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How to register a company in Toronto

If you are looking at registering a Master Business for a business in Toronto, there are two options available to you to do this.

Online registration

From the convenience of your home or office, you can register a business online within a few minutes. The online process provides the Master Business Licence, whether a Sole Proprietorship, General Partnership or Tradename, to you by email in a PDF file. The electronic copy of your registration is just as valid as the manual filing and also allows you the ability to save the registration on your computer if duplicate copies are ever required.

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Laura Harvey is an entrepreneur herself as the owner of Ontario Business Central Inc. Her passion has always been about supporting the entrepreneurial spirit and advancement within Canada.

Laura authors in-depth blogs for Ontario Business Central assisting entrepreneurs and business owners to start, manage and grow their businesses. She has almost 30 years of expertise as a corporate specialist and 25 years of being an entrepreneur. Laura has the unique position of supporting a community that she also belongs to. She walks the walk right along with you.

You can find Laura on Linkedin and Twitter using the links below.

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How to Register a Second Business?

If you currently operate a business, it would be either as an incorporated business or a Business Licence such as a Sole Proprietorship, General Partnership or Partnership.

When you own an incorporated company

If you own an incorporated company in any Province or Territory in Canada, you can complete a secondary business name under the corporation (corporate umbrella). This allows you to use a secondary business name to your corporate name. An example to assist is as follows:

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Laura Bio Headshot

Laura Harvey is an entrepreneur herself as the owner of Ontario Business Central Inc. Her passion has always been about supporting the entrepreneurial spirit and advancement within Canada.

Laura authors in-depth blogs for Ontario Business Central assisting entrepreneurs and business owners to start, manage and grow their businesses. She has almost 30 years of expertise as a corporate specialist and 25 years of being an entrepreneur. Laura has the unique position of supporting a community that she also belongs to. She walks the walk right along with you.

You can find Laura on Linkedin and Twitter using the links below.

Registering a Master Business Licence

A Master Business Licence registration is available in Ontario to individuals who wish to register a small business. The Master Business Licence is an overall business set up allowing for 3 specific options:

  • Sole Proprietorship (1 person)
  • General Partnership (2 or more individuals)
  • Tradename (doing business as name under an existing corporation)

The Master Business Licence offers a terrific opportunity for those in Ontario to register a business at a nominal fee but along with the low cost of registering, comes the limited availability of what this set up offers to those who register.

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Laura Bio Headshot

Laura Harvey is an entrepreneur herself as the owner of Ontario Business Central Inc. Her passion has always been about supporting the entrepreneurial spirit and advancement within Canada.

Laura authors in-depth blogs for Ontario Business Central assisting entrepreneurs and business owners to start, manage and grow their businesses. She has almost 30 years of expertise as a corporate specialist and 25 years of being an entrepreneur. Laura has the unique position of supporting a community that she also belongs to. She walks the walk right along with you.

You can find Laura on Linkedin and Twitter using the links below.

Day Care Centre Registration In Ontario

How To Register A Daycare Centre In Ontario

Owning a daycare centre can be a profitable and rewarding career, and there are many items to consider before starting a daycare business.

Whether you plan on operating a home-based or commercial day care centre, you need to understand how to register your business in Ontario. The following will give you the information you need to register and grow a successful daycare centre.

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Laura Bio Headshot

Laura Harvey is an entrepreneur herself as the owner of Ontario Business Central Inc. Her passion has always been about supporting the entrepreneurial spirit and advancement within Canada.

Laura authors in-depth blogs for Ontario Business Central assisting entrepreneurs and business owners to start, manage and grow their businesses. She has almost 30 years of expertise as a corporate specialist and 25 years of being an entrepreneur. Laura has the unique position of supporting a community that she also belongs to. She walks the walk right along with you.

You can find Laura on Linkedin and Twitter using the links below.

Renewing Your Business License

How to Renew Your Business License

As a small business owner, you may have to renew your business license or registration. In Ontario, you must renew your business license every five years or otherwise register your business as new.

Small business owners frequently ask us about this topic, and in this blog we’ll discuss how to obtain and renew your Ontario Business Registration, or Master Business License.

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Laura Bio Headshot

Laura Harvey is an entrepreneur herself as the owner of Ontario Business Central Inc. Her passion has always been about supporting the entrepreneurial spirit and advancement within Canada.

Laura authors in-depth blogs for Ontario Business Central assisting entrepreneurs and business owners to start, manage and grow their businesses. She has almost 30 years of expertise as a corporate specialist and 25 years of being an entrepreneur. Laura has the unique position of supporting a community that she also belongs to. She walks the walk right along with you.

You can find Laura on Linkedin and Twitter using the links below.

Renew Your Business Registration

How To Renew Your Business Registration

In Ontario, you’re required to renew your business registration every five years. As a business owner, it’s your responsibility to ensure you renew your business registration on time. There are a variety of methods you can choose to renew your registration, all of which will help you get back to running your business.

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Laura Bio Headshot

Laura Harvey is an entrepreneur herself as the owner of Ontario Business Central Inc. Her passion has always been about supporting the entrepreneurial spirit and advancement within Canada.

Laura authors in-depth blogs for Ontario Business Central assisting entrepreneurs and business owners to start, manage and grow their businesses. She has almost 30 years of expertise as a corporate specialist and 25 years of being an entrepreneur. Laura has the unique position of supporting a community that she also belongs to. She walks the walk right along with you.

You can find Laura on Linkedin and Twitter using the links below.