Community Development Corporation of Sault Ste. Marie & Area

Business Counselling/Resource Centre

Small Business Resource Centre

The CDC maintains a small business library and computer station that clients can use to perform research on their business ideas or work on their business plan.

Business Name Registration

The CDC provides free assistance to clients with their Business Name Registration - an on-line registration with Service Ontario.  The fee to register is $60 paid via credit card only.  This is done through our Small Business Resource Centre located at the front of our office.

Business Counselling

The CDC provides business counselling services (free of charge) for those thinking of starting a business as well as those currently in business that want to stabilize or grow their operations.  Counselling services may include assistance with business plan preparation, cashflow projections, financial statement review, or other business related subjects.

Succession Matching Tool (New)

The CDC offers an online Succession Planning Tool which matches buyers and sellers of local businesses.  This project has been supported by FedNor through the Northeastern CFDC Development Network, as such there is no cost to the client.   For more information, .

Northeastern Ontario Youth Internship Program, supported by FedNor – up to 50% of eligible costs,   maximum of $31,500 – to hire a recent graduate for a period of 12 months in a full-time position. To learn more click here…

If you are interested in any of these services, visit us at 672 Queen Street East, call 705-942-9000 or email