Start-up guides and checklists

Access guides and checklists for starting different types of businesses.


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General business start-up checklist

When you're setting up your business, you need to ensure that all of your bases are covered. Consider the following steps as you navigate through the business start-up phase.

Start and grow a social enterprise

As a person in charge of a non-profit organization, are you thinking about starting or operating a business to further your mission or generate income to support your sustainability?

Restaurant and catering start-up

This restaurant and catering start-up checklist is designed to help you create and implement your recipe for success.

Cleaning business start-up

Learn how this cleaning business checklist can help you implement all the steps you need to take to make your business successful.

Food truck start-up

Find resources to help you get your food truck business on the right track.

Landscaping and snow removal start-up

Are you an experienced landscaper or just starting out? Find resources to help you proceed with your landscaping and snow removal business.

Mobile pet care start-up

Access the necessary steps to get your mobile pet business on the road.

Event and conference planning start-up

Learn about these necessary steps to get your event-planning business started.

Specialty trade contractor start-up

Are you skilled at making repairs and want to do odd jobs on contract? Check out these things you should know as an independent contractor.

Child care start-up checklist

Find resources that can help you start a child care business.

Senior care start-up checklist

Find resources you need to help start a senior care business.

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