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Ottawa Home-Based Businesses

When you are your own boss, working from home may seem like an appealing prospect, but before you decide to start a home-based business, there are a few things to consider. Launching a business in your home could be ideal, depending on the space you require and the nature of your work. You should make sure that this arrangement suits both your personal and professional needs.

There are City of Ottawa by-laws applicable specifically to home-based businesses. There are also certain federal and provincial requirements that apply to all businesses, such as registration and taxation. 

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada - Home Based Business

Zoning By-law - Home Based Business, Section 127 and 128