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.
Deciding on the type of business you want, where you will be located and what name you will use are all parts of starting a business.
There are common steps you can follow when starting your own business, and other steps that might be required based on the products or services you offer.
Visit the following pages for information on the start-up process.
- Getting Started
Learn the basics of starting different types of businesses in Ontario
- Business Structures
Get information on the different ways that a business can be structured.
- How to Start a…
Access our How-To collection to learn about starting a business in certain specific industries.
- Business Name and Registration
Learn about choosing a name and the requirements for business registration.
- Choosing a Location
Find out what is involved when you are deciding on the location of your business.