Loan clients represent only one client group that access business counseling resources of the Bruce CFDC. Business Counselling activities also extend to those seeking information, referral and contacts related to a broad scope of business issues and initiatives. Bruce CFDC offers a full-service one-stop business resource function to the local business community, individuals exploring business opportunities as well as industry and business looking to locate or expand operations in the area. 

Business Services
  • Access to Small Business Information, Mentoring, Counselling and Advisory Services
  • Assistance to Entrepreneurs
  • Business Financing
  • Business Improvement Workshops and Seminars
  • Small Business Self-help Resource
  • Youth Entrepreneur
  • CFDI Learn - On Line Learning Opportunities for Small Business Owners
Bruce CFDC retains direct and active links through a range of associations to stay current on business issues, support programs as well as key contacts in industry & government. Formal affiliations include: 

Canada-Ontario Business Service Centre ( COBSC)
Bruce CFDC is a decentralized COBSC site, offering electronic and hard copy business resource materials on site at the Bruce CFDC offices. This affiliation also provides access to a help-desk that can research specialized information needs and technical resources, providing clients with accelerated response to hard to research inquiries.
This resource site hosts information related to a range of topics including:
  • Franchising
  • Partnership agreements
  • Exporting
  • Market research resources such as average household expenditure patterns/industry benchmarks, postal code based consumer reports, business planning etc.
  • Technology & Innovation
  • Projecting sales
  • Government Programs & Services ..... etc.
Ontario Association of Community Futures Development Corporations ( OACFDC ) - Member
In support of the 61 CFDC’s in Ontario, this association offers the opportunity to share ideas, experiences and best practices in client service delivery as well as community & business development techniques.