Where the Past Greets the Fututre
BUSINESS/DEVELOPMENT

Business Development Services
Small and medium businesses account for the majority of Brighton?s business operations. They play an important role in providing and maintaining a prosperous and thriving economy. These businesses cater to the locals and accommodate their services for visitors as well.

If you are thinking of starting a business or are considering relocating your existing business in Brighton, please contact the municipality. We will assist you with your location, research information and funding options.

To further assist you with your information needs, visit the follow business centres or websites:

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
The Regional Economic Development Team helps communities foster local economic development opportunities. They provide resources and assistance to business to improve their competitiveness and profitability. They build partnerships and can help connect you with the right people to move your business forward. They offer a variety of one on one business consulting services, empowering clients to deal with: small business management, business financing, government regulation, marketing, apprenticeship, partnering opportunities and much more. Most services are provided at NO COST.

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
Quinte Business Development Centre (Pioneer Bldg, Loyalist College, front door)
284B Wallbridge/Loyalist Road
Belleville, Ontario K8N 5B3
Phone: 613-961-0590
Fax: 613-961-7998

Business Advisory Centre Northumberland
The Business Advisory Centre's mandate is to assist the needs of entrepreneurs throughout Northumberland County who are seeking information on starting a small business or who require assistance with an existing business. Working closely with our staff, entrepreneurs receive the information and guidance required to achieving their goals through a variety of general and customized services. Most services are provided at NO COST to the entrepreneur.

600 William Street, Suite 200
Cobourg, Ontario
K9A 3A5
(905) 372-9279
Toll Free: 1-888-354-7050 x6221
Fax: (905) 373-8567
www.businessadvisorycentrenorthumberland.ca

Enterprise Quinte
Enterprise Quinte provides resources, tools and no-cost consultations to help turn small business into big dreams.

Quinte Business Development Centre (Pioneer Bldg, Loyalist College, front door)
284B Wallbridge/Loyalist Road
Belleville, Ontario K8N 5B3
Phone: (613) 961 0590
Fax: 613) 961 7998

Northumberland Community Futures Development Corporation
Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs) support community economic development by assisting Ontario's rural and northern communities to strengthen and diversify their economies. As community-based, non-profit organizations, CFDCs are run by a board of local volunteers and staffed by professionals who encourage entrepreneurship and the pursuit of economic opportunities. The programs offered include community economic development, small business loans and counseling, and self employment benefits.

P.O. Box 304
1005 Elgin Street W. Suite 206
Cobourg, Ontario
K9A 5J4
phone: 905.372.8315
toll free: 1-866-670-1191
fax: 905.372.2238
Website: www.northcfdc.ca

Northumberland Manufacturers Association
The Northumberland Manufacturers? Association (NMA) is a not-for-profit organization that provides services to the manufacturers of Northumberland County.

The NMA offers many innovative and cost-effective opportunities for networking, advocacy, and training and development, helping its members to remain competitive in the global marketplace.

1005 Elgin Street W. Suite 206
Cobourg, Ontario
K9A 5J4
Phone: 905-372-8315 Ext. 242
Toll free: 1-866-670-1191
Fax: 905-372-2238
Website: www.thenma.ca

Quinte Manufacturers Association
Quinte Manufacturers Association is a forum led by local industry leaders who gather to discuss and address issues affecting manufacturers in Bay of Quinte. The Association provides:

* A forum for networking with neighbouring manufacturing companies
* A united voice on industry needs and strategic issues
* A forum in which to share expertise and best practices
* Common purchasing and supply chain opportunities
* Opportunities to capitalize on economies of scale in areas such as multi-company workforce training and skill development
* A mechanism through which to access government programs, including those that provide funding
* A forum in which to discuss how to make Bay of Quinte a better place to work and live

Telephone: 613.961.7990

Trenval Business Development Corporation
Trenval Business Development Corporation is a federally supported, not-for-profit Community Futures Development Corporation, administered by a volunteer Board of Directors in partnership with Industry Canada to help develop and diversify the local economy through community strategic planning, business information, counseling and investment in small business.

284 B Wallbridge/Loyalist Road, Box 610
Belleville, Ontario
K8N 5B3
Phone: (613) 961 7999
Fax: (613) 961 7998

Ministry of Economic Development & Trade
Website: www.ontariocanada.com

Summer Company and My Company
Assists youth with job opportunities and entrepreneurial ventures
Website: www.youthjobs.gov.on.ca


Canada Ontario Business Service Centre (COBSC)
Provides access to accurate, timely and relevant information on federal & provincial business related programs, services and regulations
Website: www.cbsc.org/ontario

Canada Business Ontario / Business Info Line
-a collaboration between ServiceOntario and Industry Canada

Information to help you succeed!
Toll Free 1-888-745-8888
TTY 1-800-268-7095
Website: www.serviceontario.ca or www.canadabusiness.ca