Start

Every business has to start someplace, so why not now? TBC has the tools, funds, and resources to help you learn the ins-and-outs of getting your idea off the ground. All for free!

PROGRAMS

Starter Company Plus

Whether you’re starting from scratch or expanding your existing enterprise, TBC is here to get you going with this free program! We recognize entrepreneurs, while focused across many industries, still have a handful of things in common.

Digital Main Street

The Digital Service Squad (DSS) or Digital Technology Specialist (DTS) is a FREE digital resource to help you grow your business by adopting and implementing digital tools and technologies. Now, thanks to funding of the Ontario Digital Main Street Initiative by FedDev Ontario and the Province of Ontario, in partnership with TABIA and OBIAA, we are thrilled to offer this FREE resource to your business.

SBC Ontario E-Learning Modules

Small business success is all about learning and adapting. Taking a business from idea to start-up to growth stage is no small feat! SBC E-Learning Sessions will set you up with essential skills, knowledge, and prepare you to speak to business professionals and advisors. With this knowledge you can move forward, minimize common mistakes and risk throughout your small business journey.

Business Planning

DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCE OVERVIEW AND GUIDES

Business Plan Overview

This overview will provide you with an outline of what is involved in creating a business plan, what information is required and some tips and tricks to assist you. A full Business Plan Guide is available at your request at TBC.

Glossary of Financial Terms

The following are some commonly used financial terms with definitions that maycome up in discussions around business planning, funding, the sale of a businessand/or the transfer of ownership. These terms are commonly used by investors,bankers, consultants, advisors, and mentors.

Ontario Business Registry Resource

Here is a guide on registering a Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, or Corporation through the Ontario Business Registry platform. This guide also includes instructions on renewing existing business licences using the new platform that was launched in October of 2021.

Quick Facts Guide

This guide will provide you with information when starting a business including business structures, insurance, HST, licenses, employees, and more and also includes important contact information.

Incorporation Overview and Facts

This guide covers the basics of incorporating including types of corporations, choosing a corporate name, advantages and disadvantages of incorporating and important contacts.

Hiring your First Employee

This guide covers the initial details everyone should understand before hiring their first employee.

Claiming Business Expenses

Overview of claiming your business income for self-employed individuals.

HST Overview

Quick overview on the process of registering for HST.

Intellectual Property In Canada

A quick glance in chart format of what each form of intellectual property represents in Canada.

Is this Business Viable for You? - Questions to ask yourself

This document provides some starting questions that every entrepreneur should ask themselves before partaking in their business venture.

Software Solutions for Small Business

A 1-pager containing information on a variety of software solutions to potentially consider for your business.