Centre for Social Innovation’s Launchpad
The Centre for Social Innovation’s Launchpad is a co-working space, as well as, a community of game changers. It provides members with access to programs, conferences, workshops, talks, and other events to catalyze projects that benefit people and the planet.
MaRS works with an extensive network of partners to help entrepreneurs launch and grow the innovative companies that are building our future. The MaRSDD entrepreneurs toolkit allows entrepreneurs to find out what’s new and access the MaRSDD Library to search a wealth of information and tool for entrepreneurs.
Developing Your Social Enterprise
Social Enterprise Canada’s Developing Your Social Enterprise toolkit is based on the Canadian Social Enterprise Guide. It presents a common set of enterprise development stages and briefly discusses the key elements and goals that can be achieved at each stage.
Brampton Small Business Enterprise Centre
The Brampton Small Business Enterprise Centre provides current, accurate and thorough information through online documents, seminars and workshops, consultations and business plan reviews for micro and small businesses across all sectors.
MaRS Market Intelligence
MaRS Market Intelligence gives RIC Centre members free access to premium market research resources and services. This research is conducted by information specialists and industry analysts; experts in IT, software, telecommunications, biotech, cleantech, pharmaceuticals and healthcare.
The Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs
The Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs gives start-ups and small businesses access to experienced advisors. It provides tactical financial information about loans, grants, and tax incentives for Ontario entrepreneurs. It also has a tailored program to youth entrepreneurs.
Canada Business Network
Canada Business Ontario is a source for information on government services for business in Ontario, from start-up and financing, to growth and regulatory compliance. It also offers networking events featuring representatives from various federal and provincial government organizations.
Futurpreneur Business Plan Writer
Futurpreneur Business Plan Writer is an interactive tool designed to simplify the business planning process. The dynamic resource allows entrepreneurs to easily customize a business plan and take advantage of the built-in tips and tricks to guide the process.
B Impact Assessment
B Impact Assessment measures what matters most; the impact businesses have on society and the environment. B Impact Assessment evaluates how a company performs against dozens of best practice markers and against other companies. It also create plans and implements ways to improve a company’s practices.
Certified B Corporations
B Corps are certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. B Corp is to business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee.