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Local Organizations for Small Business
  • Business Development Bank Of Canada  (www.bdc.ca)
    A federal Crown corporation whose mission is to help create and develop small and medium-sized businesses.
    Address: 3901 Highway 7 West, Suite 600, Vaughan ON  L4L 8L5
    Phone: 905-264-2100  
  • Canadian Federation Of Independent Business  (www.cfib.ca)
    A lobby group for small business at the federal, provincial and local levels of government.
    Address: 401-4141 Yonge Street, Willowdale ON  M2P 2A6
    Phone: 416-818-5609  
    Contact: Karen Adams (karen.adams@cfib.ca)
  • Export Development Initiative - York Region  (www.york.ca)
    Are you ready to export but don’t know where to start? This local export initiative has partnered with Export Development Canada to help you launch your business internationally. Click on the business link on the left side of screen and click on “export development,”.
    Address: 17250 Yonge Street, Newmarket ON  L3Y 6Z1
    Phone: 905-830-4444x.1   Fax: 905-895-3482  
    Contact:  export@york.ca
  • Markham Small Business Centre  (www.markham.ca/wps/portal/Markham/BusinessDevelopment/MSBC/)
    To help prospective or newly established small businesses in Markham by providing support and links to government services
    Address: 7271 Warden Ave, Markham ON  L3R 5X5
    Phone: 905-477-7000  
    Contact: Don De Los Santos (ddelosantos@markham.ca)
  • Richmond Hill Board Of Trade  (www.rhbot.ca)
    The “voice of business” in the Richmond Hill business community, providing a leadership role in promoting the business interests of its members.
    Address: 376 Church Street South, Richmond Hill ON  L4C 5V9
    Phone: 905.884.1961    Fax: 905.884.1962  
  • Richmond Hill Central Library - Business Librarian  (www.rhpl.richmondhill.on.ca/SmallBusiness/)
    Are you just thinking about starting a small business but not sure where to even start? Can’t get to the local business organizations during the day? Library open evenings Monday-Thursday until 9.00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday until 5.00 p.m. Come in and check out the services and resources we have on starting a small business.
    Address: 1 Atkinson Street, Richmond Hill ON  L4C 0H5
    Phone: 905-884-9288 x.   Fax: 905-884-6544  
    Contact: Joan Girot (jgirot@rhpl.ca)
  • Richmond Hill Small Business Enterprise Centre  (www.businessrichmondhill.ca)
    Fariba Niroui, Small Business Consultant at SBEC, provides access to business resources to help people considering starting a small business in Richmond Hill get started or help your new business grow. Address: 225 East Beaver Creek Road, Richmond Hill ON L4B 3P4 Phone: 905 747 6317
    Address: 225 East Beaver Creek Road - 7th Floor, Richmond Hill ON  L4B 4P4
    Phone: 905-747-6317   Fax: 905-771-2406   Toll free:1-800-780-7831
    Contact: Fariba Niroui 
  • StartUp York  (www.startupyork.ca)
    Startup York is a non-profit community of entrepreneurs in York Region. We host no-pitch events for entrepreneurs to meet and share. We also connect businesses with organizations who can help them grow. If you own a small to mid-size business, a tech startup, a solopreneur, or are thinking about starting a business, we’d love to meet you!
    Contact: Lucas Chang (startupyork@gmail.com)
  • The Centre for Entrepreneurship
    Seneca College’s small business centre (relocated from Wright Street, Richmond Hill)
    Address: 10 Allstate Parkway, Markham ON  L3R 5Y1
    Phone: (416) 491-5050    Fax: (905) 477-0386  
    Contact: Juliet Kaye (juliet.kaye@senecac.on.ca)
  • Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre  (www.vaughan.ca/VBEC)
    For prospective or new small businesses in Vaughan, the VBEC can help you get your new business up and running
    Address: 9995 Keele Street, Vaughan ON  
    Phone: 905-832 8526  
  • YMCA Business Centre  (www.ymcatoronto.org)
    Aims to help local small business owners with business planning, business growth, marketing and networking.
    Address: 4855 14th Avenue - Unit 3, Markham ON  L3S 3L6
    Phone: 905-948-9622   Fax: 905-948-8737  
    Contact: Susan Sommers (susan.sommers@ymca.net)
  • York Region Business Enterprise Centre  (www.yorksmallbusiness.ca)
    Help for York Region small business owners in establishing their new business or help it grow. Click on the business link then click on Small Business Enterprise Centre.
    Address: 17250 Yonge Street, Newmarket ON  
    Toll free:1-877-464-9675
    Contact: Jim Nicholson (james.nicholson@york.ca)
  • York Region Technology Association  (www.yorktech.ca)
    The Association fosters a networking and learning environment conducive to the growth and success of all technology stakeholders. It takes action, on behalf of its members, on issues that are important to the technology industry
    Address: P.O. Box 999, Tottenham ON  L0G 1W0
    Phone: 905.936.9229   Fax: 905.936.5361   Toll free:1.888.530.2437
    Contact: Liz Bowell, Administrative Director (liz@yorktech.ca)
  • York Region Tourism  (www.yorktourism.com)
    Planning an offsite meeting, conference or corporate retreat but not sure where to start? Click on “Meetings & Groups” on York Region’s tourism site for inspiration or call for help in coordinating your event.
    Address: 17250 Yonge Street, Newmarket ON  L3Y 6Z1
    Fax: 905-895-3482   Toll free:1-888-448-0000
    Contact:  tourism@york.ca
  • York Small Business TV  (www.yorksmallbusiness.com)
    a partnership between Rogers Television and York Region to provide inspiration to local small business owners. Covers a broad range of business topics. You could also watch the full show on Rogers. Visit www.yorksmallbusiness.ca/about_tv_show.html for broadcast times.
*Information provided by the Business Services Web page does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement by the Richmond Hill Public Library. Please read the Library's Disclaimer and Copyright Notice regarding linked sites. If you notice a broken link or wish to suggest a useful Web site, please contact the Business Librarian at 905.884.9288 x304 or e-mail jgirot@rhpl.ca.