How to Start a Small Business in Ontario

By QuickBooks Canada Team

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If you have come up with a great business idea and want to give your entrepreneurial dream a try, you can start your own small business. To start a small business in Ontario, take the following steps:

  1. Prepare a business plan with details of your business.
  2. Secure a loan or grant if you need financial assistance.
  3. Decide on a business structure.
  4. Choose a unique business name.
  5. Choose a location for your business.
  6. Obtain the appropriate permits to run your business at the location.
  7. Register your business name with the province of Ontario.
  8. Obtain a Business Number for tax and payroll purposes.

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Information may be abridged and therefore incomplete. This document/information does not constitute, and should not be considered a substitute for, legal or financial advice. Each financial situation is different, the advice provided is intended to be general. Please contact your financial or legal advisors for information specific to your situation.

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