Your Small Business Centre

The Small Business Centre provides entrepreneurs the tools they need to start and grow their business.


Get Help With COVID-19 Costs!

Starting at $10,000, the Ontario Small Business Support​ grant provides eligible businesses with funding to a maximum of $20,000 to help cover decreased revenue as a result of the Provincewide Shutdown. It’s easy to apply, and takes less than 15 minutes.

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Welcome to The Small Business Centre for Barrie, Simcoe County and Orillia!

Small Business Centre is one of 57 small business centres across Ontario that provides entrepreneurs the tools they need to start and grow their business. Small Business Centre can provide you information and consultations free of charge. We also run workshops, events, youth entrepreneurship programs, and recommending professional referrals. Contact us for more information.

Do you have a question that you need answered by an expert or looking for a professional referral? Ask here!

Check out the event calendar to learn about the events and workshops the Small Business Centre and other community service providers are running.

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To do our part to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus and to support social distancing efforts, the Small Business Centre will be operating remotely until further notice.

In partnership with the City of Barrie and other community partners,we have developed a Business Information and Support During COVID-19 resource page. To see the list of resources available, click here.

We will continue to provide our regular services, with in-person service being delivered via telephone or video conference.   Please access our services via remote means as follows:

  • Inquiries: Please contact us by phone at 705 720 2445 or email at
  • Meetings: Any meetings or consultations arranged for this period will be conducted via phone or video conference (if applicable, details will be forwarded shortly).
  • Workshops: Any workshops or seminars planned for this period will be postponed; registrants will be forwarded details of rescheduled dates.
  • We will continue to be available to assist you via phone and email during our regular business hours, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm.

Our firm intention is to continue to support small business owners in Barrie, Simcoe County and Orillia during this period. Please rest assured that we remain committed to assisting you and your business and we will be posting regular updates and advice. Please check our web site and social channels regularly for further information.