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  • Start, run and change a corporation - Canada Business Network
    grants and financing Grants contributions and financial assistance Loans and cash advances Loan guarantees Tax 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

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  • Business name registration information (Ontario) - Canada Business Network
    and statistics Planning More Financing Find financing Government grants and financing Grants contributions and financial assistance Loans and cash advances Loan guarantees Tax 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

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  • Professional corporations - Canada Business Network
    and statistics Planning More Financing Find financing Government grants and financing Grants contributions and financial assistance Loans and cash advances Loan guarantees Tax 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

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  • Corporate services — Business name registration - Canada Business Network
    Loans and cash advances Loan guarantees Tax 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

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  • Business registration in the Yukon - Canada Business Network
    economy International markets Importing and exporting Environment Site Selection General research and statistics Planning More Financing Find financing Government grants and financing Grants contributions and financial assistance Loans and cash advances Loan guarantees Tax 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

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  • Co-operatives - Canada Business Network
    fees and required forms Yukon Business registration in the Yukon In order to register your business in the Yukon you will need to contact Corporate Affairs Federal co operatives To incorporate a co operative at the federal level you must intend to carry on your business and or have a fixed place of business in more than one province or territory Federal cooperatives Find out how to incorporate and maintain a federal cooperative in Canada When you incorporate as a federal co operative you are also required to register your business in the province or territory where you will be operating If you operate in more than one province or territory you may need to register with those regions as an extra provincial or extra territorial corporation Regulations and taxation There are certain rules that all businesses must follow This includes charging GST HST on taxable goods and services if you do not qualify as a small supplier Other obligations could apply if you undertake certain business activities such as hiring marketing selling and importing The Canada Revenue Agency considers a co operative that is a legally incorporated business to be a corporation for income tax and GST HST purposes Register for a GST HST account Get all the information you need to understand how to charge collect and submit GST HST T2 Corporation Income Tax Guide If you operate a corporation you need to file a T2 corporation tax return every year Learn how to complete this return Federal tax information Get information about federal taxes and how they affect your business Learn about GST HST payroll deductions income tax and more Provincial and territorial tax information Get information on provincial and territorial taxes and find out how to collect sales tax from your local and out of province customers Regulated business activities Learn about regulations that apply to key business activities such as exporting importing marketing and managing employees Permits and licences Find the federal provincial territorial and municipal permits and licences that you may need to start or manage your business Support organizations for co operatives Seeking the advice of peers professional business counsellors and associations can help you develop and strengthen your business Co operatives and Mutuals Canada CMC Find out about a range of development activities networks and education programs that can support co op development in Canada CoopZone Find resources and consultants to help you start and run a co operative in Canada Canadian Co operative Research Network Exchange ideas share research and collaborate with practitioners involved in the development of co operatives in Canada Regional co operative development organisations Access support to start or expand a co operative from organisations located across Canada Programs and services available Discover some of the programs and services that are available to your co operative BDC business loans You could get money to help you start or grow your business MASC Lending Programs and Loan Guarantees Applies only to Manitoba Tap into a number of programs tailored to meet your needs and access attractive interest rates on loans and guarantees R D Vouchers Applies only to Newfoundland and Labrador Access funding for technical expertise and facilities that will support your research and development activities within your innovative business AgPal Use this tool to find information on programs and services available to you if you conduct business in the agriculture or agri business sector Agriculture Access Road and Electrical Program Applies only to Newfoundland and Labrador Increase your farm efficiency through the construction of off farm access roads and the installation of electrical services Agriculture Development Fund Applies only to Saskatchewan Access funding to undertake agriculture or food research and development Agriculture Financial Services Corporation Lending Applies only to Alberta Access loans and services to start or grow farm agribusiness or other small business Agriculture and Agrifoods Development Fund Applies only to Newfoundland and Labrador Get funding to diversify and expand your primary or secondary processing operation Apprenticeship Training Assistance Applies only to Northwest Territories Hiring an apprentice You may be able to obtain a subsidy to cover a portion of their wages Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit Applies only to Ontario You may qualify for an annual tax credit of up to 5 000 per qualifying apprentice to a maximum of 15 000 over a 36 month period Apprenticeship Wage Subsidy Applies only to Newfoundland and Labrador If you hire an apprentice you could get a wage subsidy up to 14 per hour to help with salary costs Aquaculture Loan Program Applies only to Nova Scotia Apply for a loan to establish maintain or expand your aquaculture business Aquaculture Loans and Loan Guarantees Applies only to New Brunswick Find out how you could get a loan or loan guarantee for your aquaculture business Atlantic Innovation Fund Applies only to New Brunswick Newfoundland and Labrador Nova Scotia Prince Edward Island If your business is in the Atlantic provinces you could get funding to develop new technology Automotive Innovation Fund If you have an incorporated automotive business you could get funding to build greener more fuel efficient vehicles through innovation and R D Business Development Centres of Nunavut Applies only to Nunavut If you are a Canadian living in Nunavut you can apply for help to start or grow a business in your community Business Development Program Applies only to New Brunswick Newfoundland and Labrador Nova Scotia Prince Edward Island Access funds to start expand or improve your business in Atlantic Canada Business Investment Fund Applies only to Newfoundland and Labrador Need financing to grow or expand your business If it is part of the Province s strategic sector you could be eligible for funding Business Retention and Expansion Program Applies only to Newfoundland and Labrador Increase your competitiveness by participating in a business retention and expansion project Canada Small Business Financing Program Access funds for your small business with the help of this loan guarantee program Canada Summer Jobs If you hire students for the summer this subsidy could help you cover 50 of their wages Canada Saskatchewan Labour Market Services Applies only to Saskatchewan Are you an employer who could use some help recruiting workers and screening potential employees Canadian Agricultural Loans Act program Find out how this loan guarantee could help you secure credit for your farming business Canadian Intellectual Property Office If you want to protect your invention or creative work this organization will provide you with what you need to protect your intellectual property rights Child Care Quality Improvement Funding Support Applies only to New Brunswick You can apply for funding to increase the wages of eligible permanent employees at your child day care home or centre Co op Education and Apprenticeship Tax Credits Applies only to Manitoba Are you ready to grow your workforce Get help to recruit and retain qualified young workers Co operative Education Tax Credit Applies only to Ontario You may be eligible for a refundable tax credit of up to 3 000 if you hire an Ontario co op student Community Business Development Corporations Loans for Atlantic entrepreneurs Applies only to New Brunswick Newfoundland and Labrador Nova Scotia Prince Edward Island You could borrow up to 150 000 to start grow or modernize a business in a rural area of Atlantic Canada Community Business Development Corporations Social Enterprise Loan Applies only to Newfoundland and Labrador Nova Scotia New Brunswick Prince Edward Island You could get a loan of up to 150 000 to start up renovate or grow your social enterprise in rural Atlantic Canada Community Futures British Columbia Financing programs for entrepreneurs Applies only to British Columbia You could get a loan to start or grow a business if you live in a rural area of British Columbia Community Futures Program Applies only to Québec Get funding for starting or growing a business in a rural or disadvantaged area of the province of Quebec Community Futures Program Ontario Applies only to Ontario You could receive funding to start or grow your business in rural Ontario Community Futures Saskatchewan Loan products for small businesses Applies only to Saskatchewan You could get a loan to start or grow a business if you live in rural or northern Saskatchewan Community Futures economic development centres Western Canada Applies only to Alberta British Columbia Manitoba Saskatchewan If you live in a rural region of Western Canada and want to start or grow your business you can get business counseling and training in your area Computer Animation and Special Effects Tax Credit Applies only to Ontario Your corporation may qualify for an 18 refundable tax credit based on labour expenses for computer animation and special effects activities Créativité Québec Applies only to Québec Your business could get funding to buy new technology or to develop or improve products and processes Crafts of Character Branding Program Applies only to Newfoundland and Labrador Promote your high quality distinctive Newfoundland and Labrador craft gift and apparel products through this provincial branding program Direct Equity Tax Credit Program Applies only to Newfoundland and Labrador Invest in a new or expanding small business in Newfoundland and Labrador and receive a provincial income tax credit 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 Officers Applies only to Northwest Territories Obtain business support services for entrepreneurs operating in the Northwest Territories Employer Health Tax Ontario Applies only to Ontario Find out if you are required to pay the Employer Health Tax in Ontario Employer Wage Incentive Workforce Expansion Applies only to New Brunswick You could receive temporary wage reimbursements when you create permanent jobs or annually recurring seasonal jobs in your business Energy Smart Commercial Buildings Retrofit Program Applies only to New Brunswick You could get up to 3 000 to evaluate the energy efficiency of your business and up to 75 000 to pay for the energy upgrades Enterprise Trade Fund Small Business Applies only to Yukon You could be eligible for funding to open develop or expand markets or to stimulate Yukon business activities 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 Export and Trade Applies only to New Brunswick If you are looking to grow your business by exporting you can access specialized services to help you get started Farm Credit Canada loans and lending options You could access flexible financing options for your farming agri food or agribusiness operation 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 Film and video tax credit Applies only to Newfoundland and Labrador Apply for a refundable provincial corporate income tax credit for your Newfoundland and Labrador film project 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 Fisheries Technology and New Opportunities Program Applies only to Newfoundland and Labrador You could access funding for research and development projects for example recovery of discards alternative harvesting and processing technology quality assurance 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 développement des entreprises d économie sociale Applies only to Québec Do you have a social enterprise If so this development fund can help you Getting the Message Out program Applies only to Newfoundland and Labrador Find out about economic development initiatives and entrepreneurial opportunities in Newfoundland and Labrador 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 non profit organization Industrial Research Assistance Program Your small or medium sized business may qualify for financial assistance to develop adopt adapt and or commercialize new or improved technologies Investing in Business Growth and Productivity Applies only to Ontario Your established Ontario business or not for profit organization may be eligible for funding to grow and be more productive JobsNL Wage Subsidy Applies only to Newfoundland and Labrador Need to hire an employee for short or long term duration to help with your business You could get a wage subsidy to assist with the costs Junior Exploration Assistance Applies only to Newfoundland and Labrador You could receive a grant to conduct advanced mineral exploration and prospection Linkages Applies only to Newfoundland and Labrador You could receive a wage subsidy to hire a youth for a 26 week placement Livestock insurance Applies only to Newfoundland and Labrador Get insurance to compensate against livestock losses or injury caused by dogs or other predators Manufacturing and Processing Profits Tax Credit Applies only to Newfoundland and Labrador Access a tax credit for your manufacturing or processing business Market Readiness Subsidy Program Applies only to Newfoundland and Labrador You could receive a subsidy to offset costs of training and professional development for your tourism business or non profit organization Metis Dene Development Fund Applies only to Northwest Territories Are you a majority owner of a business in the Northwest Territories You may be able to get money to help you grow your business Northern Ontario Development Program Applies only to Ontario Apply for financing to grow your business in Northern Ontario Northwest Territories Arts Council Funding Applies only to Northwest Territories Are you an artist in the Northwest Territories You could get a grant to help finance your artistic project Nova Scotia farm loans Applies only to Nova Scotia Apply for a loan to help fund your agricultural business Nunavut Business Credit Corporation Applies only to Nunavut You could get up to 1 million to start or grow a business in Nunavut Ontario Book Publishing Tax Credit Applies only to Ontario You may be entitled to a 30 refundable tax credit to a maximum of 30 000 per literary work if you publish or promote work by a Canadian author Ontario Catapult Microloan Fund for Social Enterprises Applies only to Ontario You may be eligible for a loan of 5 000 to 25 000 for your innovative Ontario based social enterprise Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit Applies only to Ontario If you are an Ontario film or television producer you may qualify for a refundable tax credit based on labour expenses for productions in Ontario Ontario Innovation Tax Credit Applies only to Ontario You may be able to claim a 10 tax credit for scientific research and experimental development done by your Ontario based corporation in Ontario Ontario Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit Applies only to Ontario You could be eligible for a tax credit toward the labour and marketing costs of your digital media production Ontario Production Services Tax Credit Applies only to Ontario Your production company could be eligible to receive a refundable tax credit for production expenses Ontario Tax Exemption for Commercialization Applies only to Ontario Your corporation may be eligible for a tax exemption if you sell new products developed by Canadian colleges or universities Partnerships Options for Companies Get help with your Canadian R D projects in natural sciences or engineering from colleges and universities in Canada Passeport innovation Applies only to Québec Your eligible SME cooperative or non profit organization could receive funding to support technological organizational and social innovation projects Quebec Economic Development Program QEDP Applies only to Québec Find out about financial and other resources that can help you develop your Quebec business R D Proof of Concept Applies only to Newfoundland and Labrador Apply for a grant to reduce the technical and financial risk of your innovative pre commercial research and development project Regional Development Fund Applies only to Newfoundland and Labrador Need to enhance skills essential for regional economic development If you run a non profit organization in Newfoundland and Labrador you could be eligible for funding Rural Economic Development Program Applies only to Ontario Access funding for your partnership projects that improve employee skills and economic diversity in rural or less urbanized areas of Ontario Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program for employers Applies only to Saskatchewan Are you an employer unable to fill your labour needs domestically Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership Applies only to Saskatchewan Is your business exporting or export ready Maximize your commercial success in global ventures by getting customized expert advice and assistance Self Employment Option Applies only to Northwest Territories Interested in starting your own business in the NWT If you are unemployed you could continue to receive benefits and get help to start your business Selling to governments Learn how your business can take advantage of contracting opportunities from the federal provincial territorial municipal and foreign governments Sivummut Grants to Small Businesses Applies only to Nunavut If you live in the Baffin Qikiqtaaluk region of Nunavut you could get up to 25 000 to start or grow a business Small Business Development Program Applies only to Nova Scotia You could qualify for a government rebate of up to 15 000 to increase your export capacity Small Business Enterprise Centres Applies only to Ontario Get help to start or grow your small business in Ontario Small Business Loan Guarantee Program Applies only to Nova Scotia You could borrow up to 500 000 to help establish or grow your Nova Scotia business Small Business Tax Credit Applies only to Newfoundland and Labrador You can benefit from a reduced rate of taxation for your small

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  • Child care start-up checklist - Canada Business Network
    change in the next 5 to 10 years Would you prefer to take care of infants school age children or children with special needs How many children are you prepared to look after How many hours would you be willing to work each day Could you be flexible if you had to occasionally change or extend those hours The answers to these questions will determine how much space you need and how many employees you might need to hire to help you run your operation Use these resources to help develop your knowledge and expertise Demographics Get data that sheds light on population characteristics such as location age income education level and more Canadian Industry Statistics Child Day Care Services NAICS 62441 Access industry data and analysis on a number of economic indicators such as employment gross domestic product and capital investment Children and youth Browse statistical resources related to infants children teens adolescents students and young adults Setting up your business Before starting you will need to decide where to locate your business Will you run a home based business or a child care centre in a different location If it s the latter you can either establish the centre yourself or you may want to consider buying an existing business Buying a business Find out what you need to know before buying a business where to look how to evaluate potential acquisitions and what a fair price would be Franchising Learn more about buying a franchise as an option for starting a business Choosing and setting up a location Trying to decide where to locate your business and how to arrange it once you get there Consider your options You may want to develop a centre or program philosophy and an operations plan for activities meals outings etc For example you may decide to take a well rounded approach to child care that combines play learning and social development This is the kind of information potential customers will want to know before deciding to leave their children in your care The way you operate will affect everything from the physical layout of your space to your hiring process It will also play in part in determining what kinds of licences and permits you will need to run your centre Complying with child care regulations Once you know where you want to locate and how you want to approach your business you need to then look at the regulations that will affect your operations The requirements for operating a child care centre differ across Canada You may need to obtain a licence or permit from your province or territory or perhaps even from your municipal government Certain regulations will determine how many children are allowed in your care Other regulations apply to transporting children and health and safety inspections You and your employees may also be required to receive certain immunizations or first aid training Permits and licences Find the federal provincial territorial and municipal permits and licences that

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  • Cleaning business start-up checklist - Canada Business Network
    require plenty of time effort and physical endurance Your clients will want to know that your services are trustworthy and that their spaces will be left clean and tidy For general information on business start up consult our Business start up checklist 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 Buy a cleaning business or start your own Setting up a business from scratch can be a daunting task You may want to look at the benefits and challenges of buying an existing cleaning business or a franchise Buying a business Find out what you need to know before buying a business where to look how to evaluate potential acquisitions and what a fair price would be Franchising Learn more about buying a franchise as an option for starting a business Learn about the cleaning business industry Before you open up your business you will need to know who your competitors are and the demographics of your area Are you trying to target seniors young professionals or busy working families Each of these factors will be necessary to decide how and where you will target your clients Use these resources to help develop your knowledge base and become an expert Canadian Industry Statistics Janitorial Services NAICS 56172 Access information on the number of establishments GDP labour productivity capital investment and company directories for the janitorial services industry Demographics Get data that sheds light on population characteristics such as location age income education level and more Association of Residential Cleaning Services International Find information and networking advice to start or grow your residential cleaning business Setting up your cleaning business Whether you start your business with 1 employee or 100 you will need to have certain skills for your operations to run smoothly Managing your time and your finances and protecting your business are necessary to keep things on an even keel Communication skills will be important for marketing your business and keeping repeat clients Will you set up a home based business or open a commercial location How will you manage your inventory of supplies You will need enough storage space to keep your equipment and cleaning supplies Because cleaning work is done at your customers locations will you have vehicles for employees to drive or will they drive their own If you purchase the vehicles as part of the business you can customize them with graphics to advertise Operations planning There are steps you can take to increase productivity improve quality and effectively manage the day to day functions of your business Choosing and setting up a location Trying to decide where to locate your business and how to arrange it once you get there Consider your options Protecting your business Your company is your greatest investment Discover safeguard options that will help keep your business secure Complying with janitorial or cleaning

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