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.
Before You Start
Becoming an entrepreneur is exciting and it is important to know what your options are before you start. To lay a strong foundation for your business idea, think about your business goals and which options will help you achieve them.
Browse through the following resources if you are thinking about different business possibilities.
- Developing Your Ideas
Develop your idea and do your research to help you determine what your chances of making a profit are.
- Buy a Business or Start Your Own
If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, you may want to explore the pros and cons of buying an existing business versus starting your own.
- Buying a Business
Do your research to ensure that you buy the right type of business and that you pay a fair price for it.
Investing in an already successful franchise may be a great choice for your new business venture.
- Newcomer Entrepreneurs
If you are new to Canada and want to start your own business, learn about government resources for immigrant entrepreneurs in Ontario.
- Foreign Investment in Ontario
Find out about programs and services designed to help you invest in Ontario businesses.