Small Business Resources
Small Business Resources

The Sciences and Business collection includes materials on starting, planning, financing, marketing, and managing a small business. We also provide access to information on other topics of interest to entrepreneurs such as laws and regulations, taxation, and franchising.

Company Listings and Profiles

Research a company, find suppliers, find new customers, or identify competitors, using business and industrial directories, available in print or electronic formats. Knowledgeable staff can help you identify the most appropriate resources for your informational needs, including:

Scott's National Business and Canadian Businesses
Use these powerful electronic databases to perform multiple-criteria searches. Scott's National Business is available at every Branch library (on library computer terminals only).
Canadian Businesses database (available from home AND at the library, with a valid Mississauga Library System card).

Mississauga Business Directory
Provides basic contact information, free of charge, on over 10,000 businesses located in Mississauga. No registration is required.

Register Your Business Name

Register or renew a business name through the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) website:
Business Registration Online (BRO)
Payment is made by credit card.
To use a dedicated workstation on a first come, first served basis, visit one of the locations listed below. Payment there is made by cash, Interac, or credit card.

Service Ontario Office, Brampton
7765 Hurontario Street (South of Steeles)

Ontario Ministry of Government Services, Companies Branch
393 University Avenue, Toronto

Microfilm and microfiche readers are available

Microfilm and microfiche readers are available at the Mississauga Central Library, Arts & History Department, 3rd floor. The state-of-the-art ScanPro 2000 machine, housed in the Canadiana Room, allows customers to obtain a photocopy of a document or scan and save it to a USB drive. The machines are available to customers using the library microform collection as well as for accessing and printing microfilm/fiche records from other sources, including business registration records. 

For more information and to make a reservation please call the Arts & History Information Desk at 905-615-3500 ext. 3660.


Sciences and Business Department
301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W.
Mississauga, ON L5B 3Y3