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.

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 money 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 successful one.

  • 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 Ask a professional

    Get free advice on monthly business topics from a BDC Consulting professional.

  • 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.

  • Kakivak Association
    Applies only to: Nunavut

    Your business could benefit from a range of services that assist Inuit in planning, establishing, managing or expanding a business.

Networking and chambers of commerce

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

  • Canadian chamber of commerce

    A strong community business network can benefit your company. Access your local chamber of commerce.

  • Purchasing Management Association of Canada

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

  • Rural Opportunities Network

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

  • 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 Women in Communications

    Are you a woman entrepreneur in the communications sector who is looking for mentorship or guidance? Find out how leadership development and mentoring services can help you achieve your business goals.

  • Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association
    Applies only to: Nunavut

    If you are a visual artist in Nunavut, you can get help to promote your work.