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Start Your Own Business


There are many web resources available in Peel (Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon) to help you start or grow a business.

Municipal Economic Development Offices

Economic Development Offices in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon are a good starting point. These offices provide information and services to help your business grow and prosper. Contact their offices at:

Small business centres

The Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre, the Brampton Small Business Enterprise Centre and the Caledon Small Business Enterprise Centre can answer your questions about registering and starting a new business, preparing a business plan, taxes, available government programs and much more.

Boards of Trade/Chambers of Commerce

Business owners and entrepreneurs can join the Mississauga Board of Trade, Brampton Board of Trade or the Caledon Chamber of Commerce.

These organizations host regular networking events and offer information for new and existing businesses. Members can participate on various committees related to business topics.

Other resources

  • BizPaL is an online service that provides permit and licence information for all levels of government - federal, provincial and municipal.
  • The Business Department of the Mississauga Central Library has excellent resources and staff to assist you in finding information about business, law, government documents, and more.

Learn more:

  • Industry Canada is the Government of Canada's Department for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.The Department also works on a broad range of matters related to industry and technology, trade and commerce, science, consumer affairs, corporations and corporate security, competition and restraint of trade, weights and measures, bankruptcy and insolvency, patents and copyright, investment, small business, and tourism.
  • Ontario Immigration provides information about provincial regulations for registering or incorporating your business