Online Business Resources @ the Halton Small Business Centre

ToolboxMore and more people are contacting Halton Region, looking for information on starting a new business, whether it’s a small micro-business or a small to medium enterprise.

Before meeting with a business consultant, people can access a wealth of information on the Halton Small Business Centre website The information available on the website ranges from defining your business idea, to exporting your first product.  There are checklists and templates to get you started and help you through the planning and development stages, as well as guides and publications from trusted sources. Here are some highlights of what online resources are available:

Checklists and Templates 

  • Developing Your Idea Questions and Answers (Q&A)
  • Starting a Sole Proprietorship or General Partnership Checklist
  • Starting a Corporation Checklist
  • Industry Specific Licences and Regulations
  • Business Planning Template
  • Financials – Start-up Costs, Cash Flow and Balance Sheets
  • Partnership Agreement Template
  • Networking Groups

Guides and Publications 

  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation for Businesses and Organizations (CASL)
  • Canadian Intellectual Property – Trademarks, Patents, Copyright and Industrial design
  • Chamber of Commerce – Burlington Business Directory
  • Chamber of Commerce – Halton Hills Business Directory
  • Chamber of Commerce – Milton Business Directory
  • Chamber of Commerce – Oakville Business Directory
  • E-business Toolkit
  • Export to world markets
  • Importing Guide
  • RBC Definitive Guides for Small Business

One of the goals of the centre is to empower small and medium-sized enterprises and provide the right tools to achieve success.  For more information about resources, services, business events and seminars, dial 311 or 1-866-442-5866. You can visit us online at, by email at or visit us in person at 1151 Bronte Road, Oakville. You can also follow us on Twitter and find us on Facebook.


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