The Niagara region is home to many entrepreneurs who have successfully launched and grown businesses. If you own a small business or are thinking about starting one, you can take advantage of  a number of programs and services within the region that can help you turn your dream into reality. 

Business Support Services

St. Catharines Enterprise Centre provides small business consulting, business start-up information and resources, business seminars, business plan support, networking events and much more.

Niagara Falls Small Business Enterprise Centre
 provides small business consulting, business start-up information and resources, business seminars, business plan support, networking events and much more.

Innovate Niagara
 connects innovators to the people and programs required to bring their innovations to market through a suite of in-house programs, resource partners, and network of incubation facilities.

Fort Erie Business Success and Loan Centre helps promote small business, entrepreneurship,
and economic development in the Greater Fort Erie and surrounding area, resulting in the creation and maintenance of employment.

Venture Niagara Community Futures Development Corporation has been helping entrepreneurs across Niagara with loans and investment they need to start or grow their business.

Niagara Business and Innovation Fund invests loan and equity capital in existing, emerging, innovative and start up enterprises in Niagara, Canada.

Niagara Angel Network is a member-based, not-for-profit corporation for accredited investors who mainly live or work in Niagara and other southern Ontario communities looking to make equity-based investments in high quality, investment ready companies seeking capital.


$115,000 in cash and top level services for your business

FirstOntario's 1Awards are here to help businesses in our community reach higher and grow faster. Take your small business to the next level and win your share of $115,000 

Startup Canada partners with eight Ontario hubs
Thanks to a new partnership between Startup Canada and eight Ontario co-working spaces –  CoMotion on King (Hamilton), Co-work Niagara Co-operative Inc. (St. Catharines), Impact HUB Ottawa (Ottawa)LabB (Brampton), LabTO (Toronto), The Creative Space (Barrie), Offices That Work! (Peterborough) and UnLondon Digital Media Association (London) – entrepreneurs now have more co-working opportunities across Ontario. These entrepreneur hubs are recipients of Startup Canada’s Startup Space Fund, the non-profit organization announced today.
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