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Starting a Small Business
Business in Hamilton
Hamilton’s location - with close proximity to the US border crossings and major international airports - provides businesses with ample opportunities for trade, transportation & talent acquisition.
Find the permits and licences you need for your business.
BizPaL is a collaborative effort of the City of Hamilton, Service Ontario and Industry Canada.
Doing Business in Hamilton
Small business make huge contributions to our economy. Find resources to start or build your small business.
One Stop for Business
Free assistance & resources for small/medium-sized businesses that are looking to open or expand.
Many businesses must be licensed to operate legally in Hamilton. Learn more about which business types require a licence.
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Hamilton Business Centre (HBC)
Located on the 1st floor of City Hall, the HBC is your one-stop source for business information, guidance and professional advice on starting and running a successful business.
Starting a business or developing your current business? The Hamilton Business Centre can help.
September 23, 2022