Planning a business

Planning a business

Assessing your readiness, choosing a business structure, market research and writing a business plan.


Services and information

Developing your business idea

Turning your idea into a profitable business model.

Writing a business plan

How to write a successful business plan.

Buying a business or starting your own

The benefits and challenges of buying an existing business versus starting one from scratch.

Types of business ownership

Determining whether incorporation, partnership or sole proprietorship is right for your business.

Choosing a location for your business

What to consider when selecting a commercial space for your business.

Small business survival statistics

Advice on how to have a successful first year in business.

Small Business Hub

Get the demographic data you need to better understand your target markets.

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