About Us

Our primary purpose is to provide a platform through which Grey-Bruce area business people can discuss local issues, network with other business owners and tell their story. To that end, we need input from readers: what is important to you, what is happening in your business and your community.

Our second purpose is to act as a filter – finding useful business articles and ideas from many sources. Operating a business is a complex process and owners can always use ideas and suggestions from others whether they are just starting out or looking for ways to make sure they survive in a changing economy.

Our publication is supported through sponsors that have in turn received recognition in the form of advertising space and credits in the publication. This is the least we can do for businesses and organizations that are willing to part with their hard-earned dollars to support this publication. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor click here.

The Grey Bruce Business Journal is owned and operated by Softext Publishing Inc. located in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada. This web site is designed and built by Softext.

Publisher: Terry Welton

Editor(s): Terry Welton, Mel Jaune

The articles that appear in this publication are protected under copyright and the property of the author(s) where designated. All other content is the property of Softext Publishing Inc.



Learn to Network

Business Networking International (BNI) Sound Networking meets Each Wednesday 7:00 – 8:30 AM at Frog Ponds Cafe

Meet local business people and find out how networking is one of the most effective methods for marketing your business.
Visitors are always welcome, just call ahead to let us know you are coming 519-371-2622.

Business Enterprise Centre Workshops

Basics of Bookkeeping (Three part workshop)
Tuesday September 19th and 26th and Tuesday October 3rd, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Business Enterprise Centre Training Room $95 (HST included)
Facilitator: Jane Gallagher
This three part Bookkeeping Workshop will allow you to use the tools and information to confidently understand your financial statements and your own books. Class size is limited to 8 to allow a hands-on, individual learning opportunity for everyone.

Business Enterprise Centre Workshops

How to “Really” Start a Business
Wednesday September 20th, 9:00 am – 11:30 am, Bayshore Community Centre
FREE – Pre-registration is required
Facilitator: Cliff Bilyea
Discover the basic steps involved in starting a business, evaluating your idea, determining your market and basic rules and regulations. Attending the is workshop is mandatory for anyone applying to the Starter Company Plus Program.

Business Enterprise Centre Workshops

Introduction to Quick Books (Two part workshop)
Tuesday October 17th and 24th, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Business Enterprise Centre Training Room, $80 (HST Included)
Instructor: Jane Gallagher
The first session of Quick Books provides participants with an overview and access to a trial version of the program. The second session will be questions and answers to address specific issues. Knowledge of basic bookkeeping principles is required. Limited to 8, you must bring your own laptop. (This workshop does not cover the online version of Quick Books)


Phone: 519 371 7464
Fax: 519 371 4043
Site: gbbj.biz
Email: editor@gbbj.biz
Address: 1240 2nd Ave E
Owen Sound, ON N4K 2J3

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