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.

How to Start a...

There are licences, permits and registration requirements specific to different types of businesses. To get the right start for your business, it is important to consider all of the potential requirements.

Our How-To guides provide an overview of the potential licence, permit and registration requirements that may apply to the following business types.

You may also be interested in our business guide collection or our selection of articles that are available in other languages.