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Start or Grow a Business

In this section, learn what is involved in starting and growing a small business in Ontario as well as the supports available within the local community to help you develop, launch and grow your venture.

Small Business Enterprise Centre Services
The Orangeville & Area SBEC provides guidance and support to start-up and existing small businesses during their initial years of operation.

Business Registration
To operate a business in Ontario using anything but your legal name you must register with the Province of Ontario.

Business-Related Licenses, Permits & Fees
Certain businesses require licenses and permits. Check here to see if they apply to you.

Incentive Programs
View a listing of municipal, federal and provincial incentive programs designed to encourage new development, stimulate employment opportunities and assist new and existing businesses.

Events
The SBEC presents a variety of affordable seminars on topics that will assist new and existing small business owners.

Business Associations
Business associations and organizations that provide support, services and resources to their members.

Business Development Resources
Business related resources exist to help you develop, launch and grow your small business.

Business Planning
Every business has its ups and downs. By planning for the future, you will minimize the impact that these fluctuations can have on your business.

Business Financing
Learn about the financing options available to your business whether you are just starting up or are already established.

Services for Youth
The SBEC offers a range of programs to assist young entrepreneurs with high quality training opportunities, mentorship, business development, networking and potential grants.