OUR NETWORK OF EXPERTS IN RESIDENCE OFFERS A POWERFUL RESOURCE FOR BUSINESSES AT ANY STAGE
We believe shared knowledge and experience strengthen our business community. Access top notch perspectives in business law, finance, marketing, accounting, communications and so much more.
The Legal Brief
Whether you’re starting out, growing, buying & selling, succession planning, and more – Barriston’s team of experts can point you in the right direction when it comes to topics related to all aspects of your business. Join Barriston Law and the Sandbox virtually for a fireside chat every month.
Our network of finance professionals are dedicated to helping entrepreneurs at every stage of growth. Perhaps you have questions about understanding your lending choices or need some feedback on what the right financial resources are – whatever the reason – join a finance professional and the Sandbox virtually for a fireside chat weekly for all the answers.
Our network of finance professionals includes BMO, CIBC, CFO Centre, Georgian Angel Network, RBC, RBC Wealth Management, National Bank, Scotiabank, Stonebrooke Wealth Management, and TD.
Business Accounting and Tax
Our business accounting and tax Experts in Residence are here to answer your questions about corporate tax, HST, registering a business, CRA challenges and pretty much any other burning accounting questions you might have. Our experts have promised to make this fireside chat fearless, and wait for it… fun!
Our network of business accounting and tax experts includes BDO & Grant Thornton.
Tim has been a partner at BDO for 16 years. In addition to his role as engagement partner for an array of private sector accounting clients, and his role as Managing Partner for the local office cluster, Tim is also a tax partner and was until recently the Tax Practice Leader for one of BDO’s four regions.
Tim has advanced specialty in personal and corporate income tax and estate planning, commodity taxation, corporate reorganizations, estate planning and various tax credit programs.
His industry specialties include Retail, Manufacturing, Agriculture, Service, Leisure, Transport, Warehousing, Redistribution, and Real Estate.
Grant Thornton LLP
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SMALL BUSINESS CENTRE
The Small Business Centre is committed to assisting aspiring entrepreneurs of all ages realize their dreams of becoming their own bosses by providing assistance and support to small businesses in both their start-up and early growth stages. Our team is happy to help you find answers and resources for all your business needs.
Starting Your Business Basics
Welcome to the World of Entrepreneurship!
Are you considering venturing into the wild journey of entrepreneurship? Have you already started your business and ready to take on what’s next? The Starting Your Business sessions delivered by the Small Business Centre of Barrie, Orillia, and Simcoe County are here for you to take advantage of! Get involved in these small intimate sessions and harness the knowledge offered to you by a Small Business Consultant to support your journey.
- Assessing the feasibility of your business idea
- The pros and cons of different forms of business (Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, Corporation)
- Protecting yourself and the business
- Allowable deductions
- Sources of financing
Business Plan Basics – Parts 1 & 2 Sessions
Writing your first business plan is a major step in putting your small business on the map! A business plan articulates the concepts that inspired you to start your business, as well as evaluate potential hurdles like competition and funding issues. Whether you are seeking start-up capital or just want a solid road map to guide you through the early years of your business, a workable small business plan will help you accomplish your goals. Explore what will be addressed in part one and two of business plan basics:
- Part 1 : Introduction to planning, contents of a plan, executive summary, company overview, marketing strategy, and introduction to market research
- Part 2 : Operations, financials, critical path, and other library resources that can assist you with your business plan
DID WE MENTION YOU CAN COME IN AND USE OUR Connectivity SPACE FREE OF CHARGE?
Monday-Friday during business hours (so long as there are no events happening in the Connectivity Space!) you can work on your business venture looking out on the Spirit Catcher and Kempenfelt Bay. Start-ups, Scale-ups, Solopreneurs and Small Business Owners are all invited to use our large main room & patio to connect with others in the business community or to work on your own entrepreneurial pursuits.