Please note: Canada Business Ontario is now FedDev Ontario Small Business Services.
Our information and services remain the same.
Getting your business started may seem like a daunting task. The following guides are designed to help you understand what is needed to set up a small or medium-sized business in Ontario.
- Starting a business
Find out what is required to start a business.
- Starting a co-operative
Read about setting up a co-operative.
- Not-for-profit guide
Learn about the requirements for starting a not-for-profit organization.
- Retail business guide
Find out what is required to set up a retail business.
- Business guide for newcomers to Canada
If you are new to Canada, get information on the basics of starting a business as a newcomer.
- Arts and artists guide
Access resources and information specific to doing business in the arts
- Indigenous entrepreneur guide to starting a business
If you are an Indigenous entrepreneur, get information on the basics of starting a business.
- Women in business guide
Find resources and information on women in business.
- Youth entrepreneurship guide
Learn about starting a business as a young entrepreneur.