Small Business Services
The Brantford-Brant Business Enterprise Resource Centre offers a wide range of entrepreneurial services to individuals starting new ventures and to small businesses including:
- A comprehensive reference library on topics such as government assistance programs, regulations, business planning, marketing, franchising and much more
- Business Information Advisor to help entrepreneurs find the information needed to plan and build their ventures
- Business Advisor for one-on-one discussions with entrepreneurs on developing their enterprises
- Videos on small business subjects; access to computer time for Internet research; photocopier, etc.
- On-line business registration and name searches.
Brantford & Area Business Directory
The Brantford and Area Business Directory is compiled by the City's Economic Development and Tourism Department. The directory contains over 800 businesses within 17 categories and most importantly, it's FREE to register!
Click to access the Brantford and Area Business Directory.
Brantford·Brant Industrial Directory
The Brantford·Brant Industrial Directory is an annual publication produced by the City's Economic Development Department. The directory contains approximately 450 listings of local industrial companies in the Brantford-Brant area. If you would like your business to be listed in the Business, Industrial or Tourism Directory, click to use the online Business Directories Registration Form and submit your business information.
Business Name Registration
The Brantford-Brant Business Resource Enterprise Centre provides a range of business registration and name search services including Ontario business name search, Ontario business name registration and NUANS searches for both federal and Ontario corporation registrations.
Free, consultations, by appointment, with experienced professional business consultants to discuss your business and any specific issues or assistance you may require.
The Brantford-Brant Business Resource Enterprise Centre provides free access, by appointment, to professional mentors that will provide you with guidance in legal, accounting and sales/marketing issues. You must be a client of the BRC and be referred to receive your free consultation.
Research and Computer Access
The Brantford-Brant Business Resource Enterprise Centre has a resource centre available to entrepreneurs, with everything you need right at your finger tips. The centre is equipped with three computer terminals for use by entrepreneurs, access to the internet, accessability to online directories.
Business Plan Guidance
Why reinvent the wheel? Take advantage of the free resources available to you.
The BRC is well known for it’s assistance, knowledge and expertise in the development of Business Plans for small business. Online samples of over 500 business plans are available as a key resource to new business startups.
Building Connected Communities (BCC) Project
On February 1, 2011 the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) announced that the County of Brant is one of 9 municipalities selected in 2011 to receive broadband funding from the Province’s Rural Connections Program. The Ontario Municipal Rural Broadband Partnership is a four-year initiative designed to reduce broadband infrastructure gaps in underserved rural regions in southern Ontario.
For more information: www.BuildingConnectedCommunities.ca