Starting a business is an exciting time, but it can be challenging too. Make sure you get help from qualified professionals:
- Accountants can help with your business plan, tax planning, and financial issues
- Lawyers can help you set up the right structure for your business and deal with liability issues
- Business consultants can help you with all aspects of your business
- The Insurance Bureau of Canada website has more information about business insurance and risk management
Getting started with your business
There are important legal steps you must complete before you officially open your business: registration, licensing, permits, business numbers, and more.
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Running your business
Don't lose momentum once you get your business off the ground. There are lots of ongoing management and operational tasks to keep up with.
Growing your business
Once your business reaches a certain size, you may have to explore new options to continue growing, like franchising or international export.
Closing your business
The process of closing your business needs to be managed carefully, whether it involves selling, dissolving, or bankruptcy.