The Business Start-Up Checklist - A Handy Tool for Entrepreneurs

December 10, 2010 - Tags: Entrepreneurship, Startup

Istock 000005468594xsmallYou have a great idea for a business and the enthusiasm to get it going. But knowing how and where to start can be overwhelming. Channel that energy into using our Business Start-Up Checklist to navigate the tasks that will get your business off the ground.

Being organized is a key factor to success, so now is the time to develop good habits that will allow you to convey a professional image throughout your career. As Sir Walter Scott once said, “Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities.” As you start your business, establish your credibility by showing that you are in control. Making a good first impression on the individuals who will play a role in the success of your business is smart planning.

Use the business checklist to accomplish tasks in a logical order to save time and energy. With links and instructions at your fingertips, you will be able to focus on the most important things that you need to do:

  • Gather information required to create a business plan
  • Learn how to finance your business
  • Carry out administrative procedures that involve registration, licences, and taxes
  • Consider recruiting and staffing matters
  • Acquire knowledge from other professionals and resources

Planning will help you identify your strengths and decide how to handle any challenges. By looking at the big picture, you can pinpoint gaps that need to be taken care of before your business activity gets fully underway. The Business Start-Up Checklist breaks down tasks into manageable chunks, so that you can face questions about operations, marketing and management one at a time.

Use the resources you have at your disposal. After all, that’s why you decided to start your own business. Be confident in knowing that each item you check off the list will take you one step closer to success. What are you waiting for? Get started with our Business start-up checklist now.


Hey thanks for this post, it has been very helpful to me. Thank you very much.

By Bulk on December 11, 2010

We used to be able to see a sample business plan and change all the words to fit our businesses. Where is it now?

By Xanthia on December 13, 2010

Hello Xanthia,

We strive to provide the most useful and up to date information for those wishing to start, grow or improve a business in Canada. Our content and the way it is displayed on our website may consequently change between visits. Currently, you can choose one of the sample plans or templates that best suit your needs at our section for Business plans - templates and samples. For one

By Canada Business on December 13, 2010

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