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.

Business Basics FREE E-Learning Course!

Business Consults

Book an appointment with HOLLY if you need assistance with your start-up, planning, strategic thinking and digital marketing strategies. (Virtual appointments only at this time.)

Click here to book an appointment with HOLLY

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.

Learn more now!

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.

Grant Programs

The Starter Company Plus grant program is currently open for application. Please click below to learn more about the program and apply.

Click here to find out more information and join the waitlist.

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.

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."

Em Cole
Developer at Uno Agency

Our Events

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

November 8, 2021

Graphic Design For Your Small Business

Learn to create eye-catching graphic designs for all of your digital marketing needs with our one hour workshop that will teach you how to use the free graphic design tool, Canva.

November 2, 2021

Build Your Side Hustle Starter Kit

Welcome to The Side Hustle Starter Kit, a value packed online training to guide you through the basics of starting your side hustle!

Ongoing Training

How To Promote Your Small Business With Public Relations - A 3-Part Workshop

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.

Ongoing Training

Social Media Digital Marketing For Small Business

Everything a small business owner needs to get started with social media marketing.

December 7, 2021

Intro To Social Selling

In this interactive webinar, we’ll show you a step-by-step guide to making sure you are set up for social selling success in 2022.

Intro To Social Selling

In this interactive webinar, we’ll show you a step-by-step guide to making sure you are set up for social selling success in 2022.

LEARN MORE
November 2, 2021

Build Your Side Hustle Starter Kit

Welcome to The Side Hustle Starter Kit, a value packed online training to guide you through the basics of starting your side hustle!

LEARN MORE

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.

July 8, 2021

How To Find A New Digital Revenue Stream

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...

June 23, 2021

What You Need To Know About The Latest Apple Update: Email Marketing Edition

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

May 5, 2021

Are You Measuring The Right Metrics?

Are you obsessed with followers? Likes? Feel that little flutter when you get new fans? What if you stopped and thought about it for a minute? What do those new followers represent for your bottom line?

July 8, 2021

How To Find A New Digital Revenue Stream

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
June 23, 2021

What You Need To Know About The Latest Apple Update: Email Marketing Edition

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

LEARN MORE
May 5, 2021

Are You Measuring The Right Metrics?

Are you obsessed with followers? Likes? Feel that little flutter when you get new fans? What if you stopped and thought about it for a minute? What do those new followers represent for your bottom line?

LEARN MORE
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Contact an Advisor

Holly Mortimer

Business Advisor
Meetings will all be virtual at this time.
Stratford Perth Centre for Business
Holly@stratfordperthbusiness.ca
519.305.5055 x1004
Emails and messages will be returned within 24-48 hours.

Janis Auster

Operations and Administrations Lead
investStratford
jauster@investstratford.com
Phone: 519.305.5055