First, we would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you in deciding to start your own business.
There are a lot of articles on starting your own business in Canada on the Internet. At Corporate Solutions Plus, our goal is to guide you on the various steps required to begin the process of registering your new business - legal structure... to ways to maintaining your business records... to your business tax obligations.
Our Step-By-Step New Small Business Services:
Selecting a good name is the first and most likely the major step when starting a new business. Your business name will reflect the product(s) or service(s) you will be offering, how easily your potential customers will recognize your business, and should be distinctive to avoid legal issues.
If and when you have a business name in mind, the easiest way to check to see if the name is being used is by searching the Internet. This will give you first glance if it is being used or very similar to what you have in mind. Remember your business name should be unique to avoid confusion and possible legal issues that can arrise.
Once you are satisfied and feel good about your proposed business name, the next step will be to search the Canadian corporate names and trademarks database (Nuans).
Corporate Solutions Plus provides small business start-ups and entrepreneurs with affordable, timely and convenient ways to do a preliminary search and reserve your proposed business name. We are a Federal member with Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and therefore can offer our clients complete NUANS Name Search Report. Your NUANS report will be required for registering an INCORPORATED business.
* NUANS is a registered trademark owned by Industry Canada. Corporate Solutions Plus administers the NUANS system under a licensing agreement with Industry Canada.