Planning & Strategy

A business plan and strategy is essential for businesses just getting started, as well as existing businesses looking to grow and scale. Your plan should be a living document, changing as your business does. You don’t have to plan on your own! The listed resources can help you get where you want to be.

Partners

Check out the following partners that can support your business with planning and strategy.

Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre

The Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre assists entrepreneurs in four main areas: training, connections, funding, and mentorship.

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Nottawasaga Futures

Nottawasaga Futures is a community economic development agency serving the South Simcoe Area.

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Innovation Canada Funding Guide

Innovation Canada offers a free comprehensive search engine to provide information to entrepreneurs.

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Small Business Centre of Barrie, Simcoe County and Orillia

The Small Business Centre encourages and supports entrepreneurship in The City of Barrie, The City of Orillia, and all of Simcoe County.

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Futurpreneur

Futurpreneur is a Canadian not-for-profit organization that helps entrepreneurs launch businesses by providing online resources, mentorship, and financing.

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Research & Development

At every stage of your business, understanding your current and potential clientele, the market you operate in, your competition, and other data can have a significant positive impact. Your company may also need help developing a prototype or product. These resources can help.

Partners

Check out the following partners that can support your business with research and development.

Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre

The Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre assists entrepreneurs in four main areas: training, connections, funding, and mentorship.

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Marketing

Partners

Check out the following partners that can support your business with marketing.

Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre

The Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre assists entrepreneurs in four main areas: training, connections, funding, and mentorship.

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Nottawasaga Futures

Nottawasaga Futures is a community economic development agency serving the South Simcoe Area.

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Workforce

Hiring the right people to help your business get off the ground, grow, and scale is critically important to your success. The resources help you gather the necessary data to make informed decisions, and get you connected with motivated job seekers that can take you to the next level.

Partners

Check out the following partners that can support your business with hiring or developing your workforce.

Agilec Employment Services

Agilec provides employment services for both job seekers and employers.

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Simcoe-Muskoka Workforce Development Board

SMWDB provides workforce information and labour market planning.

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Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program

The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) is a School to Work program for students to explore and work in apprenticeship occupations.

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Georgian College Cooperative Education

Georgian College’s Cooperative Education program helps you learn how we can help you hire our students and graduates.

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Funding

The most common question business support agencies encounter is about funding – access to capital that can help your business grow. The resources found here help you sort out these challenges and get you the funds you need.

Partners

Check out the following partners that can support your business with funding.

Nottawasaga Futures

Nottawasaga Futures is a community economic development agency serving the South Simcoe Area.

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Innovation Canada Funding Guide

Innovation Canada offers a free comprehensive search engine to provide information to entrepreneurs.

Visit Partner page
Futurpreneur

Futurpreneur is a Canadian not-for-profit organization that helps entrepreneurs launch businesses by providing online resources, mentorship, and financing.

Visit Partner page

Space

Partners

Check out the following partners that can support your business with finding space.

Innisfil ideaLAB and Library

With an array of incredible programs, events, resources, and stories, the Innisfil Public Library wants you to get involved today!

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Community

Partners

Check out the following partners that can support your business in the local Innisfil business community.

South Simcoe Community Startup

Our vision is to create a community for entrepreneurs, startups, home-based, and small business owners to help and encourage one another.

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Sandbox Centre

Sandbox connects people & their ideas to business resources to support their journey to success.

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Cookstown Chamber of Commerce

The Cookstown Chamber advocates on behalf of the business community, organizes seasonal events, and brings the business community together for peer-to-peer support.

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