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What do I need to start a business?

The Department of Economic Development & Transportation has developed a business guide called Seven Steps to help you Start your Business. This guide provides the basic information you should know so that your efforts to create a new business can be rewarded and you won’t get tied up in “red tape”. You can find this guide at As an alternative you may want to consult the Canada Business Network page “Before Starting your Business”.  This guide is linked to detailed information that will show you how to complete each step.