Collections & Resources

Collections & Resources

Are you starting or growing a small business?

We can help. We've got all the tools you need to start, manage and grow a thriving business. Find materials on business plans, digital media marketing and financial assistance. We also have online databases, eBooks and digital magazines available 24/7 from the Library's website.

Let us guide you to Library resources and beyond.

Business Start-Up Toolkit

Before Starting Your Business

Get ready to start a business by doing the research and planning that will help you launch your project. Access guides and checklists for starting your businesses. Research, research and research!

Buy or sell your business

This Community Business Development Corporation (CBDC) website, opens a new window provides a forum for business owners and potential buyers to connect at no cost. 

Register your business

Business grants and financing

Business taxes

All about income tax, GST/HST, payroll, business numbers and customs rates.

Business planning

A business plan is the foundation on which a successful business is built. Learn how to write a  business plan, get inspired by sample plans, and access business plan templates.

Market research and statistics

Market research helps you make better business decisions and avoid costly mistakes. Find statistics that can help you better understand your industry and markets, identify competitors, and learn about current and potential customers. 

Business directories

Locate companies that can supply the goods, services, and technology you need.

Marketing and sales

Learn how to develop a marketing plan and assess strategic marketing options for your company.

The Marketing Plan Handbook

 Business advisors

Reach out to teams of business advisors for help and expert advice.

Free education, training programs, and events

Do you want to learn more about starting, growing or managing your business? Workshops, online courses, webinars, trade shows, and networking events will help you learn more on a variety of topics.

Corporate social responsibility

Take responsibility for your company's effects on environmental and social well-being.

Good Profit

In Pursuit of Justice


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