Starting your business


Thinking of starting a business in Kitchener?

The City of Kitchener recognizes the contribution small businesses make to the local economy, and proudly supports the entrepreneurial spirit and economic development of the community.

Kitchener is home to many small businesses in several industries such as digital media, retail, restaurants, clean technology, arts and culture, and many more. Locating in Kitchener gives entrepreneurs and small business owners the opportunity to network with numerous neighbours within their industry.

All of the resources you need to start your new venture are within reach. The following tools are available to assist you:

For businesses looking to grow their current operations and examples of success stories, please refer to Supporting Your Business.

For questions and concerns unanswered by the above links, please contact the Small Business Centre.

Looking for retail/restaurant space in Downtown Kitchener?
For information, contact:
Downtown Kitchener BIA, 519-744-4921
Brian Bennet, manager, business development, 519-741-2200 ext. 7230


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