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As a small business owner in Ontario, starting or expanding your business is not easy work – we know! The Ontario Small Business Startup Platform simplifies the startup process, with step-by-step guidance through the business plan-building process, financial projections, and the funding search! BUT, you may need more than that – if so, just ask for help!

Dedicated Support for our Members

Registered members of the Startup Portal get access to the top tools and resources to help entrepreneurs develop their idea, plan their businesses, and search for funding; as well as the knowledge and expertise of a dedicated support team of small business experts who are ready to assist you every step of the way.

Have a question, don’t be shy. Get help using our Live Chat, Support Ticket System and through the Ask an Expert Program at any time!

Help is available 24/7 to assist you in your business startup process

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The Ask an Expert Program

Got a question only an expert can answer? Ask away…

Get your answer by using the Ask-An-Expert feature in the Startup Portal. Submit your questions about your business, your plan, or your funding needs and have them answered by one of our professional small business consultants.

The Experts can provide you with the confidence and support you need to overcome a variety of obstacles you may encounter while launching your small business. Startup Portal members are entitled to consult our Experts at no additional charge and can benefit from the following services.

Our experts are dedicated to assisting you with your small business 24/7. Use the Ask an Expert program to ask any business plan questions, or financial projection-related questions, to get guidance with the funding search, and application process or just to share and discuss your idea back and forth. The Expert becomes a member of your team.

The Business Plan Review Service

So you’ve finally completed your Business Plan and are ready to start submitting to potential investors and funding programs; but how do you know you haven’t missed any crucial information that could stand between you and the funding you need? 

Have an expert review your plan and provide personalized feedback. Feel confident and qualified when submitting your applications for funding or presenting your plan to potential investors.

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Personalized Funding Search Assistance

Maximize your funding opportunities with the help of a personalized funding program report based on your business’s particular funding needs. Perhaps you’re having a difficult time finding programs in your area or industry, or maybe you’ve found programs but want to be sure you’re not missing any golden eggs.

Using the information provided by you, our experts can conduct their research and find funding programs that may answer your particular business needs.

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Funding Application Review Service

With over 1,500 funding sources including government funding programs and private investors available in the Funding Database, applying for funding shouldn’t be a difficult process. The Funding Database and the funding search tool make it very easy for you to search through all available programs and investors to find the ones that may be right for your small business.

After you’ve had a chance to try the funding applications or if you’ve completed them; the next step is to use the funding application review service through our Ask an Expert Program to have one of our dedicated funding experts review your applications before you send them off. It doesn’t take long but it could mean the difference between success and failure when it comes to getting funding.

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