Stratford Perth Centre for Business

Helping Small Business Owners achieve their goals.

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.

Our Services

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). We are currently not open for walk-in clients. Please see above service interruption notice.

Business Basics FREE E-Learning Course!

Business Consultation

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.)

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Workshops

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.

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FREE Start-up Courses

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

Grant Program - Summer Company

The Summer Company student grant program is closed for the 2024 season. Click here to learn more about the program.

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Grant Program - Starter Company

The Starter Company grant program is not currently accepting applications. Please join our newsletter list to be the first to know when our next cohort opens for application!

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Foodpreneur Advantage

Foodpreneur Advantage is a regional collaboration of Small Business Enterprise Centres, made possible by generous support from Libro Credit Union, and FedDev Ontario. Whether you are starting your food venture, or ready to expand and scale your operation, this is the place to start. Brought to you with our partner, Perth County.

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Testimonials

Great insight and guidance!

"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!"

Nicole Tracey
Client

Very Helpful!

"Very helpful with personalizing suggestions to each small business"

Florence Morris
entrepreneur

Friendly, professional and helpful!

"Friendly, professional and helpful, Stratford Perth Centre for Business will do their best to help you and your business succeed. Wonderful service and people!So how is any writer supposed to pen a stunning piece of advertising copy — copy that sizzles and sells? The following tips will jumpstart your creative thinking and help you write a better ad."

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Our Events And Training

We offer targeted events, workshops and webinars custom designed for your business growth needs.

May 23, 2024

Marketing and Branding Your Food Product

Part of the Foodpreneur Advantage Program: This free session is for you if you have a food or beverage product that needs the perfect brand to suit the right market.

June 6, 2024

Selling To Food Retailers

Part of the Foodpreneur Advantage Program: This free session is for you if you have a CPG (Consumer Packaged Good) Product but have never sold into retail stores. Gain some insight and instructions on how to conduct a sales call.

May 30, 2024

Labelling and Packaging Your Food Product

From the Foodpreneur Advantage Program: This free session is for you if you have a food or beverage product that needs an accurate and compliant label.

Get Found Online: Actionable Strategies and Tips for Local Small Businesses

In today's digital world, having a strong online presence is essential for any small business. This interactive workshop will equip you with the tools and strategies to attract new customers and grow your business.

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Navigating Gen Z: Attracting and Retaining the Next Generation

In this insightful (and relatable) 30-minute presentation with Emily from Think HR, dive into the details of understanding and engaging with the next generation of talent - Gen Z.

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Read the Blog

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.

November 17, 2023

Apple TV and their 3-episode marketing strategy.

Learn how use AppleTV's 3-episode hook to help you drive more revenue per client into your own business.

July 14, 2023

Age Is Just A Number - The Rise Of Young Entrepreneur

Welcome our first guest blogger, our summer student, Meredith Pearce. Meredith is bringing a Gen Z angle to our content creation this summer and we hope you enjoy her fresh and unique look at entrepreneurship through a student's lense.“Age Is Just A

March 31, 2023

5 Reasons You Need Email Marketing For 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.

November 17, 2023

Apple TV and their 3-episode marketing strategy.

Learn how use AppleTV's 3-episode hook to help you drive more revenue per client into your own business.

LEARN MORE
July 14, 2023

Age Is Just A Number - The Rise Of Young Entrepreneur

Welcome our first guest blogger, our summer student, Meredith Pearce. Meredith is bringing a Gen Z angle to our content creation this summer and we hope you enjoy her fresh and unique look at entrepreneurship through a student's lense.“Age Is Just A

LEARN MORE
March 31, 2023

5 Reasons You Need Email Marketing For 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.

LEARN MORE
VIEW BLOG

Contact Us For Assistance

Holly Mortimer

Business Advisor
Stratford Perth Centre for Business
info@stratfordperthbusiness.ca
519.305.5055
All meetings will be virtual at this time.
Emails and messages will be returned within 2 - 4 business days.
All consults and phone calls are by appointment ONLY.

Janis Auster

Operations and Administrations Lead
investStratford
info@investstratford.com
519.305.5055