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. Depending on what stage you are at with your business/idea, we may recommend one of our group consultations or a one-on-one consultation.

To find out more, please contact the Markham Small Business Centre:

Phone: 905.477.7000 extension 6722
E-mail:  msbc@markham.ca

Resource Centre

(Note: access to this in-person service is temporarily closed until further notice)

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.

Seminars/Workshops

  • 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

(Note: access to this in-person service is temporarily closed until further notice)

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. 

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