Resources

All the tools you need to get your business or idea to the starting line – and beyond.

In addition to the great support such as mentorship, networking and project work that comes with our programs, as a client of Innovation Guelph you also have access to extras that can really make a difference to your business operations. Whether it’s courses, templates, funding sources or companies that work with entrepreneurs, we’ve got your back! Perks and resources are available to you because you’re part of our ecosystem. To access any of these perks and resources, contact your program manager or coordinator.

The Innovation Guelph E-Learning Centre

We have an online learning centre that contains dozens of courses that make it convenient to expand your business knowledge! Take the courses you need, when you need them, from wherever you happen to be.

Take advantage of a variety of individual courses, including: customer service, sales, social media marketing, communications, risk management, and more! We also offer the following certificate programs specifically tailored the needs of small business owners: Small Business Management Certificate, Small Business Marketing and Sales Certificate, Small Business Health and Safety Certificate, Small Business HR Certificate

Simply sign up and start learning!

Perks

The companies listed on this page do not pay Innovation Guelph or its affiliates for your business. If you decide to become a client with any of the listed perk providers, you do so at your own risk. Please review offers and proceed only if you are comfortable with payment options and service levels provided. IG strives to bring exclusive offers for value-added products and services to our clients, but we are not liable for any failed business agreement(s) or unsatisfactory outcomes should you choose to proceed.

Embold
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IG Clients enjoy 50% off an annual subscription fee to incorporate Canadian influencers into their marketing efforts.

Neuronic Works
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Qualifying IG clients receive free initial team consultation on expert electronic design solutions and support.

ISU Software Corp
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IG clients receive special rates on website creation & content development when they purchase a co-delivered support package.

MaRS
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Qualifying IG clients can receive FREE world-class market research and/or valuation data to help grow their business.

HubSpot for Startups
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Offers qualifying IG clients a startup-friendly cost for their world class software.

Staples - The Working And Learning Co.
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IG clients receive special discounts on events and coworking space and many will qualify for a FREE Preferred Customer Membership.

FreshBooks
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FreshBooks is the #1 accounting software in the cloud, designed exclusively for freelancers and growing service-based business owners. Automate invoicing, organize expenses, track time, and accept credit cards online with just a few clicks.

Hockeystick
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We’ve partnered with Hockeystick to amplify support for entrepreneurs to connect them with the funding they need.

pocketed
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We are excited to announce that we have partnered with Pocketed, a free grant matching platform!

Hockeystick
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IG Clients receive a special discount with Givesome.

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Learn more about how AWS credits can help to launch your business and accelerate its growth

2h Media
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2H Media offers Innovation Guelph clients and alumni to a free consultation with a marketing specialist to investigate if your marketing can be improved across any of our specialties.

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Resources

IG is part of an ecosystem that is committed to supporting businesses like yours who are contributing to our economy. Below we’ve shared some resources that can help you take your business to the next level. If you aren’t sure how these resources can be accessed or how they might fit within your strategy, contact your program manager or coordinator to learn more.

MaRS Entrepreneur's Toolkit
Farm Credit Canada
OCI
Government of Canada

(Find current funding opportunities)

Innovation Guelph Beyond COVID-19 Business Model Canvas (Fillable PDF)

Innovation Guelph Business Model Canvas (Fillable PDF)

Innovation Guelph E-Learning Centre

Innovation Guelph Business Model Canvas (Fillable PDF)

Ride Well
Intrak

InTrak App brings food and beverage entrepreneurs the exclusive opportunity.

Startup Canada’s Business Owner’s Toolbox