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Small Business Centre

Small Business Centre (SBC)

Set big goals for your small business!

The Kawartha Lakes Small Business Centre (KLSBC) has everything you need to start, move, or grow your small business. 

Whether you want to set down roots in the neighbourhood, expand your side hustle, or have hit a barrier in your growth, the KLSBEC offers many free tools to see your business thrive in the region.

Through resources, workshops, and one-on-one support from trained staff, we can help with:

  • Business plan development
  • Insurance questions
  • Regulation and licensing information
  • Market research
  • Financial forecasting

For technology sector business growth, visit the Innovation Cluster - Peterborough and the Kawarthas; a full-service incubator in Lindsay, Ontario designed specifically to take tech sector entrepreneurs to the next level with access to unique workshops, resources, partnerships, and funding opportunities.


Between 2017 and 2021, the KLSBC saw:

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$378,605 in grants awarded


124 new business established

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150 new       jobs established

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1460 client consults conducted


226 workshops delivered

Let us help you.

There are many pathways for KLSBC to support your small business journey.

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For a general overview, join us for a Business Planning Webinar where we will introduce you to our services, review the components of a successful business plan, and answer frequently asked questions related to business start-up and growth.

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Use our many resources to kick-start your planning including the ‘Starting your Business Checklist’. Visit our Helpful Links for Small Business page and our Business Resources and Programs page for additional information. You can also use the buttons below to become familiar with the local business climate, industry, customers, and competitors. 


Learn more about our in-depth Starter Company Plus and Summer Company opportunities designed to kickstart your great idea as well as our Million Dollar Makeover and Digital Mainstreet programs developed to help grow your existing business.


Check out the calendar for upcoming events and watch entrepreneurship workshop recordings from Small Business Centres Ontario.

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Looking for help to start or grow a business? The Starter Company Plus and Summer Company programs offer training and support needed to set you up for success. 

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Spend some time learning about the local business climate, what's going on in industry, and who are your customers and competitors through the Market Research Tool.  Also, search commercial properties that are currently available.

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