Starting a business
Want to be your own boss? The idea of starting a business is appealing to a lot of people and can be very rewarding. This information will help you plan for a successful start to your entrepreneurship journey.
- Before starting your business
Get ready to start a business by doing the research and planning that will help you launch your project.
- 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
Are you ready to start a business to further your non-profit organization's mission or generate income to support its sustainability? Find resources to help you manage and grow.
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