Businesses are a key component of the community in Midland and the Midland Public Library is here to support them.


The Library now subscribes to, offering access to an extensive  library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts. Head to our Business & Careers e-resources page to login or create a Lynda account using your MPL card number and PIN.

Are you looking to start a business? Here are some resources that may help get you started:



NSCFDC Small Business Workshops

Contact Faith (705-526-4216 ext. 3305) if you want to be notified of upcoming business events.

These workshops cover topics like marketing, e-commerce, financial practices, market research, and more. There are usually series several times throughout the year.

At the Midland Public Library

320 King Street, Midland, Assembly Room

Register online @

Offered in partnership with: North Simcoe Community Futures Development Corporation; Midland Public Library; Small Business Centre Barrie, Simcoe County, Orillia; The Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre.

Artrepreneur Simcoe County

Are you an ARTIST or CREATIVE?  Be your own boss and turn your passion into a business.  Artrepreneur is a multi-week program designed to equip artists and arts administrators with vital business skills and to connect them with other creatives.
For more information or to be notified when the application process opens, contact

Artrepreneur is a partnership between the Culture Alliance in the Heart of Georgian Bay, the York Region Arts Council, Tourism Simcoe County, Midland Public Library, and the North Simcoe Community Futures Development Corporation.


  • Applicant is an independent artist, Director/President of an arts group/non-profit organization or the Founder/Owner of a creative business
  • All arts disciplines, design and those working at the intersection of art, technology & innovation
  • Actively practicing and/or in operation for two consecutive years or more
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Ability to commute and attend weekly sessions



Subject matter expert guest lecturers and Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship mentors.

Program At-A-Glance

  • 13 weeks in-class
  • 3 hour seminar/workshop once per week,  (6:00 – 9:00 pm)
  • Sessions conducted by industry experts
  • Access to creative industry mentors
  • Learn the components of a business plan, marketing plan, financial management, intellectual property, presentation skills and more
  • Regular assignments culminating a complete business plan
  • Receive templates and helpful exercises
  • Final presentation to creative industry leaders
  • Certificate of completion

Please note that the program will be delivered in English, though bilingual business support services are available.

Karen Mealing, Cultural Development Coordinator, Town of Midland | (705) 526-4275 ext 2200

Send Us Your Suggestions!

If you have any suggestions for business programs, resources, ideas for how we can support your business or would like to volunteer to provide some business programming, please feel free to contact us at