Small Business Access
Get support, information and advice to run your small business.
Learn more about a program to help main street businesses adopt new digital technologies and build an online presence.
Learn how you can get up to $10,000 (per employee) through the Canada-Ontario Job Grant, a program that helps employers pay for training costs for current and future employees.
Apply for programs that support your small businesses in northern Ontario.
Apply for grants and financing for Indigenous businesses, communities and organizations.
Get business advice
Reach out to your local Economic Development Office, which works with your small business to help you grow.
Contact your local Business Improvement Area, which organizes, finances and carries out physical improvements to your downtown core.
Call or visit a Small Business Enterprise Centre or community-based provider to find the tools to help you start and grow your business.
Reach out to Employment Ontario for help finding workers.
Our experts can help you weigh your financing options, and improve your business plan before you present to lending institutions.
Grow your business
Learn how to sell outside of Canada, grow your business through exports and get financial help and resources.
We buy goods, services and construction from 51,000 vendors. Learn how to become one of these vendors.
Explore what federal government support programs can do for your business through Innovation Canada.
Search for, register and renew a business name online.
Get legal advice
Get free legal advice
Pro Bono Ontario provides free legal advice to small business owners over the phone.
Have a legal question? Call toll-free within Ontario:
Get free, expert, and confidential advice, representation and education.
Know the important regulations
Covers minimum wage, hours of work, termination of employment, public holidays, pregnancy and parental leave, severance pay, vacation and more.
Covers the rights and duties of all people in the workplace, as well as the procedures for dealing with workplace hazards and enforcement as needed.
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act
Learn how to meet the standard and make your employment practices accessible.
Get free training for you and your employees to meet these requirements.
Learn more about the changes we recently made to the small business corporate income tax rate.