Start & Grow: Programs & Resources

For more information or to book an appointment contact:

Jamey Coughlin
705.743.0777 Ext. 2123

Business Resource Centre

  • A business resource library including a computer workstation with Internet access is available for business use at the office
  • Our Business Consultant is available to assist by appointment
  • All general business inquiries can be addressed

Seminars & Events

The BAC offers seminars to support small businesses.

Access  a list of upcoming Business Advisory Centre Seminars and Events here.

Meetings with Accounting & Legal Professionals

Each month, lawyers and accountants from across the region volunteer their time and provide free half-hour consultations to BAC clients on business-related matters.

Mentoring Program

The Business Advisory Centre offers a mentorship program to support the region’s business community. If you are interested in being matched with a mentor, or in becoming a program mentor contact Jamey at 705-743-0777 ext. 2123, .

Summer Company™

If you are between 15 & 29 years of age and are returning to school in the fall, you are eligible to apply to the Summer Company™ Program. If approved, you will receive up to $3,000 and business mentoring. To find out more about Summer Company™ visit


Business Start-Up Information

The BAC’s Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Guide (Download PDF 99kB)

The BAC’s Business Planning Guide (Download PDF 7.05MB)

The BAC’s Financing Programs Guide (Download PDF 182kB)

This information is also available at the BAC office.

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