Visit the section on Starting Your Own Business on the Timmins Economic Development Corporation website.
The Ontario Self-Employment Benefit (SEB) provides financial assistance and business-planning advice to eligible unemployed individuals who want to start their own business. The financial assistance helps to cover living and other expenses during the initial stages of the business.
Working from Home
Working from home is another option, depending on what field you work in. For example, some people work as researchers or consultants, while others provide childcare services in their home.
Freelance work, either from home or on-site, is another path to self-employment. Freelancers find work on a contractual or project-by-project basis. They typically work for several different clients rather than committing to one employer. Freelancing can allow you to create your own schedule and set your own rate of pay.