Useful Business Links


Building - includes forms and information on building and renovating in the Municipality of Mississippi Mills.

Invest Ottawa - provides a host of resources and tools for those starting or running a business in the Ottawa Valley area.

Small Business Advisory Centre (Smiths Falls/Lanark County) is co-located with Valley Heartland in the Regional Centre for Business Development. As an initiative of the Ministry of Economic Development and Growth. The Centre specializes in one on one free advisory services for small business in the Lanark County, Smiths Falls and Northern Leeds areas. The Centre offers an array of services for entrepreneurs including the consultations, seminars/workshops; outreach and programs such as Summer Company and Starter Company Plus. or
613-283-7002 ext. 108/109

Employment Ontario/Canadian Career Academy: Located in Carleton Place, this service helps with employer assistance programs (wage subsidies for new trainees, students, Self Employment Benefit Program, etc). Their Website has helpful material of interest to employers and job seekers alike.

Central Forms Repository for the Province of Ontario - this site provide you with Ontario Government forms. The forms are available in various formats including HTML, PDF and Word.

Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit - A 10 percent Federal tax credit to cover salaries and wages paid to training new apprentices in the first two years of the contract.

Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit - A 25 percent provincial refundable tax credit on salaries and wages paid to new apprentices in certain skilled trades to help offset employers' costs. Small businesses receive a 30 percent tax credit.

Canada Small Business Financing Program (CSBF) -Seeks to increase the availability of loans for establishing, expanding, modernizing and improving small businesses. It does this by encouraging financial institutions to make their financing available to small businesses.

Business Development Bank of Canada - BDC actively supports the development and growth of Canadian small and medium-sized businesses through its complementary financing, investment, and consulting services.