SELF-EMPLOYMENT, HOW TO START SMALL BUSINESS, HOW TO GET LOAN AND GRANTS!! SELF-EMPLOYMENT, HOW TO START SMALL BUSINESS, HOW TO GET LICENCE / REGULATORY REQUIRMENTS, WHERE TO GET FINANCE, LOAN AND GOVERNMENT GRANTS FOR YOUR NEW BUSINESS.Ontario: How do I...•Start a business
•Register a business
•Get grants, loans and financing
•Get free advice and consultation
•Change my business information
•Do business with government
•Get expert helphttp://www.ontario.ca/en/business/index.htmStarting a Business in Ontario
So, you're thinking of starting your own business.
You've picked a good place for it. Canada is one of the easiest places in the world to start a business, according to the World Bank.
Ontario has more business establishments than any other province and small businesses represent a key segment of Ontario's economy. In fact, 98% of businesses in Ontario have fewer than 100 employees and employ close to 2.9 million Ontarians, according to Statistics Canada. They operate across all sectors, from home-based services to cutting-edge biotechs and everything in between.
To help your new business succeed, start with ONe-Source for Business. This portal will help guide you to the government services, forms and information you need to start, operate and grow your business. You can search for information that pertains to your business and locate resources from many levels of government.Getting Started1. Planning a Business
Learn about what it takes to start a new business and things to consider before you launch. Access advice and how-to guides for your specific business needs.2. Understanding the Marketplace
Learn how to conduct market research to find out what your customers want, who your competition is, and how industry trends may impact your business.
3.Incorporating a Business
Find information on how to incorporate your business provincially and federally. Learn more about determining your legal structure and choosing a name for your business.4.Registering a Business
Learn how to register your business, apply for federal programs, and set up a business account.5.Obtaining Financing
Learn about what grants, incentives, loans, and subsidies are available for your business.
_________________________________________________________________________Operating and Growing a Business6. Getting Permits and Licences
Find permits or licences that apply to a specific business, location or industry.7.Hiring and Managing Staff
Learn about the hiring process, how to manage employees, and how to let employees go.8. Developing Facilities and Property
Find out how to locate and purchase vacant properties for your business, as well as purchase equipment and business vehicles.9. Marketing and Increasing Sales
Access resources to help you successfully market and advertise your business, sell to governments, and grow your business through importing and exporting.10. Researching, Growing and Innovation
Find out how you can help your business grow and innovate. Learn how you can enhance your business through e-business.11. Greening your Business
Learn the steps to going green. Find environmental regulations that pertain to your business as well as financial incentives to promote green business practices.12. Finding Legal Services
Locate legal services to manage complaints, disputes and legal issues. Search for specific laws and better understand their business implications.13. Filing Taxes and Other Tax Information
Get assistance in filing business taxes. Find out about tax credits, refunds and deductions associated with your industry.
_____________________________________________________________________________________Closing a Business14. Exiting a Business
Find step-by-step information on how to close a business. Learn how to file for bankruptcy or change industries.15. Online Services• Search, register, renew your business and get a Master Business Licence
• Change your address and other business information
• ONT-TAXS online: File, pay and view Ontario business taxes
• Accessibility Compliance: File your accessibility compliance report
• Search or register a personal property lien
Find Services By Type
• Permits & Licences
• Grants & Financing
• Guides & How-Tos
• Legalhttps://www.appmybizaccount.gov.on.ca/wps/portal/mba_pubBusiness Registration Online (BRO)
Business Registration Online is a one stop, online, self-serve application that allows you to register for a Business Number, as well as for four program accounts: Corporation income tax, GST/HST, Payroll and Import/Export.
You can also register or apply for Ontario, Nova Scotia and British Columbia program accounts. For more information and to register online http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/bsnss/tpcs/bn-ne/bro-ide/menu-eng.htmlInvest in Canada
Whether you are considering business expansion or new North American investment opportunities, Canada should be top of mind as your investment destination of choice.http://investincanada.gc.ca/eng/default.aspx Canada http://www.canadabusiness.ca/eng/
"Canadian Government Money Is Now Available For Your Small Business"http://www.grants-loans.org/index.php BUSINESS PLAN OUTLINEhttp://www.enterprisetoronto.com/files/content/B4B7FCA4-A45E-D06E-2B665685C4CE5E7A.pdfUPCOMING EVENTShttp://www.enterprisetoronto.com/index.cfm?linkid=99&linktype=mainlink&content_id=217&action=step2&eventorder=eventStartDate%20DESC&topicIdsearch=10&fromurl=keytopicsServices for Business:
• Canadian Trade-marks Database
• Canada Small Business Financing Program
• Search for a Federal Corporation
• Bankruptcy and Insolvency Records
• Canadian Company Capabilities
• Trade Data Online
• Canadian Industry Statistics
• Canadian Patent Office
• Canadian Importers Database
• Spectrum Management and Telecommunications
• Industry Canada Registrationhttp://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/ic1.nsf/eng/homehttp://www.media.gov.on.ca/68a7163392015501/en/videos/mobile.mp4Planning a Business
Are you thinking about starting or growing your business? A business plan is a written document that describes your business, its objectives and strategies, the market you are targeting and your financial forecast. It is important to have a business plan because it helps you set realistic goals, secure external funding, measure your success, clarify operational requirements and establish reasonable financial forecasts. Preparing your plan will also help you focus on how to operate your new business and give it the best chance for success.
The Planning a Business section is designed to help guide you in the right direction. Here you'll find advice and how to guides for your specific business planning needs.
1.Read standard business guides
2.Write a business plan
3.Visit a Small Business Enterprise Centre to get advice and guidance
A business plan is more than just something to show lenders and investors; it is also necessary to help you plan for the growth and progress of your business. Your businesses success can depend on your plans for the future.Listed below are some examples of questions to ask yourself when writing your business plan:
•How will I generate a profit?
•How will I run the business if sales are low or if profits are down?
•Who is my competition, and how will we coexist?
•What is my target market?
To learn more about writing a business plan, visit a Small Business Enterprise Centre for expert advice on what you need to do before, during and after launching your business.
Important Links:Tips for Writing a Business Plan
Financing Workbook 2: The Business Plan and Executive Summary
Services and Information for Planning a BusinessBuying a Business or FranchisingLease or Buy existing businesses
The Select Ontario Business Search helps you find business properties such as retail or service for sale or lease in Ontario. for details visit http://www.ontario.ca/siteselection/WebPages/Dashboard/DashBoard.aspxForm partnerships or buy another business Federal
Find out about the growth advantages achieved by partnering with or buying another business.Buy a business or start your own? Federal
If you have a great business idea and are ready to work hard to build it from the ground up, then you may wish to start your own business. But if you want to hit the ground running and avoid some of the common start-up pitfalls, then buying an existing businessFranchise your business Federal
Do you have a successful business that could easily be replicated? Discover franchising as a means to grow your business. for details visit : http://www.canadabusiness.ca/eng/page/2674//
Business Plan Templates
Business plans - templates and samples Federal
The organizations listed here provide free templates, writing guides and sample plans to help you develop a professional business plan. http://www.canadabusiness.ca/eng/page/2752/
Checklists & Guides
Get advice and find out what you need to start your own business.
You've decided it's time to expand, but there's plenty to consider before you begin. These resources will help you make sound decisions that work for your business.Business planning frequently asked questions
Find the answers to questions often asked about preparing a business plan.http://www.canadabusiness.ca/eng/page/2753//
Business Advisory Services
Business advisors in 12 regional offices assist small and medium-sized businesses in Ontario grow and expand their business. http://www.ontario.ca/en/business_program/categories/ONT04_036457.html?category=Advice%20and%20Consultation&sOrder=Asc&itemCount=200
Small Business Enterprise Centres (Ontario) Provincial
Are you looking for in-person assistance to help you start or expand a small business in Ontario? If so, a Small Business Enterprise Centre can help you.
Small Business Seminars Provincial
Attend a small business seminar.
Business Support (Provincial)
Get business counselling for new or existing businesses, assistance with documentation and service referrals.http://www.ontariocanada.com/ontcan/1medt/smallbiz/en/sb_sbec_en.jsp
OR Visit any near by:
Service Canada - Starting a Business (Provincial)
Service Canada – Starting a Business
Business Planning Success (Federal)
How can you best prepare your business to succeed? There are many common steps you can take - and missteps you can avoid - on your pathway to prosperity. A successful business begins with a well-developed business plan. http://www.ontariocanada.com/ontcan/1medt/smallbiz/en/sb_sbec_en.jspHomebased Business
Information about the Home Occupation By-law, and basics about operating a home-based business.https://www.appmybizaccount.gov.on.ca/wps/portal/mba_pubSmall Business Funding
The vast majority of businesses start without much (if any) external financing and, most micro businesses don't need outside financing to develop their business idea. Some excellent business support programs do exist, but they are distributed across the country and tailored to specific industries; demographics, or special economic purposes.
Below are some different financing / grants programs for small business:Self-Employment Training:
1.For indivial to receive Emplyoment Insurance (EI) or have received EI in the past 36 months, there is the very successful Ontario Self-Employment Benefits program. For info http://www.tbdc.com/oseb.phpEnterprise Toronto:Business Plan Consultations
Learn about Rules & Regulations
Register your Business
Free Business Seminars
Enterprise Toronto Locations
Research info in the ET Library
ET Business Directoryhttp://www.enterprisetoronto.com/
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