Have you ever wanted to sell your own ceramics on Etsy or launch that clothing line you've dreamed about since college? Whatever your side hustle is, there's a handy platform that can get you started so being your own boss no longer feels like a pipe dream.
Ownr is the ultimate one-stop shop for budding entrepreneurs looking to start their own business. Available in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia, it's an easy and affordable tool that comes with a lot of perks.
If you're the only one running the ship, registering a sole proprietorship is just $89 plus tax, while incorporating federally is $499 plus tax. This is a much more affordable option than working with a corporate lawyer who'll likely charge you $1,500 or more and drown you in paperwork.
Get unlimited free business name searches until you find the perfect one that's catchy and memorable. Ownr then takes care of the rest of the process like registering your name, business number, GST/HST number, all while storing your documents in an easy to access – and incredibly secure – digital filing system.
Running your own business takes a lot of time and effort—not to mention money. Here, you'll spend no more than 15 minutes tops registering, and you'll save thousands of dollars on legal fees so you can put that money towards important things like equipment, office space and advertising.
Because the platform is partnered with RBC, anyone who registers a business can get up to $300 back when they open an RBC business bank account, meaning you can launch your new side hustle in a breeze.
Other awesome perks include 50% off at Tailor Brands so you can make some snazzy business cards to impress potential new clients, plus a free one-year Staples Business Advantage Plus membership which lets you score amazing discounts on all kinds of supplies you'll need when getting started.
They also offer round-the-clock support via chat, phone or video if you're ever stuck on anything.
Now, all that's left for you to do is thrive.