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Thinking of Starting a New Businesses Smiths Falls?

Whether you're starting from scratch or purchasing a new business, there are many steps to be completed, but we are here to help every step of the way!

Not sure what to do first?  Read the Town's New Business Guide for information and resources to  

Other resources such as Business Support and Programs are available to assist you with everything you may need to get going.

Still have questions or just want to talk, reach out to the Economic Development department by contacting Julia Crowder, Manager of Economic Development & Tourism at or 613-283-4124 x 1107.

Things to Consider

Location Location! If you are looking for commercial space our online Available Lands Database provides a list of all current for sale and for lease commercial and industrial units and property.

Have you acquired your Business License yet?  All businesses in the Town of Smiths Falls are required to have a business license whether home based or brick and mortar. Once acquired, you can plan your grand opening event, and town staff will coordinate for the Mayor and council members to attend.

Will you be doing any renovations or repairs? A Building Permit Application is required prior to any work being done, if you have any questions please contact or 613-283-4124 x 1132 and they will be happy to assist you.

Sign Permits are required for all businesses, including home based businesses.

If your location permits, and you wish to have a patio in the summer you will need to complete a Sidewalk Lease Agreement.

If you are looking to make upgrades to your space, the Community Improvement Plan has funding options that may fit your project - take a moment to review the available options.

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