Business Resources

Whether a budding entrepreneur or industry leader, our business office has access to a number of services locally, provincially and federally to assist you.

Local Business Resources

A number of our local partners are here to work with you to grow your business. Explore the web links below to see the range of opportunities available. We invite you to contact us to help you find the organizations that will provide you with the best opportunities.

Stratford Perth Centre for Business

Offering stimulating business classes, networking opportunities and customized support to start or expand your business, the Stratford Perth Centre for Business provides a range of training and networking opportunities. Their informative website has links to numerous business support services available online.

Perth Community Futures

Community Futures (CF) is a national community economic development program. CFs are non-profit organizations, guided by volunteer boards of directors and staffed with business professionals. Their purpose is to provide business support through customized loan programs. To learn more about the Perth Community Futures, click here.

Stratford Accelerator Centre

The Stratford Accelerator Centre is focused on accelerating the growth and maturation of early-stage technology and digital media companies. The Centre accomplishes this by bringing like-minded entrepreneurs together under one roof and delivering world-class mentoring, coaching, programming and services, along with facilitating potential grant funding. For more info on the Centre, click here.

Local Business Associations:

North Perth Chamber of Commerce

A voluntary business organization in North Perth supported by it's members to promote economic growth and development. The North Perth Chamber offers courses, networking opportunities and access to employee benefits plans. Visit their programs here.

Stratford & District Chamber of Commerce

The Stratford & District Chamber of Commerce is the prominent business organization serving Stratford, St. Mary’s, West Perth, Perth East and Perth South. The Chamber is committed to being the voice of business by championing economic prosperity and an exceptional quality of life. Find out what they have to offer here.

Listowel Retail Merchants Association (LMA)

Listowel Retail Merchants Association is run by retailers, for retailers, with the intent to enhance the image and profitability of its members. It works on behalf of all merchants to create a strong and vibrant shopping environment that is functional and enticing. The Listowel Retail Merchants Association also promotes joint events that generate consumer activity.

Listowel Business Improvement Area (BIA)

The Listowel BIA has been working to improve the downtown and commercial areas of Listowel through streetscape and other beautification intiaitives.

Mitchell Business Improvement Area (BIA)

Mitchell BIA strives to promote the proud commercial history and heritage of Mitchell and provide exciting opportunities for entrepreneurs, businesses and visitors to the downtown.

Milverton Business Association

The Milverton Business Association is aimed at providing networking opportunities by connecting local businesses and providing/sharing business information. 

Millbank & Area Business Association

Millbank & Area Business Assocation provides business connections for Millbank and surrounding area.

Other Resources

Provincial

Federal