South Lake Futures provides a variety of business advising services and resources to the local business community. Unless otherwise noted, all our counselling and education services are free of charge. We can assist you with the beginning stages of creating a business plan, cash flow projections and assist you with registering your business name. Where appropriate, we also make referrals to other agencies or programs that provide assistance to small businesses. In addition, we also assist clients in their efforts to obtain business financing from other sources.
Throughout the year, we deliver business seminars on a variety of business management topics. In addition, we participate in Small Business Week by collaborating with business minded organizations to deliver special events with expert guest speakers for the local business community. Please check our Facebook page for upcoming events.
We provide entrepreneurial, commercial, financial, marketing and other business advice and counselling. Existing, or potential local business owners can make an appointment to meet with one of our staff for business advice on a variety of business issues including business start-up, business financing, purchasing or expanding an existing business. Contact our office if you would like to book an appointment.
Business Planning Facilitation
Clients working on their business plan are welcome to make appointments to meet with one of our staff to have their draft plan reviewed. In addition, if there are aspects of developing the plan that a client is having difficulty with, they may meet with one of our staff for assistance. Contact our office if you would like to book an appointment.
We facilitate the registration of sole proprietorships, general partnerships or operating names for new and existing corporations through the government of Ontario’s on-line business registration system. There is a $60 fee for this registration which is paid entirely to the Government of Ontario. This fee can only be paid by credit card. For clients who do not have access to a credit card we will accept the $60 payment in cash and facilitate their registration through the use of our company credit card. This service is available from 8:30 am – 4:15 pm Monday to Friday. You do not need an appointment for this service.