We have changed our name to:
Small Business Services.
Our website will remain available and our content will stay the same as we work to update the name throughout the website. You can expect to see both the Canada Business Ontario and Small Business Services names appearing on the site temporarily as we make this transition.
Planning is the first step towards starting and running your own business. You may already know what type of business you want to open and are ready to learn about the requirements. Taking the time to plan out your business idea can help you understand what steps are involved, keep you on track and help you avoid making mistakes along the way.
Browse through our Planning section for information.
- Before You Start
Read our information on topics that you might be asking before you start your business.
- Writing a Business Plan
Find out what is involved in business planning, why it is important and what resources are available to help you write one.
- Market Research
Learn the basics of market research and how it could help you with your business planning.