Starting A Business

Introduction: Starting a Business

Firstly, our thanks for choosing the Parry Sound Area to start your new business.

Downtown Parry Sound

Downtown Parry Sound

This guide has been produced by the Parry Sound Area Community Business & Development Centre Inc. (CB&DC) to assist the entrepreneur wishing to start a business in Parry Sound and surrounding area.

The Parry Sound Area CB&DC is a federally supported not-for-profit Community Futures Development Corporation governed by volunteers in partnership with FedNor / Industry Canada. The services provided by the CB&DC are to promote and assist the economic growth and community development of the Parry Sound region.

Operating your own business can be very exciting and rewarding, provided you approach it with the correct information and appropriate tools. This guide is designed to assist the entrepreneur in finding the tools, providing information and direction to other available services and opportunities.

Many individuals look to starting their own business as one way to become successful. Some, no matter how well they are managed are never successful, and others only marginally so. It is essential, therefore, for the prospective entrepreneur to closely examine the business concept, the marketplace and skills required for success before making large investments of time and money. This guide concentrates on the ‘steps to take’ before making those large investments.

This guide is intended for information purposes only. You are advised to contact the respective municipal, provincial or federal agency to receive the guidelines and understand the requirements pertinent to your individual business.

To the best of our knowledge, the information contained herein is current at time of printing, however information can become dated soon after publication. If you find any inconsistencies, please let us know.