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


A Shop for one’s Own: Women who turned the Dream into a Reality

Rachel Epstein


Bookkeeping Step by Step

Business Planning and Finances

Confederation College Entrepreneurship Series

Business Relationships: Development and Maintenance

Mitchell Wilkie, Graham Clayton

Business Writing Basics 2nd Edition

Jane Watson


Canadian Small Business Kit for Dummies

Clearing the Hurtles

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

Collection of Techniques for the Small Business in Canada

Timothy R. Paulsen


Destination Success: A Pocket Guide to Small Business in Ontario

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


Financial Control for the Small Business

Michael M Coltman

Financial Management 101: Get a Grip on Your Business Numbers

Angie Mohr

Fundraising for Non-Profit Groups

Joyce Young, Ken Wyman, John Swaigen


Good to Great

Jim Collins

Growing New Ventures – Creating New Jobs

Mark P. Rice, Jana P. Matthews


How to Leverage Relationships Into More Sales & Profits

How to Start a Automobile Detailing Business

Entrepreneur Magazine

How to Start a Bar/Tavern

Entrepreneur Magazine

How to Start a Child Care Service

Entrepreneur Magazine

How to Start a Cleaning Service

Entrepreneur Magazine

How to Start a Consignment Clothing Store

Entrepreneur Magazine

How to Start a Consulting Business

Entrepreneur Magazine

How to Start a Hair Salon

Entrepreneur Magazine

How to Start an Import/Export Business

Entrepreneur Magazine

How to Start an E-Business

Entrepreneur Magazine

How to Start a Specialty Travel and Tours Business

Entrepreneur Magazine

How to Start a Staffing Service

Entrepreneur Magazine

How to Start a Wholesale Distribution Service

Entrepreneur Magazine

How You Can Profit From E-Business


Insuring Business Risks in Canada

Geoffrey R E Bromwich


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

Microsoft Office - Excel 2010

Microsoft Office - Outlook 2010

Microsoft Office - Word 2010


Negotiate Your Commercial Lease

Dale R. Willerton

Negotiate Your Commercial Lease 2nd Edition

Dale R. Willerton


Preparing a Successful Business Plan 3rd Edition

Rodger D Touchie

Pure Selling – The Basics

Wayne Vanwyck 


Simply Essential Personal Budgeting Kit

Barbara Siskind

Small Business: An Entrepreneur's Plan

Sylvia S Lim

Small Business Finance

Graham Clayton, Michell Wilkie

So You Want to Buy a Franchise

Douglas Gray, Norman Friend

Start and Run a Catering Business

George Erdosh

Start and Run a Consulting Business

Start and Run a Copywriting Business

Steve Slaunwhite

Start and Run a Craft Business

William G. Hynes

Start and Run a Home Daycare

Catherine M. Pruissen

Start and Run a Profitable Bed & Breakfast

Start and Run a Profitable Catering Business

Start and Run a Profitable Craft Business

Start and Run a Profitable Freelance Writing Business

Christine Adamec

Start and Run a Profitable Gift Basket Business

Mardi Foster-Walker

Start and Run a Profitable Home-Based Business

Edna Sheedy

Start and Run a Profitable Mail Order Business

Robert W. Bly

Start and Run a Profitable Office Service Business from Your Home

Louise Hagan

Start and Run a Profitable Secondhand Store

Richard Cropp, Barbara Braidwood, Susan M. Boyce

Start and Run a Profitable Tour Guide Business

Richard Cropp, Barbara Braidwood, Susan M. Boyce

Start your Own Medical Claims Billing Service

Rob and Terry Adams

Starting a Business

Starting a Successful Business in Canada 14th Edition

Jack D. James

Starting a Successful Business in Canada 15th Edition

Jack D. James


The Best Dam Business Book in The world

William E. Caswell

The Entrepreneur and the Business Idea

ConferationCollege Entrepreneurship Series

The Retail Game Playing to Win


Understanding and Managing Financial Information

Michael M. Coltman


Working for a Change

The Ontario Council of Alternative Business


Your Guide to Raising Venture Capital for your Own Business in Canada

Iain Williamson

Youth Entrepreneurship

Graham Clayton, Jason Ozbolt

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.

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.

Social Media

Our Social Media Training has been designed to encourage businesses and organizations to increase their online marketing presence through Social Media. Hands on workshops are offered along with follow-up individual assistance to provide businesses and organizations the opportunity to learn at their own pace.

Workshops offered include:
  • Introduction to Social Media
  • Introduction and Intermediate Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Linkedin
  • YouTube
  • Google
  • Pinterest
Sample Business Plans and Templates (Canada Business):http://www.canadabusiness.ca/eng/page/2752/ Business Model Canvas: http://www.businessmodelgeneration.com/canvas/bmc
CFDC Specific Business Financing

We offer financing up to $250,000 for qualifying start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises, flexible commercial financing up to $250,000 for start-up, relocation, maintenance or expansion of businesses located in Renfrew County.

For more information on the type of funding available to business start-ups, CLICK HERE>>

Other Sources of Funding

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC): www.bdc.ca

Grants and Financing (Canada Business): http://www.canadabusiness.ca/eng/page/2848/

Business Counselling
Tell us your ideas, let us point you in the right direction.

Contact our Business Development Officer for more details.