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The Hamilton Business Centre (formerly Small Business Enterprise Centre) provides information, tools, and resources that entrepreneurs need to start and grow their businesses.

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623 total new jobs created since 2018
490 new businesses established since 2018
City Hall Hamilton Ontario

Located on the first floor of City Hall, the Centre is your one-stop source for business information, guidance and professional advice on starting and running a successful business.

Thinking of starting a business or developing your current business? Whether you’re starting a business or developing an existing business, the Hamilton Business Centre (HBC) can help.


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The Hamilton Business Centre offers the following services to businesses and entrepreneurs:

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Start Your Business Journey Here:

Digital Resource Hub:

200+ of the best free and freemium digital tools and resources available.

When starting out, expensive tools and software to better grow, run, and promote your business are often not in the budget. Whether you’re looking to create a logo for your business, learn the basics of digital marketing, build a website, manage your online reputation, or find that perfect photo for a social media post, the Hamilton Business Centre Digital Resource Hub is your source for 200+ of the best free and freemium digital tools and resources available to help your small business grow and thrive online!

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Book a Consultations:

The Hamilton Business Centre is open for business and we’re here to help!

Book your free consultation today and get connected with a subject matter expert that can help you get the answers you need and provide you with the support to achieve your goals. Consultations are currently available virtually, over the phone, and in-person (coming soon).

Call us today at (905) 540-6400 or book online.

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Hamilton Business Centre
City Hall, 71 Main Street West, 1st Floor
Hamilton, Ontario L8R 4Y5
Phone: 905-540-6400
Fax: 905-540-6411


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Partners & Sponsors

Thank you to our valued partners and sponsors for their continued support of the Hamilton Business Centre services and entrepreneurship in Hamilton!

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