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Our Services

The Brantford-Brant Business Enterprise Resource Centre offers a wide range of entrepreneurial services to individuals starting new ventures and to small businesses including:

  • Information on topics such as government assistance programs, regulations, business planning, marketing, and more
  • Free Business Consultations to help entrepreneurs find the information they need to plan and build their ventures
  • Regular Networking Events, Workshops and Seminars
  • Business Registrations and Name Searches
  • Information on HST, Payroll Deductions (CPP & EI) & WSIB

Brantford & Area Business Directory

Brantford & Area Business DirectoryThe Brantford and Area Business Directory is compiled by the City's Economic Development and Tourism Department. The directory contains over 800 businesses within 17 categories and most importantly, it's FREE to register!

Click to access the Brantford and Area Business Directory.

Brantford·Brant Industrial Directory

The Brantford·Brant Industrial Directory is an annual publication produced by the City's Economic Development Department. The directory contains approximately 450 listings of local industrial companies in the Brantford-Brant area. If you would like your business to be listed in the Business, Industrial or Tourism Directory, click to use the online Business Directories Registration Form and submit your business information.

Business Name Registration

The BRC can complete your Business Name Registration and issue Master Business Licences for a fee of $82.00.  Province-wide Name Searches can also be completed for an additional $8.00 fee.  This service usually takes about 20 minutes, and an appointment is not necessary.  We also offer NUANS Name Searches for both Federal and Ontario Corporation registrations.

Free Consultations

Free consultations, by appointment, with experienced professional business consultants to discuss your business and any specific issues or assistance you may require.

Mentorship Program

The Brantford-Brant Business Resource Enterprise Centre provides free access, by appointment, to professional mentors that will provide you with guidance in legal, accounting, sales/marketing and human resource issues. You must be a client of the BRC and be referred by a BRC staff member to receive your free, one-time, 30 minute consultation.

Research and Computer Access

The Brantford-Brant Business Resource Enterprise Centre has a resource centre available to entrepreneurs, which includes three computer terminals and access to the internet.

Business Plan Guidance

Why reinvent the wheel? Take advantage of the free resources available to you.

The BRC is well known for its assistance, knowledge and expertise in the development of Business Plans for small business. Online samples of business plans, business plan templates and cash flow templates are available as a key resource to new business start-ups.