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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! Minto Business Plan 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