Many entrepreneurs start developing business plans, prototyping a product or selling services from a home office or even a coffee shop. As they grow by gaining traction in the marketplace or preparing for a commercial launch, leasing commercial office space or a storefront is the next step on the road to success.

However, the world of real estate can be a mystery at times. How much space does a business need? What will it cost? Where should one look?

To help answer these questions, the Quartier Vanier BIA has prepared several complimentary tools – including a white paper and commercial space map – to arm entrepreneurs all across Ottawa with some of the tools they need to expand.

Open a storefront or lease office space in Ottawa with these resources:

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Ottawa is one of the top cities in Canada to launch, expand and grow a business. A stable economy, well-educated population and network of supportive BIAs and economic development teams make the nation's capital an ideal city for retailers, restauranteurs, consultants and startups.

Finding office and retail space in Ottawa

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Commercial properties are available in Quartier Vanier:

Learn more about the available properties and real estate opportunities in Ottawa

• A downloadable step-by-step guide to
  finding commercial space;

• An interactive map and directory of available properties;

• Lessons from successful Ottawa entrepreneurs.


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