Business Support Services

Business Plan Wizard

Created in partnership with the Ministry of Education’s E-Learning Ontario Branch, the Business Plan Wizard is a fun and interactive online e-learning application that teaches secondary school students how to develop a business plan.  The Business Plan Wizard also helps introduce entrepreneurship to students as a career option.

Visit: http://www.ontariocanada.com/ontcan/1medt/smallbiz/en/sb_ye_bizplanwizard_en.jsp


Canadian Management Centre
“Training for the real world”. As a leading not-for-profit provider of training and development solutions, Canadian Management Centre (IMACAN Management Centres) is dedicated to helping strengthen organizations, one professional at a time.
Visit http://www.cmctraining.org/     


E-Business Toolkit

How You Can Profit from E-Business: An Introductory Handbook – copy of this useful tool to download can be found at: http://www.ontariocanada.com/ontcan/1medt/smallbiz/en/sb_ebiz_toolkit_en.jsp

This is an excellent resource to get you started with using Internet technologies to improve efficiencies and profits.

This webpage also contains information regarding Advanced E-Business Topics Toolkit.  For more advanced and specific business technology solutions, this Toolkit includes a series of 12 topic-specific booklets. Information ranges from E-Business solutions that help you understand security and legal issues to developing your company’s web presence.  The documents  can be accessed in Adobe Acrobat format (PDF). 


Electronic Commerce Branch of Industry
Canada provides support and facilitates continued growth of e-business in the Canadian economy. Free statistics on e-commerce both in Canada and worldwide. 
Visit  http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/ecic-ceac.nsf/eng/home      


Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium
A not-for-profit organization of manufactures, 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 or our member manufactures.
Visit http://www.emccanada.org/


 Ontario Business Program Guide

This website provides an at-a-glance directory designed for quick and easy scanning for the Ontario government’s free, online directory of tax incentives, tax credits and government support programs for business.  It can help you find programs that might be available to you and provides basic information on programs as well as links you can follow for more detailed information.

The Ontario Business Program Guide is updated regularly, so revisit it periodically to see what’s new. Typically, users should be prepared to spend 10 to 20 minutes navigating the guide and reading its entries to find relevant program(s).

You can also subscribe to an RSS feed, which will provide you updates automatically

Visit http://www.ontario.ca/en/business_program/index.htm


TechAlliance of Southwestern Ontario
This organization is the Regional Innovation Centre (RIC) for the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation.  It is part of the Ontario Network of Excellence (ONE) which is a provincial network delivering programs and resources to help technology-based companies – existing, start up and even pre-startup. Services are available at no cost to the companies and entrepreneurs.   It is based in London, Ontario and serves the Middlesex, Huron, Lambton, Elgin, Chatham-Kent and Oxford regions as well as parts of Perth and Norfolk Counties. Visit http://www.techalliance.ca