Starting a business

Information on what to consider before starting a business, including registration, business plan templates, regulations and incorporation.


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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.

Start-up guides and checklists

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.

Business registration and incorporation

Find out how to register your business, including registering for a business number, incorporating, and obtaining required permits and licences.

Business support organizations and services

Learn about national and regional economic development and business support programs that provide funding to businesses, organizations and communities, as well as networking, coaching and training services.

Immigrant entrepreneurs

Interested in moving to Canada to start a business? Find out how to make that dream a reality.

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