To facilitate economic development and foster entrepreneurship, many types of businesses can operate from a residence. It can be less expensive than renting or buying commercial space, there may be possible tax deductions you can claim, (for example, a portion of property taxes, utilities, repairs and maintenance, home insurance and a portion of your mortgage interest or rent) and you may have more flexibility with your hours.
Where, during the term of the licence issued for a Home-Based Business, the applicant proposes to change the nature of the Home-Based Business as licenced, the applicant shall advise the City Clerk of the proposed changes to be made in order that compliance will be maintained.
Once you have designed and built your web site then you will need to find somewhere to ‘host’ it. This will involve loading up your web pages onto a computer from where the whole of the Internet can access it. This will cost you a small monthly payment, but means that you can ignore the technology, leaving you to concentrate on the business aspects.
In rural zones where a home-based business is contained within both the principal residence and the ancillary building, the sum total of the gross floor area must not exceed 80 square metres on a lot less than one hectare and must not exceed 100 square metres on a lot over 1 hectare.
If you do work for the government or other high-profile agencies such as working as an author, event organizer, HR consultant, marketing consultant, translator or for a non-profit organization, you may want to consider Errors & Omissions insurance , which is required for some contracts.based, businesses