Due to COVID-19, small business outreach services are temporarily suspended. All by-appointment consultations are virtual and online.

 

The City of Toronto offers a wide range of small business support services, including one-on-one consultations (by appointment) to discuss your business plan, guidance with registration/licensing requirements, and assistance with any business-related questions you may have.

Program Overview

The City of Toronto offers small business expansion support through the GrowthWheel program.

GrowthWheel is a cloud-based tool that assists in identifying measurable actions that an entrepreneur can focus on to reach their business goals.

GrowthWheel helps entrepreneurs assess their current business activities by taking a “360 degree” look at their business operations. The aim is to identify specific goals and strategies to incorporate into 30-, 60- or 90-day action plans that an entrepreneur can then implement.

The GrowthWheel Program provides:

  • a visual toolkit for dialogue, decision-making and action planning
  • a simple action-oriented process that helps entrepreneurs build their business
  • a way to determine which areas to focus on to strengthen and grow a business
  • an alternative to the conventional business plan

Program Requirements

To participate in this program, clients must be operating an existing business and submit a written business plan with their appointment request.

Getting Started

Learn how to grow your business by booking a free one-on-one consultation.

Program Overview

City of Toronto small business advisors are available to come to your organization or event and deliver presentations and information for entrepreneurs, as well as provide one-on-one business consultations.

Presentation Topics

  • How to Start a Business: An overview of the steps to take
  • City of Toronto Services for Businesses: How we can help

Information Booth

Enterprise Toronto can set up an information booth at your event to highlight the City of Toronto services for entrepreneurs.

One-on-One Business Consultations

If your organization works with entrepreneurs we can visit your location and offer consultations to your clients or members. Please note, we require a minimum of six appointments per visit, booked in advance.

Due to COVID-19, small business outreach services are temporarily suspended.