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Setting up a business in Ontario

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by Michkey, Jan 15, 2002.

  1. Michkey

    Michkey TRIBE Member

    Has anyone set up a small business in Ontario recently? I'm looking for a good resource that has all the info as far as what documents need to be completed and all of that jazz...
  2. djcheezwhiz

    djcheezwhiz TRIBE Member

  3. Rosey

    Rosey TRIBE Member

    you can get the Business Incorporation Handbook from the Publications Ontario at just south of Bay and Wellsley (880 Bay).

    i think it is in most bookstores too.
  4. Swamper

    Swamper TRIBE Member

  5. Michkey

    Michkey TRIBE Member

  6. Smiley Jo

    Smiley Jo TRIBE Member

    I registered on-line, but didn't do a name search and it was like 60 bucks.

    Joanna [​IMG]
  7. Guest

    Guest Guest

    incorperation will cost about $500.
    I recommend you do that.
  8. PeterNomad

    PeterNomad TRIBE Member

    YO JO!!


  9. Jeffsus

    Jeffsus TRIBE Member

    So how'd that work out?

  10. JamesM

    JamesM TRIBE Member

    incorporation is good. if your strapped for cash all you need is a GST# and BN (business number) you can apply online i believe and its all free.

    you can register a business name for 60$ (pretty sure). anyway if you use your name as your business name then you can get started for nothing dont need a business name reg.

    so use your name, get BN# and GST# and your good to go. someone pipe in here if im missing something.
  11. air-bag

    air-bag TRIBE Member

    Incorporation is 200$
    The optional business name is 20$ b/c of unique name lookup service.
    All of this can be done online within a matter of hours.
  12. MoFo

    MoFo TRIBE Member

    The gov't CSR that I called told me it was $60 for a search. And if you do it online, you can get results right away.
    If you go in person, it will take 2 days.

    You have to be careful about calling your company "inc."
  13. Jeffsus

    Jeffsus TRIBE Member

    A better way than going online and filling a few easy forms is to pay a team of corporate lawyers $15k to do it for you. Also they have nice offices, free coffee, and give you a pin that makes you feel important. The pin has your name on it, and the window's view is relaxing. Oh, they'll forget details about branch taxes, WSIB, and be generally unclear about what constitutes a GST applicable sale, but they'll assure you that they'll look into it, for a further $750 an hour.


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