Business Development Centre
of South Georgian Bay
The Business Development Centre (BDC) in downtown Collingwood has helped to attract and grow innovative companies throughout the South Georgian Bay region.
There is a strong entrepreneurial spirit in South Georgian Bay, Ontario’s premier 4-season playground. We nurture that spirit into thriving businesses. See some of our success stories.
Tourism, Healthcare, Tech, Construction and other sectors look to the BDC to provide:
- Free Consultations: Connect one-on-one with an experienced advisor for home-based, downtown, tech and tourism business advice
- Mentoring Programs: Connect with experienced small business & corporate professionals
- Networking Events: Attend workshops, seminars and innovation sessions on strategic planning, HR, marketing & more
- Business Loans Up to $250,000 plus planning & financing advice
- Grants: Starter Company Up to $5,000, Summer Company Up to $2,500
The Business Development Centre of South Georgian Bay is a collaborative project between the Town of Collingwood, the Downtown Collingwood Business Improvement Area (BIA), the provincially supported Small Business Enterprise Centre (SBEC), and the federally supported Centre for Business and Economic Development (CBED). It serves the broader South Georgian Bay region out of its offices in downtown Collingwood. This initiative in a partnership project funded by SBED, SBEC, Simcoe County Economic Development and the Town of Collingwood.