Small business resources

If you’re thinking about starting a new business, the best place to start is with a free one-on-one consultation with the Brantford-Brant Business Resource Centre (BRC). Due to the current situation surrounding COVID-19, we are currently providing consultations via WebEx and phone. Please call us at 519-756-4269 or email to set up a free consultation. You can also stay up-to-date with current business resources by signing up for our E-Newsletter.

Below are some helpful resources for those looking to grow or start a business.

 Your Guide to Small Business
Your Guide to Small Business is designed to help you start and grow your business. It will help you identify the steps you need to take before, during and after launching your small business.
Chamber of Commerce Brantford-Brant


The Chamber of Commerce Brantford-Brant is an independent, membership driven organization. Member support allows them to help develop business and the community.

As a voice of business in the community, the Chamber:

  • Plays an important advocacy role by working with all three levels of government on issues related from taxation to transportation.
  • Offers a broad range of programs and services that provide networking, marketing and educational opportunities for members. The Chamber can help improve the bottom line of your business.
  • Speaks out on issues of local importance such as education, health care and the needs of the labour market.
 Downtown Brantford BIA
The Downtown Brantford BIA allows local businesses and property owners to organize, finance and carry out physical improvements and promote economic development in their district.
E-commerce refers to the process of buying or selling products or services over the internet. How to manage your E-business
 Import/Export Information
If you plan to export or import, you need to understand both the Canadian and the foreign government regulations that will apply.
 Market Research Resources

Click to learn how to design a market research campaign to help improve your business decisions.

 Marketing Resources

Learn different techniques for promoting your business and selling your goods and services.

Additional helpful resources include:

 Privacy Laws
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada provides advice and information for individuals about protecting personal information. 

Contact the Business Resource Centre with any questions or to set up your free one-on-one consultation.