Business Support

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Start or Grow your Business in Leamington

We recognizes the value small businesses bring to our economy, and we want to help new or established business owners find success in our community.

The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Centre (SBEC) provides entrepreneurs with support to start and grow successful businesses. Services include complimentary business information, advice and consultation, business plan support, research assistance, business development workshops, mentoring and networking opportunities and information on government requirements and programs.

New Services in Leamington

Are you starting or expanding your small business? The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Centre (SBEC) is offering regularly scheduled in-person office hours in Leamington to further support entrepreneurs and businesses across Essex County.

  • In-person office hours will be held on Thursday mornings from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM at the Leamington Municipal Building located at 111 Erie Street North in Leamington.   
  • To schedule your in-person consultation, contact: Lee McGrath at or 519-564-5710
  • Walk-ins are welcome, based on availability.


Check out the following resources to help you get started with your new business venture.

Start your business 

The Basics of Starting a Small Business seminar will cover information on how to register your business, business structure, government support programs and other services and programs available to you. You can also download the startup guidebook

Prepare a business plan
The Basics of Writing a Business Plan seminar will help you create a solid plan to map out your sales and marketing strategies, human resource needs, identify your target markets and competition and compile cash flow projections required to grow your business. You can also download the Guide to Writing a Business Plan. 
Programs, Training and Financial Support
SBEC offers a variety of programs, training and financial support to help you start or grow your business. 
Mentorship and Networking
Mentoring is a key component of business success. SBEC is committed to providing entrepreneurs with valuable mentorship and networking opportunities. Whether you are launching a startup or running a small business, they can connect you with experienced entrepreneurs and professionals who are excited to share their knowledge. 
Seminars and Workshops 
SBEC provides a robust events calendar with a wide range of topics relevant to entrepreneurs looking to start or grow their business.
Business Consultation

SBEC’s team of small business advisors and experts can help you navigate how to start and grow your own business. They offer guidance and complimentary professional advice from ideation and concept, through start-up and operation, to the early growth and expansion stages of business. 

Resources and Guides
SBEC's website has an abundance of resources and guidebooks on a wide range of business topics including: Small Business Tax, Business Law, Human Resource Law and Hiring Employees.  
Municipal Grants
  • Community Improvement Plan: Businesses located in Leamington’s Uptown area may be eligible for façade improvement or building renovation grants, as a part of Leamington’s Community Improvement Plan
  • Reinvent This Space:Do you have a new business idea that you would like to put into action? If so, check out Leamington's Reinvent This Space program. Apply for a chance to compete among other entrepreneurs, to win one year's worth of rent at an Uptown Leamington storefront.


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Phone: 519-326-5761
Fax: 519-326-2481
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