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Organization: Toronto Business Development Centre  
Phone Numbers: 416-345-9437
Fax: 416-345-9044
Email: torbiz@tbdc.com
Website: www.tbdc.com
Address:
Toronto Star Building
1 Yonge St, Suite 900
Toronto, ON
M5E 1E5
Intersection: Yonge St and Queens Quay E
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Executives: Peter Mugridge - President
Service Description: Small business development and support programs * also evening seminars on various aspects of running a business

Business Incubation Programs -- provides physical facilities, advisory resources and tools appropriate to the business venture's stage of development * flexible, short term rental space and ongoing business advisory support * access to high-speed copier and fax machine * Business Acceleration -- 18-24 month program with seed investment for longer term support

Entrepreneurial Programs
Ontario Works Self Employment Development (OWSED) Program -- for persons currently receiving social assistance * combination of in-class instruction and independent study * focus on business planning, finances, sales and marketing * participants are required to complete a well-prepared business plan during the training phase * ongoing business advisory support available for 1 year while participants are registered in the program
Business Inc -- advice, resources and networking at various Toronto Public Library locations
Biz Futures -- for adults with disabilities who wish to start and manage their own small business on a full or part-time basis * 40 week skill development and business support program

Summer Company -- for full time students 15-29 years * help with start-up costs, training, advice and mentoring

Start-up Visa Program (SUV) -- for foreign entrepreneurs wishing to establish high-growth businesses in Canada * competitive application process, information on website

Ember Business Exchange -- membership based program for women-led businesses * collaboration, mentorship and workspace

Fees: Vary
Application: Information on website
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Entrepreneurial-minded individuals
Languages: English
Area(s) Served:
Durham West, East York, Etobicoke, North York, Scarborough, Scarborough North, Scarborough South, Toronto, York - Toronto  
See Also: Employment Assistance

This information was last completely updated on September 2, 2016

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