Business Basics

In this section you'll find curated resources that will help you with all aspects of starting and running a small business - from writing your business plan, finding funding, or free tools for creating your own website. The resources here are aimed at helping businesses from all industries. Make sure to explore the Industry Guides for information on industry-specific small business ideas. We have over 100 guides that will help you find detailed information to help you research your unique industry, competitors, and target markets.

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Follow a step-by-step process for secondary market research or watch a series of explainer style videos to learn the basics of researching industries. 

NounProject-BizPlanBusiness Plans

Tools to help you create your business plan.

Funding & Financing 

Overview of grant, funding, and financing opportunities for Canadian businesses.


Everything you need keep your business running smoothly.

Human Resources

Resources to help you overcome the challenges of being the boss.

Legal Assistance

A list of resources to help you work with a Lawyer


Selection of tools and templates to help you to create a marketing plan