Entrepreneur Resources

Trade Accelerator Program (WTC Winnipeg)

Canada’s Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) is an innovative and dynamic program aimed at helping Manitoba’s small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) overcome barriers to exporting. The WTC Winnipeg is pleased to offer TAP in Manitoba, a program that has rapidly gaining momentum across Canada, and a reputation of achieving real results, fast. Through its Expert partners, TAP gives companies access to top exporting advisors, resources and contacts. Companies are given the opportunity to work with industry leaders to build a comprehensive Export Plan, and then begin its implementation.

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North Forge Technology Exchange

North Forge Technology Exchange is an innovation-based economic development agency and a powerhouse community to fuel Manitoba’s innovation economy providing entrepreneurs with award-winning mentors, rockstar subject matter experts and a four-stage startup program. Armed with Canada’s largest non-profit fabrication lab, they operate out of 27,000 square feet across Innovation Drive and Innovation Alley in Winnipeg, Canada.

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Futurpreneur Canada

Futurpreneur Canada has been fueling the entrepreneurial passions of Canada’s young enterprise for two decades. We are the only national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39. Our internationally recognized mentoring program hand matches young entrepreneurs with a business expert from a network of more than 3,000 volunteer mentors.

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Export Development Canada

Export Development Canada has been Canada’s export credit agency since 1944. Our job is to support and develop Canada’s export trade by helping Canadian companies respond to international business opportunities. We are a self-financing Crown corporation that operates at arm’s length from the government.

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Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)

BDC is a B Corp certified bank. B Corps are businesses that act to benefit society as a whole rather than focus only on making profits. Services they offer – consulting, coaching for small businesses, financing, human resources for small business, sales and marketing for small business, strategic planning for small business.

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Starting a Business in Steinbach Area

The Steinbach Chamber of Commerce is committed to advocating for growth and economic development in our region. Click for an extensive list of resources to help you set up your new business and reach your goals, including info on creating a business plan and registering for licenses and permits.

 

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Choose and Reserve your Business Name

Choosing your business name can be very exciting! You must choose and reserve your business name with the Government of Manitoba.

 

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Community Futures Triple R

Community Futures is a non-profit that can provide business advisory services, such as assistance with business planning and research. We also have a loans fund that start-ups and existing business can access. We also offer some community development services such as some pathfinding and strategic planning.

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BizPaL Online Business Permits and Licenses

BizPaL is an innovative online service that provides simplified access to information on the permits, licenses, approvals, certifications, registrations and other requirements needed to establish and run a business. BizPaL is brought to you by your municipality, the Province of Manitoba and the Government of Canada.

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