Resources & Templates

Help with credit

Equifax Canada and TransUnion are credit reporting agencies that collect data and compile credit reports for individuals. You can get your credit report for FREE without the score or pay a fee to see the report with the credit score. 

Credit Canada Debt Solutions provides personal debt consolidation and credit counselling services for people experiencing debt problems and financial distress. We are a non-profit organization that provides service to over 60,000 people annually across Canada.

Support for entrepreneurs

Enterprise Toronto offers free seminars which you can register for online. If you have written a business plan, you can book a free consultation with one of ET’s business advisors to review and evaluate your business idea.

Canada Business Network provides resources and information to help Canadians get their businesses going and growing.

BizPal helps you find the permits and licences you may require when starting or operating your business.

Service Ontario allows you to search for, register and renew a business name online.

Brampton Entrepreneur Centre provides seminars and workshops, consultations and business plan reviews for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs in the Brampton and surrounding areas.

Small Business Enterprise Centres of Ontario – Small Business Enterprise Centres (SBECs) and community-based providers offer entrepreneurs all the tools they need to start and grow their businesses.

Entrepreneurship Connections is program is offered by ACCES Employment to help immigrants launch their own business.

Centre For Entrepreneurship – Centennial College located at Centennial College, Progress Campus, ACCEL gives comprehensive business and advisory support.

Toronto Employment and Social Services If you are receiving Ontario Works and are interested in starting a business, the Self-Employment Development program available through Employment and Social Services may be right for you.

Toronto Business Development Centre As a business incubator, TBDC assists entrepreneurs in starting and developing a new business. It offers entrepreneurial training programs, business seminars and business networking opportunities.

Youth Employment Services (YES) offers BizStart, a youth entrepreneurship training program that assists youth to start a business.


Business Plan Template

A step-by-step guide to completing a business plan. Includes questions which, if answered, will provide the necessary information for the purposes of your loan application to ACCESS.

Cash Flow Template 

A simple Excel template to help you present your forecasted cash inflows and outflows. Be sure to clearly list your assumptions as notes or in a separate document.

Business Planning Toolkit

ACCESS has partnered with MaRS Discovery District to provide you with a resource toolkit for your start-up and business planning needs.

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