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Members can get advice, counseling and support in dealing with governments and small business issues from CFIB's Business Counsellors, at no charge.

Newfoundland & Labrador – Starting a Business


A practical list: Steps to take when opening a business

Get the stuff you control right - from the beginning. Otherwise you'll struggle and suffer needlessly.

Truth in advertising: make sure to follow the rules

Attracting new customers to your business is essential, but you need to follow a few rules along the way. This site is a great place to begin understanding regulations, permits and licences related to marketing, advertising and sales. Find out more here. Advice is free for members: call 1-888-234-2232.

New Business?

If you have just started your business and are not a member of CFIB yet, please call one of our Business Counsellors at 1 888-234-2232 or email us at .

Improving social media for your business

CFIB is increasingly hearing from members with questions about social media marketing. If you have questions about social media marketing, please view this free webinar, exclusive to CFIB members.

The Concierge Service can help grow your small business

The Concierge Service offers support to small businesses looking to grow through innovation and research. Concierge Advisors across Canada can provide bilingual, one-one-one assistance. Learn how your business can receive help navigating the public resources from over 40 federal and provincial partners.

Starting a small business

If you are starting a small business or growing your existing business, CFIB has some helpful links to financing options, information about hiring your first worker and organizations that can help you make decisions.

Know the permits and licences needed to start or expand a business in NL

Thanks to BizPaL, entrepreneurs planning to start or expand their business in Newfoundland and Labrador can save time and money. BizPaL is a one-stop resource available 24/7 to learn about permits and licences required by the federal government, the Government of NL, and the local municipalities. Learn more about BizPaL and connect to the user-friendly service.
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