Providing Small Businesses with Better Access to Government Support and Procurement Opportunities

Province Announces New Measures to Celebrate Small Business Week

Small Business

Ontario is helping small businesses grow by providing better access to government support services and procurement opportunities.

Jeff Leal, Minister Responsible for Small Business, made the announcement today in Toronto, alongside Richard Koroscil, Interim President and CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce.

Ontario will designate 33 per cent of its procurement spending to small and medium-sized businesses by 2020, which will be supported by initiatives to improve the process by making it easier for businesses to submit bids.

The province has also launched a new program called Small Business Access, which will provide resources online and over the phone to make it easier for small businesses to interact with the government and get the supports they need. The government is partnering with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and working with small businesses to promote awareness of this new dedicated service.

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