Starting a Business in Ontario

Check out some of the resources and articles below for more information on starting your own business in the Trenval/ Bay of Quinte Economic Region.

Starting a Business in Ontario Checklist

There are a lot of difficult questions you should ask yourself about the who, what, when, where and how of starting a small business. With this checklist, you’ll get started on building your business idea, mission and vision so that you can write your business plan more effectively.

Business Plan Template

Learn more about starting a small business in Eastern Ontario with our Business Plan Template. This template will help you get a head start on success in a highly competitive region for small business owners.

Grants to Start a Small Business in Ontario

Financing a small business can be a complicated process. Check out this comprehensive list of financing and grant opportunities for Ontario businesses, as well as a breakdown of the different types of funding and what they mean. You should also check out Canada Business Ontario for tips and resources.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call our office at 613-961-7999 and our staff will be pleased to assist you in your research.

For your convenience, listed below are telephone numbers for area municipal offices to help you start your business:

  • City of Quinte West  613-392-2841
  • City of Belleville  613-968-6481
  • Township of Tyendinaga  613-396-1944
  • Municipality of Stirling-Rawdon  613-395-3380
  • Town of Deseronto  613-396-2440


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