Starting a Business

To start a business, you need an idea. The idea needs to be developed into a business plan.  Here are some links to help with the business planning process. Next step is choosing a name and getting permits. You can find that information here.

Starting a business is a big step, and requires an extreme amount of dedication and  determination, however being a successful business owner is usually more lucrative than working for one! Check out these groups and organizations that have helped and embraced other talent from across Canada.


North End Business Development Centre
607 Selkirk Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R2W 2N2
204 927 2344

Startup Canada
Startup Canada (and its divisions), harnesses the ideas and drive of entrepreneurs. They showcase, promote and encourage Canadian entrepreneurs of all ages.

Entrepreneurship Manitoba
Entrepreneurship Manitoba can help you start and grow your business. They offer a range of services to business and entrepreneurs for every stage of their business life cycle.

SEED Winnipeg
Business Start-up, Mentorship Services, Seminars
80 Salter Street
Winnipeg, MB

Aboriginal Business Service Network
Business Start-up and Information services on program and regulations
c/o Community Futures Manitoba
559 – 167 Lombard Avenue
Winnipeg, MB

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
Consulting and Financing Services
Winnipeg, MB

Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba
Business Start-up, Mentoring, Financing, Seminars
100 – 207 Donald Street
Winnipeg, MB

Canadian Youth Business Foundation
Youth under 39, Financing, Mentorship
500 – 321 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, MB