Barrie. Economic and Creative Development

Site: Barrie - 24 Maple Ave

Service: Small Business Centre of Barrie, Simcoe County and Orillia

Record #: BAR1021
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2023
Last Full Update: 26 Sep 2023


Office Phone 705-720-2445
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Address & Map
The Sandbox Centre for Shared Entrpreneurship and Innovation
24 Maple Ave, 2nd Flr
Barrie, ON
Canada L4N 7W4
Intersection Maple Ave and Simcoe St
Mailing Address The Sandbox Centre for Shared Entrpreneurship and Innovation 
24 Maple Ave, 2nd Flr 
Barrie, ON 
Canada L4N 7W4
Physical Access Fully Accessible


Description (Service) Encourages and supports entrepreneurship in the City of Barrie, the City of Orillia, and all of Simcoe County by being a one-stop source for all small business needs
Provides entrepreneurs of all stages, from idea to growth, with business information, resources and access to referrals for their business needs, services include:
  • Business feasibility and guidance
  • Reliable information including one-on-one business plan consultation
  • Advice on permits, licenses and regulatory requirements
  • Coaching for a range of business challenges, managing cash flow and accounting, hiring and managing staff, marketing, social media, and more
  • Training and networking opportunities
  • Referrals to other business support services, including business incubators, government programs and shared work spaces
  • For existing businesses, helps identify ways to take your business to the next level
  • Site visits and one-on-one consultations are available at no charge, and workshops are often offered on topics such as E-Commerce, HR, tax changes and more
  • Available tools include access to funding sources, business plan reviews, and referrals to professionals
  • Helps young entrepreneurs launch start-up businesses through Futurpreneur Canada
  • Offers Summer Company Program for Youth and Young Adults, ages 15-29 who are returning to school
Supported by the Province of Ontario, and the City of Barrie. Part of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs and one of the 57 small business enterprise centres across Ontario

Service Details

Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Areas Served Simcoe County
Boundaries City of Barrie, City of Orillia and Simcoe County
  • Small business owners
  • Residency Requirements: City of Barrie, City of Orillia and Simcoe County
  • Summer Company: Youth and Young Adults returning to school, 15-29 yrs
Languages English
Fees Service - Call for information; most services are free


Service Categories Business Assistance Services ; Business Financing ~ College/University Students ; Business Financing ~ High School Students ; Business Recruitment and Attraction ; City Government Departments/Offices ; Special Libraries ~ Business Issues ; Summer Employment ~ College/University Students ; Summer Employment ~ High School Students ; Youth Business Programs