Guide to Small Business: Canada
Susan Ward, The About Network
This is an amazing resource of
information and links. If you're a Canadian running your own small
business or thinking of starting one, Small Business: Canada will give you
all the business resources, contacts, financial sources, and tools that
you need to be a successful entrepreneur.
Business Development Bank of
Business Development Bank of Canada
Articles and resources on starting a
new business, expanding an existing one, exporting.
Business Plan Pro Canadian Version
View sample business plans online.
Businesswomen in Trade
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
Includes: Online assessment of export
readiness, Success stories, Exporter preparation and much more.
Canada Business Service Centres
Single window access to information on provincial and federal programs &
services available for small businesses
CanadaOne is an online publication for Canadian businesses with articles,
resources, promotional tools, a free directory for Canadian companies,
links, reviews, and more.
Especially look at the News Release
Builder, Search Engine Submitter. as well as the Magazine.
Canadian Business Map
Industry Canada's pathfinder to national, provincial and municipal
information for business that is available on the internet. Includes
sections on Industry Statistics, Company Directories, Exporting from
Canada, Legislation & Regulations, Research & Development, Provincial &
Territorial information and Interactive Business Tools.
Canadian Management Network
Search a comprehensive directory of Canadian companies that support small
business. Access helpful links to a variety of websites with information
on tax resources, entrepreneur awards, and advices on business start-up
Canadian Federation of Independent
This site includes research reports on surveys of association members
Canadian Women's Business Network
An excellent resource with many directories that provide opportunities to
promote your business and make connections throughout the world. The site
also offers a wide range of business related resource links.
Community Futures Development
Association - Western Canada
This web site links you to over 90
CFDCs in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. CFDC provide a range of
business financing and business training programs for entrepreneurs
operating businesses in rural communities. The Western Canada CFDC Web
Page focuses on serving the needs of entrepreneurs operating businesses in
rural Western Canada.
Diagnostic and Benchmarking Tools
Gives you the tools to identify the
strengths and weaknesses of your firm, offers diagnostic and benchmarking
training and directs you to other relevant sources.
The Knowledge Portal for Small Business. A collection of QUALITY sources
of information on small business, finance, international trade,
entrepreneurship, enterprise development and the economy.
Global Focus Consulting
Group home of The Import Export Coach
The Import Export Coach assists entrepreneurs and small business owners to
Go Global by providing international business start-up and development
tips, tools, links, resources, trade leads, and original articles, written
by a Certified International Trade Consultant. FREE Eye on the World Ezine.
Business Grow - Guide for Small and Medium Enterprises in the Asia Pacific
Economic Cooperation (APEC) Region.
Includes information on Business Opportunities and Networks,Customs,
Dispute Mediation, Government Procurement (GP), Intellectual Property
Rights Investment, Product and Safety Standards, SME Policy
Issues/Guidelines Support Organizations for Small and Medium-Sized
Enterprises, Technical and Health Requirements, Trade Facilitation, Visas
Advice, advocacy, information, inspiration, news, discussion, free
directory listings, marketing support, networking opportunities, and goods
and services for home-based and micro business people.
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
The InfoExport Web site is designed to help Canadian companies in their
efforts to export.
The nVision website has collected together a series of articles,
references and tools of interest to Canadian entrepreneurs. Resources
include: Canadian Business Start-Up Guide, Q&A: Business to Internet,
General Business Resources etc. Well worth a visit!
Includes article, links and quizzes
of interest to Canadian entrepreneurs
A new resource with links to various
Programs, Helpful Articles for Women, Magazines and Newsletters,
Organisations, Women's Business Help Offices, Women Search Directories,
Helpful Sites and Success Stories.
Resources That Help
BENNETT GOLD, Chartered Accountants
Articles for Early Start-Up
Businesses and Start-Up Businesses
Royal Bank: Small Business &
Topics covered include Start ups, Sales & Marketing, Finance, Managing
People, Developing Networks, & Customer Service, Business Plans etc.
Small Business Canada Magazine
This Canadian magazine is dedicated to small business. Their web site
includes selected articles from their publication as well as some features
that are only available on-line.
Article titles include: Don't Play
"Hide and Seek" with Your Prospects and Customers, My Home Business is Too
Small for the Web!!, How To Beat Your Competition and The Tremendous Power
Small Business Loans Administration
Small Business Page - Information for Small Business
SOHO Marketing Inc
SOHO MARKETING INC. was founded by Eric Gilboord, a marketing executive
for the past 23 years in Canadian and International ad agencies as well as
specialty shops. He has solid experience in all aspects of marketing from
national and retail advertising to direct marketing and promotion.
The articles posted at his web site
are straight forward and practical. Titles include: Who needs a marketing
plan, Stay On Top Of Your Marketing, An On-Going Checklist, Get The Most
From Your Marketing Supplier
$ources of Financing
Industry Canada. The $ources of Financing site offers a searchable
database of financial services to meet your specific business needs. $ources
is the new generation financial services tool on Strategis -- offering all
Steps to Growth Capital
This site is an investment skills development program. It aims to help
small businesses become 'investor ready'. There are learning modules,
tools, resources, case studies and much more..all helpful to
A Canadian site that focuses on providing marketing-planning resources and
tools to its users. Includes sample marketing plans.