Managing Your Business

Contact us to learn more about managing your business, or take advantage of the many online resources available.

Structuring and protecting your business

Download our Guide to Staring a Business and learn how to set up and structure your business. From registering, type of business ownership, necessary forms and more, you will find everything you need to know for your organization’s design.

Find out how to protect your business, including information on planning for emergencies, risk management, insurance, legal issues, cyber-security and more.

Improving your business’s environmental efficiency

The Government of Canada provides a comprehensive guide to greening your business, including resources to help prevent pollution and programs that help businesses in the environmental industry.

Managing your finances

Discover more information on managing your finances, by visiting the Government of Canada and Business Development Canada. They offer a variety of tips including, but not limited to:

  • Accepting credit card and debit card payments
  • Bookkeeping and accounting
  • Financial benchmarking tools and ratio calculators
  • Forecasting
  • Increasing profits
  • Reducing costs
  • Insolvency for your business

Productivity benchmarks

The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) provides a free productivity benchmarking tool so you can compare how your organization’s productivity measures up against other Canadian businesses in your industry. Learn how to become leaner, stronger and more profitable.

Selling to government

Find out how to sell to governments in Canada, or how to do business when dealing with international infrastructure or defence contracts/bids, standing offers and supply arrangements.