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London Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber of Commerce serves as the voice of business of London and works to enhance the economic prosperity and quality of life of the city.

London Economic Development Corporation
Works to improve the economic well-being of Londoners through the growth and expansion of local businesses and the attraction of new businesses to London.

London Small Business Centre
Offers counselling services, resource materials and training. A very valuable, government-sponsored centre for local entrepreneurs.

An association of technology companies in the London area.


Sample business, marketing and advertising plans for a wide range of businesses.

Canada Business : Government services for entrepreneurs
Information for entrepreneurs about government programs, services and regulations on starting and operating a business. Site also has an Interactive Business Planner to assist entrepreneurs prepare a business plan for their new or existing business.
Maintained by Engtrepreneur Magazien to suport new business ideas and growing companies. Exceptionally strong in franchising and home-based business information. Includes ready made downloadable forms and a choice of e-newsletters.

Federal Corporations Data On-line
Use this database to see if the company name you have selected for your company has already been used by a federally incorporated company. Note that provincially incorporated companies are not included in this database, so this is an incomplete name search.

Rocket Fuel
An Alberta-based website designed to guide you in a step-by-step format through the process of setting up a small business.  Although developed for Alberta residents, the information is relevant for those starting a small business anywhere in Canada.  Work through eight modules for developing your business, including Strategic Planning, Structuring a Business, Finance, The E-Environment and more.

SME Benchmarking Tool (Industry Canada)
Provides benchmarks (business ratio figures) for the financial planning of start-up and established small and medium-sized businesses.