Starting & Growing Your Business


Small Business Services

. . . Your First Step to Business Success!

Welcome to the Small Business Enterprise Centre, a program of the Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation (SSMEDC), your entrance to planning and implementing your business ideas! We provide free of charge to clients are a tremendous number of easily accessible business information resources. These include pamphlets, information packages, comprehensive databases, an extensive resource library full of useful materials covering every area imaginable, business registration forms, and financing guides. Clients are strongly encouraged to take advantage of everything the SSMEDC  has to offer for small business services!

One of the most important services we provide is private counseling to clients interested in more specific information. Experienced advisers provide a variety of services to clients during the counseling process. The services and the amount of detail vary with particular needs. However, staff are dedicated to providing as much information as possible to ensure client success, which includes continual feedback and regular communication between us and our clients. Some of the services provided by the consultants may include:

  • Simplifying the start up process for small business
  • Promoting proper business planning before business start up
  • Assisting with business plans, marketing, and management
  • Answering general questions about financial and legal elements of business
  • Providing referrals to business professionals such as lawyers, accountants, insurance providers, etc.
  • Providing business contacts and act as a dependable liaison

Our office is located on the first level of the Civic Centre and is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.