Barrie. Economic and Creative Development

Site: Barrie - 24 Maple Ave

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

Description (Service) COVID-19 Response
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. Provides entrepreneurs of all stages, from idea to growth, with business information, resources and access to referrals for their 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
  • 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
Hours COVID-19 Response 
Office closed but operating remotely until further notice 
Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Areas Served Simcoe County
Boundaries City of Barrie, City of Orillia and Simcoe County
Eligibility Small business owners
Application Computer Work Station: By 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 Maple Ave and Simcoe St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-720-2445
Fax 705-739-4246
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Primary Contact Dave Hyde, Manager, Small Business Centre

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