Wasaga Beach Is Open For Business.

Join Us As We Grow!


Join one of Canada’s fastest-growing communities on the World’s Longest Freshwater Beach. There are many opportunities for new businesses to serve our over 24,000 full-time residents. Our outstanding growth, combined with the more than 1,600,000 tourists who visit Wasaga Beach each year, generates the tremendous potential for every type of business.

Becoming an Entrepreneur?

We know what it takes for you to become an entrepreneur in today’s competitive market.

The Business Development Bank of Canada has produced some great material to help entrepreneurs develop a proper toolkit to tackle their business ventures. To succeed today you need to have sound business sense and a set of practical tools. We offer several free resources including eBooks, webinars and business templates that will be useful whether your business is just starting out or is already well established.  


Starting a home-based business

If you want to operate a Home-Based Business in Wasaga Beach but aren’t sure where to start, this guide has been designed to help!

What types of businesses can I run out of my home?

The following types of business are permitted under the Schedules of the Business Licencing By-Law:

  • Domestic arts such as catering, alterations, decorating services, etc.
  • Holistic/health and wellness services, as well as personal services such as hair styling, and esthetics
  • Businesses related to the trades including plumbers, electricians, handymen, etc. can have a home office provided clientele do not visit the premises
  • Artists
  • Private teaching including music, arts, and academics
  • Private home daycare
  • Pet grooming

Other service type businesses provided that the service is conducted off-site Retail sales are not allowed, with the exception of catalogue, online, mail order or telemarketing sales. Motor vehicle repair and service is also not permitted as a Home-Based Business.

How to Start Your Business

Are you looking to start your own business? There’s a lot you need to know about launching a company – from writing a convincing business plan to securing the right amount of financing. By making informed decisions you can turn your business ideas into a reality.

What do I need to do before starting a business?
What do I do after I start my business?

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