The Northwest Business Centre (NWBC) is your resource for small business in the Kenora and Rainy River District.

The NWBC offers free and confidential, one-on-one business support through personal consultation. We offer guidance, resource and deliver referrals to ensure you are ready for your next step!

Business tools
& resources

Start-up & expansion assistance

Programs for youth & adults

Funding guidance & opportunities

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  • Small business isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s for the brave, the patient and the persistent. It’s for the overcomer.

  • Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical. – Founder of Starbucks

  • Nobody talks of entrepreneurship as survival, but that’s exactly what it is and what nurtures creative thinking. – Founder of the Body Shop