Business Resources


Business Resources

We have gathered an extensive collection of online resources to share with you on a wide range of topics to help sources all relevant information when planning and financing a business. Contact us today to learn more by emailing


Business Benefits Finder-Ontario

Find the right programs and services, whether you're starting out or scaling up your business. - Business Benefits Finder


Mentor Works

Canadian Business Startup Resources


Mentor Works - Develope and Submit Funding Applications

Learn your options to develope and submit funding applications for business owners.


Innovation Canada - Government of Canada

Business advice, driving new collaborations, and funding these programs and services are designed to help businesses create new jobs, innovate, and grow Canada's economy.


BizPal-Permits & Licences

Bizpal streamlines which permits and licencing you will need to start a small business in Canada, and make sure you get it right the first time.


Clean Energy for Rural and Remote Communities Program

The Clean Energy for Rural and Remote Communities Program supports project proposals that contribute to Indigenous-led climate action, to economic development, to pollution reduction, and to job creation. This program has received an additional $300 million in funding until 2027. Applicants must be Canadian and a First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities, governments, or development corporations or organizations.


IRAP Youth Employment Program (YEP)

Receive up to $30,000 per Graduate in Grant Funding. The IRAP Youth Employment Program (YEP) was designed to assist funding of hiring young Canadian post-secondary graduates. Graduate can be applied to most areas from business development to technical to customer service/administration.


Government Of Ontario-Rural and North 

Information about Northern Ontario, agriculture and local food. Learn about funding programs that support rural, northern and indigenous communities.

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Small Business Centres Ontario

SBCO have E-learning, Events, Webinars, and Services for small businesses. No matter what stage you are in with your business, they are here to help.

Ontario Small Business - SBC Ontario


Fednor - Northern Ontario Development Program

Open to municipalities and Indigenous Communities in NWO

Community Investment Initiative for Northern Ontario (CIINO) (


Ontario Trillium Foundation Grants

Resilient Communities Fund Resources

Community Investment Grants

Youth Opportunities Fund

Community Building Fund

Third-Party  and Other Funders


Small Business Center Ontario - Web Events


Funding and Assistance in new programs
Next Level Program with NWO Innovation Centre


New Business and Business Plans
Steps to starting a business and how to create a business plan


Trailblazer program from Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre
The Trail Blazer program is a program for early-stage startups. The program is designed to take you through the necessary steps to identify your market and validate your idea.


BDC - Steps to Starting a Business or Buying a Business


Business Plan Essentials – Start Up Planning

PARO & GoForth Institute Online Education


Money & Finance Resources:
Finance Resources from BDC


Small & Medium Enterprises
NOW Program - for small to medium enterprises


Small Business/Entrepreneurial Resources from BDC


Business Toolkit & Assessment


Financial survival techniques for entrepreneurs


Innovator Membership Program


Tips for Entrepreneurs - How to thrive in tough times


Business Women and Young Entrepreneurs:
Enterprising Indigenous Women


Business to Business (B2B) Vendor Database - PARO


Resources from BDC for young entrepreneurs


Youth Entrepreneurship Program

Soft Landing: Scale From Home program


Digital Main Street - Future Proof
Digital Main Street - Transforming Bricks-and-Mortar | Digital Main Street