Start-up Advice

Fredericton has been named the ‘2016 Startup Community of the Year' by Startup Canada. You've come to the right place for advice, resources, and tools to help you launch your business. Be sure to check out our Toolbox for our repository of useful templates, tools, and resources.

Business Basics

Ignite's Business Basics sessions will teach you about starting your own business, available business planning tools, funding resources and how to access ongoing business counselling and support services. Business Basics in-person sessions are offered on occasion, so be sure to stay updated by subscribing to Planet Hatch updates. Everything covered by the course can be viewed in this video:


Business Plans

Drafting a solid business plan will help you get your business off the ground. Ignite's Business Plan template is designed to help you put together a comprehensive, strategic and effective blueprint for your business.  No two business plans are alike - make the plan your own. Sample Business Plan

Funding and Tax Credits for Start-Ups

We maintain updated lists of funding programs for new companies, new entrepreneurs, and new ideas. Be sure to check out Funding & Tax Credits to find the right program for you and contact us to get help navigating the start-up funding environment.

Sales & Marketing

Check out our Toolbox for useful sales and marketing plans as well as links to other useful resources.

Talent, Human Resources & Succession Planning

The New Brunswick Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training & Labour (PETL) and Employment & Social Development Canada (ESDC) are the lead organizations for employment programs and HR policies and procedures.

Connect with local educational institutions for direct access to their talent pipelines. Organizations sometimes establish partnerships with educational institutions, with some offering employment guarantees to secure talent. Other businesses establish student jobs or internships to provide students with valuable work experience. You can also participate in job fairs, connect directly with faculty, and so on.

Hundreds of highly skilled international students attend university in Fredericton each year.  Check out our immigration programs to see how you can hire an international student.

Skills and Training Development Programs

There are a variety of sources for skills and training development programs: