The Small Business Centre is committed to assisting you and your business.  As developments with the spread of COVID-19 and its variants across the province continue, our office is not open for your visit.  Communication by phone, email and online counselling and meetings will not be interrupted.  Please visit the “Contact” page to connect with staff to assist you.

Resources

Not sure where to begin or where to go next? Looking for grants and loans, the right contact, or how to navigate a particular problem?
Talk with the Small Business Centre to know what resources are available to you in your community, or take advantage of the resources we have waiting for you here.

Coronavirus Preparedness Tools

The Trade Commissioner’s website serves as a one-stop-shop for Canadian businesses – focusing on the following four considerations:

  • supporting your employees
  • financial implications and business preparedness
  • business travel and events
  • doing business in international markets.

Preparedness tools

To plan your business continuity and mitigate the potential effects of an emergency use these templates provided by BDC
https://www.bdc.ca/en/articles-tools/entrepreneur-toolkit/templates-business-guides/pages/business-continuity-guide-templates-entrepreneurs.aspx

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has put together a list of resources for businesses these can be accessed on their website at http://www.chamber.ca/resources/pandemic-preparedness/. This includes a pandemic preparation guide for businesses as well as tools shared by Camber members.

Business Development Bank of Canada – financial support for entrepreneurs https://www.bdc.ca/en/pages/special-support.aspx?special-initiative=covid19

Tourism Businesses
Ontario Tourism has now issued an impact survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GPJ8NGS?inf_contact_key=7230478ceec1a24e4b9acb15b64078ed