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 your looking to relocate or expand, start a business or move your business, the Stratford Perth Centre For Business can help you succeed.

Business Consults

Click here to book a virtual appointment with HOLLY if you need assistance with your start-up, planning, strategic thinking and digital marketing strategies. (Appts available Tuesday - Thursday.)

Click here to book an appointment with HOLLY

Business Consults

Click here to book a virtual appointment with TRENA for assistance with your Start-up, Human Resources/Employees, running your business day-to-day, and budgeting. (Appts available M/T/W/F.)

Click here to book an appointment with TRENA

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

COVID-19 Resources

Want to open safely but need guidance on how to do so? Call the Stop The Spread Business Line at 1-888-444-3659.

You can also click here to access our resource pdf.


The Starter Company Plus program is currently closed for applications. Check back in 2021 for our next program start date or click below to join the waitlist.

Click here to find out more about the program.

Small Business Centres of Ontario

Looking for guidance in overcoming today’s business challenges? FREE workshops, guidance and e-learning is available for you now.

Click here to learn more.


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

Very Helpful!

"Very helpful with personalizing suggestions to each small business"

Florence Morris

Friendly, professional and helpful!

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Our Events

The Stratford Perth Centre For Business offers targeted events, workshops and webinars custom designed for your business growth needs.

May 18, 2021

Business Operations 101

This workshop is designed for small business owners who need help streamlining their operations to maximize productivity and profitability.

April 19, 2021

How to Develop Your COVID-19 Safety Plan – General Business

Receive guidance on how to develop your COVID-19 safety plan and other useful tips on how to be compliant with ROA legislation.


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 10, 2020

Helping Your Business Find New Revenue For The Winter

Sometimes it's really hard to get out of our own way when we're stuck in a business rut. We know our systems and processes aren't quite right or working hard enough for us, but in the thick of it, it's challenging to find the time...

September 15, 2020

Are you listening? Winter is coming.

With colder weather coming and the potential for a second wave of COVID-19, small businesses should have shifted their focus by now from re-opening to surviving the winter. If not, I've got some advice to offer on how you can get started on creating

August 11, 2020

Be Like Pizza

Mid-2019 the pizza joint closest to my house came out with a busy, introverted, single mom’s dream. They had created an app to order my pizza with an accompanying digital delivery oven inside the store so that I didn’t have to talk to anyone or wait


Contact an Advisor

Holly Mortimer

Business Advisor
Available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Stratford Perth Centre for Business
519.305.5055 x1004

Trena Hough

Event Co-Ordinator/Business Advisor Lead
Available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday.
Stratford Perth Centre For Business
Phone: 519.305.5055 x1005