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Business Start-up Resources

Canada Business - Services for entrepreneurs
canadabusiness.gc.ca/gol/cbec/site.nsf
This site covers - government information, a business plan guide, checklists for going into business and feasibility checklists for starting a small business.

Ministry of Consumer and Business Services
www.cbs.gov.on.ca
An Ontario Government site for business registration, consumer protection and land registry information.

Registering a Business Name
Ontario Business Connects
www.gov.on.ca/ont/portal/!ut/p/.cmd/cs/.ce
 /7_0_A/.s/7_0_252/_s.7_0_A/7_0_252/_l/en
 ?docid=STEL01_033449

Register or renew your business, change your business information, apply for provincial and federal programs.

Financing
Business Development Bank of Canada
www.bdc.ca
BDC delivers financial, investment and consulting services to Canadian small business. Business startup, expansion and exports.

Strategis
strategis.ic.gc.ca/epic/internet/insof-sdf.nsf/en/Home
A directory of Canadian financial providers, a powerful search engine of financial providers, information on different types of financing and financial providers, and tips to help you secure financing.

Taxation
Canada Customs & Revenue Agency
www.cra-arc.gc.ca
Filing income tax, self employed tax specific information.

 

Business & Financial Plans

Create a Business Plan
www.rbcroyalbank.com/sme
www.cibc.com/ca/small-business/starting-your-business
 /index.html

www.scotiabank.com/cda/content/0,1608,
 CID10328_LIDen,00.html

www.tdcanadatrust.com/smallbusiness/windocs.jsp
www.cbsc.org/ibp/en/index.cfm
www.bdc.ca/en/business_tools/business_plan/default.htm
Many banks offer a step by step guide to preparing a business plan.

 

Becoming an Employer

Human Resources Development
hrmanagement.gc.ca
Information available on hiring, training, compensation, termination and guidelines for current labour laws.

Salary Centre
salary.monster.ca
Information available on wages and benefits.

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board
www.wsib.on.ca
Employers will find valuable answers and information about Workplace Safety Insurance.

 

Advertising Resources

Internet Advertising Bureau of Canada
www.iabcanada.com
Marketing and advertising standards of the Internet.

 

Information on Exporting

Canada Border Services Agency
www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/menu-e.html

Exportsource
www.exportsource.gc.ca
A step by step guide to exporting produced by the Government of Canada.

Ontario Exports Inc.
www.ontarioexportsinc.com
Information about programs assisting Ontario exporters.

 

Online Workshops

Government of Canada
www.cbsc.org/osbw/workshop.cfm