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Tools and Templates

Here are some helpful tools:

  • Cash Flow Tool
  • Writing a Business Plan
  • Loan Calculators


Starting a business can be easier than you think. Click each of the statements below for some general resources which can help you get started:

Important questions you may have

Response Education and awareness about self-employment – its risks and rewards.
Response Career counseling, discovering gifts and passions, education about what can be a business.
Response Business plan and entrepreneurship training.
Response Business Mentoring and Coaching

Self-Employment and Entrepreneurial Training

  • Black Creek Business 101 Workshops
    The Black Creek Microcredit Program hosts Business 101 Workshops for your group or association.
    For more information or to request a workshop session, call 416-747-5616 or e-mail to: microlending@blackcreekcc.ca
  • Learning Enrichment Foundation
    Since early in 2009, the Learning Enrichment Foundation has added a new training program geared to help new immigrants start and run a business. The “Entrepreneurship” program now serves Canadians and New Immigrants alike, by providing 3 –indepth 13 week small business training programs, one day small business start up clinics, coaching and consulting services as well. The program has expert teachers, mentors, coaches and peer-to-peer support and it’s totally free!
  • Blueprints
    Blueprints is a program of Youth Unlimited that will equip young people from the Jane-Finch community to create and implement a blueprint to launch a business idea. The program will focus on life skills mentoring, entrepreneurial training and youth wholeness.
  • Toronto Employment and Social Services – Self-employment and entrepreneurship
    If you are receiving Ontario Works and are interested in starting a business, the Self-Employment Development program available through Employment and Social Services may be right for you. The program is run by community agencies that can help you learn how to set up and operate your own business.