Artists and arts-based businesses may want copyright protection for artistic, dramatic, musical or literary works.
Copyright can also provide protection for computer programs and performance or sound recordings.
You can often become certified in your trade, even if certification is not mandatory.
A complete listing of regulated trades and more information about mandatory and voluntary trade certification is available from the Ontario College of Trades (OCT).
Search online: Your business may need licences and permits from the federal, provincial and municipal levels of government.