- Statistics and Demographics
Markham is one of the fastest growing municipalities in Ontario, home to over 310,000 people covering 212 square kilometres of land. More than 400 companies are headquartered in Markham ...
- Markham On-line Business Directory
Markham's official online directory service. With over 12,000 listings, this is the region's largest and most complete online directory of organizations, businesses, schools, tourist attractions, churches, agencies and government offices
- BizPaL - Business Permits & Licences
BizPaL is a free online service that helps you identify and obtain the permits and licences you need in order to open or expand your business.
- Ontario Business Program Guide
Your resource for Ontario government programs for small and medium-sized businesses.
- Government Grants, Loans and Financing
Here you can search for government grants, loans and sources of financing to help finance your business. Be sure to select the purpose of financing (i.e., whether for start-up, or hiring employees, or developing a new product, etc.), and select "Ontario" as your location. Selecting a demographic or type of business is optional.
- Your Guide To Small Business
A publication by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade to help you discover the proper tools of starting a small business. It will also direct you to the many services and opportunities available to you.
- Step by Step Guide to Starting a Business
This guide has been prepared by Canada Business Ontario (CBO), a single point of access to information on federal and provincial government programs, services and regulations.
- Canada Business Ontario
The single-window access point for information on federal and provincial government programs, services and regulations.
- Business Planning Resources
Here you will find business plan writing guides, templates and samples.
- Perfect Your Business Plan, Royal Bank
Every business starts with an idea. No matter what that idea is, a well thought out business plan is what helps turn that idea into a reality. The Big Idea is designed to guide you through the steps of developing and fine-tuning your business plan.
- Business Planning, Business Development Bank of Canada
Your business plan is the most important document you will prepare: it says who you are, describes your business, and shows how you will be profitable.
- Business Plan Guide, Canadian Youth Business Foundation
A business plan is a business development map. Not only does it show your end destination, but it also maps out your travel path. Set out realistic goals and a stable path.
- Service Ontario
Visit this website to register a sole proprietorship or partnership or a trade/operating name under an existing corporation, electronically or for information on business registration.
- Small Business Tax Guide
Strengthening Ontario business through a simpler tax system.
- Tax and Reporting Information for New Businesses
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) provides information about the different kinds of business structures, GST/HST, excise taxes and excise duties and products export charge, payroll deductions, income tax reporting and payment, how to prepare for and handle an audit, objections and appeals and electronic services.
- Canada Revenue Agency
This website makes it more convenient to find tax information and file income tax returns electronically. Other on-line services include: on-screen access to may forms and publications, registration of business number, etc.
- Small Business Financing
Learn about the different types of financing that are available and how to assess which one is best for your needs.
- Conducting Business on The Internet
If you currently need an export permit to sell your goods abroad, then you will require one to sell your goods over the Internet to foreign markets.
Canada's most comprehensive Internet site for businesses and consumers, designed to provide Canadian businesses with valuable information, tools and support.
- Markham Home Occupations By-Law
If you are planning to operate your business from home, and you live in the Town of Markham, make sure to review Markham's home occupations by-law to understand the regulations related to operating a home business in the Town of Markham.
- Canadian Intellectual Property Office
The CIPO is responsible for the administration and processing of the greater part of Intellectual Property in Canada. Its website includes useful information about its product lines, services and legislative changes. The five intellectual property guides (copyright, patents, industrial designs, trade-marks & integrated circuit topographies) are available, as are interactive tools that explain intellectual property in an enjoyable way.
An access to the consolidated laws of Ontario. This site is a major step in the Government of Ontario's ongoing efforts to improve access to up-to-date laws.
- Government Of Canada On-line
This website provides you with access to all federal government departments and agencies, and to information not available through Strategis.