Business support organizations 

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You don't become an expert business manager overnight. Seeking the advice of peers, professional business counsellors and coaches can help you transition from new business owner to experienced entrepreneur.

There are many networking forums that can help you make the right connections to help expand and grow your business.

Some financing organizations offer networking, coaching, and other business support services. Visit our Grants and financing section for more information.

  • Grants and financing

    Find out how to access funding for your business.

  • Contact the Canada Business Network

    The Canada Business Network has centres across the country that offer guidance, information and resources to help make your journey in business a success.

  • Accredited Professionals

    Do you need professional help for your business? Access this national online database of accountants, legal professionals, valuators and auditors.

  • Business consultants

    Find business consultants, development organizations, and specialists in the areas of exporting, financial services, human resources, marketing, and more.

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Start-up and business development

Access a wide range of business support services that can help you start or grow your business.

  • BDC Consulting

    Find out how BDC's customized consulting services can help your business at all stages of development.

  • CoopZone

    Find resources and consultants to help you start and run a co-operative in Canada.

  • Invest Yukon
    Applies only to: Yukon

    You can obtain information about doing business in the Yukon, including government funding and programs, and details about different industries.

  • Women's Business Associations

    As a woman entrepreneur, you can get help from specialized organizations to start and expand your business or register your business association.

Networking and chambers of commerce

Take advantage of business opportunities and specific networking forums to make the right connections.

  • Rural Opportunities Network

    Explore business ideas, promote yourself, and connect with other Canadians engaged in the sustainable use of natural resources.

  • Supply Chain Management Association

    Learn how to better manage your supply chain by signing up for seminars, webinars, introductory training or a full-scale accreditation program.

  • WBE Canada Certification

    Find out how your company can be certified as a Women Business Enterprise to increase your access to contract opportunities in Canada and abroad.

  • YouInc

    Join this business information and networking site to help enrich your entrepreneurial experience. Share, learn and collaborate with other entrepreneurs.

Coaching, mentoring and training

Connect with experienced business advisors who can help you develop your skills and achieve your business goals. 

Industry sector resources

Learn about organizations that offer support services to businesses in your industry.

  • Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters

    If you are in the business of manufacturing or exporting, this group can promote your interests by providing cost-saving services and by enhancing your rights.

  • Canadian Women in Communications

    Are you a woman entrepreneur in the communications sector? Find out how leadership development and mentoring services can help you achieve your goals.

  • Northern Film and Video Industry Association
    Applies only to: Yukon

    If you want to produce a film or video in the Yukon, become a member to access equipment rental, information on production crews and more.

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