The City of Markham has many small business services for residents. These include:

Free Counseling

Our consultants can help you with:

  • Business planning
  • Start-up procedures
  • Regulations 
  • and more!

This counseling is confidential. It’s also free!

To make an appointment, please contact the Markham Small Business Centre:

Phone: 905.477.7000 extension 6722

Resource Centre

Our Resource Centre offers free books and brochures. These cover: 

  • Business Registration
  • Business Planning
  • Taxation/Record Keeping
  • Marketing
  • Sources of Financing
  • Import/Export
  • Franchise
  • Related government programs and services are also available.


  • We offer breakfast seminars and evening workshops throughout the year. These cover:
  • Legal and Financial Considerations
  • Strategic Business Planning
  • Small Business Taxation
  • Effective Marketing Tools
  • E-Business Strategies
  • Managing Your Cash Flow
  • Workshops and seminars are also excellent for networking with other small business owners.

Please view our current Event Calendar.

Reference Library/Internet Access

Use our Reference Library! We have trade directories and guide books. These list potential suppliers, clients, and market statistics. You can use these references in our office.

We also have business magazines and other publications. You can also use the Internet here.