Own a business or want to be your own boss? The library offers resources and advice to help.

BizPal: Created by the City of Windsor, BizPal helps entrepreneurs generate a personalized list of the Permits and Licences they need to grow or start up their business.

Business Registration and Renewal: Tools and wizards to assist people registering the name of their business, renewing licences, permits, and to assist with financial planning.

Do I Want To Be My Own Boss?: Includes quizzes, facts, and a list of organizations that will help you determine if entrepreneurship is right for you. Published by Service Canada.

Guide to Market Research and Analysis: A great resource to assist business owners with marketing. Published by the Canada Business Network.

Is Entrepreneurship For You?: Offers information about the benefits of entrepreneurship and to learn about your chances of success. Created by the Canada Business Network.

Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs: This resource provides advice on what to do before, during, and after you launch a business.

Starting a Business: Offers resources and articles to assist people who are planning to start a business. Created by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

Windsor-Essex Small Business Centre: Provides entrepreneurs with the training and support necessary to start and grow successful businesses.

Writing an Effective Business Plan: By Julie King for CanadaOne, this article details what you need in order to compose an effective plan for your business.

500+ Sample Business Plans: This site not only supplies examples of business plans, but also contains short lessons in developing and presenting business plans.

Business Financing

Are you ready to start a business but need help with financing? These resources can provide funding to assist starting up your business.