Entrepreneurship & Business


1) MaRS Discovery District has a wide range of tools and online classes to help build your business.

2) Our very own Innovative Entrepreneur Certificate has some great resources on the main areas of starting your own business and creating your own innovation.

3) Futurpreneur Canada provides a free library full of resources dedicated to all areas of entrepreneurship.

4) The Government of Canada has developed a great list of tools to help build your business. 

5) The Sault Ste Marie Innovation Centre has partnered with Cisco to offer an array of online self-paced courses in entrepreneurship.

Digital Marketing

1) Rate your digital presence with this web presence score card created by local organization Jeronamo Solutions through their Success With Digital programming. For the full web presence score card contact Jeronamo Solutions.  

2) The Australian Government provides excellent checklists for starting a business and a wealth of information regarding opening a business online. * Be Sure to double check that you meet all the Canadian regulations.

Financial Tools & Funding

1) The BDC has a great collection of entrepreneurial guides including how to start and manage your cash flow. 

2) The Government of Ontario has some great funding opportunities for youth starting and growing a business.

Marketing & Branding

1) This article by MaRs Discovery District covers the 3 C's of marketing and how to apply them to your business.

2) Canva is a free online tool that helps you establish you logo, brand colours, and design materials. They also have a great design school and tools like the font combination

Permits & Licensing

1) The Intellectual Property collection by MaRs Discovery District provides information on a variety of legal requirements including agreements, patents, and copyright which can be applied to your organization.

2) The Government of Canada provides information related to permits, licenses and regulations for businesses in Canada.

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