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Canada-Ontario Business Service (COBSC)

The Canada-Ontario Business Service Centre (COBSC) provides access to accurate, timely and relevant information on federal and provincial business-related programs, services and regulations. The COBSC is jointly managed by Industry Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Government Services.

In addition to their databases, the COBSC has also helped develop a number of guides, services and Internet-based tools for businesses, a sampling of which follows:

  • Interactive Business Planner (IBP): a tool that can assist with the preparation of a 3-year business plan for a new or existing business. The IBP will assist in writing a business plan, providing a plan format and preparing financial projections.
  • Online Small Business Workshop (OSBW): a step-by-step program designed to help develop your business idea, start a new venture, or improve an existing business.
  • Specialized Research Services
  • E-Business Guides
  • Business Start-Up Guides
  • Taxation Guides
  • Intellectual Property Toolkits
  • Regulations and Licensing
  • Tutorials
  • Financing and Grant Opportunities

The COBSC also offers the convenience of asking business questions by e-mail through their Contact Us Form.

For more information please contact:
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Futurpreneur Canada The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF)is now Futurpreneur Canada. Is a national charity dedicated to growing our nation’s economy one young entrepreneur at a time. They look at character not collateral, when providing youth age 18-34 with pre-launch coaching, business resources, start-up financing and mentoring to help young entrepreneurs launch and sustain a successful business.

Futurpreneur Canada has been fueling the entrepreneurial passions of Canada’s young enterprise for nearly two decades. We are the only national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39. Our internationally recognized mentoring program hand matches young entrepreneurs with a business expert from a network of more than 2,800 volunteer mentors.

For more information please contact:
Futurpreneur Canada

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The Business Centre

The Business Centre is a network of offices that serve Ontario’s small business community. Each office covers a specific region where they offer their services free of charge. Each location is equipped to assist entrepreneurs with business start-up. The Business Centre also works with enterprises that have been in existence for less than 5 years.

Some of the services offered by The Business Centre include:

  • One-on-one consultations
  • Assistance with market research
  • On-site instant business name registration
  • Internet and computer access for business research and planning
  • Business plan review
  • Youth Programming
  • Funding Opportunities

The Business Centre Nipissing Parry Sound Inc. supports all municipalities in both the Nipissing and Parry Sound Districts. The Business Centre is administered by an experienced team of Small Business Advisors in partnership with the City of North Bay, The Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, The Ministry of Small Business and Consumer Services, and various community partners.

For more information please contact:
200 McIntyre St. E., North Bay, ON, P1B 8H8

For Skype access to The Business Centre visit the Callander Public Library during their hours of operation. Satellite Kiosk Project.