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Business Enterprise Centre

the Business enterprise centre

The Business Enterprise Centre - Owen Sound and Area opened its doors in 2000 to meet the needs of entrepreneurs and small business owners. BEC provides a complete Business Resource Centre experience where Entrepreneurs can find assistance, expertise and information for the purpose of starting, growing or expanding a small business. BEC provides support and guidance to local business owners.

BEC is an innovative alliance and its services are made available through a founding partnership between The City of Owen Sound and Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure.

Our office partners include the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

The Business Enterprise Centre provides:

  • One-on-one free consultations with qualified business consultants who will help you start and grow your business
  • Information on financing options and help developing a business plan
  • Information on permits, licences and government supports
  • Business seminars and networking events
  • Information and access to youth entrepreneurship programs
  • Access to resource materials and use of a computer


Business Events, Workshops and Seminars

Business Enterprise Centre Events

The Business Enterprise Centre has been busy planning a series of sessions to help businesses in all stages, from those just starting to those continuing to grow and all the ones in between.

Upcoming Events and Workshops offered by The Business Enterprise Centre in Owen Sound, if you are interested in registering please call 519-371-3232 or email


Programs for Young Entrepreneurs

Summer Company

15-29 and in School?

Applications are NOW OPEN.

Summer Company is a great opportunity for enterprising young people who want to start and run their own summer businesses.


Futurprener Canada

Between 18-34 and Starting a Business?

Futurpreneur Canada provides youth with the opportunity for low interest financing for their business, as well as an internationally recognised mentoring program.




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Business Enterprise Centre

The Business Enterprise Centre173 8th Street East
Owen Sound, Ontario
N4K 1K9
Tel: 519-371-3232
Fax: 519-371-2060

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