Business Resources

Helpful Resources

There are many great business resources on the Web, but trying to find those great sites can be a frustrating experience. The team at Colby McGeachy have compiled a list of websites and resources that we have found to be helpful sources of information.

GRANTS, FINANCE AND LENDING

Valley Heartland - Commercial
Valley Heartland - Grants
BDC

VALLEY HEARTLAND COMMUNITY FUTURES DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Commerical Lending

The Community Loan Fund can provide loans of up to $250,000 to support local businesses. There are 7 loan programs:  standard loans, micro loans, lines of credit, loans for women, loans for youth, loans for social enterprises and business improvement program loans.

Mary Boldt, Loans Officer 
(613)283-7002 ext.105  
loans@valleycfdc.com

www.valleycfdc.com

VALLEY HEARTLAND COMMUNITY FUTURES DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Grant Program

On behalf of The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, local grant programs designed to accelerate growth of new and existing businesses.

Amber Coville, Business Development Officer 
(613)283-7002 ext.110  
eodp@valleycfdc.com

www.valleycfdc.com

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT BANK OF CANADA
Small Business Loans

The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) offers Small Business Loans at interest rates you can afford. Get up to $100,000 in as little as 48 hours*.

Apply online at www.bdc.ca/en/financing/business-loans/pages/small-business-loan.aspx

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

Canadian Career Academy
Algonquin College
ontrac
Keys Job Centre

CANADIAN CAREER ACADEMY
Carleton Place, Ontario

The Canadian Career Academy is dedicated to providing community services that assist all individuals and employers with extensive employment and career services while offering a holistic approach to labour market development, community and client needs, encouraging strategic partnerships and alliances to build a better community.

www.canadacareer.ca

ALGONQUIN COLLEGE
Perth, Ontario

If you are looking for work or need assistance with developing your career goals, Algonquin College Community Employment Services offer a full suite of free employment services to people of all ages, regardless of your educational level or past work experience.

www.cesperth.ca

ontrac
Employment Resource Service

An Employment Ontario service helping job seekers and employers.

www.getontrac.ca

KEYS JOB CENTRE
Smiths Falls, Ontario

KEYS Job Centre is a community-based centre with expertise in employment and employment related services. As leaders in the field, they provide services to the whole community – job seekers looking for a job or exploring career options; employers looking to hire the right staff; or newcomers to Canada requiring English training and settlement help.

www.keys.ca

OTHER LOCAL SERVICES

Small Business Advisory Centre

SMALL BUSINESS ADVISORY CENTRE
Smiths Falls and Lanark County

Are you thinking about starting a small business, need help with questions on your existing business? Are you starting a business in the Lanark, Smiths Falls, Perth, Carleton Place, Mississippi Mills area? If so, the SBAC is ready to support you, the entrepreneur! Getting a small business started or growing it, can be very challenging, but can also be very rewarding.

The SBAC office provides confidential business advisory services to small business start-ups, as well as on-going support for existing small businesses. The Small Business Advisory Centre is a business information source designed to point entrepreneurs in the right direction whether they are just starting out or growing their business.

www.smallbizcentre.ca

CRA AND GOVERNMENT SERVICES

Corporations Canada
Service Canada
Office of the Taxpayers' Ombudsman
Business Number Registration
Ontario Ministry of Labour
WSIB

GOVERNMENT OF CANADA
Corporations Canada

Corporations Canada is the government agency of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada responsible for incorporation of Canadian businesses and “corporate laws governing federal companies, except for financial intermediaries”

www.ic.gc.ca

GOVERNMENT OF CANADA
Service Canada

Service Canada provides Canadians with a single point of access to a wide range of government services and benefits.

www.canada.ca

GOVERNMENT OF CANADA
Office of the Taxpayers’ Ombudsman

The Office of the Taxpayers’ Ombudsman (OTO) works to enhance the Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) accountability in its service to, and treatment of, taxpayers through independent and objective reviews of service-related complaints and systemic issues.

They operate at arm’s length from the Canada Revenue Agency.

www.canada.ca

GOVERNMENT OF CANADA
Business Number Registrations

Key business registrations with the federal government.

www.canada.ca

ONTARIO GOVERNMENT
Ministry of Labour

Working to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses, promoting and enforcing employment standards, and helping settle workplace disputes and collective agreements in Ontario.

www.ontario.ca

WSIB
Ontario

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board. Commission de la sécurité professionnelle et de l’assurance contre les accidents du travail is Ontario’s workplace compensation board.

www.wsib.ca