Business Development

When Running a Business Feels Like Walking a Tightrope

We are here to help!

Our Team has supported Essex County entrepreneurs in all stages of business development for over 25 years. We understand the challenges and opportunities business face and we know the local marketplace. We provide key services to businesses and entrepreneurs including:

  • Confidential business counselling;
  • Referrals to partner organizations;
  • Hands-on assistance with the loan application process; and
  • Friendly Team Members always willing to listen and provide guidance.

We value our clients and all of our interactions are based on the following values: Client Oriented, Compassionate, Collaborative, and Committed.

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Business Loans

Apply for a loan to buy equipment, expand product lines, or increase working capital with flexible repayment terms to support your cash flow needs.

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Let us Connect You

Entrepreneurs have a variety of needs when starting or growing their businesses. Our experienced team will be pleased to provide you with referrals to our partners.



We’ve taken the questions we frequently get asked and compiled them into one place for you. If your question isn’t in there, please let us know.


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Contact Us

39 Maidstone Ave E, Essex, ON N8M 2J3
Office Hours by Appointment Only
Monday to Thursday8:30am - 4:30pm
Friday8:30am - 1:00pm

Please call ahead for an appointment as our office may be locked from time to time if we are doing site visits, attending meetings, or taking a lunch break.