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Aboriginal Business Canada (ABC)
Program information. ABC provides financial and non-funded support to aboriginal businesses active in every sector of the Canadian economy.

About 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 Canada
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 and management.

Canadian Federation of Independent Business
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
Industry Canada

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.

Helping YOUR 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 and more.

Advice, advocacy, information, inspiration, news, discussion, free directory listings, marketing support, networking opportunities, and goods and services for home-based and micro business people.

Info Export
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
The InfoExport Web site is designed to help Canadian companies in their efforts to export.

nVision Online
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!

Profit Magazine

Includes article, links and quizzes of interest to Canadian entrepreneurs

Resources for Business Women
Industry Canada

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 Entrepreneurs Grow
BENNETT GOLD, Chartered Accountants

Articles for Early Start-Up Businesses and Start-Up Businesses

Royal Bank: Small Business & Entrepreneurs
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 Of Focus

Small Business Loans Guidelines
Small Business Loans Administration

Small Business Page - Information for Small Business
Revenue Canada

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 the functionality.

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 entrepreneurs!
A Canadian site that focuses on providing marketing-planning resources and tools to its users. Includes sample marketing plans.

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