New Small Business Startup Links

Looking to get your new business off the ground? Here are some vital tools to help the growth of your business!


Checklists and Guides:

There are a number of useful business start-up guides available to those looking to start a business in Ontario, courtesy of the Canadian and Ontario Chambers, as well as the Canadian Business Network, and Canada Business Ontario.

Checklists and Guides for starting a business -

Checklist Small Businesses -

Small Business Advice Support Services Regulations -

Starting a Business -


Licensing your new Business:

The City of Ottawa provides Services both online and in person for Registering and Licensing your business. They also provide an online service named BizPal, which helps you identify which licenses and permits your business needs to get up and running.

Business Licensing -

Business Permit and Licence Information - BizPal


Financials, Business Grants, and Funding:

There are a number resources available to finance your new business at various levels of the government, as well a number of non-government resources available. 

Ontario Small Business Enterprise Center and Community Based Provider Locations -

Grants -

Financing your Business -

Incentive Programs and Services -

Algonquin College SUMMIT 2018 -

Financing a Business Guide -


Business Resources & Newsletters:

While more Ottawa focused, the Ottawa Public Library provide it's own list of useful Business services, as well as a bi-monthly newsletter covering a number of business topics, and introducing other resources.

Directory of business services in Ottawa -

Business e-Newsletters from the Ottawa Public Library -

Orléans For Your Business Magazine