Kick-off Small Business Week at the Business Development Centre Open House!

In celebration of Small Business Week, the Business Development Centre (BDC) is hosting an Open House for entrepreneurs and supporters of the business community, Monday, October 16th, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., 105 Hurontario Street. Attend to meet the partners and find out what we can do for you and your business. You’ll also learn more about our partnerships and the services provided by the organizations within the BDC.

Collingwood was voted #1 Entrepreneurial City in Ontario by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) and we are committed to growing this amazing community of small businesses.

What Partnerships are the foundation of the Business Development Centre (BDC)?

•    Town of Collingwood Economic Development Department (www.livemorenow.ca)
•    (SBEC) South Georgian Bay Small Business Enterprise Centre (www.enterprisecentre.ca)
•    (CFSBG) Community Futures South Georgian Bay (www.cfsouthgeorgianbay.ca
•    (BIA) Collingwood Downtown Business Improvement Area (www.collingwooddowntown.com

Who is invited?

•    Local businesses
•    Entrepreneurs
•    Council 
•    Town of Collingwood staff
•    Local community organizations/boards
•    Members of our community who know ‘budding entrepreneurs’ 

Light breakfast refreshments will be available and our dynamic team of business experts are looking forward to chatting with you!

If you have any questions, please email dobusiness@collingwood.ca

More Small Business Week Events

Simcoe County Tourism Innovation Lab “Spark” Program
Info Session Wednesday October 11th, 11:30am – 12:15pm – Register  
More information: https://www.tourisminnovation.ca/simcoecounty.html

Simcoe County has just launched the Tourism Innovation Lab “Spark” program. Applications are now open for the newest tourism idea! Whether you are an individual, a start-up or an established small business or non-profit organization, there can be many challenges and barriers to bringing a new tourism idea, experience or partnership to fruition.  The “Spark” Program will match selected candidates with a tourism mentor and provide seed funds to help take their new tourism idea to the next level of development. 

Manufacturing Innovation Summit: October 16th-17th – Register  
No matter where you are in your manufacturing journey, this summit has something for you!  An event that’s all about innovation, technology, and the future of manufacturing. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to connect, learn, and grow in the industry. Check out the action-packed agenda Manufacturing Innovation Summit (investbarrie.ca). 

Spend Smarter: Boost your Digital Advertising ROI – October 18th 10:00am-11:30am – Register 
Join us for a morning of inspiration and networking at “Entrepreneur Breakfast Meet-up”, hosted by Georgian Bay Accelerator and the South Georgian Bay Small Business Enterprise Center! Learn how to boost your ROI from your digital advertising spend with our Keynote speaker, Kristina Smith, Marketing Director at Springfed Creative and Mentor at Georgian Bay Accelerator. Whether you’re growing an existing business or preparing for a holiday campaign, you will walk away from this event with actionable strategies to make your ad dollars work harder. 

Xcelerate Summit 2023:  October 24th-26th – Register 
Learn practical techniques and participate in business engagement opportunities through an agenda packed with a keynote presentation, workshops and a brand-new lineup each year on the Presidents’ Panel at Ontario’s premier business event!

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