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 10 YouTube Videos Every Entrepreneur Should Watch: learn from the best global entrepreneurs >> Brainstorming: Start brainstorming by creating a new mind map – unleash creativity and potential. For more information on, please visit them here >>


BDC logoBusiness Plan Template: Your business plan is not only a necessity when seeking financing for your project, it’s a recognized tool that outlines what your company will do and how it plans to succeed. Check out BDC’s free business plan template designed to help Canadian entrepreneurs, please visit them here >>

Ottawa Valley Economic Development logoEntrepreneur’s Toolkit:
The Ottawa Valley Economic Development Office offers a variety of tools and advice for business financing, incentives, planning, start-up, taxes, permits, licenses and zoning to name a few. For more information on Entrepreneur’s Toolkit, please visit them here >> 

Founder Dating logoFounder Dating: Many underestimate how hard it is to write that first message to someone you don’t know – whether it’s to talk to a potential cofounder, advisor or just networking. Read up on the Do’s & Dont’s of Writing your first message here >>


Futurpreneur Canada logoFuturpreneur Canada: Mentors provide business advice, as well as support and encouragement, to help young entrepreneurs remain focused on what is important for the success of their business. Find out more about being hand-matched with a Futurpreneur Canada mentor or about volunteering as a Futurpreneur Canada mentor. Discover the benefits of mentoring at Futurpreneur Canada here >>

Shopify logoShopify: They focus on making commerce better for everyone, so businesses can focus on what they do best: building and selling their products. Today, merchants use our platform to manage every aspect of their business — from products to orders to customers, selling online, in retail stores, and on the go. For more information on Shopify, please visit them here >>

MaRs logoMaRS: works with an extensive network of partners to help entrepreneurs launch and grow the innovative companies that are building our future. For more information on MaRS please visit them here >>