Start or Expand Your Business

Northumberland County is committed to protecting the health and well-being of residents and staff. Precautionary measures have been put in place across County programs and services to support community action against the spread of COVID-19. For program and service updates, visit our COVID-19 Updates page.

Northumberland County wants to help your business grow in Northumberland! We offer a variety of services and facilities for entrepreneurs and small businesses.

Business & Entrepreneurship Centre Northumberland (BECN)

The BECN in Cobourg supports entrepreneurs and small business by offering:

  • Free consultations with skilled business consultants
  • Guidance for developing business and marketing plans
  • Business seminars, workshops and educational activities
  • Guidance on licenses, permits, registration and regulations required to start and build a business
  • Access to mentorship, business coaching and networking opportunities

The Factory

The Factory in Cobourg supports entrepreneurs by offering a co-working space where work-at-home professionals can connect, share values, network and gain access to office and meeting space.

Northumberland Tourism

The Northumberland Tourism office in Cobourg supports businesses by offering:

  • Guidance on tourism marketing and experience development
  • Access to research and digital marketing tools
  • Partnership and networking opportunities

Visit Northumberland Partners for tourism industry opportunities and resources.

Ontario Agri-Food Venture Centre (OAFVC)

The OAFVC in Colborne supports farmers and foodies by offering:

  • Fruit and vegetable processing
  • Packaging services
  • Food storage
  • Commercial kitchen facilities
  • Business services and conference room facilities

Visit Invest Northumberland for more information on our economic development services.