Howick Business Resources

Howick Business Alliance

The Howick Business Alliance is dedicated to promoting and supporting local business in the community. The township is home to a variety of small businesses, ranging from agricultural, transportation, tourism and commercial business services. The Mennonite community represent a large portion of the township’s agricultural farm gates businesses.

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Invest in Huron

Huron County is renowned as Ontario's West Coast for a reason - offering a highly desirable quality of life, with vibrant, welcoming communities in the countryside and on the coastline of Lake Huron. Howick Township is located on the northern & eastern point of Huron County and borders Wellington, Perth & Bruce Counties.

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PARO Centre for Women's Enterprise

The PARO Centre is one of Canada's most successful business support and networking organizations that collaborates to empower women, strengthen small business and promote community economic development.  They have developed our services and programs with exactly your needs in mind; start up, business growth and networking.

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Huron Small Business Centre 

The Huron Small Business Enterprise Centre offers small business owners and entrepreneurs the following resources and services to  establish a successful momentum for your business:

  • Free consultations with a qualified business consultant
  • Free assistance in registering your business name – obtaining your BIN, HST, payroll and WSIB numbers
  • Free Business plan reviews
  • Free access to entrepreneur-specific information, including: booklets, pamphlets, brochures, articles, and web sites.
  • Free computer and Internet access (for business purposes)
  • Reference library: directories, trade indexes and business publications
  • Workshops and seminars, free or low-cost
  • Networking and professional development opportunities
  • Guidance on licenses, permits, registration, regulations and other requirements.
  • Access to Huron’s Community Futures organization (HBDC)

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Huron Business Centre

The Huron Small Business Enterprise Centre (HSBEC) is a partnership between the County of Huron and the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation. This small business support initiative recognizes the inherently high rate of self-employment and small business development in Huron County. The Huron Business Development Corporation provides this free, bi-monthly newsletter featuring the wide variety of adult learning and training opportunities available right here in Huron County.

Huron Manufacturing Association 

Along with agriculture, tourism and cultural industries, manufacturing is one of the main pillars of the Huron economy. With a few exceptions, most of Huron’s manufacturers are very small, employing fewer than fifty people. In 1998, a core group of manufacturing and municipal leaders known as the Huron Manufacturing Group recognized the need for greater awareness, community support and further growth of Huron County’s manufacturing sector. The Huron Business Development Corporation puts together an edition of Learning & Training newsletter in Huron County! 

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Engage Huron

Engage Huron is a steering committee in Huron County whose purpose is to facilitate the connection of people in their 20s and 30s to existing initiatives, community groups and each other to make Huron County an attractive place to work, set up businesses and create a life.

Going Your Way Regional Rideshare

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