Essential Links

Entrepreneurs told us they wanted a one-stop resource for helpful small business links for everything from legal issues to financing sources. We’ve compiled our favourite links for entrepreneurs – enjoy!

Starting Up

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License and permits

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Business Law

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Taxes

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HR

  • Overview
    • Your employees can be your greatest asset, but being an employer is also complex and requires a lot of care. Read this document to understand your obligations and responsibilities as an employer. Following these rules will help ensure that your employees are treated fairly and kept safe while at work.
      Canada Business Services
  • Hiring
    • When you hire a new employee, there are a few things you must do to comply with government requirements.
      Canada Business Services
  • Employment Standards
    • To ensure that employees are treated fairly, the federal and provincial governments have established employment standards.
      Canada Business Services
  • Employment Equity and Human Rights
    • As an employer, you have the responsibility to create a work environment where employees are treated with respect. That means ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment in the workplace.
      Canada Business Services
  • Workplace Health and Safety
    • You have an obligation to ensure the health and safety of all of your employees while they are working. This requires that you comply with certain regulations and standards for the safety of your workplace.
      Canada Business Services
  • Departing Employees
    • When an employee leaves, you must calculate his/her earnings and deductions, prepare a T4 Summary and complete a Record of Employment (ROE). If you dismiss an employee, you will usually have to provide pay in lieu of notice and severance pay.
      Canada Business Services
  • Canada Business Job Bank
    • The job postings you advertise in Job Bank will be seen by thousands of job seekers across Canada, giving you a large pool of candidates from which to choose. The service is fast, easy and free!
      Canada Business Services
  • Calculating Commission Rates
    • Sales Commission is a standard way of compensating sales people in most businesses. Unlike standard compensation methods such as Hourly Salary or Exempt Salary, where employees are paid either by the hour or on an agreed upon rate per year, Sales Commissions are dynamically calculated based on the performance of the sales person.
      Q-Commission

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Market Research

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Marketing

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International Marketing

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Funding

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Intellectual Property

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Franchising

  • Canadian Franchise Association
    • With almost 500 corporate members nation-wide, representing many of Canada's best-known brands, the Canadian Franchise Association is the national voice of franchising in Canada and works with all levels of government to develop industry-made solutions. CFA promotes excellence in franchising and educates Canadians about franchising, specific franchise opportunities and proper due diligence through its many events, programs and publications.
      Canadian Franchise Association

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