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Starting a Business

Updated: Jul 4, 2023

Interested in starting a business in Minto? The Town of Minto and the Minto Chamber of Commerce are here to support you as you begin your entrepreneurial journey.

Business Grants

Interested in starting a business in Minto? Learn about Community Improvement Programs & Grants.

Business Loans

The Saugeen Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) and Community Futures program supports your small business by offering loans of up to $300,000 to start, expand, or diversify.

Hosting a Public Event?

If you are interested in hosting a public event at your location, ensure you connect with Wellington-Dufferin Public Health to ensure all guidelines are met.

Minto Chamber of Commerce

The Minto Chamber of Commerce welcomes new businesses by providing a free 6-month trial membership that comes with a wealth of benefits including inclusion in their Business Directory (print and online) and many other networking, promotion and education benefits.

PitchIt! 3.0: Minto's Business Competition

The PitchIt! Minto Business Plan Competition started in 2012 in an effort to grow small businesses in Minto and increase awareness of the resources available.

Starting a Food Business in Minto

If you are interested in starting a food business (retail store, commercial kitchen, home based kitchen, food market, renting a commercial kitchen to make, handle or package any type of food etc.) in Minto you will need to contact WDG Public Health Unit.

Starting a Personal Service Business in Minto

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health must be notified before opening a Personal Service Business, adding services to existing businesses, or beginning renovations to existing businesses.

Starting a Vape or Tobacco Store in Minto

What is required to start a vape or tobacco store in Minto

Support & Training

Launch It Business Exploration Centre is a community hub that connects entrepreneurs and business owners with information, space, and people they need to explore bold ideas and spark action in their business. 

Get In Touch

Belinda Wick-Graham Director of Economic and Community Development

519-338-2511 ext 241