Mentoring Programs

Launch Local

Phase Two is a training and mentoring program which consists of business development training and monthly mentoring sessions with local business leaders; plus, top applicants will be offered the opportunity to pitch for a Small Business Prize Pack!

Eligibility requirements include:

  • Business has one owner (sole proprietor)
  • 30-64 years of age
  • Starting a full-time business
  • Ontario resident
  • Canadian Citizen/Permanent Resident

Individuals interested in the program are encouraged to come to a FREE orientation session to learn more about the program and clarify eligibility requirements.

There will be two orientation sessions:

Register by clicking on the appropriate link above via Eventbrite. A valid email address is needed to register.

Registration is required!

If you have any questions, please contact

Access to Professionals

Are you looking for business legal, accounting or marketing advice? Well, with the Access to Professionals series you can meet with a Lawyer, Accountant or a Marketing Professional for a 45 minute one on one meeting for $28.25 (including HST).

To participate in the Access to Professional program please complete and submit the attached application at least one week prior to the proposed meeting time.  Business advisors will review the application to ensure the professional team can address your need and call to confirm your booking.

Upcoming 2016 Dates:

Access to Accountant
October 12  1:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
November 9  1:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Access to Marketing
October 12  9:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
November 9  9:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Access to Lawyer
October 12 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
November 9 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Please note that a $28.25 (including HST) non-refundable deposit (payable by Visa, M/C, debit or cash) is due at the time of booking.

To sign up for an appointment during one of the listed sessions, please contact: SBEC at or by phone at (905) 540-6400.

Please note – sessions will conclude in June and start again in September 2016, please continue to watch the website for new dates and mentoring sessions.

Our “Access to Professionals” business clinics are presented in partnership with:


Business Advisory Group

BAG is a not-for-profit incorporated organization of business persons, senior managers and professionals, working together as volunteers. Since 1984, Business Advisory Group (BAG) and its predecessors have assisted over 700 clients to improve their businesses by helping to achieve:

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  • Increased Sales
  • Improved Cash Flow and Financing
  • Expansion of Product/Services/Markets
  • Business, Marketing and Succession Plans
  • Improved Management Control and Reporting

We work with both start-up and active businesses.
Best of all, BAG is a volunteer organization where members offer their time and expertise without compensation. The only cost to clients is some time and a $150.00 fee to cover BAG’s administration expenses.

For more information please call: 905-381-1999





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