Moving to a new city is never easy. Not only do you have to go through a long unpacking period but you don't really know your new surroundings either. Moving to a new city such as Windsor to start your own business, whether it's a laser hair removal clinic or a waste management business, can be even harder. We will give you a few tips that will help you get your new Windsor business started.
You may have had your own accounting software Vancouver firm back in British Columbia but there are some things you should be aware of when starting a business in Ontario. You need to make sure that you register your business if it's a new venture. The process registers the name of your business and ensures that there is no other company out there already in existence with the same name. This is very important as it guarantees that you are the only business with that name. If you are registered under the Business Names Act you won't have to worry about any potential lawsuits over the name. Just head on down to a Service-Ontario location to fill out the papers.
You can't just move to Windsor one day and become a real estate agent or an insurance broker without the proper training in those fields. So, if you decide to become a real estate agent make sure you have taken the necessary tests to get your real estate license and that you have gone through the required real estate training. That goes for any business you plan on opening. People are more likely to hired qualified individuals so make sure you are knowledgeable in your chosen profession and that you have all the education needed to be successful.
There are a lot of forms that need to be filled out and licenses to apply for when starting a business. It would take up a lot of the space on this page to go over what licenses every new business venture needs so we recommend checking out the Service-Ontario website for more details. Just to give you one example though, any business that sells taxable goods or services must apply for a vendor's permit. The vendor's permit allows for you to charge, collect and remit retail sales tax on any taxable sales. Again, you can apply for one at any Service-Ontario location. They are usually done when registering your business name so you don't have to worry about spending more time filling out more forms.
There are plenty of other tips we have about starting a business in Windsor such as what commercial mortgage lending is and what you need to know about it but we'll save that for another time. We hope that you found something useful out of this article and that you use the information to help you when starting your new Windsor business. There are plenty of prime Windsor, Ontario commercial office spaces for sale so make sure you go out and scope the landscape before someone else buys up the land you were looking at.