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Our business library is filled with books of interest and open to the general public. The following is a list of available titles in our collection. A wide variety of business related government publications available also.




101 Best Home Based Businesses for Women

Priscilla Huff

199 Ideas Build a Better Business

Douglas M. Kleine


A Passion for Life

Salim Khoja

Accounting – The Basis for Business Decisions

W.B. Meigs, W.P. Lam, R.F. Meigs


Be an Even Better Manager

Michael Armstrong

Bernie On Idea Management

Bernie Sander

Best Practices and Tools for Not for Profit Boards

James Pealow, Sandi Humphrey

Board Governance Classics I

The Canadian Society of Association Executives

Board Governance Classics II

The Canadian Society of Association Executives

Boards that Lead

Ram Charan

Building Added Value through Farm Diversification

R. Gary Morton, Bev Connel

Business Planning and Finances

Confederation College Entrepreneurship Series

Business Relationships: Development and Maintenance

Mitchell Wilkie, Graham Clayton


Clearing the Hurtles

Candida Brush, Nancy M. Carter, Elizabeth Gatewood, Patricia G G

Content Marketing For NonProfits

Credit, Debt, and Bankruptcy

Alan A. Parker 

Cultivating Agritourism – Tools and Techniques for building success

Dr Peter W. Williams, Kathryn Lack, Kim C. Smith

Cut your losses

Keith O’Brien


Dragon's Den Guide to Assessing your Business Concept

Dragon's Den Guide to Investor Ready Business Plans

Dragon's Den Guide to Real World Business Models


Effective Networking Strategies

Donna Messer

Exporting From Canada

Gerhard W.Kautz


Facebook Marketing For Dummies

Female Enterprise in the New Economy

Karen D. Hughes

Financial Control for the Small Business

Michael M Coltman

Financial Management 101: Get a Grip on Your Business Numbers

Angie Mohr

Fresh Grown Promotions

Jane Eckert, Diane Kline

Fundraising for Non-Profit Groups

Joyce Young, Ken Wyman, John Swaigen


Good to Great

Jim Collins

Governing for Growth

Great Companies Deserve Great Boards

Growing New Ventures – Creating New Jobs

Mark P. Rice, Jana P. Matthews

Guide to Better Meetings For Directors of NonProfit


Hardball for Women

Pat Heim, Susan K. Golant

High Performance Board

How to Leverage Relationships Into More Sales & Profits

How You Can Profit From E-Business


Imperfect Board Member

Insuring Business Risks in Canada

Geoffrey R E Bromwich


Jack and Stanley’s Buyout Adventure

Margaret J Florczak


Lessons from the Edge

Jana Mathews, Jeff Dennis

Look before You Leap: Market Research Made Easy

 Don Duman, Dell Dennison, Margaret Doman


Marketing for a Small Business

Ministry of Economic Development Trade and Tourism

Marketing your Product

Donald Cyr, Douglas Gray

Marketing your Service

Marketing your Service

Jean Withers, Carol Vipperman

Motivating today’s employees

Lin Grensing-Pophal


Negotiate Your Commercial Lease

Dale R. Willerton

Negotiate Your Commercial Lease 2nd Edition

Dale R. Willerton

Networked NonProfit

Never Too Late

Nice Girls Don’t Get Rich

Lois P. Frankel


Practioner's Guide to Governance as Leadership

Preparing a Successful Business Plan 3rd Edition

Rodger D Touchie

Protecting Trade Secrets

Nishan Swais


Seminars to Build your Business

Simply Essential Personal Budgeting Kit

Barbara Siskind

Small Business: An Entrepreneur's Plan

Sylvia S Lim

Small Business Finance

Graham Clayton, Michell Wilkie

Small Claims Court Guide for Ontario

Jennifer Young

Smart Women Finish Rich

David Bach

Smart Women Take Risks

Social Media For Social Good

Social Media Policies & Procedures

Social Media Tactics for NonProfits

Social Networking for NonProfits

Standing at the Crossroads

Marian N. Ruderman, Patricia J. Ohlott


The Best Dam Business Book in The world

William E. Caswell

The Habit of Selling for Retailing

Butler Associates inc 1997

The HR Book: Human Resources Management for Small Business

Lin Grensing-Pophal

The Retail Game Playing to Win


Understanding and Managing Financial Information

Michae M. Coltman


Winning Proposals – How to Write Them and Get Results

Hans Tammemagi

Working for a Change

The Ontario Council of Alternative Business

Financial Literacy

The Canadian Centre for Financial Literacy (CCFL) is a division of the national, charitable organization SEDI. It works through partnerships with community based social agencies in an effort to effect positive change. The CCFL believes that financial literacy is vital for a nation and its people to achieve lasting economic stability, financial literacy is key.

The Financial Literacy seminars are for businesses or individuals who are looking to gain valuable knowledge of money management and how to apply the concepts to your own life.

These multi-module seminars are delivered by Community Futures Staff and can be customized for all age groups.

What do seminars cover?
  • Budgeting
  • Savings
  • Banking Basics
  • Credit: Ratings & Scores
  • Credit Cards
  • Credit Bureau
  • Investing Basics

Our goal is to assist you in your journey to a better understanding of managing your personal finances to fuel more informed decisions.

Sample Business Plans and Templates (Canada Business): Business Model Canvas: Interactive Business Planner from Canada Business:
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Other Sources of Funding

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC):

Grants and Financing (Innovation Canada):

Advanced Manufacturing Fund
Agri-Marketing Program
Automotive Innovation Fund (AIF)
Building in Canada Innovation Program
Canada Media Fund: Experimental Stream
Canada Small Business Financing Program
CME SMART Advanced Technologies for Global Growth
Community Futures Program
Early Stage Exporters
Eastern Ontario Development Fund (EODF)
Export Market Access
Growing Forward 2 Ontario
IESO Conservation Fund
Investing in Business Growth and Productivity (IBGP)
Investing in Business Innovation (IBI)
Investing in Commercialization Partnerships
Investing in Regional Diversification
IRAP Accelerated Review Process (ARP)
Local Food Fund
MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund
MaRS Regional Innovation Centres
NextGen Biofuels Fund
Northern Ontario Heritage Foundation Corporation Programs
OCE Voucher Programs
OMDC Export Fund
Ontario Exporters Fund
SmartStart Seed Fund
Southwestern Ontario Development Fund (SWODF)
TECTERRA Trade Show Attendance Program
Yves Landry AIME Initiative

Let us help you reach your business goals.

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