REQUIREMENTS & PLANNING


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After discovering the requirements involved in starting a business, the next key to success is having a business plan in place. Whether you're about to launch a start-up or you've been in business for years, the direction of your business is guided by your business plan. To begin the planning process, you'll need to do some critical analysis; business planning is about realistically forecasting where your business is going.


Regulations, Licenses and Permits


  • Permits and licences

    In order to do business in Canada, and to comply with government regulations, you may need a variety of licences and permits from different levels of government.



  • Key regulated sectors
    Find out how certain industry sectors are regulated and what some of the key business obligations are in those sectors.


  • Regulatory change
    Stay on top of proposed regulatory changes that may affect your business and learn how you can influence regulatory change.


  • Standards
    Learn about standards that your business can follow to improve your products and services, or to increase your productivity.


  • Consumer Packaging and Labeling

    The general worksheet provides an outline to the basic packaging and labelling requirements for prepackaged non-food consumer products subject to the federal Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act and Regulations.


Business Planning Resources


  • Business Planning Success
    Most likely, you quantify success in many ways. It might not be difficult to envision what you want from your business, but figuring out how to achieve it might be. There are many tried-and-true steps you can take — and some missteps you should avoid — on your path to prosperity.


  • Writing your business plan
    The key to success is having a business plan in place. Whether you're about to launch a start-up or you've been in business for years, the direction of your business is guided by your business plan. To begin the planning process, you'll need to do some critical analysis; business planning is about realistically forecasting where your business is going.


  • Business plans - templates and samples

    Sample business plans and templates can help you develop a professional document that will serve as an in-depth marketing tool to convince others of your venture's potential for success. However, creating your own plan can be a complex process, and you may need the assistance of a professional (like an accountant) depending on the type of business you have (or want to run), and what you are seeking in terms of investment.