Northumberland County Economic Development


Local Business Owner


When you are starting a business you need to ensure all of your bases are covered and considered all of the steps you might need to take in order to navigate through the business start-up phase!

The links below should give you a hand in beginning to think about your start up, and some resources you can use along your journey:

Checklists and Guides for Starting a Business from the Canada Business Network

Business Registration Services in Ontario from the Business Development Centre

Starting a business from the Business Advisory Centre Northumberland

Expanding Your Business

Your business is up and running and you know what works for you and what doesn't. Now is the time that you want to be strategic and grow your business, you want to turn your big ideas into reality.

The links below should help you strategically plan for your business growth:

Growing your Business from Canada Business Ontario

Growing from the Business & Entrepreneurship Centre Northumberland

Growing Your Business from the Ontario Network or Entrepreneurs

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Supporting Local

The Prosper in Northumberland (PIN) Committee, who is made up of media, local government, community groups and local businesses, is currently working on a County-wide initiative that is running called the Buy Local Campaign. This campaign encourages businesses and citizens to buy more local products and spend more of their money within our county helping friend and neighbours prosper.  Available to businesses from the PIN committee are window stickers, posters, and other material which can be used in any local store. If you would like to support the campaign and participate, contact the PIN Committee by email.

Each year the PIN committee organizes small business events in Northumberland County featuring knowledgeable guest speakers that cover a variety of topics.  

If you would like to learn more about the PIN Committee and their current initiatives, visit their Facebook page at

Business & Entrepreneurship Centre Northumberland

The Business & Entrepreneurship Centre Northumberland (BECN) is an Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation initiative that partners with Northumberland County.

Working closely with the Economic Development department of Northumberland County, the BECN provides information, support and development services to new and existing businesses and entrepreneurs in Northumberland. Many of their services are free of charge.

If you are looking for more information or for business assistance, advice, workshop or seminar information contact the BECN by visiting their website at or by emailing them.