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Valuable resources and tools to overcome your business hurdles
Kick-start your business dreams with powerful programs
The Leeds Grenville Small Business Centre is a public funded initiative with the dedicated mission of helping, training, and enabling those with a small business in Ontario. The Centre is primarily funded by the Province of Ontario, some Federal funding and also municipal and private contributions.
What this means is that we can provide free consultations, low -cost workshops, and programs to assist small business owners throughout the area.
Thinking of starting or growing a business?
- Are you self-driven and determined to succeed?
- Do you have a solid business idea?
- Do you have access to start-up capital?
- Are you coachable and willing to learn?
If you answered YES to these four questions, reach out to us now to book a FREE consultation.
The Services We Offer
The Leeds Grenville Small Business Centre is a public-funded initiative with the dedicated mission of helping, training, and enabling those with a small business in Ontario. We can help you:
Start a business, including creating a business plan, finding funding, and taking the first steps.
Register your business and obtain a Master Business License. Draw upon dozens of private and government resources.
We provide a number of small business events, webinars and workshops throughout the year.
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What Our Clients Are Saying
With the SBEC’s services I have been able to benefit from coaches that are masters in their field. The training and knowledge that I have received has been priceless, but affordable. The coaches are professional, dedicated and motivational. I would highly recommend the services offered by the SBEC to other entrepreneurs who aim to succeed.
Terry-Ann Hare, Owner
Beauty Inside Spa
If you have that nagging idea for a business you’ve always wanted to do, look no further than LGSBEC! Meet with Jeanette Johnston and Wendy Onstein and you’re good to go. They have been so awesome in helping my business get off the ground. From registering your business to helping you finish the all-important business plan (with amazing direction from Karen Mcdonald), coaching with Kevin Savoy (limbic brain and sales funnels!) and mentoring your business every step of the way, LGSBEC and the amazing Starter Company Plus program have been excellent. Oh, and did I mention there’s a grant? I am amazed and thankful that we have such wonderful resources available to new business owners. Bravo to everyone at LGSBEC!
Approximately 6 years ago, after 13 years in business as a jeweller with my husband, I became aware of the SBEC. I realised that our business was stagnant and we desperately needed some help and the SBEC was the key to opening the door to our success.
Through the SBEC, we had many hours of working with business coaches, doing workshops, and participating in group training sessions. I feel that we have now “matured”, to have a better understanding of what it is to be an entrepreneur and not to shy away from opportunities/challenges as they present.
The SBEC continues to be sensitive to the needs of local entrepreneurs. Growing with us. Helping us to be well equipped to meet future needs and challenges that face us.
I can honestly say, that we wouldn’t be realising our current growth of business if it wasn’t for the SBEC and their constant support. For this I am truly thankful.
Palko Jewellery Design
Jeanette and Wendy are the best team. If you are interested in growing a business that you are passionate about then you must start here.
This group turns ideas into life long adventures and businesses that thrive and grow the community.
Greatly appreciate everything that Wendy and Jeanette of the Leeds and Grenville Small Business Enterprise Centre have been done to assist me. Their expertise, guidance and support has assisted me in getting my business up and running. They are very knowledgeable and have provided me with many referrals to numerous individuals and businesses that have added to the success of my business. Thanks for your support and assistance! If you are considering opening a business, I would highly recommend contacting the LGSBEC.