The Brantford-Brant Business Resource Centre (BRC) offers free business advice with advisors who have hands-on business experience. The BRC also runs free business workshops so you can learn more about starting and growing your business, as well as meet other business owners.

There are a lot of things to consider before starting or making changes to your business. Whether you are a home-based business or a commercial business, the BRC has resources to help you to start or to grow.

Business Resource Centre training room

What BRC can do for you

Answer your questions

The BRC team will help you work through your questions like those that follow.

  • How do I start?
  • Is my idea viable?
  • Am I an entrepreneur?
  • Why do I need a business plan?
  • Why do I need a financial plan?
  • How do I register a business?
  • What about regulatory and tax requirements?

Help your business grow

Speak to our trained staff about:

  • a business plan;
  • a financial plan;
  • a marketing plan;
  • market research;
  • registering your business; and,
  • regulatory and tax requirements.

Ongoing Programs

Summer Company

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Summer Company is a provincially-funded program for students between the ages 18 – 29. It provides:

  • start-up money to help kick-off your new business;
  • free business training from experienced advisors; and,
  • mentorship from local business leaders.


Starter Company Plus

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Starter Company Plus is a provincially-funded program for people that want to start a full-time business or expand a business. Through this program you will:

  • receive one-on-one guidance from experienced business advisors;
  • participate in free business workshops;
  • learn about business planning and developing a marketing plan;
  • learn about budgeting and how to create cash flow projections;
  • work with local mentors with experience in starting, expanding or buying a business; and,
  • have the opportunity to receive a grant of up to $5,000.