Got a great idea for a business? There are lots of people out there who want to help you make it happen. Resources on this page will point you to sources for learning how to do market research, writing a business plan, registering with the government, understanding tax and employment rules, and more.
The Small Business Advisory Centre, located in Smiths Falls, offers support for all aspects of starting a business and can walk you through the steps and link you to training opportunities. Staff from the Small Business Centre hold monthly office hours at Perth Town Hall. Perth & District Union Public Library can also help you access books and websites needed to do market research or learn how to write a business plan.
Businesses should decide what business structure they plan to run under, whether it be as a sole proprietor, a partnership or as an incorporation, so that they fulfill their legal and regulatory obligations.
To view the Small Business Advisory Centre’s Small Business Information Package which includes information you need to know when you are starting a business click here. The package includes a Business Checklist, how to create a Business Plan, Cash Flow Statements as well a wealth of other information.
Below are links to chamber member businesses that can assist you in all of your business and organization needs.
Accounting / Taxes
Computer Sales & Service
Construction & Contractors
Lawyers / Legal
Planning & Surveyors
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