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9 Steps to Developing a Brand Identity

In order to market anything—a product, a person, an organization, or an idea—you first need to define your brand. Once you define your brand you’ll be able to create a foundation for all your marketing efforts and strategies. Your brand definition serves as your measuring stick when evaluating any, and all, marketing materials, from your logo to the… Continue reading

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GB Accelerator is Looking for an Executive Director

The Georgian Accelerator is a new non-profit organization focused on supporting the development of the innovation and technology entrepreneurial ecosystem in the area. The GB Accelerator is uniquely positioned to provide targeted growth support to scaling business in the region that are developing innovative products and services, leveraging the expertise and knowledge in the community… Continue reading

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Annual Report 2020-2021

This past year has been an unprecedented year for the small business community, for the Community Futures South Georgian Bay and for the local economy. The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on our local small businesses and on our communities. The staff and volunteers quickly responded to the crisis to distribute Regional Relief and… Continue reading

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Regional Relief and Recovery Fund – Supporting Rural Communities

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan has helped to protect millions of jobs, provide emergency support to families and keep businesses afloat as they deal with the impact of COVID-19. A central part of this is the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF), which helps support those who may not be eligible for other programs. Since… Continue reading

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Business Match Finder Program – Business Consultant RFP

The Centre For Business is accepting proposals for a consultant to support the Business Transition / Business Match Finder Program. Details are provided in the attached document. For additional questions contact Gillian Fairley at gfairley@centreforbusiness.ca. Business Transition Business Consultant RFP

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COVID-19 Resources

Please visit our Resources page for COVID-19 resources and information for your small business including an HR Guide and a Summary of Canada’s COVID-19 Response Plan: COVID-19 Resources

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SPECIAL COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENT

March 16, 2020: Please note that our office is currently closed as a proactive measure to limit further transmission of the Coronavirus, known as COVID-19. We will still be available via email and conference calls for all our clients.

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Accelerate Collingwood RFP

The Centre for Business, in partnership with the Town of Collingwood and Rappid Software Design Inc., are investigating the option of starting an accelerator in Collingwood. There is significant evidence that accelerators can expedite the growth of small businesses and have a positive impact on the communities in which they are located. An accelerator, focusing… Continue reading

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Holiday Punch – Party for Enrepreneurs

Come celebrate our 2nd Annual Holiday Punch Event! Join local entrepreneurs and business owners, coaches and mentors for a festive, light-hearted party to close out this year and decade! Make new friends and forge the business connections you are looking for. Make sure your bring your business cards, flyers and brochures! Celebrate you successes, share… Continue reading

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Chickapea Fills Comfort Food Gap

Pasta is known for being one of the greatest comfort foods of all time. However, with the recent shift towards living a healthier lifestyle, many people are hesitant to grab a fork and dig into that big bowl of mac ‘n cheese. Wanting to create a product that would allow people to feel good about… Continue reading