Bradford Catalyst Centre
In autumn 2022, the Town of BWG’s Office of Economic Development, along with its community support partners, is
moving towards the creation of a Bradford Catalyst Centre (BCC) in the downtown core to develop a collaborative ecosystem whereby industry, small business, entrepreneurs, start-ups, government, academia and venture capital can intersect to create community, spark innovation and stimulate economic growth.
Phase I will consist of creating a Feasibility Study with a recommended model for the space. A key objective during this stage is to gain a greater understanding of the local and regional programming needs required in the entrepreneur ecosystem.
Phase II will consist of the development of a Business and Operational Plan, based on the recommended model from Phase I.
A consultant has been retained by the Town, and a report on the Feasibility Study and Business and Operational Plan are expected in 2023 for consideration by Bradford Town Council.
Nottawasaga Futures Business Excellence Centre
Nottawasaga Futures is a community economic development agency serving the South Simcoe Area. Small business resources include
- Access to resource materials from our Business Library
- Access to archived How-To Guides for certain types of businesses
- Business consultants
- Computer workstations to research or register a business
- Support for financial sourcing
- Knowledgeable staff who provide counseling and support
Bradford Board of Trade
The Bradford Board of Trade is committed to enriching the lives of its members and the business community at large, both professionally and personally through community building, education and networking.
As a Chamber of Commerce non-profit organization the BBT’s mandate it is to sustain and promote local businesses by:
- Providing services that help local businesses run their organizations more effectively
- Providing networking opportunities that help local businesses increase sales and access service providers
- Taking an advocacy role in representing local business to government
South Simcoe Community StartUp
South Simcoe Community StartUp is a non-profit social enterprise. We are a catalyst for entrepreneurs, town councils and all stakeholders in the Innisfil, Adjala-Tosorontio, Bradford West Gwillimbury, Essa and New Tecumseth area to come together and develop a business community that supports and enriches the success of small businesses and start-ups.
BNI (Business Networking International)
The BWG BNI chapter is a dynamic, committed group of business people who know how to refer business to each other.
York Small Business Enterprise Centre
The York Small Business Enterprise Centre (YSBEC) serves small businesses in the northern six York Region municipalities: Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Newmarket and Whitchurch-Stouffville. The municipalities of Markham, Richmond Hill, and Vaughan also have Small Business Enterprise Centres to serve their respective communities.
Contact: 905-830-4444; 71584 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Barrie Small Business Centre
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.
Our 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
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