Muskoka Business Insights

Have you ever considered opening a business or developing in Muskoka?  We have put together a number of business insight articles to help understand and navigate the Muskoka market and provide you with "How To" information to assist you in meeting your business goals.

Attracting Recreational Boaters to Your Business

People standing on the dock at the Muskoka wharfRecreational boating is a favourite summer pastime and transient boaters account for a significant impact on the economy. When visiting a new location, boaters are looking for things to do like shop, dine and explore. What are you doing to attract recreational boaters? We will help outline opportunities that will give your business a reason for them to come ashore!

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Find the Perfect Location – What to Consider When Looking to Lease or Purchase Space

Map Application saying "Your Business Here"The physical place you set up shop can impact the success of your business, whether you are opening your first location, expanding into a larger space or taking on a secondary location. We will help you through the consideration process to assist you in narrowing down potential options that best fit your needs and provide you with resources to help you in your search for the ideal storefront in Gravenhurst.

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How to Expand Into a New Market, Keys to Opening a Secondary Location

Grand opening of the brick in downtown gravenhurstOpening a second location takes time, planning and capital. You will need good information to form the right decisions and build a strategy that covers each step of the process. We will outline information to consider if thinking about a new location and what you need to know about the current (and future) Muskoka landscape based on local research, if Muskoka is your next big opportunity for your second location.

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How to Expand Your Seasonal Business Into a Year Round Success

Exterior of the Auburn Gallery in winterWhile the summer season continues to be the strongest, “peak season” has expanded beyond the traditional months of July and August to May through October and four-season tourism is growing.
These insights will explain how to adapt to increase profits within this changing market by learning ways to make your seasonal business thrive all year long.

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Top 5 Business Ideas for People Who Love the Outdoors in Muskoka

Group of hikers in the forestWater, rocks and trees! The fresh air and rugged natural beauty of Muskoka has been attracting people to the region for over 150 years. If are you an entrepreneur ready to trade your cubicle for the opportunity to build a career where you can get outside more this information will do just that.

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Top 5 Small Business Ideas for Those Looking to Set Up Shop in Muskoka

Welcome/open signA business idea itself may have merit and variations have worked in other areas but if you don’t pick the right location or concept, your target market may not feel the same way. Find out what you need to know about the Muskoka business landscape based on local research. Data has identified the most needed and therefore profitable small businesses in Muskoka.

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Use Data to Increase Your Business

Business Man explaining data collectedData should be at the start of any strategic decision making in your business. It doesn’t matter if you run a large corporation or a small family-run business. These insights will identify what and how to gather data to answer key business questions.

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 What Your Small Business Can do to Succeed in Muskoka

Local Business Owner Baya stands outside her shopThinking of opening a business in Muskoka? We will outline what you need to know about the current (and future) Muskoka business landscape based on local research. Data gathered has identified what makes Muskoka a destination and how you can use the associated opportunities to ensure your business success all year round. 

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Why Commercial Development is a Good Investment in Muskoka 

Staircase with retail wordsWith virtually no vacancy, low building and development fees and a number of available undeveloped lots, new commercial projects are a needed component to meet current and future growth demands. Learn about local insights and opportunities for you as a developer!

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