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Starting a Mobile DJ Service in Ontario:

By Julie King |

Thomas asked:

I am 16 and want to become a self employed mobile DJ in Windsor, Ontario. Do I need to register or need to be licensed?

Julie King answered:

In Ontario you can start a business under your own name without being registered. However, if you plan to add anything to your name - for example Thomas's DJ Services - you need to register the name with the province.

That would register your business as a sole proprietorship. You may want to investigate the benefits of incorporation. (We have a number of articles on the topic of starting a business in our Starting a Business Guide.

Also, I would highly recommend that you visit the

They have free consultants on staff and can help you understand if there are any local permits or registration requirements that you will need for your business. There is a lot to think about when starting a business, and they will be able to help you with other things you might not have thought of at this point.

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