Starting a business
Want to be your own boss? The idea of starting your own business is appealing to a lot of people and it can be very rewarding. However, a lot of new businesses fail. This information will help you plan for a successful start to your entrepreneurship journey.
- Before starting your business
You want to launch your own business, but have you done your homework? Get ready by doing the research and planning that will help you get started.
- Checklists and guides for starting a business
Access guides and checklists for starting different types of businesses.
- Business planning
Find out how to write a business plan, and access templates, sample business plans, market research information and statistics.
- Financing your new business
Find out about available sources of financing for your start up business.
- Naming your business
Choose the right name for your business. Your business name should be unique and easy to remember, and should describe the products and services you provide.
- Registering your business
Find out about the requirements to register your business with different levels of government.
- Permits, licences and regulations
Learn about permits, licences and regulations that apply to your business.
- Employees, payroll, and taxes
Explore some of the resources that can help you with hiring and managing employees as well as paying a variety of taxes.
- Choosing and setting up a location
Trying to decide where to locate your business and how to arrange it once you get there? Consider your options.
- Start and grow a social enterprise
Is your non-profit organization ready to start a business to further your mission or generate income to support your sustainability? Find resources to help you manage and grow.
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