From employee to entrepreneur: Points to consider Halifax NS

If you're thinking of starting a new business, there are a lot of things you should consider. Here is a list of what and what not to consider.

Pyra Management Consulting Service Inc
(902) 444-3690
5558 Sullivan St
Halifax, NS
People Development Limited
(902) 425-6800
2050 Gottingen St
Halifax, NS
Woodbury Management Solutions Inc
(902) 404-3933
6680 Quinpool Rd
Halifax, NS
Collins Management Consulting & Research
(902) 461-9716
Halifax, NS
Marinova Consulting Ltd
(902) 429-3121
6525 Av Waegwoltic
Halifax, NS
Boardworks Consulting Inc
(902) 425-0036
Halifax, NS
Black Business Initiative Society
(902) 426-2224
1575 Brunswick St
Halifax, NS
Your Natural Edge Success Coaching Inc
(902) 826-9057
Halifax Regional Municipality
Halifax, NS
Bti Canada Inc
(902) 433-6096
370 King W
Halifax, NS
Valuenet Canada
(902) 446-3551
Halifax, NS

From employee to entrepreneur: Points to consider

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By Stephanie Regan

(NC)-Many Canadians leave the workforce and start a business, whether to fulfill a dream of entrepreneurship, or because of an employment disruption such as lay-off or injury.

Entrepreneurship can be exciting and rewarding. It can also be challenging. It isn't for everyone.

Some points to consider when starting your own business

Many people start a small business in order to enjoy the perceived rewards of freedom and independence. The reality of small-business ownership can be quite different. Many small business owners will tell you they work more hours than when they worked for someone else.

A few questions to consider:

Do you like to make your own decisions?

Do you enjoy competition?

Do you have will power and self-discipline?

Do you plan ahead?

Do you get things done on time?

Can you take advice from others?

Are you adaptable to changing conditions?

Do you have the physical stamina to handle a business?

The Canada-Ontario Business Service Centre (COBSC) provides free government information for small business in Ontario. A full questionnaire on what to consider before starting your own business can be found on-line at

Specially trained business information officers are available to assist you in English or French when you call the COBSC toll-free (1-888-576-4444 or TTY: 1-800-457-8466) weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST.

You'll also find online The Business Start-Up Info-Guide, to help you navigate the federal and provincial government programs, services and regulations that may apply to individuals starting a business in Ontario. As well, you can access informative and useful fact sheets, such as Legal Issues when Starting a Business, Naming a Business and Buying a Business, plus checklists and questions to help you think about what you need to know before you go into business.

- News Canada