Small Business Services 

Upcoming Workshop 

Find Your Next Fresh Idea - June 17, 2015

Creativity Tool Kit for Entrepreneurs

Find Your Next IdeaHow can entrepreneurs generate fresh and creative ideas? This experiential workshop will showcase a number of creativity techniques, and help participants appreciate how these techniques can be useful for entrepreneurs. Through interactive group activities, participants will experience first hand how creative thinking techniques can result in more useful ideas. Participants will leave the workshop with a “Creativity Tool Kit” of techniques and approaches they can use to generate creative ideas for their businesses.

Dr. Auleen Carson

Dr. Auleen Carson is a marketing educator and consultant with a strong interest and expertise in how creativity can enhance business effectiveness. She developed and teaches a creativity course for the MBA program at Laurier, and has worked with businesses and public organizations to improve their marketing through creative techniques. She has an MBA from UBC, a PhD in Marketing from the Schulich School of Business at York University, and has taught at three universities. Her professional experience also includes working in an entrepreneurial environment as Sr. Vice President in a technology start up company.

Click to Register - Find Your Next Fresh Idea - Limited Seats Available!

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Our Services

The Brantford-Brant Business Enterprise Resource Centre offers a wide range of entrepreneurial services to individuals starting new ventures and to small businesses including:

  • A comprehensive reference library on topics such as government assistance programs, regulations, business planning, marketing, franchising and much more
  • Business Information Advisor to help entrepreneurs find the information needed to plan and build their ventures
  • Business Advisor for one-on-one discussions with entrepreneurs on developing their enterprises
  • Videos on small business subjects; access to computer time for Internet research; photocopier, etc.
  • On-line business registration and name searches.

Brantford & Area Business Directory

Brantford & Area Business DirectoryThe Brantford and Area Business Directory is compiled by the City's Economic Development and Tourism Department. The directory contains over 800 businesses within 17 categories and most importantly, it's FREE to register!

Click to access the Brantford and Area Business Directory.

Brantford·Brant Industrial Directory

The Brantford·Brant Industrial Directory is an annual publication produced by the City's Economic Development Department. The directory contains approximately 450 listings of local industrial companies in the Brantford-Brant area. If you would like your business to be listed in the Business, Industrial or Tourism Directory, click to use the online Business Directories Registration Form and submit your business information.

Business Name Registration

The Brantford-Brant Business Resource Enterprise Centre provides a range of business registration and name search services including Ontario business name search, Ontario business name registration and NUANS searches for both federal and Ontario corporation registrations.

Free Consultations

Free, consultations, by appointment, with experienced professional business consultants to discuss your business and any specific issues or assistance you may require.

Mentorship Program

The Brantford-Brant Business Resource Enterprise Centre provides free access, by appointment, to professional mentors that will provide you with guidance in legal, accounting and sales/marketing issues. You must be a client of the BRC and be referred to receive your free consultation.

Research and Computer Access

The Brantford-Brant Business Resource Enterprise Centre has a resource centre available to entrepreneurs, with everything you need right at your finger tips. The centre is equipped with three computer terminals for use by entrepreneurs, access to the internet, accessability to online directories.

Business Plan Guidance

Why reinvent the wheel? Take advantage of the free resources available to you.

The BRC is well known for it’s assistance, knowledge and expertise in the development of Business Plans for small business. Online samples of over 500 business plans are available as a key resource to new business startups.

Building Connected Communities (BCC) Project

On February 1, 2011 the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) announced that the County of Brant is one of 9 municipalities selected in 2011 to receive broadband funding from the Province’s Rural Connections Program. The Ontario Municipal Rural Broadband Partnership is a four-year initiative designed to reduce broadband infrastructure gaps in underserved rural regions in southern Ontario.

For more information: www.BuildingConnectedCommunities.ca