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By helping business owners work through their ideas and map out a plan for success, the Ontario Self Employment Benefit (OSEB)/Self Employment Assistance (SEA) Program has helped hundreds of businesses navigate through the first year of business start up.

If you are unemployed, meet certain criteria and would like to start your own business, the OSEB/SEA program offers financial and business support for up to 42 weeks of business start up.

Participants who are accepted into the program develop and implement their business plan to start and operate their businesses.  During the program, they receive financial assistance, business advice and  support through seminars, workshops, coaching and mentoring sessions to help them be successful.

Participants also meet other business owners and benefit from mutual support and networking.

Attend an Information Session to find out more (click here for a list of dates, times and locations).

Business Enterprise Resource Network

Toll-free: 1-866-963-7327


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121 Commerce Park Dr
Unit A
Barrie, ON
L4N 8X1

Admiral Building
1 First Street
Suite 206
Collingwood, ON
L9Y 1A1

22 Peter St. S
Orillia, ON
L3V 7A3

440 Ecclestone Drive
Unit C4
Bracebridge, ON
P1L 1Z6

Tel: 705-792-0989

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