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 offered at no cost, and is confidential. 

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

Phone: 905.477.7000 extension 6722

Resource Centre

Our Resource Centre offers literature on: 

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


  • 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

You may use our Reference Library. We have trade directories and guide books.  We also have business magazines and other publications. Internet Access is also available.