Are you an aspiring entrepreneur?
Or perhaps are you a new business owner looking for assistance in navigating the region’s network of support for entrepreneurs. Peterborough & the Kawarthas Business Advisory Centre is often a business owner’s first step on the path to success.
We have created a step-by-step process for start-ups:
Step 1: Take New Venture Session Online CourseTake the New Venture Session Online Course
This course is set up for new BAC clients, startups and aspiring entrepreneurs and is a great place to learn about:
- Foundations of starting your small business: market research, registration and regulations to name a few!
- Business planning tools
- Small business support organizations and resources available in Peterborough & the Kawarthas
- All available for you to access 24/7 and to read through at your own pace
Download the Startup Toolkit as an added tool for reference:Click to download the new Small Business Toolkit
Step 2: Check out our Business Fundamentals E-Learning Courses
Build a solid foundation for your business with this series of workshops, based on in-demand topics from area entrepreneurs. Following completion of the New Venture E-Learning Course, take part in the Business Fundamentals workshops (in any order to learn more about):
Step 3: Book a One-on-One Consultation with the Business Advisory Centre
Looking for more personalized support? After attending a New Venture Session, please contact us to book a personalized meeting with a Business Advisor for:
- GrowthWheel Advisory Services
- Business Plan Review
- Pitch Practice
Entrepreneurship Program Opportunities
We are pleased to offer two Government of Ontario funded entrepreneurship programs.
This program is designed to provide business training for entrepreneurs (from aspiring to experienced), aged 18 and over in the City and County of Peterborough who are launching a business or expanding an existing business (that has been operating for five years or less).
Summer Company is a program created by the Government of Ontario (and proudly administered locally through Peterborough & the Kawarthas Business Advisory Centre). This program is perfect for self-motivated, entrepreneurial-minded youth looking to try their hand at business ownership.
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.