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Meet our Starter Company Plus cohort #2 grant recipients!

In October 2017, the Halton Small Business Centre launched the second cohort of the Starter Company Plus program.  Program participants receive mentoring, training, and coaching from our business consultants and program mentors.  In December, program participants submitted their business plans … Continue reading

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Data Insights – 2017 Labour Force Rates

Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey findings indicate that the Halton labour force is running at full capacity. Halton Region’s unemployment rate averaged 4.0% in 2017 – its lowest level since the pre-recessionary rates witnessed in 2007.  Halton’s low rate of … Continue reading

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Upcoming 2018 Workshops and Events!

Halton Economic Development, along with its community partners, hosts educational sessions and seminars, as well as networking events, to help drive the success of businesses and entrepreneurs just like you. The Halton Small Business Centre Just released! 2018 Small Business … Continue reading

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Data Insights – 2016 Census Release on Immigration

Recently released 2016 Census figures show that there is an increasingly diverse ethnic portrait emerging within Halton communities. Halton welcomed 20,480 new immigrants from 2011 to 2016 who landed in Canada on, or prior to May 10, 2016. New immigrants … Continue reading

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Five simple steps to turn your business plan from good to great

As the new year approaches and 2017 comes to an end, the topic of business planning is likely to be on the minds of many would-be (and established) entrepreneurs. Business Planning is crucial for the success of both new and … Continue reading

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Data Insights – 2016 Census Release on Housing

The housing market in Halton Region remains active and robust. Halton continues to be one of the fastest growing areas in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Areas (GTHA) in terms of its population and associated household growth, with an 8 … Continue reading

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Recognizing Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week (November 13th – 19th) celebrates entrepreneurs and inspires millions around the world to engage in entrepreneurial activity, while connecting with a vibrant ecosystem of potential collaborators, mentors and local community partners. To celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week, the … Continue reading

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