Business Help and Resources
|Chatham-Kent has many organizations, service providers and networks that work hard to help our business owners succeed. If you have a business that is starting up, relocating or expanding, or you are simply interested in learning about available resources, this page is for you.
Financial Advice and Assistance
It is very important for business owners to make informed decisions. Business risks and costs can be very high, and the best way forward is often unclear. It is worthwhile to look into loan programs, financing options and sources of advice in Chatham-Kent.
Economic Development Services
Chatham-Kent Economic Development Services and the Small Business Centre are excellent sources of information for business owners. They are available to provide you with resources that can help you start your business, or make necessary changes for increasing success.
Contact or visit Economic Development Services and the Small Business Centre:
445 Grand Avenue West
Chatham, ON N7M 5L8
Toll Free: 1.866.542.5994
You may also email the Small Business Centre directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Futures Development Corporation of Chatham-Kent
The Community Futures Development Corporation of Chatham-Kent is a non-profit organization that offers resources and programs to encourage economic development and create job opportunities within the Municipality of Chatham Kent. It accomplishes its mission by offering funding, training, and counselling for individuals, businesses and communities.
You may be eligible for assistance as a business owner, self-employed business person, or individual worker.
245 Marlborough Street North, P.O. Box 192
Toll Free: 1.866.469.9901
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm.
For more assistance, check out the following links below:
Professional networks and events provide you with opportunities to promote your business, meet potential clients, and secure important contacts. Build up your business connections by participating in one of the following groups.
Chambers of Commerce
Business Improvement Areas (BIAs)
Young Professionals of Chatham-Kent
Young Professionals of Chatham-Kent is a grassroots networking group for people ages 25 to 40 in the Chatham-Kent community. The group strives to offer regular networking events and opportunities for young professionals to brainstorm unique ideas. Its members are dedicated to making Chatham-Kent a great place to live, work and play.
Click here for more information about business networking events in Chatham-Kent.