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Community of Choice... for Business

Starting a Business

The community of choice for starting, expanding or relocating your business

Whitby is home to a range of businesses from automotive, packaging, technology, health care, professional and technical consulting services to retail, restaurants, arts and culture and many more.

The Town of Whitby and, in particular, the Economic Development Office recognizes the contribution small businesses make to the local economy, and proudly supports the entrepreneurial spirit and economic development of the community.

Getting Started

Here are some helpful resource materials to get you started on your new venture:

ONe-Source for Business

Ontario is making it faster and easier for new and small businesses to get the services and information they need to start, operate and grow.

To date, more than 10,000 businesses have registered for the Province's ONe-Source for Business service. The online portal provides quick and easy access to over 5,000 services and information from all levels of government, allowing small business owners to focus on creating jobs and competing in the global economy.
ONe-Source for Business makes it easier for businesses to succeed with faster, more streamlined services.  It helps business owners:
  • find information about funding and grant programs
  • create a virtual briefcase to securely access saved information at a later date
  • complete and submit forms online, eliminating the need to mail them in
  • find customized information about the permits and licences they need.