The Business Enterprise Centre team offers the following free English and French services.

Business Registration

Business Registration and Licensing

The Business Enterprise Centre can help you register your Master Business License, CRA business number, GST and HST number, as well as municipal permits required by the City of Timmins.

Contact us to find out which registrations and licenses your business requires!

Contact us if you require help in developing your business plan!

Business Plan Development
Workshops & Seminars

Workshops and Seminars

The Business Enterprise Centre organizes and hosts various workshops and seminars throughout the year in partnership with its collaborators.  Workshops are delivered in-person and virtually, and cover many topics including: business taxation, working with the CRA, bookkeeping, risk management, and more!

Contact us to find out about upcoming workshops and seminars!

Market Research

Whether you are starting or expanding a business, launching a new product or service, or wanting to be one step ahead of your competition, you need a thorough understanding of the market.  The Business Enterprise Centre can help you access data needed to make informed decisions.  Our team will help with market research and can provide custom data reports that meet your needs.

Contact us if you require help conducting market research!

Market Research
Funding & Financing

Funding and Financing

There are dedicated funding and incentive programs at all levels of government designed to support economic development and business growth in Timmins and Northern Ontario.  Our team can help you find programs, contacts and services that meet your needs.

The City of Timmins offers municipal incentive programs through the Community Improvement Plan (CIP) which can including grants and tax rebates in designated areas.  Speak to our team about accessing specific CIP programming.

The Province of Ontario has dedicated organizations that support economic development and business growth.  Organizations like the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) offers programs to assist entrepreneurs and business owners with start-up and expansion costs.

The Federal government has dedicated organizations that support economic development and business growth.  Organizations like FedNor offer funding and financing to assist entrepreneurs and business owners with innovation, research and development and growth.

Entrepreneurs and business owners occasionally have to access debt financing to cover the cost of business startup or expansion.  Our team can help you apply for debt financing from banks and credit unions.

The Business Enterprise Centre can help you explore alternative sources of financing to support your business.  Alternatives can include raising capital through investment from other individuals or organizations.  Our team can help identify and access these alternative sources of financing opportunities.

Upcoming Workshops

Register today for the following workshops!

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Financial Projections & Cash Flow

October 3, 2023

During this workshop, James Parisi will share his expertise on financial projections and cash flow management, helping you gain a deeper understanding of these crucial aspects. Whether you're a business owner, entrepreneur, or simply interested in improving your financial skills, this workshop is perfect for you.

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How to Pitch Your Business

October 10, 2023

During this workshop, Nancy will provide valuable insights and practical tips on how to structure your pitch, highlight your unique selling points, and engage your audience. She will also share real-life examples and success stories to inspire and guide you in refining your own pitch.

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Value Proposition and Marketing (Investor Ready Program)

October 16, 2023

This module will focus on crafting a compelling value proposition that effectively communicates the unique benefits and solutions offered by the business to its target customers. Hosted by Taran Bassan, BA, Marketing & Communications Coordinator at Northern Ontario Angels and Mike Scott, Business Development Consultant at The Business Enterprise Centre.