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The Regional Business Centre and the Innovation Quarters initiatives of Greater Sudbury’s Economic Development department, provide a variety of support to anyone starting, expanding or operating a business in our community. Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur or existing business owner, we’re here to help.

Training and Support Programs

Wherever you are in your entrepreneurship journey, the Regional Business Centre and the Innovation Quarters have programs that provide training and mentorship to help you start, and succeed, including Starter Company Plus and the IQ Incubation Program.

Business planning and consultations

Need help getting your business started? We can help you create a business plan to get your business up and running. If you need assistance, you can book a one-on-one business consultation with our staff.

Licences and permits

Figuring out what licences and permits you need to operate a business can sometimes feel overwhelming. Leave it to us! We will can give you a list of all business licences and permits you need to start your business.

Events and networking

We offer learning and networking event opportunities to help you get the skills you need to run a successful business. Meet with industry leaders and build connections in the community. Our partners at the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce also host a number of networking events that can help you meet with local like-minded entrepreneurs and leaders.

Grants and funding

There are a variety of grants and funding opportunities for small businesses in our community. We can help you access funding to start or expand your business.

Resource library

Our resource library contains information on business planning, market research, financing, marketing, copyrights and trademarks, and so much more.

Why Sudbury

Find out why Sudbury is the perfect community for your business. From our diverse business sectors, to growing community and skilled workforce, there are so many reasons to choose Greater Sudbury for your next business venture.