Start and Grow Your Business

Small Business

Starting a business

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

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Grow a business

Expanding your business requires preparation. How do you want to grow? Do you have the resources to take on new challenges? Discover ways to expand your business — from innovation, to joint ventures, to exporting.

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Business support organizations and services - Regional support 

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.

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Permits & Licences 

Streamlining your business permit and licensing experience.  Find out more about municipal, provincial and federal permits, licences and regulations that apply to your business. 

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Hire and manage employees

Information on payroll, wages and other human resources obligations and advice on recruiting, training and managing employees.

Learn more about managing your business