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Business Services

If you own a business in Elgin County or are planning to open a business, many services and resources are available to assist you. The library provides public access computers along with a number of resources on planning and operating a business. However, we recommend that you also consult the following organizations for the most current market research and information available.

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Service Ontario




  • Registering or searching for a business name or corporation
  • Find and fill out forms
  • Change business information

Canada Business Network 

  • Choosing a business structure (e.g. partnership, incorporation)
  • Business financing and grants
  • Taxes
  • Importing and exporting
  • Workplace safety, staffing and human resources
  • Intellectual property (e.g. patents, trademarks, copyright)
  • Market research and statistics (Scott's, P-Census, Kompass, MANA)
  • Growing a business
  • Research and development
  • General questions on getting started

Elgin Business Resource Centre and Community Futures Development Corporation
300 South Edgeware Road, St. Thomas

  • In-person assistance
  • Financing
  • Free consultations with a qualified business consultant
  • Internet and computer access for business research and planning
  • Review of business plans
  • Business seminars and training
  • Information about the Summer Company program for youth

Elgin County Economic Development

  • Land and space searches
  • Partnerships
  • Industry updates