Starting A Business

Starting a Business or Expanding?

Starting or expanding your buisness takes a lot of effort and planning.  Please visit one of our business partners to find out more information on starting a business in Bonnechere Valley.  Each partner offers business planning services and financial advice. 

You're done your homework, but where do you start?  This section offers checklists for starting up a business as well as a checklist for starting up a restaurant.  

For more information visit the Canada Business Network website.

Business Planning

This section will off you tips, templates and sample business plans as well as market research information and statistics.

For more information visit the Canada Business Network website.

Enterprise Renfrew County (ERC) has been operating since 1988 and was formerly known as the Renfrew County Business Self-Help Office.  The mandate is to encourage and contribute to the enterprising spirit and economic development of the County by assisting entrepreneurs with the development of new or existing companies.

Be sure to check out their calendar, notices and bulletin board for upcoming events on what is happening around the County.  

For more information visit Enterprise Renfrew County's website.

Financing Your New Business

Money doesn't grow on trees, so should you finance your new business with private sector or Government financing?  This page offers information on both types as well as enumerating all of the future funding options.

For more information visit the Canada Business Network website.

Naming Your Business

A name can say a lot about your business, it's important that you choose the right one.

For more information visit the Canada Business Network website.

Startup Ottawa Valley

Founded in 2022, as a community group of Startup Canada, Startup Ottawa Valley is the passionate advocate and voice for the entrepreurial movement in the Ottawa Valley.  We exist to inspire and welcome people into the community by facilitating the meeting and inclusion of diverse people, ideas and skills.  By partnering with the best resources in and out of the Ottawa Valley they foster startups, connect founders and support the local ecosystem with various activities and events helping to advance the member rural businesses to succeed in an ever charging, competitive marketplace.  Startup Ottawa Valley is powered by the Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce.

For more information visit Startup Ottawa Valley