Business Resources

The Chamber believes in providing educational opportunities for our members via a number of channels, and website resources can provide excellent information. The following websites offer tools, resources and information that may be of interest to business people in our region. If you would like to submit a link, or find a broken one, please contact us.

Small Business Information and Tools

Export Market Access

Legal, Government and Regulatory Resources

Business Resources for Women

 

Small Business Information and Tools

▪ Timmins Economic Development Corporation offers support to new and existing entrepreneurs
The Venture Centre offers business counselling and other services
NEOnet provides technology information for small business
Ministry of Economic Development and Growth has information dedicated to business start-up
Canada Business Network provides information for entrepreneurs about government programs and services
Industry Canada has a wealth of business resources

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Export Market Access



Ontario small businesses have a partner in their drive to expand to foreign export markets with Export Market Access - A Global Expansion Program. Launched by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) and funded by the Ontario Government, this program helps Ontario small and medium-sized businesses enter markets that would have otherwise been beyond their reach.



Assistance is available in four areas: 

 

  • Direct Contacts (trade shows, fairs, exhibitions, and trade missions);
  • Marketing Tools (electronic media, promotional material, and branding material);
  • Market Research; and
  • Foreign Bidding Projects.

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Legal, Government and Regulatory Resources

Accessibility for Ontarians With Disabilities Act compliance information is available here
Ministry of the Attorney General provides public access to Ontario laws
Ontario e-Laws provides access to official copies of Ontario’s statutes and regulations, and any amendments
Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) provides information on worker safety and employer responsibilities
▪ For construction companies, mandatory WSIB coverage came into effect in January 2013; the WSIB has provided a broad overview of the changes and its impact on business here and here
Canada Revenue Agency’s business page

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Business Resources for Women

PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise helps women in Northern Ontario who want to start a business, expand an existing one, or build their network
▪ Canadian Association of Women Executives and Entrepreneurs provides a relationship-building approach to building long-term business relationships





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