Welcome to the IDEA Website, A New Virtual Innovation Hub to Support Entrepreneurs and Innovators

Finding the right tools and resources to help make business ideas become a reality can be overwhelming and time consuming. To help get entrepreneurs and innovators on the right track, the City of Mississauga launched the IDEA Virtual Innovation Hub – IDEAmississauga.ca. The virtual hub is a place for entrepreneurs, innovators and scale-up companies to […]

Mississauga Innovation District and Program Reveal

Hosted by the Mississauga Business Entrepreneur Centre (MBEC), join Mayor Bonnie Crombie for the reveal of Mississauga’s Innovation District and Program. Event Details: New innovation district campaign and video Service tools and resources for scale-up businesses Scale-up program and training for entrepreneurs Vote for your favourite of three scale-up companies Draw prizes, and more! Date: […]

Economic Recovery Plan Implementation Update

The City’s Economic Development Office (EDO) developed a report titled Economic Recovery Plan (ERP) Implementation Update detailing the progress to date in supporting Mississauga businesses. The report provides insights into the 42 actions identified in the City’s Economic Recovery Plans for Small Business and Broader Industry. Approved by Council on September 23, 2020, the Small Business Economic Recovery Plan and the Broader […]

We’ve Archived Our Blogs

We’re starting fresh. With the launch of IDEA Mississauga, we have archived our blogs that were posted before October 1st, 2021. To view these archived small business news and success stories, you can access them by visiting our Economic Development Office website at www.thefutureisunlimited.ca or by clicking the button below. VISIT THEFUTUREISUNLIMITED.CA

Ontario Small Business Income Tax Tips

If you are a small business owner in Ontario (Canada), you need to file an small business income tax return each year.  It is your responsibility to keep track of the income and expenses for your business and accurately report this information to the Canada Revenue Agency by the designated due date. The following provides […]

Women Entrepreneurship is Growing in Canada

(updated 3/5/2021) Women entrepreneurship is growing in Canada. There are more than 360,000[1] self-employed women in Canada, with a 30% increase in women-owned businesses in the last ten years. Not only is this inspiring for women who are interested in starting their own business, but it presents the opportunity to build a stronger economy. Research shows […]