Home Based Business

There is a growing trend in home-based businesses in Canada. The social and economic benefits are recognized by the City of St. John’s through provision for home-based businesses in the St. John’s Development Regulations.

Operating a home-based business can be economical and convenient, but there are a few things to consider before deciding to start your business in your home. An important question is whether or not your business is suitable to be based at a residence. For example, any home-based business that draws customers or clients is likely to have an impact on a residential neighbourhood. The publication Operating a Business in the City of St. John’s: A Guide to Municipal Regulations includes a section on starting a home-based business. The publication is designed in an easy question and answer format. Should you require additional information about starting a business in your home, please contact our Business Information Centre.