We have changed our name to:
Small Business Services.

Our website will remain available and our content will stay the same as we work to update the name throughout the website. You can expect to see both the Canada Business Ontario and Small Business Services names appearing on the site temporarily as we make this transition.


You must follow any regulations that apply to your business and get all of the required permits or licences. To find out what is needed for your business, you need to check with the federal, provincial and municipal levels of government. For some businesses, there could also be industry regulations that must be met.

Use the following tools and resources to find the regulations that will apply to your business and what your next steps may be.