Rural business organizations and resources

There are a variety of key organizations and associations that assist rural businesses in the marketing and promotion of the larger agricultural and tourism sectors. Some of these include; Ottawa’s Countryside, the Rural Women’s Business Network, Rural Ontario Institute, Rideau Chamber of Commerce, and the Business Improvement Associations (BIA’s) of Manotick, Carp and Carp Road.

The City of Ottawa also has a number of resources to assist you with starting or growing your business including BizPal, an online service for entrepreneurs that simplifies the process of finding information on business permits and licences from all levels of government, and the Ottawa Home Based Business Guide, which highlights some of the considerations and opportunities unique to HBBs.