Local Business

Starting a Business
Interested in starting a business in the Rural Municipality of West Interlake? Please contact us at the information below for more info:

Ashern Office
Box 370, #38 Main Street
Ashern, Manitoba R0C 0E0
Ph: 204-768-2641
Fax: 204-768-2301
Eriksdale Office
Box 10, #10 Main Street
Eriksdale, Manitoba R0C 0W0
Ph: 204-739-2666
Fax: 204-739-2073

Link to the Canada Small Business Financing Program:

The Canada Small Business Financing Program makes it easier for small businesses to get loans from financial institutions by sharing the risk with lenders.  Up to a maximum of $1,000,000 for any one borrower, of which no more than $350,000 can be used for purchasing leasehold improvements or improving leased property and purchasing or improving new or used equipment. Financial institutions deliver the program and are solely responsible for approving the loan. For more information download their PDF pamphlet or click here to find a lender near you.

Link to the Govt of Canada Business Benefits Finder:

The Government of Canada has introduced many COVID-19 supports to help businesses weather the storm. To get a tailored list of the ones that fit your business situation or to discover other federal, provincial and territorial programs and services designed to help Canadian businesses grow, try the interactive business benefits finder. You can also sign up for the notification feature to receive emails when there are changes to your favorite programs, when application deadlines are approaching, or when a new program that meets your needs is introduced.

Link to the Overview of Federal Government Services for Small Business

Get tools and information on what to consider before starting a business. Get information to help you identify opportunities to grow your business. Learn how to fuel your R&D and innovation projects through government grants, contributions and loans, as well as private sector financing. Learn about programs and services available in your region to help your business succeed.  Find out more about the municipal, provincial, territorial and federal permits, licenses and regulations that apply to your business.  Learn how to handle day-to-day operations, including budgeting, marketing and payroll deductions and more. Overview of federal government Services for Small Business



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