All consultations are currently offered via telephone or online. Small business outreach services are available either in-person or 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;
  • outreach activations to deliver consultations, presentations, and information booths for not-for-profit or community-based organizations working with entrepreneurs.

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’s Entrepreneurship Services unit has small business advisors that are available to attend your not-for-profit or community-based organization’s event to deliver presentations and provide business consultations.

We can deliver the following:

Presentation Topics

  • How to start a business: an overview
  • City of Toronto’s Entrepreneurship¬† Services for businesses: how we can help

Please note, we require a minimum of 15 registered participants per presentation, booked in advance.

Business Consultations

If your organization works with entrepreneurs we can offer consultations to your clients or members. Please note, we require a minimum of six appointments per visit for one-on-one consultations or 15 participants per group consultation, booked in advance.

Information Booth

Entrepreneurship Services can set up an information booth at your event to highlight the City of Toronto’s services for entrepreneurs.

To request an outreach event please fill in this form.