So you are thinking about or have made the decision to start your own business? Congratulations! Welcome to your new adventure/chapter in your life.
There are many great resources for you and I would like to share some of them.
In British Columbia ServiceBC website provides links to other business websites such as:
Small Business BC – this is a great website, if you are not sure whether you want to start your own business, this has many resources and articles that may help you make your decision, it has webinars, seminars and free resources. There are other useful programs available for a reasonable cost.
Canada Business Network – you can search within your industry for grants or loans that may be available to you, many resources on business plans, marketing and permits and licenses.
BC Registry Services & One Stop Business Registry – once you have your business name approved you can go to this website, register your name, receive a business number, register for a HST account and a business license in some communities. If you have an address change you can use your existing account and change it.
Another great website is Business Registration Online. You can register for a business number, HST, Payroll, Import – Export account, and will allow you to register some of your provincial accounts if you live in BC, NS and Ontario.
The internet is full of many other resources. I believe that research and knowledge are powerful tools in the success of any business. Using these assets will assist you in the profitability of your new venture.
Best wishes for a prosperous future.