Entrepreneurship Assistance

Are you thinking of starting a business? We can help!

The Hubs - Dauphin

At the Hub in Dauphin, you’ll have access to support services for all of your entrepreneurial needs, some of what you’ll find includes:

  • The flagship program of Manitoba Entrepreneurial Hubs: The Women’s Entrepreneurship Strategy Program. This program provides women-centered programming and support services for people throughout rural Manitoba. To find out more, visit the WES page.
  • A satellite office for Community Futures Parkland- a program that provides both business and community development support. 
  • The Rural Opportunities Fund- the program responsible for the Side Hustle Microgrant Program with specific offerings for youth, women, Indigenous peoples, and Newcomers; and the Side Hustle Juniors Day Camp. https://www.thehubs.ca/dauphin

Community Futures Parkland

Community Futures is a community-based economic renewal initiative funded by the Government of Canada and directed by local volunteer boards. Their main objectives are to help rural Canadians start or expand a business and to help sustain and improve communities and their local economies. CF Parkland provides entrepreneurs with small business loans up to $150,000 when traditional financial institutions are unable to help. Loans are available for new business start-ups, business expansion, or to stabilize an existing business. A loans committee comprised of community volunteers is involved with the loan review process. https://cfmanitoba.ca/parkland

Manitoba Companies Office

The Manitoba Companies office is the place where you register your business names. The public may search the registry to obtain information (for example, who is doing business under the trade name, where the business is located, and to get a list of officers and directors). When individuals want to incorporate or register their trade name, they review the proposed names to make sure that they aren't confusingly similar to ones already on record. Then the companies office will incorporate the company or register the business name. https://companiesoffice.gov.mb.ca/