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Starting a Business


Explore OPL's workshop dates and locations, booklist, and online guide to support you in starting a business (check the links at the right).  

Whatever kind of business you are starting online, home-based, local, product sales or service--the steps and procedures in preparing your business are the same. Learn what you need to consider when starting your business and what you need to do so that you can determine if your business idea is feasible. In addition, you will learn specifics on regulations and things to consider for certain types of business.

Invest Ottawa business advisors present monthly workshops at Ottawa Public Library Branches to get you started in the right direction. The first is at St-Laurent branch, Thursday, Feb. 1, 6-8 p,m,

Starting a Business by OPLBusinessServices

Starting a Business requires a great deal of planning. Included in this topic guide are quizzes to find if entrepreneurship is for you; resources for planning, and for getting your business started. Also refer to the topic guides How to Start Specific Businesses, Taxation, Financing, Market Research, and Business Planning.