Before starting your business

You want to start your own business, but have you done your homework? Find out what you need to know before you decide to start one.


Services and information

Why consider entrepreneurship?

Read about the benefits of starting a business and being your own boss.

Developing your ideas

Make sure you can turn your idea into a profitable business model.

Entrepreneurial potential self-assessment

Find out if you have the aptitude, motivation and drive to run your own business.

Buy a business or start your own

Investigate the pros and cons of buying an existing business versus starting one from scratch.

Corporation, partnership, or sole proprietorship?

Find out which type of structure is right for your business: incorporation, a partnership, a sole proprietorship or a co-operative.

Small business survival

Have you considered your business's chances of survival? Before you get started, you should be aware of the statistics on small business survival and failure.

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