Dreams: Meet Reality

You may already envision your logo, your customers, and the dream of being your own boss.

But can you answer these questions:

  • Do you know the legal and tax implications of operating as a sole proprietor, partnership, or corporation?
  • Do you know which permits you may need?
  • Have you researched the market, its trends, and who your competitors may be?
  • Do you know what cash flow is and how to manage it?
  • Has someone, other than friends or family, said they will pay for your product or service?
  • Are you ready for the entrepreneur life and the sacrifices that come with it?

Starting a business can be overwhelming – especially for first timers. Invest Ottawa is here to help.

Our entrepreneurship programs and services cover the 101’s of structuring, building, and validating your business idea. If you have already laid some of the groundwork, then our workshops and programs can help fine-tune your business model.  And finally, our in-house experts have the “been there, done that” know-how, that can help guide your next steps.


Our free seminars are a valuable tool for entrepreneurs at any stage of their journey.

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“If it wasn’t for Invest Ottawa, I don’t think I would have gone for it”.

Gillean Woods
Founder & Principal , TRUform Interiors

“You have to learn all about [how to run your business] and there’s really no other way than Invest Ottawa.”

Regine Paquette
Co-Founder, Victoire Boutique
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Starter Company Plus is a 4-month cohort-based training program. It’s designed for Ottawa entrepreneurs building businesses that are early-stage and non-tech.

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Still deciding if Starter Company Plus is right for you?

Here’s what past program participant, Ahmad Galuta, Go2Grad Tutors Founder, had to say. Learn more and apply today: https://t.co/JF4r8oiv93 ⬇️ https://t.co/CN9tanKiyQ

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