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Thursday, December 09 2010 12:49pm    Comments: 0    Categories: Business Tips      Tags: business  tips  
Business Tip for Your Business to Succeed and Grow!

Source: Government of Ontario

Ontario has a competitive business climate. Whether your business is large or small, urban or rural, the Ontario government provides services and resources to help you expand your business in Ontario and abroad.

  • Your Business From Start to Finish

    ServiceOntario helps you find hundreds of resources to define, develop and grow your business.

  • Your Guide to Small Business

    This information resource will help identify the things one needs to do before, during and after launching a business.

  • Business Start-up Assistant

    Thinking of starting a business? Let the Business Start-up Assistant help you become a successful entrepreneur. This Web site provides reliable information on market research, business name, business plan, financing, taxation, hiring employees and much more!

  • Canada-Ontario Business Service Centre

    The Canada-Ontario Business Service Centre provides comprehensive information on business-oriented programs, services and regulations of provincial and federal government departments and other organizations.

Financing your Business

Licensing and Registration

Doing Business

  • Canada-Ontario Business Service Centre

    The Canada-Ontario Business Service Centre (COBSC), is a partnership between the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario for free access to business information.
  • ServiceOntario: Gateway for Business

    Working with its partners, ServiceOntario offers a wide-range of government information and online services relevant to your business.
  • Agricultural Business Management

    Information and tools for agricultural businesses including business analysis and planning tools, sources for financing, etc. Learn how to budget for costs, pay wages to family members, or deal with financial difficulty.
  • Doing Business with the Ontario Government

    Selling to the Ontario government means supplying a huge marketplace. Businesses of all sizes and types are successful suppliers to us, because our goal is to help you do business with us. We welcome new suppliers.

Laws and Taxes

  • Tax and Benefit Programs

    Access to information on Ontario's tax system, benefits, refunds, forms, bulletins, and guides provided by the Ontario Ministry of Revenue.
  • Small Business Tax Help

    If you are starting a small business -- or are already in business -- this section of the site will help you find the information you need to understand how Ontario business taxes apply to you.
  • Forms of Business Organization

    There are four ways to form a business: Sole proprietorship, Partnership, Corporation, or Co-operative. The Canada-Ontario Business Service Centre website provides a brief description of each type and a summary of their advantages and disadvantages.
  • Employment Standards

    Employment standards are enforced under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) which sets out the minimum standards that employers and employees must follow.
  • E-Laws

    Refer to laws regarding corporations and businesses.

  • Identity Theft Kits

    General information emphasizing the need for effective personal information policies and practices.


  • Exporting from Canada

    Canada Business links to export information, services and on-line tools for entrepreneurs.

  • Importing into Canada
    Canada Business links to import information, services and on-line tools for entrepreneurs.
  • Import/Export account
    If you import goods into Canada or export goods to other countries, you should register with the Canada Revenue Agency.

Closing a Business

  • Selling or Closing a Business

    The ServiceOntario Business Gateway provides information and services to help you change business information, dissolve your corporation, file for bankruptcy, or sell or close your business.

  • Dissolving or Reviving a Corporation

    The ServiceOntario Business Gateway provides information and forms to assist you dissolve or revive your corporation.

  • Bankruptcy
    The Canada Revenue Agency website provides detailed information about filing for bankruptcy and how it will affect your business.

Other Resources

  • Industry Canada
    Over 40,000 businesses across Canada have listed their company profiles here for you to search and access

  • Changes To Your Business The Canada Revenue Agency website provides information on business life events - starting, operating, closing, amalgamating, selling a business, and more.


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