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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

FREE presentation on accessibility in the business community

Muskoka Small Business Centre is hosting a presentation from Independent Living of Simcoe County

Discover tips on reaching “The Untapped Market!”

Don’t miss out on growing opportunities to make your business age-friendly & more accessible.

Join us to learn simple tips to welcome ALL customers.

Location: Bracebridge Council Chambers, 1000 Taylor Court,

Date: Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Time: 6:00 -7:00 p.m.

Please RSVP by Monday, February 23 by calling the Muskoka Small Business Centre at 705-646-9021

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Muskoka Small Business Centre - Summer Company Deadline - May 23, 2014

Through a program called Summer Company, you can get two things:
  • start-up money to kick-off a new summer business
  • advice and mentorship from local business leaders to help get the business up and running
You could be eligible for a grant of $3,000.00 if you:
  • go to high school, college or university
  • live in Ontario
  • are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • are between 15-29 years old
  • proposing a new business idea
  • are not working more than 12 hours week at another job during the program
  • are returning to school after the program ends
  • did not previously receive a Summer Company grant
Apply early as space is limited
Rules and guidelines available at

Seminar: Shaping Your Business Through Marketing - Muskoka Small Business Centre

This seminar is great for new or existing business owners looking to shape or freshen up their image. A creative perspective demonstrates how to market your business, stretch your marketing budget and get more impact for your efforts.

Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014

Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: Friends Multipurpose Room, Huntsville Public Library

Only $10.00 per person

Stephen Morton is President and Creative Director of Tempest Studios, an advertising firm that has been servicing the needs of corporate and retail clients in Canada and abroad for over 22 years.

With client experience from the corporate and retail, financial, building trades, municipal, educational, fundraising, transit, high tech and home improvement industries, Morton brings unique insight into how to tailor your business message and package it in the most effective manner.

Please pre-register by phone 705-646-9021 or email at

Click here to download registration form.

For more information, please view flyer or visit

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Discover New Export Opportunities in the Asia Pacific Region

Ontario is bringing together small- and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) with industry and Asia market experts to learn more about exporting to this region — where Ontario exported over $6 billion in goods and services last year alone!

The Asia Pacific Global Export Forum will be valuable to your business. It will help Ontario exporters and entrepreneurs learn about successful market entry and expansion strategies — how to build effective partnerships  with  companies in the region, and how to develop and expand  your business in the Asia Pacific region; including, China, India, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia and Australia.

The forum will be held on September 23 2013, at the Westin Prince Hotel, 900 York Mills Rd., Toronto, Ontario. Reserve a spot now by visiting the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment’s registration site.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Reggae Muskoka - July 6 & 7th in Bracebridge

Below is a Media Release about the 4th Annual Reggae Muskoka.  This event is sponsored in part by the Town of Bracebridge and this year is moving dates & venue.  This event brings new visitors to the community to enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes from the Caribbean.

Media Release

4th Annual Reggae Muskoka  
Celebrating the Music of Bob Marley

For Immediate Release

What:              Reggae Muskoka   – Celebrating the Music of Bob Marley
When:              July 6 - 7, 2013
Times:              Saturday 6,  3pm – 9pm          Sunday July 7, 1pm – 5pm
Where:             Annie Williams Park, 50 Santa’s Village Road, Bracebridge, Ontario

The 4th Annual Reggae Muskoka is the only Reggae Festival North of the GTA.   It is built on the interest that people have in world cultures, international cuisine, and the popularity of Bob Marley and reggae music.   

The festival is a great opportunity to escape from the GTA to enjoy Roots, Rock, Reggae music in the heart of Muskoka. It gives visitors the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of Muskoka while enjoying the dynamic rhythm of Jamaican reggae music, foods and crafts.

The vibrancy of the festival, coupled with its location in beautiful cottage country, makes it an ideal weekend getaway for visitors from the GTA and beyond to enjoy reggae music, Caribbean food and other cultural activities.

Reggae Muskoka features performances by artists performing reggae music with an emphasis on the music of Bob Marley.  It has food vendors supplying Caribbean and international food with most being foods from Jamaica, Bob Marley’s native land. The event also features craft vendors displaying and selling Caribbean and African art work.

Bracebridge, the location of the festival, is  known as the Heart of Muskoka and is a pictureque destination that offers a wide range of tourism activities for the entire family.  This means that a visit to Reggae Muskoka also provide an opportunity to explore and dicover one of the most beautiful town in  Ontario.

Visitors to the festival  will also have the opportunity to win a free 7 nights stay at Sunset Resorts in Montego Bay or Ocho Rios, Jamaica.

The festival  will be held on Saturday July  6 – 7,  2013 at the Annie Williams Park, 50 Santa’s Village Road, Bracebridge.   Gates open at 1 pm on both days.     Admission is $10 advance or $15 at the gate.   Tickets can be obtained from:  For info:, Email:  or  Reggae Muskoka on Facebook