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Create the Food Business You’ve Dreamed About

OAFVC’s non-profit commercial kitchen is an affordable way for new food entrepreneurs to launch their product. With access to industrial kitchen equipment, you can make your new products - and store and package them - all in one place.

It’s Easy to Build Connections When Your Network’s in One Place

Northumberland’s strong network of agri-food businesses means you’re living near distributors and retailers who are ready to help you get your product out there faster.

And meet like-minded entrepreneurs at BECN’s coworking space or at the newly built offices at Venture 13.

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Helping Your New Business Succeed

OAFVC’s expert advisors help with food safety, labelling, and packaging.

The BECN provides business planning and workshops for new businesses.

Grants & Incentives

Visit the Ontario Food Cluster page, for a list of relevant funding programs.

Extra Resources

Checklists and Guides for Starting a Business from the Canada Business Network

Business Registration Services in Ontario from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Starting a business from the Business & Entrepreneurship Centre Northumberland (BECN)

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