Starting Smart

Need help finding the on-ramp for the road to success?  Here are some excellent vehicles to help fuel your business drive:

Prime Services

Entrepreneurship Manitoba
Offers a range of services to businesses and entrepreneurs at every stage of the business life cycle, including business name and corporate registration, general business counselling, financial assistance programs, online tools and resources, as well as workshops and seminars.

Manitoba Business Gateways
Provides single-window access and referrals to a wide array of business and employment information and services including business starts, licences and permits, financial programs, business planning, recruiting, training and managing employees, business expansion and growth, exporting and more.

Companies Office
Get on-line information and forms about registering your business and corporation. 

One Business, One Number
To simplify business' dealings with government, Manitoba has adopted the Business Number (BN) to replace the multiple numbers currently used to identify the same business.

Growing Opportunities - Rural Communities
Find out about the programs available for rural and northern economic development.

Guide to Laws and Regulations for Franchised Business
The Franchises Act and Franchises Regulation

Workers Compensation Board
The workers compensation system is a mutual injury and disability insurance system for workers and employers, paid for by employers.  Report claims and accidents, and request clearances on-line.

Employment Manitoba Centres
Employment Manitoba addresses current and future labour market needs through partnerships with community, industry and employer groups.

Employment Standards
Manitoba’s Employment Standards Branch helps employees and employers define and protect their rights and responsibilities in the workplace.

Taxation Division
Find out if you need to register for Manitoba taxation.

SAFE Work Manitoba
One stop shop for programs that can help you make your workplace a safer one.


Business Start Programs

Starting a Small Business in Manitoba
Entrepreneurship provides a range of programs and services to help you start your small business.

Manitoba Business Start Program
Offers training and loan guarantees for starting a new business in Manitoba.  The links contains a program description, terms and conditions, eligibility criteria and applications.


Manitoba Marketing Network
Provides business mentoring services to qualifying Manitoba small businesses.

An online, one-stop service for entrepreneurs that simplifies the process of finding information on business permits and licences from all levels of government.

Convenient and secure online access to your tax accounts.