Check out GEDC's Booklet Series Below!
Booklet 1: Starting a Not-for-Profit Organization
This instruction booklet provides information on not-for-profit corporations, and how you can start your own!
Booklet 2: Business Resource Guide
The Business Resource Guide provides information on existing local and regional supporting
organizations that can assist with resources available to support entrepreneurs in the Greenstone
Booklet 3 : Entrepreneur's Responsibilities
This booklet is perfect if you are considering or have already initiated the
process of starting a business. While many books have been written about the most important
characteristics of being an entrepreneur (it is not for everyone), this guide will focus primarily on
the “responsibilities and obligations” of running a business.
Booklet 4 : How to Start a Business
GEDC is dedicated in helping entrepreneurs every step of the way – before, during, and after launching
a business. Let us help you imagine, plan and execute your business ideas!
Booklet 5 : Effective Proposal Writing
This booklet is perfect if you are an entrepreneur who is thinking about using proposals to offer your
products, services, or works to other organizations and you recognize that effectively writing a
proposal is essential for your offer to be considered.
Booklet 6: Bookkeeping Basics
This is written for small business owners with little to no knowledge of universal methods for keeping
business financial records. This booklet is accompanied by an online Bookkeeping Guide that illustrates
in detail how small business owners can perform basic bookkeeping.
Bookkeeping - Full version
Here is a more in-depth look into Bookkeeping. This Guide is designed to pick up where the Bookkeeping for
Ontario Small Businesses booklet leaves off.
**DISCLAIMER: These booklets are designed to serve as a guide to assist entrepreneurs with planning and opening a business.
Depending on your industry there may be other strategies, regulations / requirements not listed. GEDC strongly
recommends that entrepreneurs seek professional advice before financing / starting a business.