Business Support and Resources

The Town of Prescott offers numerous support services to new and existing businesses, through funding opportunities, training, and access to external organizations and expertise to help put your business in the optimal position to succeed and grow.

Business Support Programs

Community Improvement Program

Did you know the Town of Prescott Community Improvement Plan (CIP) offers grants and loans to eligible Prescott business and property owners?

Business Development Webinars

The Town of Prescott offers regular free webinars on Business Development and Digital Marketing topics featuring local businesses and experts discussing strategies to help start or grow your own business.

Business Resources and External Support Organizations

Register your business with the Province of Ontario (Required)

Register your business with the Town of Prescott to be added to the Town and BIA business directories.

Email forms to dvalentyne@prescott.ca

Municipal Licensing Requirements

View our Business License By-Law to confirm whether your business requires a license to operate from the Town.  The majority of businesses do NOT require a municipal license to operate within the Town of Prescott.

Provincial/Federal Licensing Requirements

BizPal

Are you starting a business? BizPal is an innovative online service that provides entrepreneurs with simplified access to information about business permits, licences, and other requirements needed to start, operate and grow their business from the federal, provincial/territorial and participating municipal governments.

Food Premises Health Unit Licensing Requirements

Digital Resources (External Links)
 Digital Resource and Planning Documents
  • Digital Transformation Plan Template (.pdf)
  • Digital Marketing Plan Template (.pdf)
  • Weekly Content Strategy and Calendar Template (.pdf)
Business Planning Documents
  • Quick Business Plan (.pdf)
    • What is a Mission Statement? (External Link)
  • Quick Marketing Plan (.pdf)
    • What is a Unique Value Proposition? (External Link)
    • What is your Vision? (External Link)
  • BDC Business Plan Package (.zip)
  • BDC Marketing Plan (.doc)

 

 


Grenville Community Futures Development Corporation

Business Loans - Looking for financing? Whether you’re looking to get a business off the ground, expand an existing operation or purchase equipment – we’ve got the loan to fit your needs.

Grants - Rural Innovation Initiative Eastern Ontario: Take advantage of our grant program to develop your business or organization project.

Business Counselling - Looking for expert advice to help you achieve the vision you have for your business? We offer one-on-one business advice to assist you in assessing and planning a business start-up, expansion or relocation. And it’s free.

 
CSE Consulting
Services include job search support and strategies, computer training and employment preparation for injured workers, and employment supports for persons with disabilities.

Prescott Business Improvement Area (BIA)
The BIA consists of all downtown businesses located within specified downtown areas.  Associate memberships are also available to downtown adjacent businesses.  The BIA spearheads a number of activities in partnership with the Town of Prescott and other key partners to support the downtown business community such as events, promotions, downtown beautification, and seasonal decor.
South Grenville Digital Main Street Program

Contact Prescott's Business Development Officer, Justin St. Pierre to learn more about this great program for businesses!  

613-925-2812 Ext: 6222 | jstpierre@prescott.ca 

Digital Main Street Ontario

Digital Main Street is a digital “how to” guide and program focused on helping main street small businesses adopt new technologies and embrace digital marketing. The program is based on three important components:

  1. Knowledge transfer through training and assessments
  2. Resources including Digital Transformation Grants, and
  3. Support through Digital Service Squads, a team of trained specialists that provide businesses with the hands-on support and guidance needed to begin their digital transformation.

South Grenville Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber has over 150 members from the Town of Prescott,  the Township of Augusta and Township of Edwardsburgh/Cardinal. Through its growing membership and involvement in projects and events in the community the Chamber of Commerce is committed to promoting its members, their businesses and services, striving to make our community a better place to live, work and play.

 

Leeds Grenville Small Business Enterprise Centre

Whether you are just starting your own business or have been in business for less than five years, we can provide you with resources, tools, and no-cost consultations to help you achieve your small business dream. We also offer a series of seminars, workshops and networking opportunities that provide you with insightful information for your small business.

 

Employment + Education Centre

At the Employment + Education Centre, we offer a full range of employment services to help you attract and retain the best talent. From posting on our interactive job board to pre-screening applicants and providing interview space, organizational training and HR support, we cover all your hiring needs. Come in to discuss your staffing requirements with our Employer Services Coordinator. Since 1985, employers of large and small businesses in Leeds and Grenville have relied on our recruitment services to find the right staff.
Launch Lab

Launch Lab is a Regional Innovation Centre and member of the Ontario Business Support Network, a provincially-funded network of resources for entrepreneurs.  Our purpose is to foster entrepreneurship and the commercialization of innovations to help build globally competitive companies in Eastern Ontario.


LG/Ontario Approved

What is the Leeds & Grenville/Ontario Approved Professionals Program?
The LG Approved Professionals Program was established to help the general public of United Counties of Leeds and Grenville connect with High Quality and Authentic Professionals.

Why join the LG Approved Program?
Aligning with LG Approved Professionals, you’re promoting your company as one of High Quality, with guarantees to the public.


Brockville YPN (Young Professionals Network)

We aim to foster connectivity, development and growth for our members through networking events, opportunities for professional development, and advocating for what matters most to you. 
Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is the country’s champion of small business. With over 95,000 members, we’re Canada’s largest non-profit organization devoted to creating and supporting an environment where your business can succeed.

St. Lawrence Corridor Economic Development Commission
The Town of Prescott is one of the 7 proud members of the St. Lawrence Corridor.  They are focused on the attraction of new industrial and commercial employers to the region, increasing the quantity and quality of job opportunities for our residents along with assisting our existing business to expand.

Ontario East Economic Development Commission
The Ontario East Economic Development Commission promotes Eastern Ontario as a centre for investment and business growth. With over 140 members, the Commission represents more than 200 communities across eastern Ontario. Ontario East Economic Development Commission is a one point of contact for site selectors, start up support and business growth.
 Service Ontario Business Services Online business registration and other related business services.
OBIAA - Ontario Business Improvement Area Association OBIAA is the network that represents unique and vibrant BIAs across Ontario. The Association supports and advocates on behalf of its members through the building and nurturing of strong relationships and partnerships. OBIAA is a leader in the development and sharing of information, tools, resources and best practices, and is the ONE voice on common issues
Ontario Business  Business start-up and operational resources.
Canada Business Business start-up and operational resources.
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs (OMAFRA)
Business development resources.
Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade (MEDJCT) Business development resources.
Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sport Tourism business development resources.
Export Development Canada (EDC) EDC's job is to support and develop Canada’s export trade by helping Canadian companies respond to international business opportunities. EDC provides insurance and financial services, bonding products and small business solutions to Canadian exporters and investors and their international buyers. EDC also supports Canadian direct investment abroad and investment into Canada.
Ontario Export Services Export access services & support, including the Magnet Export Business Portal which provides resources from all levels of government, tailored to meet company needs.
Statistics Canada Census and other data on a wide range of subjects.
RTO 9 Regional Tourism Organization Tourism business promotion & development resources.
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