Brampton Library Access

Access to these resources requires a Brampton Library card.

Business Plans Handbook

Provides actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses. Presents sample plans taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries which serve as examples of how to approach, structure and compose business plans.

Gale Small Business Builder

Gale Small Business Builder provides a step-by-step process that enables users to produce complete business plans and other documents essential for gaining access to capital and growing their enterprise. This program is built for aspiring entrepreneurs and those with existing small businesses in non-profit and for-profit industries.

Reference Canada

(Access Online at Brampton Library Branches)

Reference Canada  is a comprehensive directory containing detailed information for 1.9 million Canadian businesses. Build your own search with advanced tools to access industry profiles (business type, size, location), business demographics (employees, sales volumes, credit rating scores), management directories, financial data (expenditures), and more.


Open Access

Access to these resources is freely available online.

Brampton Entrepreneur Centre (City of Brampton)

The Brampton Entrepreneur Centre website provides access to online documents & resources for small business owners and entrepreneurs. Find information on free services offered by the BEC, including seminars and workshops, consultations and business plan reviews, and more.

Business & Economy (Province of Ontario)

Information about Ontario's economy and how to do business in the province. Includes economic development opportunities, research funding, tax credits for business and the Ontario Budget.

Business & Industry (Government of Canada)

The Government of Canada official website on Business and Industry. Find information and resources on business taxes, permits and regulations, intellectual property, business support and how to sell to government.

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