Launching New Services to Help Small Businesses Grow
Ontario is launching new services to help small business owners access tools, resources and funding to start and grow their business.
Jeff Leal, Minister Responsible for Small Business, joined Rocco Rossi, President and CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, to make the announcement today in Toronto.
Small Business Access is a new, single point of access that will make it easier for small businesses to access government services to get the support they need to run and grow their business. Small business owners will be able to access resources such as hiring and training incentives for employers and information on permits or how to expand their business globally.
The government is also partnering with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce to deliver 17 workshops across the province so small businesses have access to in-person support, information and advice to successfully run their business.
Supporting small businesses is part of Ontario’s plan to create fairness and opportunity during this period of rapid economic change. The plan includes a higher minimum wage and better working conditions, free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students, easier access to affordable child care, and free prescription drugs for everyone under 25 through the biggest expansion of medicare in a generation.
“Running a business is no small feat, taking dedication, time and hard work, and we’ve heard from small businesses owners that the government should do more to help. That’s why we are launching this new service and partnering with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce to help small business owners save time and money when dealing with government. Because we know that when small businesses succeed, we all succeed.”