Empowering entrepreneurs to launch, build and thrive!

Looking for guidance in overcoming today’s business challenges? As your Ontario Small Business COVID-19 Recovery Network, we’re here for you.

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Covid Recovery Network

Help to keep your business operating

Our network provides no-charge access to Expert Advisors from virtually all business sectors through our 54 Ontario centres. We are here for entrepreneurs at all stages of their business journey — from those with an idea and a dream, to those with a mature business looking to adapt and move forward.



54 Ontario Small Business Centres to serve you


Events & Workshops

3k+ events & workshops held annually


Business Start-Ups

5k+ new business start-ups per year

GRowing a Business

Where are you on your business journey?

Creating, sustaining and growing a business is an incredible journey, full of both challenges and successes. Our Expert Advisors can provide valuable guidance and insights, as well as equip you with the tools and knowledge needed to achieve your business goals.

  • Learn The Basics

I Have An Idea

Every business begins with an idea. But does your idea have real potential? Do you have what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur? We can help you work through these important questions, as well as the legal requirements and practical steps involved in launching a new business.

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  • Sustainability Strategies

I’ve Launched A Start-Up

You’ve launched your idea and are now officially in business. This is an exciting time, but not without challenges! Our Expert Advisors can help with preparing an action plan, equipping you with resources and tools to ensure your start-up is sustainable and positioned for growth.

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  • Business Growth Planning

I’m Ready To Grow

Your business is now past the start-up phase and you are thinking about launching into new areas, adding employees, improving business processes, as well as building up your skills and knowledge. Our Expert Advisors and programs will empower you to take your business to new heights!

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What our clients say.

My business has grown so much in a short period of time.

The meetings with my advisors have been incredible and eye-opening experiences. It has been both positive and a little overwhelming to realize my business has grown so much in such a short period of time that I needed to consider incorporating, adding employees and a payroll system. It was really beneficial for me to see it from an outside point of view and to receive helpful guidance on the next steps.

Jennifer James, Rustic Mama Retreats

The support, especially financial planning and marketing, was priceless.

The Business & Entrepreneurship Centre Northumberland helped me tremendously with my planning. I approached them a year before I was set to launch my business – the advisors invited me to many business seminars that were instrumental in helping me plan for a successful business. I came to the table without a formal business background, and the support I received, especially financial planning and marketing, was priceless in helping me plan my business.

Jade Calver, Calver & Associates Immigration Services

New client leads, networking, expert business advice and training.

Participating in the Women’s Entrepreneurship Program through the Business & Entrepreneurship Centre Northumberland (BECN) made it possible to take the leap into self-employment. The expert advice, business resources and workshops provided got me and up and running much faster than I could ever have done on my own. My business is now a year old and the support from the BECN continues with new client leads, networking opportunities, expert business advice and training opportunities.

Lea Phillips, Lea Phillips Communications

Find Your Local Small Business Centre

Did you know there are 54 Small Business Centres throughout Ontario? Expert advisors are available to provide you with information and advice specific to your business.

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