Startups & Small Business Support

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Peterborough Economic Development’s Business Advisory Centre (BAC) is often an entrepreneur’s first point of contact with the business support community. Our knowledgeable business consultants are here to help people of every age at every stage of starting or growing a business. Our services, consultations, tools and resources are offered free of charge in order to help startups and small businesses succeed.

The Business Advisory Centre is one of 57 Small Business Enterprise Centres in the Province, funded by the Government of Ontario.





At PED’s Business Advisory Centre you can refresh skill and find solutions to start and grow your business. We help you:

Start your small business

Do you want to start your own business? We can help you get your business started on the right track.

Let’s Get You Started:

  • Writing a business plan
  • Accessing funding
  • Conducting market research and assessments
  • Establishing goals
  • Forecasting your cash flow
  • Connecting with legal, human resources and accounting professionals

Grow your small business

Are you currently operating your own business and looking for advice? We can help you take your business to the next level.

Take advantage of our business reviews and recommendations, resource material, workspace and connections with industry and community partners

We can help you:

  • Identify funding options
  • Expand your facility
  • Find the right talent
  • Access new markets
  • Connect with networking opportunities


Our services are free and confidential.