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Business Resources: Step One

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Business Resources: Stage One





Setting Up

Register Your Business


A simple and convenient way to register or incorporate your business and build your brand.

Starter Company Plus

Government of Canada

A resource that provides finance, guidance, mentoring and training to early-stage entrepreneurs based in Ontario.

Securing a Business Number

Government of Canada

An overview for businesses whether they require a business number or CRA program account.


Essential Resources

The Canada Business App – Government services in the palm of your hand

Government of Canada

Over the past year, we have all experienced new challenges and needed support in one way or another.
The Canada Business App from our partners at Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) lets you easily search for relevant Government of Canada services to help grow your business.

Entrepreneur's Toolkit


Business tools to help you successfully manage, grow and promote your business

Marketing, Sales, and Export


A resource to help develop a marketing plan that draws on business intelligence and identifies opportunities for business development and trade

FedDev Ontario -
Small Business Services

Government of Canada

Access crucial government business information and services.

Hubspot for Startups Program

Hubspot for Startups

A program intended to help Guelph startups grow and scale better – and faster – at a startup-friendly cost.

Entrepreneurial skills


A resource to help achieve long-term objectives by polishing your business skills, improving your strategic thinking and incorporating business networking into your activities.

IP Academy

Government of Canada

Learning resources, seminars, and training about intellectual property such as patents, trademarks, and copyright.

Start and Operate a Business

Government of Ontario

Information on Ontario’s economy & how to do business here.


Funding and Finance

Small Business Loans


Online loan platform where small and medium-sized enterprises can apply for loan financing.

Start Up Financing


Financing options for working capital, fixed assets, fund marketing, franchise purchase, and advisory services.



Coaching for SMEs


Learn to understand and manage the different functions of your organizations.

Economic Development and Trade

Government of Ontario

Supporting a strong, innovative economy that can provide jobs, opportunities and prosperity for all Ontarians.


Innovation York

Based at York University, we provides services in agreements, industry liaison, commercialization, and entrepreneurship.

Toronto Chapter

Startup Grind Toronto

The largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting more than 2,000,000 entrepreneurs in over 600 chapters.

Support for Scaleups


The Start & Scale Team is here to help you understand your business, commercialize your product and get you where you want to go.

Learning Resources


Thrive Podcast

StartUp Canada

The THRIVE Podcast for Women Entrepreneurs is all about supporting YOU to start and build a thriving business.


The Art of Fail

Un-edited conversations with entrepreneurs, innovators

Visual Content

Visual Capatalist

New way to discover business opportunities and learn about investment trends.


Canada Foundation for Innovation

The mission is to build our nation’s capacity to undertake world-class research and technology development to benefit Canadians.

IP Hub

Government of Canada

An ever-growing digital platform for the intellectual property (IP) community to exchange the most useful and helpful tools and resources.


StartUp Canada

For every entrepreneur

SME Webinars


A series to help you launch successfully