As everyone knows, Halton is a great place to live, work, raise a family and retire, and it’s also a great place to start, grow and build a business!
Halton Region is committed to building a strong economy, and a key part of driving economic growth is inspiring and supporting our entrepreneurs. From the beginning of a business idea to managing daily operations and expanding a business, the Halton Region Small Business Centre has resources and programs available to support entrepreneurs and local business community and help them thrive.
Through the Halton Region Small Business Centre, entrepreneurs can get help from consultants and local professionals to establish a business. For example, entrepreneurs are offered one-on-one consultations from the Centre’s knowledgeable business development consultants and are also connected to professionals, such as accountants or lawyers, through the Access to Professionals program. After meeting with the Centre’s consultant for a referral, this program offers one, free, 45 minute consultation to any listed local professional.
Younger entrepreneurs, under the age of 39, can also apply to one of the youth programs offered through the Centre. These programs include:
The Halton Region Small Business Centre offers services for any age of entrepreneur to help make their business dreams a reality. Services include: marketing and financial planning, export or import advice, free publications, computer access, reference materials (including a lending library) and paid seminars and free sessions.
I wish all of our present and future entrepreneurs the best of luck on their business aspirations and thank you for contributing to our strong economy in Halton.
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