Support Services for Business

Community Futures offers a Business Services Program to support Small Business

Community Futures Development Corporation of Chatham-Kent (CFDCCK) is a one-stop resource offering no charge, one-on-one Business Services to any start-up or existing, local, small business.
And you are here !
Business Services include chats / information to answer your questions on business planning, forms of business ownership, pricing and gross margin calculating, business registering, manual business bookkeeping systems, understanding Harmonized Sales Tax (HST), the how to’s of payroll, partnerships, intellectual property, and lots of other business topics.
Whether you are interested in one topic, multiple topics, or all topics, Community Futures is easy to talk with, and we are here to help you.
To see what we can offer your Small Business Contact us !

Chatham-Kent Public Libraries

Access Business Resources at your Public Library.
Resources available for business owners and/or your employees include books on all kinds of business topics, free access to interactive, instructor-led online business courses, access to thousands of legal forms used in business, the latest census information for Chatham-Kent, listings of very helpful websites and Government resources.
Your Public Library is a local and excellent business resource for you.

Chatham-Kent Small Business Centre (CKSBC)

The one-stop destination for business information and support services to help entrepreneurs and small business develop and succeed throughout Chatham-Kent. Services are offered whether you are thinking of starting a business, starting a business, or growing your business.

Chatham-Kent Economic Development Services (EcDev)

Promotes Chatham-Kent as a location for business, industry and tourism destinations.
They provide confidential business assistance with available site and building information, community briefings and tours, statistics, research, grant writing and customized information packages.

Canada – Starting A Business (Federal)

The steps you need to consider before operating a business in Canada.

Canada – Maintaining and Growing Your Business (Federal)

Find out what you need to do to help your business thrive and remain in good standing.

Small Business Access (Ontario)

Get support, information and advice to run your small business.

Magnet Export Business Portal (Ontario)

Helps businesses maximize international market potential by boosting access to resources for exporters, and will help connect Ontario exporters with the tools and content they need to succeed in international markets.

Canadian Management Centre (CMC)

As a leading not-for-profit provider of training and development solutions for your team, or your specific employee’s skills, CMC is dedicated to helping strengthen small medium businesses with their talent transformation expertise.

Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC)

A not-for-profit organization of manufacturers, dedicated to facilitating member development towards greater global competitiveness, as a strong community infrastructure of business.  Currently EMC is responsible for contributing primary expertise and industry knowledge resources towards the success of their member manufacturers.