Here you will find a collection of online tools and information to help your business thrive.
In an effort to provide you with as many resources as possible, we have also assembled a number of business web links. This list is by no means a complete list of the many resources that are available to business. Over time we will endeavour to keep this current and meaningful.
We have special connections with merchant services tools and we want to help you! Reach out and let us help and guide you to the resource you are looking for.
The Chamber hosts a variety of workshops to connect businesses with the resources they need to continue their development and growth.
A newsletter is sent to all members on a regular basis to keep you informed of business activities, workshops, events and community connections.
Receive business referrals from the NPCC.
Advance North Perth’s economic prosperity.
Professional development opportunities at workshops and seminars.
Stratford Perth Centre for Business
The Stratford Perth Centre for Business is committed to helping small business owners achieve their business goals.
Through Starter Company Plus, you can:
Get one-on-one guidance from a Small Business Enterprise Centre advisor.
Participate in business workshops, seminars or networking events. Topics range from writing a business plan, budgeting and marketing campaigns.
Talk to a mentor with experience in starting, expanding or buying a small business.
Apply for a grant of up to $5,000.
Human Resource Information
Ward & Uptigrove Human Resources
W&U HR help navigate your employment relationships. A modern Human Resources solution company that saves you from having to keep up with all your people needs. Maximize your business and minimize your effort with knowledgeable advice and strategies.
The Human Resource Team would be happy to provide a free one-hour session geared specifically to Employee Retention strategies to any Chamber member/employer. The one-hour session would be presented as follows:
Review best practices for employee retention – PPT slides; Provide a retention tool and process to help employers find out what employees are looking for; and Brainstorming ideas and strategies based on the business’ unique circumstances.
By learning how to effectively formulate, organize and communicate your ideas to others, you can achieve all kinds of success – both personally and professionally! Plus, it’s a lot of fun and a great way to meet new people!
Learn how to give better work presentations; lead meetings – and participating in them – more confidently; speak more smoothly off the cuff; even handle one-on-one interactions with family, friends and colleagues more positively! Toastmasters members learn to tell their story. They listen and answer. Through our community of learners, you’ll find your path to leadership!
The club is about improving your overall communication and leadership skills to help with your education, employment or personal advocacy goals. It’s also an amazing opportunity to network and meet new people.
Become the speaker and leader you want to be. Confident, charismatic leaders weren’t born that way!
The group meets each Thursday of every month, at St Paul’s Lutheran Church
Each year a six-week fast-track program called SpeechCraft
Listowel Business Improvement Area
We are an association of commercial property owners and tenants (businesses), defined by the town of Listowel boundaries. The Listowel BIA works in partnership with the Municipality of North Perth to create a prosperous and sustainable environment for business and contributes to a healthy local economy.
Business Plans | Financial Services
Libro Credit Union
Libro Credit Union serves families, farms, and enterprises in southwestern Ontario. Learn more about our services and commitment to community development.
Perth Community Futures Development Corp.
Our experienced staff are available to give you feedback on your new business venture. Whether you are founding a start-up or growing your small or medium-sized enterprise, we’re here to help!
BDC is the only bank devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs. We offer financing, venture capital, growth & transition capital and consulting services.
Local Radio - Blackburn Radio
Blackburn Radio, Inc. is a Canadian radio broadcasting group, which owns several radio stations in Southwestern Ontario. Headquartered in London, Ontario.
Local Radio - 101.7 The One
101.7 The One is your #1 choice for more music and more fun! CKNX-FM brings you Today's Best Music, along with local news and community events.
Local Radio - CKNX AM 920 | Real Country Music
AM 920 CKNX is your #1 choice for Country Music serving Huron, Perth, Wellington, Bruce and Grey Counties for over 80 years!
This local newspaper has been serving the community since 1866.
Saner Media is a Google Partner with the “Get Your Business Online” program which specializes in Google My Business Google Profiles on Google Search & Google Maps.
Tools for Small Businesses
In an effort to provide you with as many resources as possible, we have assembled a number of business web links. This list is by no means a complete list of the many resources that are available to business. Over time we will endeavour to keep this current and meaningful.
Online Marketing Resource
Constant Contact offers a number of marketing resources and services for small businesses in Canada. Make sure your email marketing gets you big results!
Ontario Small Business
Advice, support, services, regulations.
Canadian Chamber of Commerce
Ontario Chamber of Commerce
WSIB Incentive Programs
The Workplace Health & Safety Services Division of the WSIB offers a number of incentive programs to help employers meet their prevention responsibilities and build a healthy and safe workplace.
Financial and other rewards are available.