Do you have a great business concept but don’t know which step to take?
Are you ready to step out on your own?
Have you visited the Haliburton Highlands and decided there is no better place to start a business?
We’ve developed this Business Start-Up Checklist to get you started on the right track. We also offer free consultations with our knowledgeable staff. Contact us to get started!
The HCDC Business Incubator is another option for start-up businesses. Located in Downtown Haliburton, the Incubator offers affordable co-working space and counselling for new and emerging non-retail businesses.
Expert Advice and Coaching
Professional staff experienced with start-ups, business planning, small business operations, and financing. A team of volunteer Directors to provide advice and coaching.
Funding and Financing
A locally managed investment fund providing loans up to $300,000. All decisions are made by the Investment Committee, comprising of members of our Board of Directors.
With over 30 years operating in Haliburton County, we know who to call for information and business resources. We work closely with a wide range of agencies to support business growth and start-ups.
Access to Technology
HCDC has partnered with Fleming College Haliburton School of Art + Design to create the Centre for Marking - providing public access to large-scale printers, laser and vinyl cutters, an animation station, and 3D printers. The broader Community of Making provides access to a full range of equipment and resources for video production, digital media and sound recording.
Affordable Office Space & Highspeed
HCDC operates a Business Incubator in downtown Haliburton. Affordable co-working space, mentoring, and 100mbps high speed. Hot desks and meeting space available upon request.