Business Support

The Elgin Business Resource Centre

The Elgin Business Resource Centre has two satellite office locations in Elgin County. EBRC staff are knowledgeable, experienced, friendly and ready to discuss any questions or concerns you may have regarding your business or business idea. Thee offices offer the following services: 

  • Business counselling for new and existing businesses
  • Access to loans and grants
  • Resource library
  • Educational workshops

The offices are open Monday – Thursday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, and Friday from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm. 


Elgin Business Resource Centre (EBRC) is a developmental lender providing entrepreneurs, established businesses and co-operatives with business loans of up to $250,000. Loans are eligible to qualified clients for start-up, expansion or preservation of an existing business within the region and with an emphasis on economic diversification, job maintenance or creation.

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The Elgin Business Resource Centre offers free business counselling whether you are already in, or looking to go into business. With many years of experience, our staff can provide advice and support to your business venture.

For those starting from the beginning, our staff can assist you with the development of your business plan while answering any questions regarding maintenance of existing enterprises. All of our staff are knowledgeable, experienced, friendly and ready to discuss any questions or concerns you may have regarding your business. 

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The Enterprise Elgin Business Planning Competition is designed to foster business development in the County of Elgin through new business initiatives as well as business expansions.

Business planning is a crucial part of any successful business operation and this competition not only encourages entrepreneurs to come forward with their ideas, but it emphasizes the importance of doing so with a well thought out plan in place.

Participants are encouraged to submit a business plan between August 2 and September 30, 2016. Finalists will then be selected to compete in a "Dragon's Den" style competition at the New Sarum Diner on October 20, 2016. 

In 2015 Smart Dental Hygiene won the contest and received a prize package valued at over $10,000 that included cash and in-kind services such as graphic design, website services, free commercial banking, one-year of rent-free office space, and memberships in local chambers of commerce.

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Aylmer Office 
516 John St. N
Aylmer, ON



Dutton Office
199 Currie Rd.
Dutton, ON