Business Support - Town of Gravenhurst
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Business Support

Business Support Organizations

We have a number of options for you business no matter the size. Below a number of these supports are listed:

Government Services for Businesses

 Corporations Canada
 Are you thinking of incorporating?  Corporations Canada provides leading-edge resources, tools and information designed to make it easy for entrepreneurs to file for federal incorporation.
 

Canada Concierge Service

Helping Canadian enterprises find and access programs and services that support business innovation. Click for access to industy expert advisors and success stories. 
 

MentorWorks Ltd - List of Government Funding

Find out what you need to do in order to qualify for small business grants for new business.
 

Business Development Bank of Canada

The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) promotes entrepreneurship by providing financing, consulting and venture capital services to Canadian Entrepreneurs, with special focus on small and medium sized enterprises.
 Industrial Research Assistance Program
The National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) provides  technical and business advisory services and potential funding to SMEs in Canada to develop technologies and successfully commercialize them in a global marketplace. 
 Canada's Economic Action Plan - Support for Small Business
Canada's Small Businesses are engines for job creation that boost economic growth.  This site provides a list of credits and grants that are available through the economic action plan.
 Connected North
Connected North helps you stay connected in Northern Ontario.  Whether it is checking to see an internet services report for your future hometown or checking what services are available at your home or cottage, Gravenhurst has the infrastructure you need.  Stay connected to the office, to your loved ones and the rest of the world all year round.
 Canada Small Business Financing Program
Need financing?  The Canada Small Business Financing Program makes it easier for small businesses to get loans from financial institutions by sharing the risk with lenders
 My Biz Account/Service Ontario
This one stop website is all about doing business in Ontario.  Accessibility compliance, incorporation services, online taxes, regulatory registration and employment standards are just some of the helpful information this site is able to provide.
 Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure
One Stop shop for small business advice, support services and regulations.  This includes the e-Business toolkit. 
 Canada Business Network
The Canada Business Network provides aspiring entrepreneurs and small businesses with the resources needed to grow and prosper, including a wide range of information on Government services, programs and regulations.
Canadian Intellectual Property Office
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office grants, registers, and administers intellectual property rights.  Intellectual property - patents, trademarks, copyrights and industrial designs - enables creators and innovators to increase the value of their products and services.
Canadian Company Capabilities
Thinking of expanding your markets?  Exhibit your products and services to a global audience.  Each month, 500,000 domestic and international companies browse Canadian Company Capabilities looking for suppliers.  Add your company profile to the database.
Service Canada
Do you have a great business idea but aren't sure where to start?  Service Canada has compiled a list to help you start your own business.