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Conveniently located between Canada’s capital, Ottawa, and Canada’s business centre, Toronto.

Welcome to the Peterborough & the Kawarthas Business Advisory Centre

The knowledgeable team at the Peterborough & the Kawarthas Business Advisory Centre is here to help start, grow, or acquire a business at every age and stage. All services, consultations, tools, and resources are confidential and complimentary for clients and businesses in the City of Peterborough and the County of Peterborough.

For over 30 years, the Small Business Centres of Ontario have been funded through the Province of Ontario and local or regional governments. The Peterborough & the Kawarthas Business Advisory Centre is one of the 54 locations in Ontario’s Small Business Enterprise Network.

The BAC is a proud partner of the Small Business Centres Ontario Network.

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All of the resources and services of our Business Advisory Centre are now available online!

The BAC is proud to introduce comprehensive online resources. We are confident this 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.

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Start Your Business

Get your business off to a great start with the support of the BAC’s New Venture Sessions, a Step-By-Step process for Start-Ups, or meet virtually with a business advisor.

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Grow Your Business

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.

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Learning Portal

Starting a business might be hard, but it doesn’t have to be. Learn the steps required to start your own small business by attending one of our workshops, webinars, or events

We’re here to help support you through your entrepreneurship journey! 

Connect with a business advisor today.

Hillary Manion

Hillary Manion

Entrepreneurship Officer

Cell: 705-875-5724
Email Hillary

Madeleine Hurrell

Madeleine Hurrell

Entrepreneurship Officer

Cell: 705-740-4314
Email Madeleine

Small Business News Bulletin

Get the latest updates, events, and resources for small businesses from Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development through our Monthly Small Business Newsle Bulletin.

Business Resources

Find sector-specific resources for your business, from health and safety guidelines to financial supports and COVID-19 updates.

Starter Company Plus

Starter Company Plus is designed to provide business training for entrepreneurs (from aspiring to experienced) in the City of Peterborough and the County of Peterborough who are launching a business or expanding an existing business.

Small Business Toolkit

Small Business Toolkit

Compiled and written by the Business Advisory Centre – the Small Business Toolkit is a document designed for aspiring and new business owners. Used as a step-by-step guide, the downloadable pdf walks entrepreneurs through the process of taking ideas and making them a reality.

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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. 

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Small Business Centres Ontario

Small Business Centres Ontario – here to support you throughout your entrepreneurial journey from start to growth.