Many government and Industry resources and tools exist
for small businesses looking to start, build or grow. The
following are some resources and tools suggested by the
Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre (MBEC)
The following are sources of information for:
Government programs and funding for businesses
How to Sell To Government
Contracts Canada - The Contracts Canada site was created to
improve supplier and buyer awareness of federal business opportunities
and of the Government of Canada procurement system. The site also
simplifies access to Government procurement information
Doing Business with the Ontario Government:
MERX Canadian Public Tenders is an easy, fast and efficient
prospecting tool to help your business grow. New opportunities are
listed daily from all levels of government including the Federal and
Provincial Governments as well as the MASH sector
(Municipal, Academic, School Boards and Hospitals) from across Canada.|
E-Business: Programs and resources to help you do business
over the Internet.http://www.canadabusiness.ca/eng/145/148/.
Also visit our Business Tools section for additional E-Business resources.
Financing:Financing is not always readily available, but you can increase
your chances of accessing financing by preparing. Browse through
this information to determine what type of financing is best for your business. http://www.canadabusiness.ca/eng/82/150/
The following are sources of networking events being held in the city
and across Canada.
Business Partnerships Canada
The Business Connection Exchange
Biz Network News
EDC Export Development Canada
This government agency assists exporters with programs including insurance
solutions, financing solutions, bonding solutions and more.
Canada Business: Export, Import and Foreign Investment
Discover the basics of doing business in other countries. Whether exporting,
importing or investing abroad, learn how to take part in these international
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
Information on foreign affairs, foreign policy, economies abroad and more.
The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service Doing Business Abroad
Services provided include: Preparing for
Potential, Finding Qualified
The Canada Border Services Agency
Detailed information on trade compliance for businesses importing and/or exporting
FITT Forum for International Trade Training
FITT equips individuals and businesses with the practical skills they need to
succeed in todays competitive global marketplace. A non-profit organization
established by industry and government, FITT develops international business
programs, sets competency standards, and designs the certification and
accreditation programs for the Certified International Trade Professional (CITP)
Canadian Intellectual Property Office
Information on Patents, Trade-marks, Industrial Designs, Copyrights and much more.
The RIC Centre is your innovation partner as you take your technical innovation
from a concept to the marketplace. RIC helps you navigate the business and
government worlds so you can determine the best channel to advance your
Ontario Centres of Excellence
The pre-eminent research-to-commercialization vehicle in Ontario. OCEs
facilitate economic growth through support for industrially relevant R&D, the
opening of new market opportunities and the commercialization of leading edge discovery.
MaRS helps entrepreneurs bring new and innovative ideas to the marketplace.
MaRS works with entrepreneurs in a range of sectors, including
materials and engineering, Cleantech,
communication technology, Life sciences and
Canada Business Services for Entrepreneurs
Canadian Business CB ONLINE numerous resources for business people
and entrepreneurs including News, Analysis, Business Tips and Tools, Blogs and more.
The online version of Entrepreneur magazine - Source for Business articles
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