Starting Your Own Business

Starting a business is an excellent way to start your career in Canada.

Starting a business can be rewarding but also challenging. The best way to succeed is to prepare. There are many resources to help plan or start a business in Canada.

Whether you are planning to come to Canada as a business immigrant, foreign investor, or self-employed person, the Canada Business Network has a variety of resources to help you.

Resources

The Invest in Canada Web site provides a variety of resources, links to services, and expertise to help non-Canadians with their investment or in the creation of a new business:

The Canada Business Network offers a number of checklists and guides for starting a business.

These guides offer information on regulations, financing, Definition du termetaxation, management, advertising, and much more. Starting a business can be a rewarding experience, when one is well informed.

Canada Business Ontario offers some of their most popular documents on starting a business in Canada in a number of languages:

Guides for starting a business:

  • Starting an Alternative and Complementary Health Care Business:

    This guide can help you start an alternative health care business in Canada such as acupuncture, natural health products, massotherapy, etc. It provides information on regulations, financing, taxation, management, advertising, and much more. It will also help you understand new markets, gain insight into industry trends and acquire critical business information to work toward business success.

  • Starting a Beauty Salon/Barber Shop/Esthetics/Tanning:

    This guide can help you start a personal care service undertaking, in Canada, such as a barber shop, beauty salon, hot tubs, etc. It provides information on regulations, financing, taxation, management, advertising, and much more. It will also help you choose the type of operation you would like: franchise, commercial establishment (public place), home-based business or on-site service (mobile).

  • Starting a Bed and Breakfast:

    This guide can help you start a bed and breakfast in Canada. It provides information on regulations, financing, taxation, management, advertising, and much more. It also offers advice on the important factors to consider when choosing furnishings and equipment. It may even help you choose the right location for your business.

  • Starting a Consulting Business:

    This guide can help you start a consulting business in Canada. It provides information on regulations, financing, taxation, management, advertising, and much more. It clearly explains what consultants can do and the role they can play with clients to help them identify and solve problems.

  • Starting a Convenience Store:

    This guide can help you start a convenience store in Canada. It provides information on regulations, financing, taxation, management, advertising, and much more. The guide also highlights details that mean a lot such as choosing a location for your store. It also draws attention to the factors to consider when making your choice.

  • Starting a Daycare:

    This guide can help you start an early childhood centre in Canada. It provides information on regulations, financing, taxation, management, and much more. The guide also provides an overview of the childcare industry and describes the specialized services that can be provided.

  • Starting a Personal Care Home for Seniors:

    This guide can help you start a personal care home for seniors in Canada. It provides information on regulations, financing, taxation, management, advertising, and much more. The guide also presents an overview of the industry and emphasizes that eldercare is a demanding multi disciplinary activity.

  • Starting a Restaurant:

    This guide can help you start a restaurant in Canada. It provides information on regulations, financing, taxation, management, advertising, and much more. The guide offers advice on the types of restaurants, choosing your location, layout and design, calculating seating capacity, preparing menus and setting the right price. Acquire critical information about this fascinating field and work toward business success.