Are you thinking about, starting, or looking to growing your business? Then the following business resources can help you no matter the stage of your business development.

Thinking About Making a Business

Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? 
Being your own boss can be very rewarding, but it is not for everyone. Before you take the first step, take some time to find out if you are well suited to being an entrepreneur.

Business Feasibility Checklist
This checklist is for someone thinking about going into business. The questions concentrate on areas you must seriously consider to determine if your idea represents a real business opportunity.

Planning for Business 
What does business success mean to you? Is it about financial gains, creating the very best product or service on the market, or simply doing something you love to do? To begin the planning process, you'll need to do some critical analysis; business planning is about realistically forecasting where your business is going.

Starting Your Business

The following are resources intended to help you get started with your small business:

Growing Your Business

Hiring Employees 
Ready to hire extra help but not sure about the rules on taxation, contributions and deductions? There are various federal and provincial government regulations on employment. Click to find out more.

Financing 
A key part of the business planning process is ensuring you have enough capital to meet your business objectives. Every business can go through financial changes, but there are a variety of programs and services available to support Ontario entrepreneurs.

Exporting 
Are you thinking about selling to international markets? Exporting can be a rewarding activity, but it should not be entered into lightly. Find out if you are ready and learn the basics of the export process before you take your business abroad. This information can help you prepare and stay well informed.

Finding a New Location 
Are you ready to take the next step and find the perfect location for your business? We can help! Call us to talk about available locations and your size requirements. We can assist you with access to traffic counts and demographic information. 

We Are Here to Help!

Running a business can be challenging and you may have questions.  Our confidential consulting services are available to you. Contact a Chatham-Kent Small Business Centre Business Consultant and book an appointment for a free consultation.


Additional Resources

Visit the Canada Business website for information on the things to consider when creating or growing your business.