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Starting a Business

Our community offers a strong economy, a skilled workforce, and a loyal customer base to start or grow your business.

Starting or growing a business is hard work. Our Economic Development Officer can assist you through the process. Please reach out and ask how we can support your needs on this exciting journey!

We have collected the list of local resources below to help get you started.

Business Community Contacts

The organizations listed below, in addition to the Municipality of North Perth, are committed to supporting new business owners. They will gladly answer any questions you have about the process.

Business Plans, Marketing, and Financial Support

  • The Stratford Perth Centre for Business provides services and support to new and expanding small businesses in Perth County. They supply template packages for the development of business plans, customized market research, free start-up education and more.
  • The Perth Community Futures Development Corporation provides business support through customized loan programs. They also provide consulting, business plan assistance, and entrepreneurial training.
  • The Perth County Digital Service Squad provides businesses with free one-on-one assistance to build and expand their digital presence.
  • The North Perth Façade Improvement Program covers 50% of eligible costs to a maximum of $7,500 for projects that improve façades in the downtowns of Listowel, Atwood and Monkton.

Provincial Resources

Below is a list of some provincial resources to help you start a business.

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