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Support for Entrepreneurs

Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development is here to help you start, grow, or acquire a business at every age and stage. Access tools, resources and workshops to support your small business.

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The Business Advisory Centre is moving to Community Futures Peterborough!

Community Futures Peterborough will be the new home of the Business Advisory Centre and will be delivering Small Business Enterprise Centre programming and services, including the popular Starter Company Plus program.

Keep up to date on future Business Advisory Centre updates, staff announcements, and details on the launch of the fall intake of Starter Company Plus by signing up to the Community Futures Newsletter.

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Start Your Business

Get your business off to a great start with the support of the Small Business Toolkit, a Step-By-Step process for Start-Ups, or sign up for in-person, interactive workshops

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Grow Your Business

Growing or expanding your business? The Business Attraction, Retention & Expansion team can guide you through the process.

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Learning Opportunities

Small Business Centres Ontario’s E-learning sessions are mini-courses developed by SBC Ontario Expert Business Advisors that are available 24/7 for you to work at your own pace. There a 30 courses accessible for all stages of your business journey.

What door should you go through?

Whether you have a new business idea or you are an established business owner, there’s multiple doors you can step through for training, tools and resources to start or grow a successful business. Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development has developed three workshop series to navigate you through hands-on learning experiences no matter the stage of your business.

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Do you have a new business idea or looking for a refresher to successfully start and grow your business?

Build a solid foundation and equip yourself with the tools and resources to successfully start your business with the Business Fundamentals Workshop Series, presented in collaboration with Community Futures Peterborough and Innovation Cluster Peterborough and the Kawarthas.

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Have you recently launched a small business and wondered how to connect with your audience?

Leverage the power of social media to maximize your reach and impact with the Small Biz Social Navigator Workshop series, delivered by with Kat Tepylo Murphy from Social Kat Media.

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Are you an established business over with a growing team, or a solo-preneur feeling overwhelmed doing it all?

Transform your small business into a digital powerhouse with the Digital Excellence Unleashed workshop series, delivered by Camp Tech.

Small Business News Bulletin

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

Business Resources

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