As an entrepreneur, you need to stay on top of all your obligations, such as regulations that apply to your business. This section offers guidance on how to register your business and obtain any necessary permits or licences. You will also find information on selling to various levels of government and how to protect your business.
- Taxes, GST/HST
Learn how to manage and understand the many forms of taxation that may affect your business.
- Registering your business
Find out about the requirements to register your business with different levels of government.
- Permits and licences
Use our search tool to find out what permits and licences your business may need from the federal, provincial and municipal governments.
Learn about the regulations and standards that apply to your business.
- Copyright and intellectual property
Learn about intellectual property, including patents, trade-marks, copyrights, industrial designs and integrated circuit topographies, and how they can protect your business.
- Selling to governments
Learn how your business can take advantage of contracting opportunities from the federal, provincial, territorial, municipal and foreign governments.
Get information on alternatives to bankruptcy and details on the process of bankruptcy, if you need to take that route.
- Government grants and financing
Find out about government grants, loans, and other financing available for your business.
- Start and grow a social enterprise
Is your non-profit organization ready to start a business to further your mission or generate income to support your sustainability? Find resources to help you manage and grow.
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