Owning and operating your own business can be a rewarding and profitable experience for you and your family. Plenty of businesses have started, grown and thrived in the Greater Sudbury area for many years. The City is full of opportunities for entrepreneurs looking to do business here. If you are thinking about starting up your own business in the area or are looking for other information relating to your business, the following resources will help you find the information you need to make sound decisions.

REGIONAL BUSINESS CENTRE: The Regional Business Centre's mandate is to be the first point of contact for any new or existing business requiring assistance of any kind. Through consultation, analysis, education and referral they assist thousands of businesses every year.


GEZHTOOJIG EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING: Gezhtoojig Employment and Training is a circle of Aboriginal people with a vision of self-determination, will foster and direct Employment, Training and Business Development initiatives. They will strive to enhance and develop community based Employment, Training and Business Development for the betterment of Aboriginal people based on the Cultural teaching.


MINISTRY OF NORTHERN DEVELOPMENT AND MINES (MNDM): The Ministry of Northern Development and Mines is the only regional ministry within the Ontario government and plays a central role in northern affairs. They offer a number of services in the region, including business support such as consulting, small business enterprise centres and more.


CANADA-ONTARIO BUSINESS SERVICE CENTRE (COBSC): Looking for information on starting or growing your business? The COBSC, a partnership between the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario, allows you free access to business information. The COBSC website has plenty of resources to help you at any stage – whether you are Thinking, Starting, Growing or Exiting. You can also visit the Regional Business Centre in Greater Sudbury, which works in partnership with the COBSC to improve access to the business information you need.