit our office at 1243 MacKenzie Road in Port Elgin to use our public computer for your business needs at no cost.

These services are provided in partnership with the Province of Ontario and Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs.

Consultations

  • One-on-one consultations to help you start and grow business
  • General start-up, expansion, and succession questions
  • Assistance with:
    • Business registrations
    • Preparing a business plan
    • Preparing a marketing plan
    • Market research
    • Financials
    • Human resources/staffing
    • Zoning, permits, regulations, and licenses

Free seminars

Our free seminars and workshops offer entrepreneurs the opportunity to expand their knowledge on numerous topics including:

  • Writing a business plan
  • Financials and bookkeeping
  • Marketing/target market
  • Social media for business
  • Human resources/staffing
  • Digital marketing
  • Online shopping
  • Retail management
  • Operations
  • General start-up and expansion information
  • Succession planning

See all our upcoming events here

Conferences

Attend one of our larger events for great networking opportunities and informative topics relevant to business development. See all our upcoming events here

Grants

The Business to Bruce team offers our local entrepreneurs and business owners the chance to earn grant funding by completing Business to Bruce programs. From high school students to retirees, if you have a business idea, we have a program, opportunities for grant funding, and the support for you! Learn more about our grants here.

Contact us
Business to Bruce
Toll Free:  1-800-268-3838 Facebook Link:  Business to Bruce Facebook

Business

We are a blend of entrepreneurial opportunity that spans energy and tourism, agri-business and culture, technology and retail.

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