Starting a New Business
Leamington recognizes the importance of small business to our local economy. Most Canadian businesses have fewer than 50 employees yet create 90% of all new jobs. Small business is able to succeed in today's rapidly changing world because they are more flexible, aggressive and stable.
The Economic Development Office is always available to help answer your questions and to help you gather the information you need.
The Municipality of Leamington has established and maintains a registry of businesses in Leamington. There is no fee to register your business. To complete a registration form and for more information contact the Legal and Legislative Services Department
BizPaL helps entrepreneurs generate a personalized list of the Permits and Licences they need, for all levels of government, to grow or start up their business.
BizPaL is easy to use. When you launch the application, you will be asked to answer a short series of questions. Your answers will generate a customized list of permits and licences that you may need for the municipal (coming soon), provincial and federal governments.
Canada Business Ontario (CBO) is a federal/provincial service for business jointly managed by Industry Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Government Services. CBO's goal is to help business grow and succeed through streamlined access to reliable, up-to-date information on government services which is tailored to the needs of SMEs and entrepreneurs.
Ontario Business Program Guide is your resource to government funded programs and services for Ontario business.
Other services are available locally to assist in small business planning and start up.
WindsorEssex Small Business Enterprise Centre: Business planning, counselling, information and workshops. Call 519-253-6900.
The WindsorEssex Small Business Enterprise Centre also has a part time office in Essex at 39 Maidstone Ave. (co-located with the Essex Community Futures Development Office). Call 519-776-1116 to book an appointment.
Essex Community Futures Development Corporation: Business planning, support, financing. Address 39 Maidstone Avenue, Essex Ontario. For more information please call 519-776-4611.
Leamington Self Employment Services
The Self Employment Assistance (SEA) Office is a provincially funded government program administered by St. Clair College for the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universitites, Employment Ontario.
The SEA Office assists persons who are Employment Insurance eligible who want to start and operate their own business. The SEA Office supports all types of businesses; sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations.
The SEA Office offers assistance in business plan development, business administration classes and one-on-one consulting in accounting, advertising and graphic design, bookkeeping, business coaching, business law, marketing and sales.
For more information, contact Karen Gill-Gore, Program Manager, at 519-972-7705 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org