Georgian, Barrie collaborate on portal for entrepreneurs

October 14, 2014

Georgian College, with the City of Barrie, is launching a new initiative to help foster businesses in the community. Barrie Entrepreneurs Connect (BEC) offers persons interested in starting a business a web portal that provides resources in 4 key areas: entrepreneurial education and training; networking; funding; and mentorship. The site provides advice in starting, growing, and financing a business, and also shares local success stories. “BEC is about pooling resources in one place and providing better access to beneficial information. We want to nurture business and make sure our entrepreneurs get everything they need to succeed,” said Carla Ladd, Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Barrie. Georgian recently announced plans to establish a range of programs and activities to promote and support student entrepreneurship. Georgian News Release