Workshops & Events at GBBEC

Whether you are interested in attending one of our regular workshops on Starting a Small Business and How to Market Your Business, or you want to step it up a notch by attending a meeting or event designed to help you take your business to the next level, you will find it at the GBBEC.  For more information or to register for a workshop call 705-720-2445 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Entrepreneur's Club

This exclusive club is designed for established, growing businesses who want to take the next steps to business success with the help of a whole team of Experts! Apply today. Qualified entrepreneurs are invited to join us for an interesting evening that is designed to help you take your business to a new level through education, information and assistance in those areas that you need most. Get more info here.

Opportunity Knocks

This self-directed Entrepreneurship Training Program is designed to introduce new entrepreneurs to the key components of business startup and management. Approximately 15 hours – Work at home – Study at your own pace, knowing that a business consultant is just a call or email away. Cost is $25.00 - Includes workbook, 2-hour session with a consultant and unlimited support.

Intro to Starting a Small Business

This introductory seminar on starting a small business includes an overview of regulatory, operational, marketing and financial requirements for starting a small business in Ontario.  

How To Market Your Business Workshop

This workshop will help you understand the strategies for pricing, packaging, placing and promoting your products and services that are right for your business.  

Bridges to Better Business

Bridges to Better Business is the SMALL BUSINESS EVENT OF THE YEAR!

Hosted by the Greater Barrie Business Enterprise Centre (GBBEC) in partnership with the Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation, the Canada Business Ontario, and the City of Barrie, this annual all day event includes: networking opportunities, break out discussions on key business issues, such as: Marketing/Public Relations, Sales Strategies, E-Commerce, Exporting, Manufacturing, Access to funding, HR and much more! For More Information.


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