The Summer Company Students Are Open for Business!

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in SBEC News | 0 comments

With summer jobs for youth increasingly difficult to find, six young entrepreneurs from Huron County between the ages of 15 to 29, have taken matters into their own hands and are operating their own businesses this season. The students will receive financial assistance from the Summer Company, a provincial youth-entrepreneurship program funded by the Ministry of Economic Development and Growth. Matthew Ballagh (519-357-7450) will be operating...

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Business Ideas from Jake Hirsch-Allen of LinkedIn.

Posted by on May 30, 2017 in SBEC News, Workshops & Special Events | 0 comments

Connecting with the community is key to promoting and growing your business. The Small Business Centre hosts networking events to connect and inspire. You never know when one conversation could be the trigger that changes everything. On Friday, May 26, 2017 we kicked off the Summer Company Program with a fun networking event at the Ashwood Bourbon & Bar in Bayfield. More than 60 individuals attended to chat, meet new people, enjoy some...

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Business Event with Guest Speaker Jake Hirsch-Allen!

Posted by on May 19, 2017 in SBEC News | 0 comments

Friday, May 26, 2017.  The Ashwood Bourbon & Bar, Bayfield. 6:00- 8:00 pm Join the Small Business Centre for a night of networking with your community. Hear from Jake Hirsch, an inspiring young entrepreneur who leverages his work with LinkedIn and Lynda.com to support Canadian schools and students. Jake also founded Lighthouse Labs, and is an Instructor at McMaster University. You will also meet Huron County’s 2017 Summer Company...

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Starter Company Plus Program

Posted by on Apr 1, 2017 in SBEC News | 0 comments

What is the Starter Plus Company Program? The County, in partnership with the Province of Ontario, recognizes the importance of supporting entrepreneurs of all ages through their journey into entrepreneurship and through business expansion. It is for this reason that the County of Huron and the Province of Ontario have invested in providing training, mentorship and monetary funds to local small business owners in the form of the Starter...

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How to Choose the Right Market and Influence Buyers

Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in Coming Events, SBEC News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

There are no quick and easy steps to get your product into grocery stores or onto restaurant menus. But taking the time to explore potential sales channels and understand customer expectations about locally sourced food can be worth it. “Grocery stores and restaurants are looking for local food but there is still a price component. Restaurants that are independently owned have the flexibility and desire for local food,” says Wendy Banks of...

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