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I've been looking around for legal etc. info for getting started -- most of what is out there is written from an American POV. I have found About.com's <a href="http://sbinfocanada.about.com/" target="_blank">Small Business Info -- Canada</a> helpful.
 

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I actually found more provincial info than federal. Where are you located?<br><br>
This site has some info: <a href="http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tax/business/topics/ecomm/menu-e.html" target="_blank">Conducting business on the internet</a><br><br>
What kind of legal info are you looking for? Are you looking to incorporate?<br><br>
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I'm in Ontario.<br><br>
I'm not looking to incorporate -- perhaps legal was not the right term. I'm just looking around to see what I have to do if I am starting a business -- mostly what hoops I have to jump through, etc., but also ideas for planning things out, what *I* should have ready, etc. I'm a sole proprietorship, so it seems like there isn't too much to worry about.<br><br>
Ah, that link is the kind of thing I'm looking for. It hadn't even occurred to me that they (the gov't) might have anything geared specifically toward selling on the internet! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> Thanks.
 

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If you're in Ontario, check out the <a href="http://www.ontariocanada.com/ontcan/en/expanding/ex_sm-bus-ent-ctrs.jsp" target="_blank">Small Business Enterprise Centre</a> in your area. They will be able to guide to towards resources like the ones that you're looking for. They should be able to supply you with a ton of information, and if you're lucky - the one in your area will have programs where you can access an accountant or a lawyer for dirt cheap (ie. $25 for an hour consultation). Mentoring programs and seminars are likely, as well...and if you're in a rural area, there's a good chance that you'd be eligible for financing under the Futures Development Corporation. Each office is a bit different, so I don't know what the one in your area offers...sorry I couldn't be more specific. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<a href="http://bsa.cbsc.org/gol/bsa/site.nsf/en/index.html" target="_blank">http://bsa.cbsc.org/gol/bsa/site.nsf/en/index.html</a><br><br>
Incorporation can be costly where Sole Proprietorship is easy and simple to start-up. You can start as a SP and change later to corporation if your business grow and develop.
 
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