Resources available for business start-ups and established businesses are everywhere now and the road to find the right one can be a windy one. The Dufferin Board of Trade wants to support our members and our community. These links will bring together resources designed to help your business without the hassle.

Covid 19

The Canadian Business Resilience Network:

 Information, tools and  resources businesses need to make it through the Covid-19 Pandemic  –


Ontario Government: Help for business in Ontario – learn about changes to government programs and available supports as your business recovers from Covid-19 –


Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health

Provincial Resources

Ontario Chamber of Commerce


Small Business Access- Ontario Gov’t

Get support, information and advice to run your small business.


Available Land

Community Resources

The Dufferin Board of Trade works with many local organizations that help build up our community.


Dufferin County Economic Development

Search available commercial and industrial lands, and find information for businesses in Dufferin County


Small Business Enterprise Centre or SBEC

The Orangeville & Area Small Business Enterprise Centre (SBEC) provides guidance and support to start up and existing small businesses during their initial years of operation.


Dufferin Federation of Agriculture

Lobby group for farmer’s rights and liaison between rural & agricultural neighbours.


Headwaters Communities in Action or HCIA

Building a Better Quality of Life Together ~ HCIA is a grassroots citizen group that fosters community leadership and action towards a long-term vision of well-being for Dufferin County and the Town of Caledon.  Our definition of well-being encompasses five pillars of a healthy community – Healthy People; Dynamic Economy; Sustainable Environment; Vibrant Culture; and, Engaged Citizens.


Greater Dufferin Home Builders’ Association or GDHBA

GDHBA has been the voice of the residential construction industry in this region since 1988. We provide this voice through a network of home builder associations coordinated nationally and provincially.


Headwaters Arts

Their mandate is to bring together artists and supporters to promote the development, appreciation and enjoyment of all arts in the Hills of Headwaters.


The Centre for Business and Economic Development

The Centre For Business and Economic Development is a not-for-profit Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) sponsored by Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario. We’re governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and are one of 61 CFDCs in Ontario.


Starting a Business

Are you thinking of starting a business?

In becoming self-employed there are many decisions that you will have to make to get your business up and running. You will have to consider your business name, structure, how you will operate, licenses and permits that may be required, location, market research and more! It can be overwhelming but there are plenty of resources out there to help.

How to Register Your Business Name

How to Register for an HST Number

General Information on the HST


Connect with our local Small Business Enterprise Centre for resources on starting a business