ON-LINE RESOURCES & LINKS
The Small Business Centre, established in 2002, is an on-going economic development partnership between the Province of Ontario, the City of Woodstock and Oxford County. It is a part of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs that serve Ontario’s small business community by providing training and support to entrepreneurs in Oxford County looking to start or grow their business. From concept, through start-up and early growth stages, the Centre is a one-stop source for information, guidance and professional advice on starting and running a successful business.
Accounting, Tax & Bookkeeping
Accounting, Tax & Bookkeeping Resources
Business Education Resources
Business Planning Tools
Business Financing & Incentives
Business Planning Resources
Business Plan Template
Youth Financing & Incentives
Community & Social Services
Community & Social Services Resources
Community Employment Services
Community Employment Service Resources
Downtown BIA Resources
Food Safety Resources
Health & Safety Program
Health & Safety Program Resources
Human Resource Programs
Location & Expansion
Location & Expansion Resources
Municipal Permits, Licenses and Zoning for Business
Networking & Advocacy
Networking & Advocacy Resources
Provincial And Federal Government Contacts
Statistics And Data
Youth Club Resources
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are the response links to some of the most common questions people ask when starting and growing a business. If you have additional questions, or would like to talk to an advisor in person, please contact the Centre to make an appointment.
How do I start a business?
What are the different types of business structures?
What are the different types of business registrations and how do I register?
What types of permits/licenses do I need for my business?
What is a business plan and why do I need one?
What types of taxes do I need to pay or collect for my business?
What types of insurance do I need for my business?
Are there any grants/government funding available for my business?
Where do I get professional advice for my business?
Should a NEW HIRE be an employee or contractor?