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Looking for Entrepreneur Support in York Region?

York Region is a great place to build and grow a business!  York Region has many resources to help entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses.  Some organizations specifically support start-ups and new businesses; others support businesses at later stages of maturity; and some foster peer-to-peer connections between entrepreneurs.  Regardless of which stage your business is at, York Region offers something to help you along. 

Check out the comprehensive list of business resources 

Prefer to view the resources on an app? The goal of the app is to save users time in researching which organizations can help their businesses.  You can download the app at no cost at https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/yres/id1170155615?mt=8.

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The Newmarket Chamber of Commerce regularly partners with community and business organizations to deliver our outstanding programs, services, and events.  Here are some local organizations that support business:

Newmarket Public Library

The Newmarket Public Library provides access to local and global business information. It regularly offers/facilitates different programs and workshops aimed at businesses, and room rentals are available for events, business meetings, workshops, and seminars. Directories and databases of interest to entrepreneurs and small business include the Small Business Reference Center™ and the General Business File ASAP. The library also offers business GALE training courses, hundreds of free courses focused on professional development, technology skills, and personal enrichment. Six-week courses are taught online by instructors, and new sessions begin every month.


Startup York 

Startup York Region is a grassroots movement, led by local entrepreneurs and supported by organizations committed to helping early stage businesses succeed. A chapter of Startup Canada, its mission is to bring people together to support one another as they create fantastic new businesses in York Region.  Calendar of Events


Town of Newmarket Economic Development Office

Established in 2006, the Newmarket Economic Development office designs, develops, implements and monitors an economic development strategy for the Town. This strategy includes encouraging the retention and expansion of existing business, attracting new industry and employment growth, as well as developing a marketing strategy aimed at promoting the Town as a premier investment location.


VentureLAB 

VentureLAB is a non-profit regional innovation centre that cultivates, supports and celebrates entrepreneurs in York Region, Simcoe County, and Muskoka District. It was launched in 2011, and to date, it has supported more than 3,000 start-ups in a variety of fields. These fields include green energy, advanced health technology, digital media, advanced materials/manufacturing, information communications technology and more.  Calendar of Events & Workshops

ventureLAB offers a podcast series for entrepreneurs and innovators, featuring experts from the ventureLAB ecosystem partners and ventureLAB staff. Links to the podcast episodes are on the ventureLAB website under News. Topics include Agile Business Planning, Crowdfunding and Women in Business.


York Region Small Business Enterprise Centre (YSBEC)

The York Small Business Enterprise Centre, (YSBEC) provides support to start-ups and companies with less than 10 employees in the northern six York Region municipalities: Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Newmarket and Whitchurch-Stouffville. It offers one-on-one consultations, business plan development, youth entrepreneurship programs, free seminars, resources and more.  Calendar of Events & Workshops

NewMakeIt - Makerspace & Co-Working Space

NewMakeIt is a centre of innovation consisting of a makerspace, coworking area and interactive training and workshop facilities that provides an environment for learning, collaboration, creativity, idea development and entrepreneurship.  

NewMakeIt is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping makers, artists, entrepreneurs and the community to reach their goals and have fun in the process.  Calender of Events & Workshops

Government Resources

Canada Business Ontario

Part of the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), Canada Business Ontario (CBO) helps Ontario entrepreneurs gain access to multiple levels of government business information. It provides information to help you plan for, launch, expand or exit your business.

Government of Ontario - Business Resources

Information about Ontario's economy and how to do business here. Includes economic development opportunities, research funding, tax credits for business and the Ontario Budget.

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