Start a Business

Taffy on Snow businessIt's easy to start your own business in Niagara. The following list outlines the basic steps to becoming an entrepreneur:

  1. Register your business: you will need to register your business with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and the Province of Ontario

  2. Prepare a business plan: prepare a plan to help turn your ideas into a business and communicate your vision to others

  3. Get financial assistance: get the financial help your business needs to start and grow

  4. Check regulations and licencing requirements: register with the relevant authority for licencing, zoning, public health, and more

  5. Know your tax situation: prepare for paying sales, income, and other taxes

There are many organizations that can help you start a business in Niagara:

An alternative to starting your own business is to purchase an existing business. By doing this you can avoid the start-up process, get income immediately, and can rely on existing customers, suppliers, and partners. To learn more about buying an existing business, visit the Business Development Bank of Canada website.

Contact Information

Niagara Economic Development

2201 St. David's Road, Campbell East
P.O. Box 1042
Thorold, ON, L2V 4T7
Canada

Phone: 905-685-4225
Fax: 905-688-5907
Email: info@niagaracanada.com
 


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