Business Services

Being in Business requires a lot of research and networking. The following list of resources will guide you through programs and services available to help expand or build your business. Here you will find information on licensing your business to memberships with the local Chamber of Commerce. We encourage you to browse the websites below and contact us if you require further information.

Please contact the Town of Renfrew Economic Development Department:

Resource List

BizPaL - Get the widget

BizPaL is your Canadian online source of information on permits and licenses.

Business Development Bank of Canada

The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) is a financial institution wholly owned by the government of Canada. BDC plays a leadership role in delivering financial; investment and consulting services to Canadian small businesses, with a particular focus on the technology and export sectors of the economy.

Canada Business Network: Government Services for Entrepreneurs

Canada Business Network promotes entrepreneurship and innovation, and provides assistance through an organized network of service centers across Canada. There is a center in each province and territory working with partners in many communities across their region, providing you with numerous service access points.

Canadian Chamber of Commerce

As the national leader in public policy advocacy on business issues, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce's mission is to foster a strong, competitive, and profitable economic environment that benefits, not only business, but also all Canadians.

Renfrew and Area Chamber of Commerce

The Renfrew and Area Chamber of Commerce represents the voice of business contributing to economic growth, profitability, competitiveness and community involvement for all types of business and business people in the Town of Renfrew and surrounding area.

Canada Revenue Agency

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) administers tax laws for the Government of Canada and for most provinces and territories.

Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium

The Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) is a unique not-for-profit consortium of manufacturers, incorporated to facilitate each member's development, both individually and collectively, towards improving their competitiveness as a strong community infrastructure of world-class business. 

Enterprise Renfrew County

Enterprise Renfrew County (ERC) has been operating in Renfrew since 1988 and was formerly known as the Renfrew County Business Self-Help Office.  Our mandate is to encourage and contribute to the enterprising spirit and economic development of the County by assisting entrepreneurs with the development of new or existing companies.

Be sure to check out our calendar, notices and bulletin board for upcoming events on what is happening around the County of Renfrew.

It is advised that you call the office to ensure the office is open and to book an appointment. Colleen can be reached at: 613-432-6848 ext. 114.

Ontario Business Programme Guide

The Ontario government's free, online directory of tax incentives, tax credits and government support programs for business. 

Ontario Chamber of Commerce

To foster sustained economic growth as the "Voice of Business in Ontario". As the most diverse and representational business group in the province, the OCC works closely with governments, labor, academia, other business associations and various groups to create a stronger and more vibrant economy in Ontario.

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Here you will find information on Ontario's agri-food industry and rural communities and the services and program OMAFRA provides.

Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation

Ontario Ministry offering programs, services and tools businesses need to innovate and compete in today's fast-changing global economy. 

Service Ontario

Service Ontario is a fast, friendly and easy access to Ontario government information and services.

Statistics Canada

Statistics Canada provides economic, social and census data.

Canada Small Business Financing

The Renfrew County Community Futures Development Corporation is a provincially incorporated non-profit organization that is governed by a local volunteer Board of Directors. We have been helping small business in the Renfrew County area since 1986.