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How We Help Businesses

EACH YEAR ON AVERAGE:

• 6,000 decisions and actions we help clients consider • 1,738 inquiries
• 320 seminar attendees • 76 new businesses started • 87 new jobs created

The Business & Entrepreneurship Centre, (BECN) is an initiative of the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation, in partnership with Northumberland County.

We are part of a network of 46 Small Business Enterprise Centres operating in 56 locations throughout the Province of Ontario.   Business Entrepreneurship Centre Northumberland provides the “Expertise to Build & Grow Your Business” offering a full scope of services that will facilitate business start-up and expansion. Most of our services are at no cost to users.

We can help you in the following ways:

  • Free consultations with a qualified business consultant
  • Business plan development
  • Marketing plan assistance
  • Provide you with informational booklets, pamphlets and brochures
  • Business seminars, workshops, and specific educational activities
  • Guidance on licenses, permits, registration, regulations, etc. required to start and build a business
  • Business coaching and networking opportunities

What’s the result?:

  • You increase your business’s chances of survival;
  • You save money through strategic planning;
  • You save time — with 600 years of combined knowledge and experience at your service;
  • You become a smarter business owner; and
  • You are more likely to be a business success!
Office Location:
600 William Street, Suite 700
Cobourg, ON  K9A 3A5
Telephone: 905.372.9279
Toll-free: 1.800.354.7050, ext 6221
Fax: 905.373.8567

Rob Day, Manager 905.372.2731

Diane Ney, Business Consultant 905.372.3329, x6221

Kailyn Coupland, Administrative/Youth Programs Coordinator  905.372.9279

Our Locations:
The Business and Entrepreneurship Centre main office is located at 600 William Street, Suite 700, Cobourg.
Parking lot entrance off William Street.
Additional BECN Locations at: 
Port Hope & District Chamber of Commerce
Trent Hills Chamber of Commerce
Brighton-Cramahe Chamber of Commerce. 

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