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Notice of Decommissioning of Ontario Business Connects Terminals

Since its opening in 2003, the Orangeville & Area Small Business Enterprise Centre (SBEC) has provided access to an Ontario Business Connects terminal to enable customers to register or renew their businesses with the Province of Ontario and obtain a Master Business Licence while also receiving guidance and support with the process.

Business Name Registration service have been a useful and complementary part of the full scope of services that the Orangeville & Area SBEC offers to new and expanding business. Other services provided by the SBEC office include access to general business information and resources, guidance, business consultations, seminars and workshops, business plan reviews and professional development events.

As of May 15, 2008 the Ontario government removed the Ontario Business Connect terminals – used for business name registers, renewal and search – from all partner locations. The terminals were phased out due to obsolete technology and the fact that registrations can be completed online through ServiceOntario.

Online registration will require payment by credit card. Customers who need to pay by cash or cheque will need to visit a ServiceOntario Centre. A list of ServiceOntario Centres close to Dufferin County is below.

Customers who are able to pay by credit card may choose to register their businesses online at or visit the Orangeville & Area SBEC office at 87 Broadway and register online while also receiving guidance and support with the process and answers to questions about business registration, start-up and expansion.

The Orangeville & Area SBEC is committed to supporting small business development in Orangeville and its surrounding communities and the office will continue to offer guidance and support on a variety of business registration, start-up and expansion issues with the highest level of customer service.

Please feel free to contact our office if there are questions or additional information required.

Ruth Phillips, Coordinator
Orangeville & Area SBEC
519-941-0440 Ext. 2291 or

Closest Locations for Business Registration Services effective May 15, 2008

1) Online by credit card

Go to

Or visit Orangeville & Area Small Business Enterprise Centre
87 Broadway
Orangeville, ON L9W 1K1
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (3:30 p.m. Summer Hours – Victoria Day – Labour Day)
519-941-0440 Ext 2286

2) For payment by cash, personal cheque, certified cheque, or money order –

Visit the closest ServiceOntario location to you:

Brampton ServiceOntario Centre
7765 Hurontario Street, 1st Floor
Brampton, ON L6W 4S8

Guelph ServiceOntario Centre
1 Stone Road West, Main Floor
Guelph, ON N1G 4Y2

Barrie ServiceOntario Centre
34 Simcoe Street
Barrie, ON L4N 6T4

Or visit for other options.