Professional Development is a key component of the CDC’s Business Support Services.
We are always striving to present relevant and valuable learning opportunities, and we are always open to your suggestions.


  • June 18, 2020 - December 22, 2020
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This County of Simcoe, the Small Business Centre of Barrie, Simcoe County and Orillia, South Georgian Bay Small Business Enterprise Centre, Orillia Area Community Development Corporation, Nottawasaga Futures, North Simcoe Comm​unity Futures Development Corporation and the Centre for Business and Economic Development are partnering to present the “Ask an Expert” series to assist businesses and organizations during the (more…)


  • November 19, 2020
    2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Are you, or someone you know, between the ages of 15-39? Join young, small business owners & mentors in a casual group setting to obtain valuable peer-to-peer networking, mentorship & professional growth! REGISTRATION REQUIRED – Meetings will be held online via Zoom until further notice For more information about this FREE program or to register, (more…)


  • November 26, 2020
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

This presentation will outline: How to prepare your business for sale What information a buyer should request and review How businesses are valued and the most common business valuation methodologies The primary considerations that impact a businesses value Common issues when selling or buying a business Tax planning when buying or selling a business   (more…)