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Small Business Support in Waterloo Region

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Waterloo Region Small Business Centre

The Waterloo Region boasts a strong network of support for small businesses. While their regional office operates in Kitchener, the Waterloo Region Small Business Centre also has offices in Cambridge and Waterloo to suit the requirements of any small business owners within the region.

The Waterloo Region Small Business Centre encourages and contributes to the entrepreneurial spirit of Waterloo Region and provides dedicated professional advice and counsel to entrepreneurs, such as:

  • Answering questions about registering/starting a new business;
  • Assisting in preparing a business plan;
  • Providing understanding around managing taxes;
  • Offering information and support during start-up and growth stages of business; and
  • Providing connections to business experts, organizations, seminars, entrepreneurial events and other resources.

Programs such as Access to Professionals, Starter Company, Mentor Meetups and Small Business Club provide entrepreneurs with the tools that are needed to start and grow a company here in Waterloo Region. 

You may find more information on the services offered by the Waterloo Region Small Business Centre by visiting their Services Page.

Youth Entrepreneurship

Waterloo Region Small Business Centre also provides support to various youth entrepreneurship programs with the goal of educating and assisting young entrepreneurs in the areas of business planning and promoting entrepreneurship as a valid career option. More information on these services can be found on the Youth Section of their website.

Contact Waterloo Region Small Business Centre

Contact information for each of the office branches can be found on their Locations Page

Communitech

Founded in 1997, Communitech is an organization located within the Waterloo Region that assists technology companies to grow and succeed on a globally-recognized platform. Supporting companies at all stages of growth and development, Communitech offers several ways to assist companies, such as:

  • Enhancement of Talent Acquisition Strategies;
  • Acquisition of Customers;
  • Securing Capital Funding;
  • Supporting Start-Ups;
  • Creating National and Global Connections;
  • Assisting in Career Development;
  • Innovation; and
  • Offering Workspace.

Membership

Membership within Communitech provides several benefits to technology companies.  Through Communitech's membership opportunities, companies can partake in such activities and services that will grow their revenue, maintain a great work culture and engage with the local ecosystem. 

Contact Communitech

Communitech's contact information can be found on their Contact Us Page.