Business Guides

These guides provide information to help you navigate through federal and provincial government programs, services and regulations that may apply to entrepreneurs. 

Arts and Artists Guide

Access resources and information specific to doing business in the arts.

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Business guide for newcomers to Canada

If you are new to Canada, get information on the basics of starting a business as a newcomer.

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Business regulations guide

Get an overview of the most common regulations that apply to businesses in Ontario.

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Closing or Selling Your Business

Learn about succession planning and closing or selling a business.

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Corporate Taxation Guide

Find out about taxation for incorporated companies.

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Employment Regulations: Hiring

Learn about the regulations and opportunities for hiring employees.

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Exporting to the United States

Learn about selling your products to the United States.

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Exporting to World Markets

Learn about the requirements for selling products to other countries.

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Financing a business guide

Get an overview of the most common financing programs that are available to the widest range of businesses.

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Foreign Investment in Ontario

Find out about programs and services designed to help you invest in Ontario businesses.

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Grants, Subsidies and Contributions - Agriculture

Find information on financing programs for agricultural businesses.

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Grants, Subsidies and Contributions - Arts and Media

Explore financing programs that are available to arts and media businesses.

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Growing Your Business

Explore ways to grow your business and where to find support.

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Importing Guide

Learn about regulations and requirements for importing goods into Canada.

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Not-for-Profit Guide

Learn about the requirements for starting a not-for-profit organization.

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Retail Business Guide

Find out what is required to set up a retail business.

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Starting a Business

Find out what is required to start a business.

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Taxation Guide

Learn the basics of taxation for sole-proprietorships and partnerships.

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Technology and Innovation: Financial Support

Read about the financial support that is available for technology and innovation.

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Technology and Innovation: Non-Financial Support

Access resources and support specific to technology and innovation businesses.

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Tips for a greener business

Explore ways to reduce your impact on the environment.

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Wage subsidies and tax credits for employers

Learn about wage subsidies and tax credits for hiring employees, interns and apprentices.

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Women in Business Guide

Find resources and information for women in business.

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Youth Entrepreneurship Guide

Learn about starting a business as a young entrepreneur.

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