Entrepreneurs who start their own businesses do it for many reasons. Some want to be their own boss and have unlimited earning potential, while others strive for flexibility and freedom.
In 2022, there were 1.19 million small businesses (those with one to 99 employees) in Canada. So whether you're looking to follow your passion, help solve a problem, or monetize your skills, it is possible for you to become a successful business owner.
Contrary to popular belief, you don't need a large team to be successful. In fact, according to BDC, more than half of Canadian small businesses have less than four employees.
If you're ready to jump-start your business — but you're not yet sure which business is a good fit for you — we've curated a list of top 25 small business ideas worth considering.