Starting a Business

Windsor-Essex is known as one of North America’s top locations to invest and develop, making it a perfect place to start your business. Become a part of our growing economy and build your success from the many advantages we offer.

Small Business & Entrepreneurship Centre

Our Small Business & Entrepreneurship Centre (SBEC) offers you everything you need to hit the ground running with your new business. From training and support to guidance and professional advice, SBEC will ensure you’re prepared from concept, through start-up and early growth stages of your business. SBEC has collaborated with thousands of entrepreneurs to give them the opportunity to start and grow a successful business. Contact us to see what we can do for you!

Advantages of choosing Windsor-Essex

There are many advantages of why Windsor-Essex is a great place to start your business. From our desirable quality of life and affordable housing provided by our diverse communities, to our large workforce, industry selection and strategic location, you’re sure to find your place where your business thrives.

Services to help start your business

To equip you with the essential skills and tools to kick-start your business, learn how we can help you with our services and resources to start your new business. Meet with one of our experts for professional advice and support, learn about our financial incentives and investment support, access our many networking opportunities and much more.

If you’re new to doing business in Canada or are a newcomer who is looking to start a business, we have provided many government resources that can help support your business from the beginning.

Interested in setting up a legal entity that is suitable for your business? Our experts can help you navigate the federal and Ontario incorporation regulations and policies so you can register your company name and begin applying for business permits, licences, insurance, banking and more.

We can help you find a home for your business. Check out our available land and buildings.

There are a number of local developers that can build to suit what you require in a potential time frame as short as 6 months to complete. Contact us for more information about this option and interim space available.

Network and connect

We know that starting a business requires community support and exposure to help it grow. We’ll make sure that you have many opportunities to network and connect with other businesses and investors so you can get access to the support you need.