All of the resources and services of our Business Advisory Centre are now available online!
Peterborough & the Kawarthas Business Advisory Centre (BAC) has taken lessons from the last year and is proud to introduce more comprehensive online resources. We are confident this ‘Digital Transformation’ will better assist the business community by increasing service accessibility and convenience. Our amplified reach through an entirely virtual process will pave the way for strengthening the entrepreneurial spirit of Peterborough & the Kawarthas.
Welcome to the Peterborough & the Kawarthas Business Advisory Centre (BAC)
The BAC is a proud partner of the SBC Ontario Network.
For over 30 years, the Small Business Centres of Ontario have been funded through the Province of Ontario and local or regional governments across Ontario. The Peterborough & the Kawarthas Business Advisory Centre is one of the 54 locations in the Province of Ontario’s Small Business Enterprise Centre Network.
The knowledgeable team at the Peterborough & the Kawarthas Business Advisory Centre is here to help at every age and stage of starting, growing or acquiring a business. Our services, consultations, tools, and resources are offered free of charge to help startups and small businesses succeed.
We provide confidential and complimentary support services for clients in the City and County of Peterborough.
Start Your Business
Are you an aspiring entrepreneur or a new business owner looking for support to build a solid foundation?
Or perhaps you are a new business owner looking for assistance in navigating the region’s network of support for entrepreneurs.
Get off to a great start with the support of the BAC’s New Venture Sessions, a Step-By-Step process for Start-Ups
Starting a business? Meet virtually with a business advisor and get next steps outlined for your business.
Grow Your Business
Are you currently operating your own business? Whether you’ve been in business for two years, twenty years or more, we can help you explore new opportunities, achieve your business goals and help you take your business to the next level through a variety of business support programs and services.
Existing businesses can receive one-to-one support with accounting, applying for funding, pivots, e-commerce, marketing and more by meeting with their local Business Advisor.
Are you ready for more? After attending a New Venture session online, our BAC eLearning courses can better educate yourself about identifying your business’ brand, how to develop a marketing strategy as well as an effective customer relations strategy.
Businesses looking to start-up, or those seeking financing will learn about the importance of businesses plans as a tool to set you up for success.
Starting a business might be hard, but it doesn’t have to be convoluted, frustrating or lonely. Learn the steps required to start your own small business by attending our Basics e-learning workshops.
We’re here to help support you through your entrepreneurship journey!
Connect with a business advisor today
Interim Entrepreneurship Officer:
Business Advisory Centre
As the interim Entrepreneurship Officer that oversees the Starter Company Plus program, Hillary leads the development of services for entrepreneurs through the Business Advisory Centre (BAC) program to guide small business talent and investments in the Peterborough region.
Virtual Service Advisor:
Business Advisory Centre
Get the latest updates, events and resources
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Grow your business with the tools to make Meet with a Certified GrowthWheel Advisor for an introduction to the GrowthWheel toolbox designed to help early-stage and growth companies get focus, set an agenda, make decisions and take action.
We can help you navigate local information to help your business make smarter, faster, better decisions. Review the business climate, industry trends, analyze your competition and more.
Live Workshops and Webinars
It’s never been easier to connect with the Business Advisory Centre and fellow entrepreneurs. Learn or refresh your knowledge of business fundamentals in an interactive and small group setting. All workshops will be hosted live on Zoom with a business advisor.