On Mondays, October 2 and 9, Scarborough Civic Centre’s office is closed. Please connect with an advisor online or at North York Civic Centre.
Toronto Small Business Enterprise Centre offers free guidance, information and tools entrepreneurs need to start and grow their businesses, including:
Meet small business advisors in-person at two service offices:
Virtual and remote services are also available. Connect with an advisor or information officer.
Toronto Small Business Enterprise Centre staff can provide a free review of your business plan. If your business plan is not yet ready for review, please contact staff for assistance or visit an in-person service office listed above to discuss your business idea.
To book an appointment for a business plan review, complete the online form below. A completed business plan must be submitted with the form.
For French language service, please contact the Small Business Enterprise Centre.
The City of Toronto offers small business expansion support through the GrowthWheel program, 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:
To participate in this program, entrepreneurs must operate an existing business and submit a written business plan with their appointment request.
Learn how to grow your business by booking a one-on-one consultation.
The Entrepreneur Mentoring Program matches new business owners and startup entrepreneurs with experienced peers who can provide guidance and encouragement.
To be eligible to participate as a mentee in the Entrepreneur Mentoring Program, you must first:
Once you have completed the eligibility requirements, then please complete the mentee intake form below to be matched with a mentor.
The City of Toronto is looking for experienced entrepreneurs who want to share their expertise. To become a mentor, please complete the mentor intake form.
Having an event for entrepreneurs? The City’s small business advisors can attend your not-for-profit or community-based organization’s event to deliver presentations, provide business consultations or set up an information booth.
Presentation topics include:
Please note, a minimum of 15 registered participants per presentation is required, booked in advance.
If your organization works with entrepreneurs, the City’s small business advisors an offer consultations to your clients or members. Please note, a minimum of six appointments per visit for one-on-one consultations or 15 participants per group consultation is required, booked in advance.
Staff can set up an information booth at your event to highlight the City of Toronto’s services for entrepreneurs.
Requests must be submitted at least four weeks prior to the event date.
To request any of the outreach services, please complete the outreach request form linked below.
Summer Company, a program of the Government of Ontario, helps young entrepreneurs between the ages of 15 and 29 start and run their own summer business by providing funding, advice and services.
In place of a summer job, students have the opportunity to be their own boss. All that’s required is a good summer company idea, a detailed business plan, commitment and hard work. In return, students receive hands-on training from successful business people, financial support up to $3,000, and the opportunity to find out if they have what it takes to be an entrepreneur.
Applications are now closed.