Are you ready to start and fund your small business?

Use the Startup Assessment to discover the tools you need to start, plan and find funding for your business idea.


Starting and Funding a Small Business Has Never Been Easier

The Startup Portal is a simple and complete platform for starting your very own small business. Developed by entrepreneurs and consultants, it contains the tools and resources needed to evolve your idea from a dream to a full-fledged business. Whether you are brainstorming ideas, ready to register your business, beginning to write a business plan or looking for funding; access step-by-step guidance to help you to achieve the next step towards launching your small business.

Try the Startup Assessment Tool and find out exactly what your Startup needs!

Are you ahead or behind?

There are no wrong answers. Take a moment to figure out where you stand on the road to launching your business, then discover exactly what goals you need to achieve to get you there.

What do you need to succeed?

You may have an idea about how to start your business, but we have the tools to set you up for success. Identify your business' needs and access personalized resources.

Are all your ducks in a row?

Get an idea, register your business and launch! Simple right? Not so much. Make sure you've got it all covered with step-by-step guidance spanning ALL stages from start to launch.

Get everything you need to do to launch your small business in 30 days
Get your personalized Startup Assessment Report now

The Startup Portal

Ready to start your own business? Become a member of to get complete access to these startup tools :

Access to Extensive Business Library

Entrepreneur Tools and Resources

Flexible Online Guidance

...and much, much more.

Get your small business started today!

Discover how The Startup Portal can transform your business dreams into reality.
2700000Self-Employed Canadians
1782Canadian Funding Programs
56000000Potential Funding $ Available

What Our Clients Say

Hear what our clients are saying about using the Startup Portal to help them achieve their small business goals.

Cleaning Business Hamilton, Ontario Success Story
$32,750 Government Grant Helped Me Start My Business
Hamilton, Ontario
"Giving up is easy. Anybody can do it. If you need funding for your business do what it takes to get it. Banks can say no, but the government can be an option. It was for us" - Read my story
Earth Friendly Soap Business Story
Oakville, ON Small Business Starts Up With $76,300 Government Grant
Oakville, ON
"Just focus on what you are good at, don't waste your time researching, get help from experts who have already done the work, such as CanadaStartups" - Read my story
government grant
Interview with a $138,000 Government Grant Recipient from Milton, Ontario
Milton, ON
"Have a support team with you and always start with a business plan as it will be the guide for your business. A business plan will take you on the path of success" - Read my story
Toronto Retailer Gets Government Loan
$472,930 Low Interest Government Loan For Toronto Retailer
Toronto, ON
"Banks said no to due to my poor credit and business inexperience, but the government funding program had a different reaction to my well developed business plan" - Read my story
doggy day care
$21,315 Government Provided Loan For Doggy Day Care Business
Oakville, ON
"No matter your situation, if your plan is to start a small business - don't give up. Use tools and resources that are available all around you and don't be scare of a small investment" - Read my story
Home Renovation Company Gets Funded
$83,588 In Government Funding and Training Support For Home Reno Company
Toronto, ON
"Remember, funding programs have deadlines so be sure to apply on time and follow the requirements as outlined by each funding program. They act as a guide to applying successfully." - Read my story
Toronto eCommerce Business Gets $78,932 in Government Funding Support
Toronto eCommerce Business Gets $78,932 in Government Funding Support
Toronto, ON
"Don't give up. If you have an idea, go and do it. Create your business plan, go present you idea to investors/government agencies and get what you want." - Read my story
Start a Small Business in Your Own Province

Find out how other entrepreneurs in your province have started their own small businesses.


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    389,116 Startups 315 Programs

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    154,495 Startups 267 Programs

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    236,688 Startups 246 Programs

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    New Brunswick

    29,686 Startups 264 Programs

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    17,335 Startups 261 Programs

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    35,980 Startups 291 Programs

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    British Columbia

    171,557 Startups 252 Programs

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    1,294 Startups 235 Programs

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    Nova Scotia

    29,686 Startups 271 Programs

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