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.
Getting your business started may seem like a daunting task. The following guides are designed to help you understand what is needed to set up a small or medium-sized business in Ontario.
- Starting a business
Find out what is required to start a business.
- Starting a co-operative
Read about setting up a co-operative.
- Not-for-profit guide
Learn about the requirements for starting a not-for-profit organization.
- Retail business guide
Find out what is required to set up a retail business.
- Business guide for newcomers to Canada
If you are new to Canada, get information on the basics of starting a business as a newcomer.
- Arts and artists guide
Access resources and information specific to doing business in the arts
- Indigenous entrepreneur guide to starting a business
If you are an Indigenous entrepreneur, get information on the basics of starting a business.
- Women in business guide
Find resources and information on women in business.
- Youth entrepreneurship guide
Learn about starting a business as a young entrepreneur.