Business Centre kiosk at City Hall supports small business

Guelph, Ont., June 19, 2019—The Business Centre Guelph-Wellington has set up a staffed kiosk in the Guelph City Hall Galleria as part of a new pilot project aimed at supporting small business. The kiosk is open weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A small business concierge is stationed at the kiosk to speak to the services offered by the Business Centre and answer questions. The concierge can also schedule a free one-hour consultation with a business advisor at the centre’s main office at 14 Macdonell Street. Start-up packages and information will also be available to direct clients to other business support services available throughout the city.

“Small business centres are an integral part of any city’s economy and we’re excited that the Business Centre has set up shop here at City Hall,” says Barbara Maly, economic development manager for the City of Guelph. “We often get inquiries or visits to our office from people looking to start their own business, and the Business Centre is a great resource for them.”

This pilot project will help the City track general interest in launching a new business in Guelph. The project also supports the City’s Building Partnerships initiative and demonstrates that the City of Guelph is making it easy to do business.

“One aspect of the Centre’s strategic vision is to have representation in City Hall as it is the common first stop for anyone considering starting a business,” says Kristel Manes, executive director for the Business Centre Guelph-Wellington. “We’re so excited and grateful for the opportunity to set up this kiosk in City Hall to help provide entrepreneurs convenient access to the information that they need.”

About Business Centre Guelph-Wellington

Business Centre Guelph-Wellington is a not-for-profit organization that has been helping entrepreneurs, business owners, professionals and students achieve business success since 1999. For nearly 20 years, they have added to the wealth and the diversity of the business community, one entrepreneur at a time.

About Invest in Guelph

Invest in Guelph represents the business development outcomes identified in the City of Guelph’s economic development strategy, Prosperity 2020. Invest in Guelph aims to position and promote Guelph as an ideal place to do business. From the moment you begin considering Guelph we provide you with a list of resources, offer an array of confidential business investment services, information and data resources and expedited and streamlined development approval processes to reduce your investment risk and save you time. We make it easy to do business in Guelph.

For more information

Barbara Maly, Manager, Economic Development
Business Development and Enterprise Services
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2822
barbara.maly@guelph.ca

Kristel Manes, Executive Director
Business Centre Guelph-Wellington
519-826-4701
kristel@guelphbusiness.com