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How do I start a new business?

Looking to start a business in Brant, Haldimand, Norfolk or Six Nations?

If you are looking to succeed in business, there is no better place to turn than to people who have come before you. Networking with other business owners is a great opportunity to find the secrets to their success, or start new partnerships. 

Some great networking opportunities include:

  • “Business After Hours” in Brantford
  • the Norfolk Small Business Networking Group
  • the Haldimand Business Network
  • your local Chamber of Commerce or BIA (business improvement area). 

There are also great seminars and learning opportunities offered by organizations in the community.

Chambers of Commerce will often bring in guest speakers. Local Business Development Corporation will also host useful seminars and are a great place to find resources.

Local agencies include:

  • Enterprise Brant,
  • the Grand Erie Business Centre,
  • the Norfolk District Business Development Corporation, and
  • the Two Rivers Community Development Corporation.

The Brantford-Brant Business Enterprise Resource Centre offers a wide range of entrepreneurial services to individuals starting new ventures and to small businesses, including free consultations and access to advisors.