McGuinty Government Opens New Small Business Enterprise Centre Satellite Office in Kingsville

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McGuinty Government Opens New Small Business Enterprise Centre Satellite Office in Kingsville

Office To Provide Support And Resources To Local Small Business Community KINGSVILLE, ON, Sept. 5 - The Windsor Essex Small Business Enterprise Centre Satellite Office in Kingsville officially opened its doors for business today. Minister of Small Business and Entrepreneurship Harinder Takhar and local MPP Bruce Crozier were in Kingsville for the opening. "Small and medium-sized businesses are the engine of Ontario's economy," said Takhar. "This new office will give local small businesses the tools they need to develop and grow, leading to job creation and increased prosperity." The satellite office will support local small business owners and entrepreneurs during their early years of operation by providing consulting services, business training and information about management, marketing, technology and financing. "Our government is committed to supporting small businesses and entrepreneurs who want to grow their businesses and contribute to the local economy," said Bruce Crozier, MPP for Essex. "The new Kingsville Small Business Satellite Office will provide valuable information and counselling to businesses whose success is critical to the long term prosperity of our economy." Sabrina DeMarco, manager of the Windsor Essex Small Business Enterprise Centre says that the new Kingsville Satellite Office will provide local entrepreneurs with greater access to essential programs and services. "Our existing office in downtown Windsor already does a great job serving the local small business community," said DeMarco. "This new office will greatly improve our services to the surrounding county communities and make it easier for residents to access information and resources available to small business." Jointly operated by the Ontario government and local municipalities, Small Business Enterprise Centres provide support to start-up and small enterprises during their initial years of development and operation and deliver youth entrepreneurship programs, including Summer Company. "The opening of this office is another example of the McGuinty government, municipalities and local business communities working together to build a stronger Ontario," said Takhar. "Together, we are encouraging the growth of small businesses, promoting entrepreneurship, and ensuring Ontario is a great place to live and do business." For more information on the locations and services offered by Small Business Enterprise Centres, visit the Ministry of Small Business and Entrepreneurship's website at www.sbe.gov.on.ca Disponible en français www.sbe.gov.on.ca Contact Info For further information: Leigh-Ann Popek, Minister's Office, (416) 326-1946; Mark Ingram, Communications Branch, (416) 325-6998 HELP | CONTACT US | PRIVACY | IMPORTANT NOTICES © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2008-2009 — Last Modified: February 15, 2009 For further information: Leigh-Ann Popek, Minister's Office, (416) 326-1946; Mark Ingram, Communications Branch, (416) 325-6998