From employee to entrepreneur: Points to consider Windsor ON

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.

New Business Development Group
(905) 357-7980
7094 Woodgate St
Niagara Falls, ON
 
Ontario Secondary School Teachers
(705) 324-0107
9 Russell St E
Lindsay, ON
 
Casey Wratten & Assoc
(519) 759-2424
44 King St #206
Brantford, ON
 
S Funtig & Assoc Inc
(519) 332-3966
316 Christina St N
Sarnia, ON
 
Royal Canadian Army Cadets
(705) 324-0114
Kent St W
Lindsay, ON
 
Business Improvement Area Ofc
(705) 324-7710
4 Victoria Ave N
Lindsay, ON
 
Hobelaid Cheryl Hobeland
(519) 542-5533
1649 Murphy Rd
Sarnia, ON
 
Caledon Chamber Of Commerce
(905) 857-7393
33 King St W
Bolton, ON
 
Abex Central Financial Services Ltd
(705) 475-1999
92 Lakeshore Dr
North Bay, ON
 
Scave Investments Ltd
(905) 951-7000
12295 Highway 50 #7
Bolton, ON
 

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 www.canadabusiness.ca/ontario.

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