In January of 2022, Startup Canada launched their latest flagship program Business Owner’s Toolbox (BOT). After listening to the feedback of hundreds of leading founders across the country, a common need began to appear – a central, interactive hub comprised of foundational entrepreneurial knowledge, resources, and access points for early-stage founders.
A free, comprehensive and ever-evolving collection of tailored modules, BOT serves as the foundation of Startup Canada’s long term vision of continuously curating the best sources of support across the startup ecosystem. A vital aspect of the platform’s success is the joint effort and contribution of organizations across the entrepreneurial support ecosystem, rallying around early-stage founders and BOT itself, with the intention of co-creating the most valuable, comprehensive resource hub available.
Aside from in-depth, step-by-step fundamentals, each BOT module also features perks and offerings from partner organizations intended to help save you time, stress and money along your entrepreneurial journey. Here are a few of the perks you don’t want to miss out on…
Incorporating or need legal support? We have perks for that!
In module #4: Legal Foundations, you’ll find key offerings from our friends at Ownr and Good Lawyer.
Save 25% when you incorporate with Ownr.
Ownr is an online platform that makes it simple and affordable for entrepreneurs to start and manage their businesses by automating routine legal work. Since 2017, they have helped thousands of entrepreneurs start and manage their businesses. Ownr‘s services are designed for aspiring entrepreneurs looking to register or incorporate their business and existing business owners looking to automate business legal needs, without high legal costs. Ownr provides automatic filings, a host of legal agreement templates, live support, and more.
Get $100 in free credits with Good Lawyer.
Goodlawyer is a legal marketplace for founders who need specialized legal services at a price they can trust. On average the Good Lawyer team helps entrepreneurs get their legal problems solved twice as fast and at prices at least 30% below your average law firm.
Need a website? Here, have one for free.
Module #5: Foundations in Sales & Marketing features some powerful perks from CIRA and Rebel.
Get a free .CA domain and Managed WordPress Hosting with CIRA/Rebel.
You read that right! Here’s how it works:
- Head to the perk link in Module #5.
- Search for an eligible free .CA domain
- Add your free domain to your cart by clicking ”Add To Cart And Checkout”. Your free Managed WordPress will automatically be added to your cart.
- Login or create your account and process the free order to make it official – and that’s it! Getting your idea online really can be that easy.
Save money while managing money – BOT has you covered.
QuickBooks is also joining the party in Module #7: Foundations of Finance!
Get 70% off QuickBooks Online – the #1 accounting software for small businesses.
You wear a lot of hats – let our friends at QuickBooks be your accounting experts. Their platform helps founders:
- Organize their finances. Over 90% of customers agree it helps them run their business more easily.
- Save time with automation. The platform allows founders to connect their bank account to automatically import and categorize transactions. Sync with popular apps and snap photos of receipts.
- Get paid faster. Powerful invoicing with custom reminders, tracking, and direct deposit puts less time between you and your money.
BOT: Here to Help You Succeed.
In its first ten months of operation, Startup Canada’s BOT has made waves across the startup ecosystem – convening support from across the country and delivering real impact and value to the founders we collectively exist to serve. Looking ahead, Business Owner’s Toolbox will continue to evolve with the needs of the startup community – whether that’s updating current content, developing new modules, optimizing the functionality of the platform itself, or implementing new, helpful perks.
If you are involved with the entrepreneurial support space and have a perk or offering you think would be helpful to early-stage entrepreneurs across Canada, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org to potentially be featured in a BOT module.
Those interested in exploring the platform, and accessing numerous perks, can sign up for a BOT account here. Happy savings!
About Startup Canada
Startup Canada is the gateway to Canada’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. We’re here to connect entrepreneurs with the support, community, and tools they need to build a successful business in Canada. Since our inception in 2012, Startup Canada has grown to support more than 122,000 entrepreneurs annually and an ever-growing grassroots community network from coast to coast to coast. Through our flagship and digital programs, we provide guidance, eliminate barriers, and champion the needs of each and every entrepreneur to private and public sector partners. Startup Canada supports entrepreneurs in starting up and scaling up to ultimately make Canada the best place to start and build a business.