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Business Resources

If you are thinking about starting or expanding an existing business, you will need funds to make your dream a reality and a business plan in order to obtain these funds. A sound business plan is also a requirement for ensuring the success of your new venture. Provided below you will find links to business planning guides and templates for all commercial banking institutions, grand/loan opportunities offered to small businesses to help the grow and expand, and more to help get you started!

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Service Ontario

Starting a Business? Or Need a Refresher?

This portal will help guide you to the government services, forms, and information you need to start, operate and grow your business.

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NOHFC

The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) offers seven funding programs designed to help municipalities, entrepreneurs and businesses build, expand and grow.

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Writing a Business Plan - Scotiabank

Building a Blueprint for Success. Evaluate your business plan's effectiveness by using your Cash Flow Projection results to get cash in hand before you need it.

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Starting A Business Resource Centre - RBC

If you’re thinking about starting a business, you’re in the right place. Here you’ll find useful advice, tips and tools that will help get you on your way.

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Start-up Guide - Desjardins

Starting a business takes serious time and preparation. We've put together some start-up guidance to help you learn how to create and finance your business. Make your dreams a reality with the right partners and tools at your disposal.

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Economic Partners

Run by a board of local volunteers and professional staff, who take a grassroots approach to investing in local entrepreneurs, exporters, and community initiatives.

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FedNor

FedNor is the federal economic/business development agency for Northern Ontario. It provides small business financing for both new businesses and expansions, and can also provide funds for up to half the cost of a youth internship.

Smart Advice for Business - CIBC

Find tips, resources and expert advice to help launch or run your business at any stage. Explore our advice categories, and stay up-to-date with the latest headlines.

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Small Business Banking - TD

If you’re thinking about starting a business, you’re in the right place. Here you’ll find useful advice, tips and tools that will help get you on your way.

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Business Plan Templates - Law Depot

Plan and present your business ideas with our free and easy Business Plan template. Wow your stakeholders, lenders and investors now.

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