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The Waterloo Region Small Business Centre recognizes that small and medium enterprises are the backbone of Ontario’s economy. Our goal is to encourage and contribute to the enterprising spirit and economic development of the Waterloo Region.



The WRSBC staff of dedicated business professionals provide advice and counsel to entrepreneurs on a variety of levels such as:


Answering your questions about registering and starting a new business, preparing a business plan, understanding and managing taxes, available government programs, financing, and much more.


Offering; information and support during your start-up and growth stages of business.


Providing connections with business experts, business organizations, seminars, entrepreneurial events, and many other tools and resources to assist the budding entrepreneur.


IDEA GENERATION


IDEA GENERATION

If you decide to start a new business, you will need to spend some time developing your business idea. One of the greatest advantages of being an entrepreneur is being able to work on something that interests you and that you are passionate about.


Before starting a business, you need to evaluate your idea and determine what your chances are of making a profit from that idea. Let us help you generate ideas, conduct market research, and validate your idea!

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STARTING A BUSINESS


REGISTER A BUSINESS

Before registering your business, you must think about what form of business you want to start and what you want to call your business. Find out which type of business structure is right for your business: a partnership, a sole proprietorship: incorporation, or a co-operative. Search the name for your business before registering.



Not sure how to structure your business? Join us for Startup Business Basics! 


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GROWING A BUSINESS


GROWING A BUSINESS

Are you ready to take your business to the next step? To grow your business, you have to be ready to roll up your sleeves and look at where you are, where you have been, and where you want to go. If you would like to discuss your growth plan or if you have any specific questions, please contact the Waterloo Region Small Business Centre for an appointment with one of our advisors.

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PROGRAMS


PROGRAMS

The Centre is proud to offer a range of programs that help all industry sectors at various stages of growth. Some programs include Digital Main Street, Access to Professionals, Summer Company, Mentor Meetups, and our Small Business Club.





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