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Are you interested in starting a business but unsure how to begin?
Are you just in need of some business information?

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The Canada Business Network is a wonderful website full of guides such as Retail Guide, Co-operative Guide, Arts & Artist Guide, Youth, Indigenous, and Newcomer Entrepreneurship Guides, etc. Not to mention information on legal questions, permits, licenses, registration, taxation, and more. The Canada Revenue Agency as well as the Saugeen Economic Development Corporation are very well informed and helpful

ServiceOntario has launched BizPaL an innovative online service that provides you with simplified access to information about business permits, licences and other requirements needed to establish, operate and grow your business.

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Benefits of BizPaL?

Finding out which government requirements apply to a certain business type can be time consuming and frustrating. BizPaL was created to help identify what you may need from participating levels of government, quickly and easily. The service is a result of combined efforts by the federal, provincial, territorial and participating municipal governments and is designed with the following benefits in mind:

If it's a food related business than I would, also, make sure you start with knowing the Legislative Food Safety Requirements. Public Health of Grey Bruce is a great place to find those requirements as well as a link for the Food Safety Certification courses