archive-ca.com » CA » E » ENTREPRISESCANADA.CA

Total: 1165

Choose link from "Titles, links and description words view":

Or switch to "Titles and links view".
  • Developing your ideas - Canada Business Network
    alternate business models Some businesses in particular in the service industries offer their service for free or at a low price but are able to make money through other avenues such as advertising Who is your customer Before you begin selling something you need to know who you are selling to If you haven t determined who your target market is you are likely to try to be all things to all people and end up with a product nobody likes or a service that doesn t meet anyone s needs When developing a general profile of your customers you might want to define them by their demographic characteristics such as Age usually given in a range 20 35 years Sex Marital status Location of household Family size and description Income especially disposable income money available to spend Education level usually to last level completed Occupation Interests purchasing profile what are these consumers known to want Cultural ethnic racial background For example a clothing manufacturer may consider a number of possible target markets toddlers athletes grandparents teenagers and tourists A general profile of each of these possible markets will reveal which ones are more realistic pose less risk and are more likely to result in a profit A test market survey of the most likely target groups or those who buy for them such as parents for babies and toddlers can help you separate real target markets from unlikely possibilities Once you have defined your target customers you must learn about their needs and preferences What challenges do they have that could be solved with your product or service What are their needs and expectations regarding this product or service What types of things do they desire What do they spend their money on Where do they shop How do they make spending decisions Those are just a few of the many things you might want to learn about your prospective customers To develop a profile of your customers and understand their needs you will have to do some market research Conducting market research Learn more about market research how it can improve your business decisions and how to conduct a market research campaign Will your product or service be able to compete with those of existing businesses Once you find out who your customers are you will need to look at who else is selling similar products and where they are selling them Will you be competing with a product that has already been marketed If your idea is a consumer product check stores and catalogues or visit trade shows to find out what other products are available and what companies market them You need to determine why customers will buy from you and not from your competitor Is your product superior or is your price lower than other businesses The best way to do this is to conduct market research using existing data or by doing your own survey Do you need intellectual property protection for your idea

    Original URL path: http://www.entreprisescanada.ca/eng/page/2857/ (2016-02-14)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Business planning - Canada Business Network
    administration Training E business security privacy and legal requirements Marketing and sales Marketing basics Promoting and advertising your business Sales and customer relationship management Selling to governments Marketing advertising and sales regulations Developing your website Using technology in your daily operations Social enterprises and non profits Managing More Growing Planning for business growth Things to consider before expanding your business Identify opportunities arising from your current business Ways to grow your business Business activities to achieve growth Business planning Organizations and resources for growth R D and innovation Improving your productivity with technology Research and development Commercialization Licensing and technology transfer opportunities Financing for innovation Innovative business activities Innovation resources Exporting and importing Exporting Importing Investing abroad Business support organizations Social enterprises and non profits Growing More Government Taxes GST HST Federal tax information Provincial and territorial tax information Tax refunds and credits Registering your business Regulations Regulated business activities Regulated industries Regulatory change Standards Permits and licences Copyright and intellectual property What is intellectual property Copyright Trade marks Patents Industrial designs Integrated circuit topographies Protecting your intellectual property in export markets Product licensing Selling to governments Why sell to the government Preparing to sell to the government Selling to the federal government Selling to provincial territorial and municipal governments Selling to foreign governments Government procurement glossary of terms Considering bankruptcy Government grants and financing Social enterprises and non profits Government More You are here Home Planning Business planning Filter by Region Region Alberta British Columbia Manitoba Newfoundland and Labrador New Brunswick Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon and or Business type Find out how to write a business plan and access templates sample business plans market research information and statistics Why do you need a business plan A business plan is a valuable

    Original URL path: http://www.entreprisescanada.ca/eng/page/2865/ (2016-02-14)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Market research and statistics - Canada Business Network
    Supply chain management Management leadership Organizational design Environment and business Exiting your business Employees Hiring employees Keeping employee records Teleworkers Managing employees during tough times Implementing tools for human resources administration Training E business security privacy and legal requirements Marketing and sales Marketing basics Promoting and advertising your business Sales and customer relationship management Selling to governments Marketing advertising and sales regulations Developing your website Using technology in your daily operations Social enterprises and non profits Managing More Growing Planning for business growth Things to consider before expanding your business Identify opportunities arising from your current business Ways to grow your business Business activities to achieve growth Business planning Organizations and resources for growth R D and innovation Improving your productivity with technology Research and development Commercialization Licensing and technology transfer opportunities Financing for innovation Innovative business activities Innovation resources Exporting and importing Exporting Importing Investing abroad Business support organizations Social enterprises and non profits Growing More Government Taxes GST HST Federal tax information Provincial and territorial tax information Tax refunds and credits Registering your business Regulations Regulated business activities Regulated industries Regulatory change Standards Permits and licences Copyright and intellectual property What is intellectual property Copyright Trade marks Patents Industrial designs Integrated circuit topographies Protecting your intellectual property in export markets Product licensing Selling to governments Why sell to the government Preparing to sell to the government Selling to the federal government Selling to provincial territorial and municipal governments Selling to foreign governments Government procurement glossary of terms Considering bankruptcy Government grants and financing Social enterprises and non profits Government More You are here Home Planning Market research and statistics Market research and statistics Filter by Region Region Alberta British Columbia Manitoba Newfoundland and Labrador New Brunswick Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon and or Business type Find information that can help you make informed decisions and maximize the potential of your business Learn more about your industry as well as current and potential customers competitors and markets Conducting market research Learn more about market research how it can improve your business decisions and how to conduct a market research campaign General research and statistics Discover resources available through Canada Business Network Service centres Statistics Canada Canada s government libraries and the United Nations Industry sector data Find statistics that can help you better understand your industry and study the latest trends that could impact your business What is your goal today Business planning Labour and employment data Demographics Canadian economy International markets Importing and exporting Environment Site selection Understanding my competition Labour and employment data Demographics International markets Environment R D innovation International markets Environment Increasing sales Demographics Canadian economy International markets Importing and exporting Environment Exporting International markets Importing and exporting No specific goal Labour and employment data Demographics Canadian economy International markets Importing and exporting Environment Site selection What kind of information would you like Statistics Labour and employment data Demographics Industry sector data Canadian economy International markets Importing and

    Original URL path: http://www.entreprisescanada.ca/eng/page/2864/ (2016-02-14)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Buy a business or start your own? - Canada Business Network
    customer relationship management Selling to governments Marketing advertising and sales regulations Developing your website Using technology in your daily operations Social enterprises and non profits Managing More Growing Planning for business growth Things to consider before expanding your business Identify opportunities arising from your current business Ways to grow your business Business activities to achieve growth Business planning Organizations and resources for growth R D and innovation Improving your productivity with technology Research and development Commercialization Licensing and technology transfer opportunities Financing for innovation Innovative business activities Innovation resources Exporting and importing Exporting Importing Investing abroad Business support organizations Social enterprises and non profits Growing More Government Taxes GST HST Federal tax information Provincial and territorial tax information Tax refunds and credits Registering your business Regulations Regulated business activities Regulated industries Regulatory change Standards Permits and licences Copyright and intellectual property What is intellectual property Copyright Trade marks Patents Industrial designs Integrated circuit topographies Protecting your intellectual property in export markets Product licensing Selling to governments Why sell to the government Preparing to sell to the government Selling to the federal government Selling to provincial territorial and municipal governments Selling to foreign governments Government procurement glossary of terms Considering bankruptcy Government grants and financing Social enterprises and non profits Government More You are here Home Starting Before starting your business Buy a business or start your own Buy a business or start your own Filter by Region Region Alberta British Columbia Manitoba Newfoundland and Labrador New Brunswick Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon and or Business type Starting a business from scratch can be overwhelming for first time entrepreneurs If you have a great business idea and are ready to work hard to build it from the ground up then you may wish to start your own business But if you want to hit the ground running and avoid some of the common start up pitfalls then buying an existing business or a successful franchise may be a better option for you Starting your own business Benefits Complete freedom to design and manage the business according to your vision Not bound by anyone else s rules history or assets Opportunity to carve out a new niche in the market Can be less expensive than buying a successful business Challenges Can take time to become profitable There is no guarantee of business success and a high rate of failure for new businesses Can be more difficult to get financing because lenders or investors are taking a risk with your idea Buying an existing business or franchise Benefits Benefit from the work that has already been done on building a brand developing customer relationships developing business processes and acquiring assets Can start bringing in profits more quickly Can be easier to get financing because the business model is proven Challenges The upfront investment is often higher than if you were starting your own business The previous owner and or franchisor s business model and way of

    Original URL path: http://www.entreprisescanada.ca/eng/page/2692/ (2016-02-14)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Corporation, partnership, or sole proprietorship? - Canada Business Network
    of a disagreement or dissolution by drawing up a specific business agreement As partners you would share in the profits of your business according to the terms of your agreement You may also be interested in a limited liability partnership in the business This means that you would not take part in the control or management of the business but would be liable for debts to a specified extent only When establishing a partnership you should have a partnership agreement drawn up with the assistance of a lawyer to ensure that You are protecting your interests That you have clearly established the terms of the partnership with regards to issues like profit sharing dissolving the partnership and more That you meet the legal requirements for a limited partnership if applicable Advantages Easy to start up a partnership Start up costs would be shared equally with you and your partner Equal share in the management profits and assets Tax advantage if income from the partnership is low or loses money you and your partner include your share of the partnership in your individual tax return Disadvantages Similar to sole proprietorship as there is no legal difference between you and your business Unlimited liability if you have business debts personal assets would be used to pay off the debt Hard to find a suitable partner Possible development of conflict between you and your partner You are held financially responsible for business decisions made by your partner for example contracts that are broken Corporations Another type of business structure is incorporation Incorporation can be done at the federal or provincial territorial level When you incorporate your business it is considered to be a legal entity that is separate from the shareholders As a shareholder of a corporation you will not be personally liable for the debts obligations or acts of the corporation When making such decisions it is always wise to seek legal advice before incorporating Advantages Limited liability Ownership is transferable Continuous existence Separate legal entity Easier to raise capital Possible tax advantage as taxes may be lower for an incorporated business Disadvantages A corporation is closely regulated More expensive to incorporate than a partnership or sole proprietorship Extensive corporate records required including shareholder and director meetings and documentation filed annually with the government Possible conflict between shareholders and directors Possible problem with residency of directors More information To learn more about incorporation please consult the following information Federal business incorporation Access convenient online or paper methods of incorporating your business federally Guide to Federal Incorporation Follow these step by step guidelines to help you incorporate your business and set up an appropriate structure Create maintain a federal not for profit corporation Discover how to incorporate and run your not for profit organization at the federal level Provincial or territorial incorporation Alberta Corporate Registry To conduct business in Alberta register your cooperative corporation extra provincial company non profit company society trade name and or partnership British Columbia Corporate Online Learn how to

    Original URL path: http://www.entreprisescanada.ca/eng/page/2853/ (2016-02-14)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Checklists and guides for starting a business - Canada Business Network
    technology Research and development Commercialization Licensing and technology transfer opportunities Financing for innovation Innovative business activities Innovation resources Exporting and importing Exporting Importing Investing abroad Business support organizations Social enterprises and non profits Growing More Government Taxes GST HST Federal tax information Provincial and territorial tax information Tax refunds and credits Registering your business Regulations Regulated business activities Regulated industries Regulatory change Standards Permits and licences Copyright and intellectual property What is intellectual property Copyright Trade marks Patents Industrial designs Integrated circuit topographies Protecting your intellectual property in export markets Product licensing Selling to governments Why sell to the government Preparing to sell to the government Selling to the federal government Selling to provincial territorial and municipal governments Selling to foreign governments Government procurement glossary of terms Considering bankruptcy Government grants and financing Social enterprises and non profits Government More You are here Home Starting Checklists and guides for starting a business Checklists and guides for starting a business Filter by Region Region Alberta British Columbia Manitoba Newfoundland and Labrador New Brunswick Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon and or Business type Access guides and checklists for starting different types of businesses Business start up checklist When you re setting up your business you need to ensure that all of your bases are covered Consider the following steps as you navigate through the business start up phase Child care start up checklist Find resources that can help you start a child care business Cleaning business start up checklist Learn how this cleaning business checklist can help you implement all the necessary steps you need to take to make your business successful Event and conference planning start up checklist Learn about these necessary steps to get your event planning business started Food truck start up checklist Find resources to help you get your food truck business on the right track Landscaping and snow removal start up checklist Are you an experienced landscaper or just starting out Find resources to help you proceed with your landscaping and snow removal business Mobile pet care start up checklist Access the necessary steps to get your mobile pet business on the road Personal care services start up checklist Thinking of setting up a hair salon or esthetic services business Find out what you need to start these types of businesses Restaurant and catering start up checklist This restaurant and catering start up checklist is designed to help you create and implement your recipe for success Senior care start up checklist Find resources you need to help start a senior care business Specialty trade contractor start up checklist Use this checklist to help you start your specialty trade contractor business Women entrepreneurs Are you a woman business owner or a woman who is thinking of becoming an entrepreneur Find information to start manage and grow your business Buy a business or start your own Investigate the pros and cons of buying an existing business versus starting one from scratch CRA

    Original URL path: http://www.entreprisescanada.ca/eng/page/2850/ (2016-02-14)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Permits, licences and regulations - Canada Business Network
    refunds and credits Wage subsidies Equity investments Private sector financing Sources of private sector financing Accessing equity financing Personal assets Financing from non government organizations Business Planning Social enterprises and non profits Financing More Managing Day to day operations Managing your finances Operations planning Protecting your business Benchmarking Supply chain management Management leadership Organizational design Environment and business Exiting your business Employees Hiring employees Keeping employee records Teleworkers Managing employees during tough times Implementing tools for human resources administration Training E business security privacy and legal requirements Marketing and sales Marketing basics Promoting and advertising your business Sales and customer relationship management Selling to governments Marketing advertising and sales regulations Developing your website Using technology in your daily operations Social enterprises and non profits Managing More Growing Planning for business growth Things to consider before expanding your business Identify opportunities arising from your current business Ways to grow your business Business activities to achieve growth Business planning Organizations and resources for growth R D and innovation Improving your productivity with technology Research and development Commercialization Licensing and technology transfer opportunities Financing for innovation Innovative business activities Innovation resources Exporting and importing Exporting Importing Investing abroad Business support organizations Social enterprises and non profits Growing More Government Taxes GST HST Federal tax information Provincial and territorial tax information Tax refunds and credits Registering your business Regulations Regulated business activities Regulated industries Regulatory change Standards Permits and licences Copyright and intellectual property What is intellectual property Copyright Trade marks Patents Industrial designs Integrated circuit topographies Protecting your intellectual property in export markets Product licensing Selling to governments Why sell to the government Preparing to sell to the government Selling to the federal government Selling to provincial territorial and municipal governments Selling to foreign governments Government procurement glossary of terms Considering bankruptcy Government

    Original URL path: http://www.entreprisescanada.ca/eng/page/2855/ (2016-02-14)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Financing your new business - Canada Business Network
    support for investment projects Applies only to Québec You could get funding to start your business upgrade your processes or facilities and contribute to creating or maintaining jobs Eastern Ontario Development Program Applies only to Ontario If you are located in a rural area of Eastern Ontario you could get financing to start or grow your business Economic Development Council for Manitoba Bilingual Municipalities Financing Applies only to Manitoba If you are a Francophone living in Manitoba you may be able to get financing to start or grow a business Economic Development Initiative Southern Ontario Applies only to Ontario Funding may be available for your business if you provide programs or services in French to a Francophone community in southern Ontario Emerging Music Business Program Applies only to Nova Scotia You could be eligible for funding for your emerging music business in Nova Scotia Entrepreneur Loan Program Applies only to Prince Edward Island You may be eligible to receive up to 100 000 directly from authorized lenders backed by a government guarantee for your new or expanding business Entrepreneur Support SEED Applies only to Northwest Territories You may be eligible to receive a grant to start a new business or to improve the capacity of your existing business Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program Applies only to Alberta British Columbia Manitoba Saskatchewan If you are an entrepreneur with a disability and you live in Western Canada you could get help to start or grow a business Entrepreneurship and Business Development Fund Applies only to Northwest Territories Nunavut Yukon If you are Aboriginal and live in the territories you could get financing to start or grow a business FACTOR funding for the recording industry If you have a recording business or if you are a song writer composer or musician and record in English you could get money for certain activities FONDS MOSAÏQUE Applies only to Québec If you are a member of one of Quebec s cultural communities you may be eligible for funding to start a business or run a business that has been in operation for less than five years Farm Credit Canada loans and lending options You could access flexible financing options for your farming agri food or agribusiness operation FarmNEXT Applies only to Nova Scotia You could reduce the loan principal on your first farming business by up to 30 000 Femmessor Réussir en affaires Applies only to Québec You could obtain funding training or mentoring for the acquisition start up expansion or consolidation of your company Fiducie du Chantier de l économie sociale Applies only to Québec Do you need funding to start a business or develop new social economics projects Financial programs Applies only to Northwest Territories Are you looking to obtain financing for your business This program offers term loans equity contributions and letters of credit First Citizens Fund Business Loan Program Applies only to British Columbia If you are an Aboriginal resident of B C you can get support to start or grow your business First Nation Youth Livestock Program Applies only to Saskatchewan If you are an Aboriginal youth interested in a livestock operation this 4 year program can help you build equity by providing financing training and support Fishing Licence Loan Program Applies only to Nova Scotia Apply for a loan to buy a New Entrant or New Species fishing licence Fonds afro entrepreneurs Loans to Afro Québécois businesspeople Applies only to Québec Are you a member of one of Quebec s black communities You could receive a loan or loan guarantee for your business needs Fonds d aide à l économie de Lac Mégantic Economic Assistance Fund for Lac Mégantic Applies only to Québec You could receive financial assistance if you carry out studies or projects promoting economic and tourism development in the town of Lac Mégantic Fonds d investissement en agroalimentaire Nicolet Yamaska Applies only to Québec You could receive financial assistance of up to 10 000 to start or expand your non conventional sized agri food business Fonds de démarrage d entreprises MRC de Rouville Applies only to Québec You could get financing of up to 25 000 if you plan to start or buy a business in the Regional County Municipality of Rouville Fonds de développement des entreprises d économie sociale Applies only to Québec Do you have a social enterprise If so this development fund can help you Fonds de diversification économique MRC des Sources Applies only to Québec Are you looking to start or expand your business development project in the Regional County Municipality of Des Sources You could get financial assistance Fonds de diversification économique du Centre du Québec et de la Mauricie Applies only to Québec Are you looking to start or expand your business development project in the Centre du Québec and Mauricie regions You could get financial support Funding programs for Nunavut filmmakers Applies only to Nunavut If you are a filmmaker producer or owner of a production company based in Nunavut you may get money to create films television shows and digital media Futurpreneur Canada Newcomer Program If you are between the ages of 18 and 39 and have lived in Canada for less than 60 months you can apply for financing to start a business Futurpreneur Canada Start Up Program Are you between 18 and 39 years old If you are a Canadian resident with a good business idea you could get 15 000 or more to start or run a business full time General business loans Applies only to Ontario As a member of the Six Nations or New Credit aboriginal communities you could qualify for a business loan of up to 300 000 Grants for registered family child care homes Applies only to Newfoundland and Labrador Thinking of starting a registered family child care home in Newfoundland and Labrador You may be eligible for start up grants and yearly supplements IMPLIQ Financing Applies only to Québec This financing could help you start or expand your co operative or

    Original URL path: http://www.entreprisescanada.ca/eng/page/2852/ (2016-02-14)
    Open archived version from archive



  •