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As an entrepreneur, you need to stay on top of all your obligations, such as regulations that apply to your business. This section offers guidance on how to register your business and obtain any necessary permits or licences. You will also find information on selling to various levels of government and how to protect your business.

  • Taxes, GST/HST

    Learn about the forms of taxation that may affect your business and how to manage them.

  • Registering your business

    Find out about the requirements to register your business with different levels of government.

  • Permits and licences

    Find the federal, provincial/territorial and municipal permits and licences that you may need to start or manage your business.

  • Regulations

    Learn about the regulations and standards that apply to your business.

  • Copyright and intellectual property

    Learn about intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, industrial designs and integrated circuit topographies, and how they can protect your business.

  • Selling to governments

    Learn how your business can take advantage of contracting opportunities from the federal, provincial, territorial, municipal and foreign governments.

  • Considering bankruptcy

    Get information on alternatives to bankruptcy and details on the process of bankruptcy, if you need to take that route.

  • Closing your business

    Some things to do when closing a business include filing a final tax return, paying outstanding tax amounts, and financing succession planning.

  • Government grants and financing

    Find out about government grants, loans, and other financing available for your business.

  • 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.