Starting a Business - St. Catharines Enterprise Centre

St Catharines Enterprise Centre - located at 14 Ontario street


The St. Catharines Enterprise Centre (SCEC) has the information, resources and tools entrepreneurs need to start and grow a business. We have an office located in downtown St. Catharines and a satellite office in Welland, and we are here to service clients' needs across the Niagara region.

The Enterprise Centre is a unique partnership between Ontario's Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, and the City of St. Catharines' Economic Development and Tourism Services department (EDTS). 

The office is part of a network of over 47 similar small business enterprise centres including an office in Niagara Falls, and other business support services.

We provide:

  • Steps to Starting a Small Business information sessions
  • Access to start up information
  • Programs and funding information
  • Seminars and workshops
  • Business plan development and review services
  • Sales and marketing plan assistance
  • Networking events
  • Referrals to qualified business professionals 
  • Consulting Services
  • And much more 

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Become a SCEC Client

SCEC clients typically start by attending our seminars and workshops. At these seminars and workshops they start to work with the SCEC team and enjoy networking opportunities with other aspiring business owners.

Once our clients have attended seminars, there is the opportunity for one to one consultations with the SCEC team. These consultations are often focused on business plan development and questions that may not have been covered.

To become a client we ask that you complete our intake form found at We will be back in touch within two business days upon receipt of your email.

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Nos services sont également disponibles en français. Si vous aimeriez communiquer en français, veuillez nous envoyer un courriel à : afin que nous puissions déterminer un moment qui vous permettra de parler avec un de nos représentants. 


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