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Support Services

We welcome you to start, expand, and operate successful local businesses here in one of our many fantastic local communities. Bruce County is here to be your guide as you combine your new ideas, innovation, and passion into your new or expanding business. We offer an assortment of free and confidential services to Bruce County entrepreneurs and business owners to ease your path on your new journey. Bruce County is where possible happens – starting here where it’s easy to find.

Consultations

Bruce County offers free one-on-one consultations to help you start or grow your business. In addition to general support for start up, expansion and succession questions, we can help you with specific topics such as:
General start-up, expansion, and succession questions

  • Business registrations
  • Business plans
  • Marketing strategies
  • Market research
  • Financials
  • Human resources/staffing
  • Zoning, permits, regulations, and licenses

Training and Eduction

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
  • Human resources/staffing
  • Digital marketing
  • Online shopping
  • Retail management
  • Operations
  • General start-up and expansion information
  • Succession planning

Visit the training and events tab to register for upcoming seminars, workshops or events.

Grants

The Business to Bruce Team, working under Bruce County’s Economic Development department in partnership with the Province of Ontario, offers multiple no-cost grant opportunities for Bruce County businesses:

  • Programs for future entrepreneurs of all skill level
  • Summer Company Plus
  • Starter Company Plus
  • Knowledge on other local grants and loans

To get the business support you need, contact the Business to Bruce team today.

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Bruce County is located in southwestern Ontario, Canada.