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How to start a business

How to start a business

COST: Free

DURATION: 2 hours


LANGUAGE: Available in English or French

DEVICE COMPATIBILITY: Computer (optimal), tablet, smart phone

CATEGORY: Start or buy a business

LEVEL: Basic


Note: To have the best learning experience, we recommend you view this course on a computer with the latest version of Google Chrome or Firefox and a strong Wi-Fi connection. If you decide to view this course on a mobile device, we recommend you use Chrome.

This comprehensive program will guide you through all the aspects of starting a business in Canada. You’ll be introduced to key business concepts and discover what information to gather to write your business plan. Along the way, you’ll also get advice from experts in a variety of fields, including financial management, human resources, and sales and marketing. And, you’ll be inspired by the real-life stories of entrepreneurs and learn how they succeeded.

The program covers the following topics:

  • defining your business structure
  • an overview of the business plan
  • financing your business
  • hiring and retaining employees
  • marketing
  • sales
  • networking

In each topic area, you will learn what information you need to fill out a different section of your business plan.

To begin, you will complete a pre-assessment to see where you stand in your journey to start your business, and where you need to focus more of your attention. Then, you’ll get a personalized roadmap and recommendations to help guide you through the program.

During your journey, you can work on ideas in your handy Travel Journal. It’s a great place to keep notes and start writing your business plan. Your journal also contains lots of tips and additional resources on doing business in Canada.

Enroll for free and enjoy many benefits:

  • stop anytime and save your session
  • easily resume your course
  • keep your course history
  • win awards and badges