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
Programs for Young Entrepreneurs
15-29 and in School?
Applications are closed.
Summer Company is a great opportunity for enterprising young people who want to start and run their own summer businesses.
18-29 and Not in School Full Time?
Starter Company gives youth the opportunity and support to either start up their own business, or to grow their existing business.
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.