Barrie. Economic and Creative Development

Site: Barrie - 24 Maple Ave

Service: Small Business Centre of Barrie, Simcoe County and Orillia

Location, Telephone & Internet
Office Phone 705-720-2445
Fax 705-739-4246
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Located In Community Barrie
Address The Sandbox Centre for Shared Entrpreneurship and Innovation
24 Maple Ave, 2nd Flr
Barrie, ON L4N 7W4
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Intersection Simcoe St and Maple Ave
Contact Information
Primary Executive Dave Hyde, Manager, Small Business Centre
Description & Services
Description (Service) COVID-19 Response 
* Operating remotely * in-person service being delivered via telephone or video conference 
* Contact by phone at 705-720- 2445 or email at 
* Meetings or consultations arranged for this period will be conducted via phone or video conference  
* for additional online support see Business Information and Support During COVID-19 resource page 
Regular Service 
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 small business needs 
Services 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 work spaces 
* For existing businesses, helps identify ways to take your business to the next level  
* Site visits and one-on-one consultations are available at no charge, and workshops are often offered on topics such as E-Commerce, HR, tax changes and more 
* Available tools include access to funding sources, business plan reviews, and referrals to professionals 
* Provides assistance to youth and students through Summer Company and Starter Company 
* helps young entrepreneurs launch start-up businesses through Futurpreneur Canada  
Supported by the Province of Ontario, and the City of Barrie * part of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs and one of the 57 small business enterprise centres across Ontario
Hours COVID-19 Response 
* office closed but operating remotely until further notice 
Regular Hours 
Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Areas Served Simcoe County
Boundaries City of Barrie, City of Orillia and Simcoe County
Eligibility Small business owners
Application Computer Work Station: Appointment * Other Services: Call for information
Languages English
Fees Service - Call for information * most services are free
Other Details
Established Feb 2002
Physical Access Fully Accessible

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