Got a great idea for a business? There are lots of people out there who want to help you make it happen. Resources on this page will point you to sources for learning how to do market research, writing a business plan, registering with the government, understanding tax and employment rules, and more.

The Small Business Advisory Centre, located in Smiths Falls, offers support for all aspects of starting a business and can walk you through the steps and link you to training opportunities. Staff from the Small Business Centre hold monthly office hours at Perth Town Hall. Perth & District Union Public Library can also help you access books and websites needed to do market research or learn how to write a business plan.

Businesses should decide what business structure they plan to run under, whether it be as a sole proprietor, a partnership or as an incorporation, so that they fulfill their legal and regulatory obligations.

To view the Small Business Advisory Centre’s Small Business Information Package which includes information you need to know when you are starting a business click here. The package includes a Business Checklist, how to create a Business Plan, Cash Flow Statements as well a wealth of other information.

Town of Perth
Drummond/North Elmsley Township
Lanark Highlands Township
Tay Valley Township
Government of Ontario
Government of Canada

Below are links to chamber member businesses that can assist you in all of your business and organization needs.

Accounting / Taxes
Computer Sales & Service
Construction & Contractors
Internet Service
Lawyers / Legal
Office Supplies
Planning & Surveyors
Real Estate
Storage Units
Wireless Internet Access

Resources for Business Growth

Please take a moment to view each of the other categories by clicking on the links below.

Starting a Business
Expanding a Business
Financing & Loans
Hiring & Training
Marketing & Promotions
Connecting to the Community