Resources & Tools for Small Business
The organizations listed below have been assembled here as resources to help you grow your business. Click on the links for more information.
The Canada Small Business Financing Program has been helping small businesses with their financing needs for over 50 years.
Click here for their website.
Their webinar on Small Business Financing is also very helpful.
Looking to start or grow your business? BizPaL is an online service that offers the business owner a central place to find all the permit and license information needed to start or grow your business.
Follow the simple question and answer wizard to generate a complete list of required permits and licenses you require.
To begin the process visit http://bizpal.ca
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture
The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA)’s “Community and Business Financing: A Guide to Funding Programs for Rural Ontario” website has a variety of funding programs available. The key is rural affairs, it’s not just for farmers.
Review the opportunities here.
The Government of Canada’s “Canada Business” website has funding and service programs for entrepreneurs which you can browse based on sector and purpose of the funding. They also offer other tools such as business plan templates, SWOT analysis, and marketing plans and analysis.
Check it out here.
FedDev's programs will support economic and community development, innovation, and economic diversification, with contributions to communities, businesses and non-profit organizations.
Check out their programs here.
EMC offers its members a broad range of services and programs to help them become more competitive. It is a not-for-profit organization of manufacturers, dedicated to facilitating member development towards greater global competitiveness, as a strong community infrastructure of business.
Visit the EMC Canada website.
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business
CFIB represents the interests of the small business community, every province has knowledgeable counsellors who can provide answers to your business related questions and help troubleshoot a variety of issues affecting your company. Reduced-fee programs with affiliated partners for credit and debit card payment processing, banking, telecommunications and other services that can help you save.
Visit their website,www.cfib-fcei.ca