As an entrepreneur, you need to stay on top of all your obligations, such as taxes and 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/HSTLearn about the forms of taxation that may affect your business and how to manage them.
Permits and licencesFind the federal, provincial/territorial and municipal permits and licences that you may need to start or manage your business.
RegulationsLearn about the regulations and standards that apply to your business.
Copyright and intellectual propertyLearn about intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, industrial designs and integrated circuit topographies, and how they can protect your business.
Selling to governmentsLearn how your business can take advantage of contracting opportunities from the federal, provincial, territorial, municipal and foreign governments.
Considering bankruptcyGet information on alternatives to bankruptcy and details on the process of bankruptcy, if you need to take that route.
Closing your businessThings to do when closing a business include filing a final tax return, paying outstanding tax amounts, and financing succession planning.
Social enterprises and non-profitsAre you ready to start a business to further your non-profit organization's mission or generate income to support its sustainability? Find resources to help you manage and grow.