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BEC a business workhorse

stephen2By Stephen Rhodes
During small business week, it’s fitting that I highlight the work of the  Brampton Entrepreneur Centre  (BEC), formerly the Small Business Enterprise Centre.

From the horses mouth, so to speak, BEC is dedicated to helping small business owners and entrepreneurs  succeed in today’s ever-changing business market. Whether you’re thinking about opening a business, formulating your business plan or undergoing change in an established business BEC has the expertise to help. Most of the services are free, and the rest are offered at a nominal fee.

BECBrampton BEC is part of Brampton’s Economic Development Office (EDO) – a “one-stop shop” for business development information.  Find out more about the Brampton EDO by clicking here.

 BEC is also a member of the ONE Network (www.ONEbusiness.ca), which brings together Ontario’s 57 Small Business Enterprise Centres (SBECs), 17 Regional Innovation Centres (RICs) and Ontario Business Advisory Services (BAS) staff under one brand.  Through the integrated framework, SBECs, RICs and BAS organizations  provide high quality business support services, while the Network collectively assists Ontario’s entrepreneurial community.
Brampton BEC is also a federal partner with Canada Business, a division of Industry Canada.  Visit www.canadabusiness.ca and www.cbo-eco.ca for a wealth of business information.
BEC offers a range of free services including:
  •  Guidance on business start-up steps
  • Guidance on permits, regulations and other start-up requirements
  • Start Smart program
  • Leading-edge information, resources and templates
  • Workshops and seminars (free and low-cost)
  • Individual, private consultations
  • Business plan reviews
  • Referral services
  • Strengthen and Succeed seminar series
  • Counsel on growth and change issues
  • Professional development and networking opportunities

Check them out. Brampton BEC

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