The Ontario Business Program Guide is your resource to government-funded programs and services for Ontario businesses.
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To be a successful entrepreneur requires business planning, innovation and risk-taking. In short, it is a lot of work! But, there are many benefits too. Let's look at some advantages of being your own boss.
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Workshops provided by CanadaOne. These workshops provide links to information you need to get your business up and running, successfully!
Go beyond a yes or no answer. This toolkit will have you assess your strengths and weaknesses, then comparing those to the traits of a successful owner. Additional information is given on how to choose a business that is right for you, market research, matching your skills to the proper business and purchasing businesses vs. franchises. There is also a great section that will help you determine if you business can succeed.
If you decide to start a new business, you will need to spend some time developing your business idea. One of the greatest advantages of being an entrepreneur is being able to work on something that interests you and that you are passionate about. Unfortunately, passion does not always translate into profits. Research, research, research! The more information you can gather about the potential demand for your product or service, about your competitors, about the needs and wants of your prospective customers, the more successful you are likely to be. Before starting a business, you need to evaluate your idea and determine what your chances are of making a profit from that idea. This document lists some things that you should consider and provides links to additional information to help you assess your idea.
How does ONe-Source for Business work? To open and operate a business in Ontario, your have to register your business, fill out the appropriate permits and licences, and search for financing and other important information, all while dealing with multiple levels of government, in numerous locations. ONe-Source for Business puts all of that information in one single location, so you can search based on your business needs or business ideas.
Every year, thousands of Ontarians take the leap. With high hopes and unbridled enthusiasm, they launch their own businesses and enter the challenging - and potentially rewarding - world of entrepreneurship. Small businesses represent a hugely important segment of our economy. In fact, 98% of businesses in Ontario have fewer than 100 employees and employ close to 2.9 million Ontarians, according to StatCan. They operate across all sectors, from home-based services to cutting-edge biotechs and everything in between. Some start-ups thrive, but many fail, unfortunately. Most often it's because they weren't well prepared and didn't know what they needed to know. Your Guide to Small Business is designed to give entrepreneurs the tools needed to succeed. It will help identify the things you need to do before, during and after launching a business and serves as a jumping off point to a host of other resources.
A list of the Small Business Enterprise Centres across Ontario.
Clients utlilizing the services of the Brampton Small Business Enterprise Centre fall into one of the four phases: Phases of Small Business Launch Clients utilizing the services of the Brampton Enterprise Centre fall into one of four phases: Phase 1: Exploring the viability of small business start- up, both from a personal suitability to an entrepreneurial lifestyle as well as high-level feasibility of their idea Phase 2: Researching and developing the feasibility of their specific business model Phase 3: Preparing for business launch, sometimes with and sometimes without having done the appropriate research and planning Phase 4: Launching and Growing: managing an established business. Stabilizing it during the early growth-period, the growing the business after some years of stable operation.
Are you running your business out of your home? This article provides excellent point to consider if you are thinking of operating a business from your home.
Inc.com provides information for entrepreneurs. This section of their website is devoted to setting up a home office; it offers articles on how to start, what points to consider and office design.
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12 steps you should follow when you are organizing your office. These steps will help with functionality and will make your office a more comfortable environment to work out of.
This guide has been designed to help you navigate through the different government programs, services and regulations and identify those of interest to potential entrepreneurs wishing to start an artisan or crafts business.
What is a Standard Operating Procedure?
An SOP is a procedure specific to your operation that describes the activities necessary to complete tasks in accordance with industry regulations, provincial laws or even just to complete tasks in accordance with industry regulations, provincial laws ore even just your own standards for running your business.
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This guide offers general information for potential entrepreneurs wishing to start an alternative and complementary health care business.
General information for potential entrepreneurs wishing to start a Bed and Breakfast.
The How to Start a Consulting Business in Ontario guide is designed to provide an understanding of potential license, permit or registration requirements when considering the establishment of a consulting business in Ontario.
This guide provides general information for potential entrepreneurs wishing to start a construction business in Ontario. It also contains various useful Web links.
This guide is designed to help you navigate through federal and provincial government programs, services and regulations that apply to starting a convenience store in Ontario.
This guide offers general information for potential entrepreneurs wishing to start a restaurant or catering business.
General information for potential entrepreneurs wishing to start an early childhood centre in Ontario.
This guide is designed to help you navigate through federal and provincial government programs, services and regulations that apply to starting a business in the eco-tourism industry in Ontario.
This How-To guide provides information on license, permit or registration requirements when considering starting an event planning business in Ontario.
General information for potential entrepreneurs wishing to start a pet business in Ontario.
This guide is designed to help you navigate through federal and provincial government programs, services and regulations that apply to starting a Personal Care Home for Seniors in Ontario.
Are you the entrepreneurial type? Here is a tool to help better measure your entrepreneurial potential. This questionnaire includes 50 statements, and will take about 15 minutes to complete. There are no right or wrong answers. Your honest rating is what counts.Click here for info