Barrie. Invest Barrie

Site: Barrie - 24 Maple Ave

Service: : Small Business Centre of Barrie, Simcoe County and Orillia

Description (Service) Encourages and supports entrepreneurship in the City of Barrie, the City of Orillia, and all of Simcoe County by being a one-stop source for all small business needs 
Services include: 
* Business feasibility and guidance 
* Reliable information including one-on-one business plan consultation 
* Advice on permits, licenses and regulatory requirements 
* Coaching for a range of business challenges, managing cash flow and accounting, hiring and managing staff, marketing, social media, and more 
* Training and networking opportunities 
* Referrals to other business support services, including business incubators, government programs and shared work spaces 
* For existing businesses, helps identify ways to take your business to the next level  
* Site visits and one-on-one consultations are available at no charge, and workshops are often offered on topics such as E-Commerce, HR, tax changes and more 
* Available tools include access to funding sources, business plan reviews, and referrals to professionals 
* Provides assistance to youth and students through Summer Company and Starter Company 
* helps young entrepreneurs launch start-up businesses through Futurpreneur Canada  
Supported by the Province of Ontario, and the City of Barrie * part of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs and one of the 57 small business enterprise centres across Ontario
Service Details
Public Comments Providing entrepreneurs of all stages, from idea to growth, with business information, resources and access to referrals for their business needs. 
Holiday Hours Dec 2019 
Effective Friday Dec 20, the Small Business Centre will be operating from the 9th floor of Barrie City Hall (70 Collier Street) and will return to Sandbox office on Maple St on Mon Jan 6, 2020 * during this time Small Business Centre will be open Mon-Fri  
8:30 am-4 :30 pm except for the following days: 
* Dec 24, 2019 8:30 am-12 noon 
* Dec 25, 2019 closed 
* Dec 26, 2019 closed 
* Dec 31, 2019 8:30 am-12 noon 
* Jan 1, 2020 closed
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm 
Dec 2019 Holiday Hours 
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm except for the following days: 
* Dec 24, 2019 8:30 am-12 noon 
* Dec 25, 2019 closed 
* Dec 26, 2019 closed 
* Dec 31, 2019 8:30 am-12 noon 
* Jan 1, 2020 closed
Areas Served Simcoe County
Boundaries City of Barrie, City of Orillia and Simcoe County
Eligibility Small business owners
Application Computer Work Station: Appointment * Other Services: Call for information
Languages English
Fees Service - Call for information * most services are free
Address and Location
Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
The Sandbox Centre for Shared Entrpreneurship and Innovation
24 Maple Ave, 2nd Flr
Barrie, ON L4N 7W4
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Intersection Simcoe St and Maple Ave
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-720-2445
Fax 705-739-4246
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Primary Executive Dave Hyde, Manager, Small Business Centre

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