Business Enterprise Centre

The Business Enterprise Centre provides entrepreneurs throughout Grey County with the information, tools and guidance needed to successfully start, expand and grow their small business.

Our office is a partnership between Grey County, the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Growth(link is external), and the Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation, and Science(link is external).

Some of the services we offer include:

  • Free business consultations
  • Guidance on government rules and regulations
  • Seminars and workshops
  • Networking and learning events
  • Resource material
  • Youth incentives and programs

Contact us today for your free consultation!

Courtney Miller, Business Enterprise Manager


Sydenham Campus

1130 8th Street East

Owen Sound, ON N4K 1M7


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Calling all students aged 15-29! 

Receive a $750 grant to be used towards the creation of a new product or the continued development of an existing product. Then, join us on December 5th 2020 to sell your products at our holiday student market in Owen Sound!

LINK to full details and application (link is external)

Application open until October 19th 2020

Are you a student who has always dreamed of running your own business?

Summer Company offers students between the ages of 15-29 the opportunity to start and manage their own summer business. Successful applicants will receive a grant of up to $3,000, and invaluable training and mentorship from local business leaders.

Contact the Business Enterprise Centre for further details or click the link below to learn more.

The 2020 Summer Company program has been cancelled. 

Learn more (Link is external)


The Starter Company Plus (SCP) Recovery Program will focus on aiding existing Grey County small businesses as they re-open and pivot their business models to maintain operations throughout COVID-19. Grants of up to $2500 will be awarded to eligible applicants to assist in offsetting the costs associated with this transition.

The SCP Recovery Program will run from (August 1st, 2020) – (September 30th, 2020). Businesses will receive 75% of the awarded funding on August 1st, with the balance being awarded upon completion of the program on September 30th.

LINK to full details and grant eligibility requirements (PDF download)

Application closed July 15th 2020

Please contact with any questions

Futurpreneur Canada provides youth age 18-39 with the opportunity for low interest financing for their business, as well as an internationally recognized mentoring program.

For more information visit the Futurpreneur website(link is external) or contact The Business Enterprise Centre.

Satellite offices in Hanover, Markdale and Flesherton will be closed until further notice.