Have you just started a business and would like advice from someone who knows the steps involved in getting a business off the ground? Or have you been in business a while, but are looking to grow?  Our new, easy-to-use networking search tool can help you find business support organizations in your region and help you locate the services you need.

What do you need to get started?


  • One or more categories — what service are you seeking?
  • A  region — most activities are offered municipally
  • Your audience — locate services that are specific to you

The organizations in the search tool are broken down into 4 categories:

Networking: A scheduled period of time where entrepreneurs can mingle. This can include events such as general meetings, 5-7s or based on a speed-dating model.

Mentoring: A matching service, (more personality based) that creates a formal relationship between a new entrepreneur and an experienced business person. The mentor's role is generally to share their own experience or to be a sounding board.

Coaching: A service that provides business coaching to entrepreneurs to help them advance towards a specific entrepreneurial goal. More topic-specific than mentoring.

Advising: A service that provides guidance and information intended to inform an entrepreneur and help them make business decisions (does not make decisions for the entrepreneur).

Your results:

As you narrow your search, the results that appear will be tailored to you and your business needs. If you find that the results are too narrow, de-select search fields to better suit your needs.

Remember to check back often because we will continue to add new organizations to our Networking tool to help serve you better. For services other than networking, mentoring, coaching, and advising, please visit our Business support organizations page.