Starting a business: The steps to consider before operating a business.
1. Planning a business
Assessing your readiness, choosing a business structure, market research and writing a business plan.
2. Choosing a business name
Selecting a good name, checking if a name is taken, registering and protecing your business name.
3. Registering your business with the government
Registering or incorporating your business, plus how to apply for a business number or tax account.
4. Applying for business permits and licences
Permits and licences that you may need for your business from all three levels of government.
5. Getting business support and financing
National and regional business support, including financing for immigrant and aboriginal entrepreneurs.