Many organizations and programs exist at provincial and local levels that provide resources, guidance, and support for small business owners, new and growing.
At a provincial level these include ones such as the Manitoba Business Start Loan Program, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Alberta Government Small Business Support and Ontario Small Business Services.
Manitoba Business Start Loan Program: Are you starting a new business in Manitoba? You may qualify for a loan guarantee program.
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency: Become a part of the vibrant economic future of Atlantic Canada.
Alberta Government Small Business Support: Find information and resources for starting and running a business in Alberta.
Ontario Small Business Services: How new or existing small businesses can get advice, support and information on government regulations.
Small Business Enterprise Centres are run by provincial governments in places such as Ontario, with more localized small business associations also spreading across Canada. The centres help business owners grow their business.
In addition to all of this, some of the best information you can get will also come from experienced business owners. Join a networking group or connect directly and lean on them for advice and guidance. They’ve been down your path and hopefully can provide positive solutions for you.