Thinking of starting a business? There are several things to consider.

  1. If you don’t know what type of business you are interested in, check out business opportunities which may be available locally.
  2. If you know what you are interested in, check BizPal to determine what permits you would require.
  3. Know the development process, so that you can plan a timeline with which to organize your needs.
  4. Check the Land Use Bylaw to help determine a suitable location for your type of business.
  5. Write a business plan, not only for the startup time frame, but for the first 3-5 years to help determine your financial needs and to meet your business goals.
  6. Know about municipal taxation.