The Centre offers complimentary consultation and easy access to resources, including business start-up services to support the development of new and already established small businesses. In addition to advisory services, events, seminars and training opportunities are held throughout the year to meet small business essentials.
Whether you're looking to relocate or expand, start a business or move your business, the
Stratford Perth Centre For Business can help you succeed.
Open Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm (excluding statutory holidays).
Book a FREE business consultation if you need assistance with your start-up, planning, strategic thinking and digital marketing strategies. (Virtual appointments only at this time.)book appointment
Click the link below to learn about upcoming workshops and educational events for small business.
Please note that all workshops and events are currently being held virtually.
This series of 10 free online learning sessions will help you decide if starting your own business is the right path for you, then guide you through the steps involved in getting started.Enroll in the SBC Business Basics and Start-up Program
The Summer Company student grant program is now closed for the 2023 season. Please watch for the 2024 season to open for applications in December of 2023.LEARN MORE
Currently our Starter Company grant program is not accepting applications. Please check back in August of 2023 for more information.LEARN MORE
Looking for guidance in overcoming today’s business challenges? FREE workshops, guidance and e-learning is available for you now.learn more
"I had an appointment there today and it went very well. We had a good conversation that offered me much insight and guidance into the world of small business in Stratford, Perth and online. Thank you very much for your time and energy today!"
"Very helpful with personalizing suggestions to each small business"
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We offer targeted events, workshops and webinars custom designed for your business growth needs.
One of the major trends for small businesses in 2023 is to adopt and implement sustainability practices for their business to grow and to save money and the environment.We've created a short seminar series with two local businesses and two partner organizations that are ready to help you make your business more sustainable and appeal to your customers who are looking for brands that support this.Imagine creating a safe, sustainable place to do business and save money while doing so!
Acclaimed PR expert Ellyn Winters-Robinson of Ignition Communications will lead you through interactive sessions that will help you understand the ins and outs of PR and why PR should be part of every small businesses’ marketing mix.
Everything a small business owner needs to get started with social media marketing.
If you’ve been thinking about creating a podcast to support your brand or business, then this 90-minute introductory workshop is for you.LEARN MORE
Join investStratford and the Stratford Perth Centre for Business for a Women’s Day event that will get you laughing, and reconnecting.LEARN MORE
Our business advisors are experts in their fields. From employment to marketing, HR to sales,
we've got a blog to help you grow your business.
We're breaking down our top 5 reasons we love email marketing more than social media for its ability to offer your business more conversions. Here's how email marketing can help you sell more.
What if you could add one new line of revenue in the fall that was just a glow-up of your brand's offer? You may be sitting on a scaleable product offer that you never imagined would be of interest to your customers/clients. Have you guessed...
This past week, Apple yet again, made some big announcements. But for some reason, this announcement has gone largely unnoticed. Do a quick Google search and it’s hard to find interesting points of view on this change. But if you use email to market
We're breaking down our top 5 reasons we love email marketing more than social media for its ability to offer your business more conversions. Here's how email marketing can help you sell more.LEARN MORE
What if you could add one new line of revenue in the fall that was just a glow-up of your brand's offer? You may be sitting on a scaleable product offer that you never imagined would be of interest to your customers/clients. Have you guessed...LEARN MORE
This past week, Apple yet again, made some big announcements. But for some reason, this announcement has gone largely unnoticed. Do a quick Google search and it’s hard to find interesting points of view on this change. But if you use email to marketLEARN MORE
Stratford Perth Centre for Business
All meetings will be virtual at this time.
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