Before starting your business
You want to start your own business, but have you done your homework? Think about what kind of a business you want, and whether you want to partner with someone. Will you buy an existing business, or build one from the ground up? Do you have a sound business idea and data to back it up? Get ready to take the plunge by doing solid research and the necessary planning.
- Is entrepreneurship for you?
Find out if you have the entrepreneurial spirit, and learn about the benefits of being your own boss.
- Developing your ideas
Make sure you can turn your idea into a profitable business model.
- Business planning
Find out how to write a business plan and access templates, sample business plans, market research information and statistics.
- Market research and statistics
Learn more about market research, how to conduct it, and where to find free information and statistics to support your market research project.
- Buy a business or start your own?
Investigate the pros and cons of buying an existing business versus starting one from scratch.
- Sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation or co-operative?
Find out which type of business structure is right for your business: incorporation, a partnership, a sole proprietorship or a co-operative.
Starting a co-operative? Learn about the incorporation process, your obligations and the programs available for your business.
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