At a recent Open Coffee at the Foundry, we discussed the topic of business resources. The list below is a collection of the resources mentioned during the meeting, and while not a full list of all the great support that exists for entrepreneurs in Collingwood, it's a great reference. Feel free to download a PDF copy of this list to keep for yourself.

LOCAL BUSINESS RESOURCES:

South Georgian Bay Small Business Enterprise Centre
www.enterprisecentre.ca
The Small Business Enterprise Centre provides entrepreneurs with easy access to business consulting services and information covering management, marketing, technology, and financing.

Biz Grid
bizgrid.ca
BizGrid is an interactive online directory designed to help entrepreneurs access the resources and assistance they need in South Georgian Bay.

Starter Company Plus Program
www.enterprisecentre.ca/our-programs/starter-company
Advice and Mentorship from local business leaders, and a grant up to $5000 to start your own business, buy or expand an existing company.

Centre for Business
centreforbusiness.ca
The Centre For Business and Economic Development is a one-stop business resource for new and expanding businesses offering: business loans up to $250,000, business coaching/mentoring program, business counselling, support for community economic development.

Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre
www.georgiancollege.ca/community-alumni/entrepreneurship-centre
The Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre assists entrepreneurs in four main areas: training, connections, funding and mentorship.

The Foundry Community & Entrepreneurial Events
www.collingwoodfoundry.com/en/events
Co-working space & community for entrepreneurs.

Creator’s Café Community Events
www.creatorscafe.ca/events
Cafe, co-working, & digital maker-space.

Clever Office Community Events
www.thecleveroffice.spaces.nexudus.com/en/events
Co-working office space.

The Collingwood Chamber of Commerce
www.collingwoodchamber.com
The Collingwood Chamber of Commerce undertakes to Lead and Serve Collingwood's Business Community.

Georgian Angel Network
www.georgianangelnet.ca/about-us
Georgian Angel Network (“GAN”) connects accredited investors in the Barrie, Collingwood, Simcoe County and Muskoka regions with entrepreneurs needing equity capital to commercialize their innovations.

The Blue Mountains Creator Space Digital Arts Lab
www.tbmcreatorspace.com
Your space to create and learn digital arts including digital video, digital sound,digital photography, and digital design in a state of the art digital lab,with programs, events and workshops led by award-winning digital artists and industry experts.

Creator Space Events & Programs
www.tbmcs_programs_events.eventbritestudio.com

Borrow Video, Audio and Sound Equipment L.E. Shore Library
www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca/blue-mountains-creator-space-digital-arts-lab.cfm?is=9

BNI
www.bni-ocn.com/ont--central-north-bni-georgian-triangle/en-CA/index
With over 240000 members worldwide, Business Network International (BNI) is the world's largest business networking and business referral organization.

Tracks Employment Services
www.tracks.on.ca
Tracks is a community based, not-for-profit agency providing dynamic career services aimed at Job Seekers and Employers to achieve employment success outcomes.

Local Printing
www.rhinoprint.ca
Quality printing at affordable prices to help you create expertly designed, custom marketing for your business. Small local business in Collingwood, Ontario, so when you call you get a real person who can help you.

Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre
www.sugarridge.ca
A Natural Experience for your next yoga or wellness event, silent retreat, personal getaway, or corporate retreat. Open year-round. Cozy cabin accommodations.

The Vandermarck Boutique Hotel
www.thevandermarck.com
Downtown Collingwood’s Luxury Boutique Hotel and Historic Landmark.

Georgian College Co-op Services
www.georgiancollege.ca/student-life/student-services/co-op-and-career-services/employers
Works with employers to match them with students and graduates through our free, one-stop, year-round job posting service for co-op internship, full-time, casual, part-time and summer positions.

Collingwood Collegiate Institute
www.cci.scdsb.on.ca/departments/co-operative-education
www.cci.scdsb.on.ca/departments/business
Donna Thomson, Business Department Chair: [email protected]
Local high-school with a fantastic business program, and student co-op opportunities

My Collingwood
www.mycollingwood.ca
Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Southern Georgian Bay area accommodations, business, restaurants, and local events.

Route 26
www.route26.ca
Discover the music scene around Georgian Bay. Live music listings from Collingwood to Owen Sound! With blog posts and articles.

Experience Collingwood
https://www.collingwood.ca/culture-recreation-events/experience-collingwood
Experience Collingwood's defining artistic, historical, architectural, culinary and natural features with a selection of self-guided tours.

Collingwood and The Blue Mountains Volunteer Opportunities
https://chriskeleher.ca/collingwood-blue-mountain-real-estate-blog/volunteer-opportunities-collingwood-blue-mountains/
Habitat for Humanity, Georgian Triangle Humane Society, Big Brother Big Sisters, Etc.

FEDERAL RESOURCES:

Business Development Bank of Canada
www.bdc.ca/en/pages/home.aspx
BDC is the only bank devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs. We offer financing, venture capital, growth & transition capital and consulting services.

Canada Business Grants
https://www.canada.ca/en/services/business/grants.html
Grants, loans, private and public sector financing and leveraging personal assets.A personalized list of government financing programs for your business.Government loans, loan guarantees, venture capital and other types of debt and equity.

ONLINE RESOURCES:

Business Podcasts
www.garyvaynerchuk.com/podcast
www.tim.blog/podcast

Vista Print
www.vistaprint.ca
Design and order custom printed marketing materials, signage, etc.

Rental Gauge
www.rentalgauge.ca
Rental Gauge is a rental property management solution.

Fundica
www.fundica.com
The best free way to find funding in Canada. Entrepreneurs can obtain a comprehensive list of grants, tax credits, loans, and equity funding.

Canva
www.canva.com
Use Canva's drag-and-drop feature and layouts to design, share and print business cards, logos, presentations and more.

Upwork
www.upwork.com
Hire top‑quality freelancers for your next project from the largest and most trusted freelancer site.

Fiverr
www.fiverr.com
Freelance Services Marketplace for Businesses.Fiverr connects businesses with freelancers offering digital services in 250+ categories.

Clickup
www.clickup.com
ClickUp's #1 rated productivity platform is making the world more productive with tasks, notes, projects, and time.

Quik Video Editor
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/quik-gopro-video-editor/id694164275
In seconds, the app finds great moments, adds beautiful transitions and effects, and syncs everything to the beat of the music. Customize your story with text, music and easily share it with friends.

Splice Video Editor and Maker
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/splice-video-editor-maker/id409838725
Just tap to trim clips, adjust transitions, add slow motion effects and more to create beautiful videos you’ll love to share.

Capterra
www.capterra.com
Capterra is an online business-to-business provider that helps companies find software for their business.