How to Start a Laser Engraving Business at Home:

Canadian Resources compiled by Thunder Laser Canada

If you want to start a laser engraving business at home it’s essential to carefully plan and consider various factors to ensure your success. Your business won’t make millions overnight-it’s a slow build of skills and networking over time. This article outlines some Canadian specific resources to help you with your business in the research and planning stages.

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Market Research and Niche Selection

Identify your target market and the specific niche or industry you want to serve with your laser services. Research your competition and understand market demand.



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Writing a Business Plan

Create a detailed business plan outlining your goals, budget, revenue projections, and marketing strategy. A well-thought-out plan will guide your business decisions. Here are some organizations in Canada that can support you in your laser business as you plan and develop your ideas:


Other Entrepreneurship Support

Disability Related Entrepreneurship

  • Community Futures: Business support for people with disabilities

  • Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program Established by the Canadian government, the program offers development assistance and training, business information, and counselling to individuals who have a cognitive or physical disability.

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Women in Business Entrepreneurship Resources

Business Legal Structure and Registration

  • Choose the appropriate legal structure for your business, such as a sole proprietorship, LLC, or corporation. Register your business with the relevant authorities and obtain any necessary permits or licenses.
  • Government of Canada’s Business Registration Online Allows you to register your business online.

  • Canadian Business GST Registration- necessary for businesses that make over 30k annually.

  • Google My Business: Register your business profile and get listed on Google Maps 

  • Your local region will have a business registry as well

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Workplace Health and Safety

Set up a safe and efficient workspace for your business and ensure your home or commercial space complies with safety regulations, such as provide proper ventilation and safety equipment.


Business Branding

Develop a strong brand identity and create a marketing plan to promote your business. Consider online marketing, social media, and networking within your industry.


Business Resources By Province


Register your Alberta Business

Small Business Resources:A government website with information on starting and managing a business in Alberta.

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs: Offers resources and support for women-owned businesses in the province.

Alberta Business Grants

British Columbia

Register Your BC Business

Small Business BC Provides a wide range of resources and services for entrepreneurs and small businesses.

British Columbia Chamber of Commerce Offers networking opportunities and advocacy for businesses in BC.

WEBC Women entrepreneurs in BC

Small Business Grants BC


Register your business in Manitoba

Manitoba Business Start:Provides information and resources for starting a business in Manitoba.

Manitoba Women in BusinessSupports women entrepreneurs in the province.

Women Enterprise Center of Manitoba 

Entrepreneurship ManitobaSelf-Employment for People with Disabilities (SEED): This program offers support and financial assistance to people with disabilities who want to start their own businesses in Manitoba.

Small Business Grants MB


New Brunswick

Register your business in NB

Opportunities NB:Offers information and support for business development in New Brunswick.

Women in Business New BrunswickFocuses on the advancement of women entrepreneurs in the province.

Atlantic Canada Business Grants

Atlantic Chamber of Commerce

Northwest Territories

Register your business in NWT 

Government of Northwest Territories – Business Support:Offers information on starting and running a business in the territory.

NWT Chamber of Commerce:Provides networking and advocacy for businesses in the Northwest Territories.The Support for Entrepreneurs and Economic Development Policy (SEED)

Nova Scotia


Register your business in Ontario 

Government of Ontario – Business and Economy:Offers resources for starting and operating a business in Ontario.

Ontario Chamber of Commerce:Provides advocacy and support for businesses in the province.

Global Toronto: Supplies Chain SCORE

Small Business Grants Ontario


Register your Quebec business

Business Support in Quebec

InfoEntrepreneurs: Provides information on starting and running a business in Quebec.

Réseau des Femmes d’Affaires du Québec:Supports women entrepreneurs in the province.

Small Business Grants Quebec


Register a Business Yukon

Government of Yukon – Business and IndustryProvides information and support for businesses in Yukon.

Yukon Chamber of Commerce:Offers networking and advocacy for businesses in the territory.

Small Business Grants Yukon

Additional Business Resources:

Additionally, consider financial aspects such as startup capital, cash flow management, and financial projections. Seek professional advice from accountants or business consultants to set up proper accounting and financial systems.


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