The Business Enterprise Centre provides entrepreneurs throughout Grey County with the information, tools and guidance needed to successfully start, expand and grow their small business.
Looking to start or grow your business?
BizPaL is an online service that allows you, the entrepreneur or business owner, a central place to find all the permit and licence information needed to start or grow your business.
Based on some generic information that you provide about your business, you will generate a complete list of needed permits and licences from the municipal, provincial, and federal levels of government in one place.
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The Town of Hanover recognizes the needs of business and supports the entrepreneurial spirit of small business! Town of Hanover Comprehensive Zoning By-law defines a "Home Occupation" as a business conducted entirely within a dwelling that is zoned Residential Type 1 (R1) and is operated only by the occupant(s) of the private residence, provided they can comply with the following conditions:
Call 519.364.2780 x 222 to ensure your use is permitted under the Town’s zoning regulations.
If you decide to erect a small sign notifying customers of your business, the following guidelines should be adhered to:
It is now a requirement that personal service setting owners and operators notify the Health Unit of their intention to operate a personal service setting at least 14 days before commencing the operation, providing new services and construction or renovation. Written notification is to include name, contact information, location, and a list of services that will be provided at the personal service setting.
Personal service settings are premises at which personal services are offered where there is a risk of exposure to blood or body fluids and includes, but are not limited to:
Personal service setting operators can notify the Grey Bruce Health Unit electronicaly at https://www.publichealthgreybruce.on.ca/Your-Health/Infectious-Diseases/Beauty-and-Body-Art/PSS-Notice-of-Intent or by phone at 519.376.9420 ext. 6.
Effective July 1, 2018 the Food Premises regulation made pursuant to the Health Protection and Promotion Act was amended to require health unit notification of an intention to commence operation of a food premise.
Food premise operators are to provide written notice of their intention to operate along with their name, contact information and location of the food premise in the notice.
Further information can be obtained from the Grey Bruce Health Unit at 519.376.9420 ext. 1252.
The application form can be obtained online at https://www.publichealthgreybruce.on.ca/Your-Environment/Food-Safety/Legislative-Requirements/Establish-a-Food-Premise
Service Ontario has launched a new section for not-for-profits in Ontario making it faster and easier for organizations to get the services and information they need to start, operate and grow their NFPs. The new site features information on government open call programs for funding, ideas on how to start and manage a not-for-profit organization, a section to help organizations understand the laws that affect the sector, research about the sector, government initiatives that support the sector, and much more. Please follow the link to visit this new resource: www.ServiceOntario.ca/NotForProfits