Startup Resources

HOW TO START A BUSINESS DESCRIPTION LINK 
Want to be your own boss? The idea of starting a business is appealing to a lot of people and can be very rewarding. This information will help you plan for a successful start to your entrepreneurship journey.
Before starting your business Get ready to start a business by doing the research and planning that will help you launch your project.Click Here
Checklists and guides for starting a business
Access guides and checklists for starting different types of businesses.
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Business planningFind out how to write a business plan and access templates, sample business plans, market research information and statisticsClick Here
Financing your new business
Find out about available sources of financing for your start-up business.
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Naming your business
Choose the right name for your business. Your business name should be unique and easy to remember, and should describe the products and services you provide.
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Registering your business
Learn about the requirements for registering your business with different levels of government.
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Permits, licenses, and regulations  
Learn about permits, licences and regulations that apply to your business.
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Employees, payroll, and taxes
Explore some of the resources that can help you with hiring and managing employees as well as paying a variety of taxes.
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Choosing and Setting Up a Location 
Trying to decide where to locate your business and how to arrange it once you get there? Consider your options.
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Start and grow a social enterprise 
Are you ready to turn your social mission into a social enterprise? Find resources to help you start, manage and grow your organization.
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HOW TO PLAN A BUSINESSDESCRIPTIONLINK 
Find out how to write a business plan and access templates, sample business plans, market research information, and statistics.
Why do you need a business plan?
A business plan is a valuable tool for every business owner, whether you are starting up, have been in business for years, or are ready to grow.
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Writing your business plan 
Know what elements are considered essential in any business plan and the key points that should be included in each section of your plan.
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Sample business plans and templates
Find sample business plans, free templates, writing guides and interactive tools to help you develop a professional business plan.
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Business planning FAQs
Find the answers to questions often asked about preparing a business plan.
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Business continuity planning
Is your business ready to handle emergencies? Find out how to prepare and implement a business continuity plan.
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Succession planning 
Find the right strategy for selling your business or handing it over to someone else.
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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.
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Start and grow a social enterprise  
Are you ready to turn your social mission into a social enterprise? Find resources to help you start, manage and grow your organization.
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FINANCE YOUR BUSINESSDESCRIPTION 
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Government departments and agencies provide financings such as grants, contributions, subsidies, and loan guarantees. If you are looking for money for your business, you should start by learning about the different types of financing that are available.
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HOW TO MANAGE YOUR BUSINESS DESCRIPTION
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In the majority of cases, start-up success or failure is all about knowing both the how and the why of taking action, and always being clear about which steps to take next. You will need a good resource of information that will help you to manage your business most effective.

Managing your business includes a wide range of activities, from day-to-day operations to long‑term planning. It is important that you understand what you are responsible for, and what you can do to make your business run efficiently. This section covers topics such as budgeting, protecting your business, hiring and training employees, and marketing and sales.

Day-to-day operations
Successfully managing the ups and downs of your daily operations is the backbone of your business.
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Start and grow a social enterprise
Are you ready to turn your social mission into a social enterprise? Find resources to help you start, manage and grow your organization.
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Employees
Discover how to recruit, hire and effectively manage your employees.
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Marketing and sales
How well you market your business and interact with your customers can vastly influence your success.
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E-business security, privacy, and legal requirements
Be aware of the risks of e-business and protect yourself and your customers.
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Developing your website 

Consider creating a business website so you can attract more customer to your business Click Here
Using technology in your daily operations
Discover some of the many ways you can use information communications technologies to your advantage.
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Digital literacyExplore how digital literacy can help your business.Click Here



 


PLAN YOUR BUSINESS GROWTH DESCRIPTION 
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Find out how to write a business plan and access templates, sample business plans, market research information, and statistics.
Why do you need a business plan?  A business plan is a valuable tool for every business owner, whether you are starting up, have been in business for years, or are ready to grow.Click Here

Writing your business plan  


Know what elements are considered essential in any business plan and the key points that should be included in each section of your plan.Click Here

Sample business plans and templates  


Find sample business plans, free templates, writing guides and interactive tools to help you develop a professional business planClick Here

Business planning FAQs  


Find the answers to questions often asked about preparing a business plan.Click Here
Business continuity planning  Is your business ready to handle emergencies? Find out how to prepare and implement a business continuity plan.Click Here

Succession planning


Find the right strategy for selling your business or handing it over to someone else.Click Here

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.Click Here

Start and grow a social enterprise  


Are you ready to turn your social mission into a social enterprise? Find resources to help you start, manage and grow your organization.Click Here



OTHER RESOURCES DESCRIPTIONLINK 
These resources will help you make sound decisions that work for your business. Here you can find information about what to consider before expanding your business;  how to identify opportunities arising from your current business;  how to review your business performance; how to make a good business plan and others..
Planning for Business GrowthPlanning for Business Growth
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R&D  Innovation  


 

Here you find information on how o innovate, you may need to do research, implement new technologies, train employees, improve productivity, establish partnerships and seek financing. The resources below might help you in the innovation process.Click Here

Exporting and Importing  



Did you know how to do business in other countries? Whether you're exporting, importing, or investing abroad, learn how to take part in these international trade activities.  Here you find a piece of relevant information about exporting and importing to be successful.
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Business Support Organizations


Here you can find business support organizations that will help you in the transition from new business owners to experienced entrepreneurs.Click Here

Social Enterprises and Non-Profits 


 


Here you can find links to general business information that applies to any entrepreneur, small or medium business, or social enterprise. Here you can select the programs and services that are specific to organizations like yours.Click Here





GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS DESCRIPTION
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As an entrepreneur, you're aware that many of your business activities are subject to many government regulations. Here you can find a source of basic regulations.
Taxes  GST/HST

Here you find information about many forms of tax that you may encounter in your business

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Registering your Business

Here you can find information about all the requirements that may apply to your business.

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Regulations

 Here you can learn about the regulations and standards that apply to your business.

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Permits and Licenses

Find out what kind of permits and licenses may you need from different levels of government.

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Copyrights & Intellectual Property

Learn about intellectual property, including patents, trade-marks, copyright, industrial design and integrated circuit topographies, and how they can protect your business.

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Selling to government

Whether you choose to do business with the government at the federal, provincial/territorial, municipal or foreign level, you will need to follow various series of steps. This section aims to provide you with information on how to do business with the government at all levels.

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Bankruptcy 

You may not have to declare bankruptcy.   First, look at your alternatives before you decide to declare bankruptcy.

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Closing your business 

When you decide to close your business (a sole proprietorship, a partnership, or a corporation) and no longer need your business number (BN), you have to complete certain forms before the account can be closed.

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Government Grants and Financing Government Grants and Financing
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Start and Grow a Social Enterprise Start and Grow a Social Enterprise
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