There are many organization and agencies available here in Meaford to support both our new and long-established businesses.

Bruce Community Futures Development Corporation

The Bruce Community Futures Development Corporation serves entrepreneurs in the Municipality of Meaford. They are a community based Not for Profit Corporation committed to small business and community economic development. Affiliated through Industry Canada's Community Futures Program, this independent corporation embraces initiatives and activities in support of community prosperity. They are a great resource for those needing help in developing a business plan, business counselling, new or existing business loans, and income support for new business ventures.

Owen Sound and Collingwood Business Enterprise Centres

The Owen Sound and Collingwood Business Enterprise Centres provide free consultations with qualified business consultants who will help you start and grow your business. They also provide financing options, low interest loans, assist in the development of business plans, and hold business seminars and networking events.

The enterprise centres are a great source of information related to business permits, licenses and government support, including access to youth entrepreneurship programs.

Meaford Business Improvement Association

The Meaford Business Improvement Association is an association of business and commercial property owners in Meaford's downtown core. The primary mandate of the BIA is to enhance the esthetics of the BIA area and to promote business activity. They also organize community events and activities within the BIA to help generate traffic and increase commerce.

Meaford Chamber of Commerce

The Meaford Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business, and the catalyst through which business, professionals and community groups work together for the common good and economic prosperity of Meaford. The Meaford Chamber of Commerce also produces the annual Dragons Event, modelled after the popular CBC show, Dragons Den. They also celebrate local businesses and organizations through their annual Community Awards.

YMCA Employment Services – Owen Sound area

With their expertise in employment and employment related services, YMCA Employment Services help job seekers looking for work and employers looking to hire. If you are a job seeker, their staff will work with you to identify your goals, create an action plan, and support you in your job search.

If you are an employer, they will work with you to understand your hiring needs and help you to fill your positions with candidates who will become valued employees in your business.

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