Business Assistance Centres

One-stop centres that provide information about business registration and incorporation; one-on-one business counselling; customized training; information about enterprise and empowerment zones for tax credits; access to government contracts; access to credit and financing resources; minority business development assistance; small business loan information; loan form preparation assistance; technical assistance on market research, marketing plans and business plans; and other support services for business owners and employers.



Provides a forum for individual business improvement associations which encourages and facilitates sharing of information relating to initiatives affecting small businesses and business districts in the city of Hamilton.

Provides information and tools to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses. Services include:

  • free resources and business advice
  • examination and coaching on the business plan
  • workshops and seminars
  • information about grants and financial programs

Hamilton location of the Ontario Ministry of Economy Development, Job Creation, and Trade's Small Business Enterprise Centre programming.

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