Simcoe County Extends Program To Help Entrepreneurs

Support for those looking to buy or sell local business

The County of Simcoe has anted up another $100,000 to help entrepreneurs in the region.

The In Market Special Project Fund and Business Transition Matching Program offer support to people looking to buy or sell a local business.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“The County is pleased to continue to invest in our entrepreneurs, businesses and our economy,” said Deputy Warden Terry Dowdall. “We’re particularly proud to support the Transition Matching project and demonstrate our leadership in this critical investment area as we provide additional support to help keep small to medium-sized businesses running, employing and contributing to our local economy.”[/perfectpullquote]

The program takes a proactive and innovative approach to helping local entrepreneurs market their business for sale, connect with potential investors in a confidential manner, and gain the necessary knowledge to make a successful transition.

The Barrie Small Business Centre, City of Orillia RTO 7 and the Chippewas of RAMA First Nation also support the project which is being delivered through the Orillia CDC Area and Nottawasaga Futures in South Simcoe.

About the In-Market Fund
The In-Market Special Project Fund is available to organizations to create partnerships and enhance service offerings in Simcoe County for area entrepreneurs.  All activities supported must be non-profit in nature.  2019 submission deadline is January 25, 2019. To qualify, at least one Small Business Enterprise Centre and one Community Futures Development Corporation must be partners in the project in the affected service area in which the project will take place. Applications are evaluated by the County’s Economic Development Office with approvals from the County’s Economic Development Sub-Committee and Committee of the Whole. To apply visit