Small Business Enterprise Centres

Small Business Enterprise Centres (SBECs) provide entrepreneurs with all the tools they need to start and grow their businesses. Each centre is staffed with dedicated business professionals who help you determine what you need to do before, during and after launching your business.

SBECS are located across the province and they provide:

  • free consultations with a qualified business consultant
  • internet and computer access for business research and planning
  • review of business plans
  • consultations through a lawyer/accountant referral service
  • up-to-date, leading-edge information geared to the needs of the entrepreneur
  • access to current resource materials, including directories, trade indexes and books that entrepreneurs can peruse on-site
  • workshops and seminars
  • guidance on licenses, permits, registration, regulations and other forms and documents required to start and build a business
  • import and export information
  • information on patents, copyright and trademarks
  • mentoring and networking opportunities

For more information, visit:

Brain Love
Director, Business Advisory Services Branch
Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment & Ministry of Research and Innovation

ICE Committee