Other Startup Resources

The following is a list of links, articles and resources to help you start your business venture.

“How-to” guides on how to start a bed and breakfast, construction business, consulting business, day care, spa, restaurant and many others on the Canada Business Info Guides webpage.

Ontario Business Program Guide: The Ontario government’s free, online directory of tax incentives, tax credits and government support programs for business.

E-Business Resources (E-Business Toolkit): Free downloadable resources and guides on e-business, social media, e-exporting, SEO, on-line display advertising, etc.

Canada Business Network provides your business with the resources it needs to grow and prosper, including a wide range of information on government services, programs and regulations. Canada Business Network promotes entrepreneurship and innovation, and provides assistance through an organized network of service centres across Canada. There is a centre in each province and territory working with partners in many communities across their region, providing you with numerous service access points. Also provides a free market research service. Can be reached at 1-888-576-4444 or 1-888-745-8888.

Service Ontario and ONE-Source provides online business registration.  The ONE-Source for Business portal will help guide you to the government services, forms and information you need to start, operate and grow your business. You can search for information that pertains to your business and locate resources from many levels of government.  

Getting Started in Small Business from the Canadian Bankers Association.  Provides guidance in the planning and preparation stage of starting your own business.

BizLaunch – information, advice and free webinars for entrepreneurs.

Free and paid guides are available on Start-up Canada

Presenting your business in 60 seconds from the Business Development Bank of Canada on developing your elevator pitch.