Grenville Community Futures Development Corporation (GCFDC) is a community-based, nonprofit organization that plays a local leadership role in delivering economic development services to communities and in delivering financial and consulting services to small and medium-sized businesses.
Serving Leeds and Grenville, the Small Business Centre is a leading source for business information, a one-stop shop for information about starting a business, growing an existing business or youth entrepreneurship initiatives.
North Grenville Business Builders (NGBB) is a business networking group that meets on a weekly basis, developing relationships and contacts. In a sharing and supportive setting the group acts as a catalyst for business opportunities and development.
The United Counties of Leeds & Grenville, "Where lifestyle grows good business," is a progressive place to locate and grow a business. It will be an engine of economic growth through a collaborative, regional approach, focused on growing its business in a sustainable manner, while enjoying a high quality of life that is culturally rich, active and diverse, within a unique, natural historic environment that is globally recognized.
Looking to start or grow your business?
BizPaL is an innovative online service that allows you, the entrepreneur or business owner, a central place to find all the permit and licence information needed to start or grow your business.
Based on some generic information that you provide about your proposed business activities, you will generate a complete list of required permits and licences from the municipal, provincial/territorial and federal levels of government in one place.
The service is the result of strong collaboration between the federal, provincial/territorial and participating municipal governments and is designed with the following benefits in mind:
Easy and Convenient
One stop access to permit and licence information
The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food (OMAF)’s “Community and Business Financing: A Guide to Funding Programs for Rural Ontario” website has a variety of funding programs available. The key is rural affairs, it’s not just for farmers.
The Government of Canada’s “Canada Business” website has funding and service programs for entrepreneurs which you can browse based on sector and purpose of the funding. They also offer other tools such as business plan templates, SWOT analysis, and marketing plans and analysis.
The Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) offers its members a broad range of services and programs to help them become more competitive. It is a not-for-profit organization of manufacturers, dedicated to facilitating member development towards greater global competitiveness, as a strong community infrastructure of business.
The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario)'s programs will support economic and community development, innovation, and economic diversification, with contributions to communities, businesses and non-profit organizations.
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) represents the interests of the small business community, every province has knowledgeable counsellors who can provide answers to your business related questions and help troubleshoot a variety of issues affecting your company. Reduced-fee programs with affiliated partners for credit and debit card payment processing, banking, telecommunications and other services that can help you save.
If you have challenges, opportunities, or goals that your business is striving to meet or overcome, Launch Lab Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIR) can help advise and mentor you to success. This incredibly talented group of entrepreneurs offer no charge service and will advise local businesses, regardless of sector or stage of development, concerning any issue, challenge, or potential opportunity they may be confronting.
The Ontario government wants to hear from you on the issues you’re dealing with as a business owner or representative.Tell them how they can reduce the regulatory burden to help make your business more competitive and support your investment in Ontario.