Is it difficult to do business in Quebec ( Montreal) as an Ontarian?
HI RFD'ers. I am currently operating a local store in Ottawa. business is going well so I would like to start my second store. The type of business i am in is pretty unique. after doing some research, I think Montreal is a good place for me to start my second store. ( no competitors). I do realize in Quebec, there are different laws and rules for business and there are even specific city rules in Montreal. I have tried to research on the City of Montreal website. I could not find any details about how to start a business in Montreal. As in comparison, there is a really clear layout of how to start a business in Ottawa on the city of Ottawa website. I have also heard from some of my friends that, the Quebec government does not want people from Ontario to do business in Quebec. So they make really strict rules to shut down business from Ontario. So now I am trying to see if there are anyone who has experience doing business in both Ontario and Quebec (even better in Montreal) who can share their experience in terms of government regulations, business store fit-up process, getting business license and registering a business in Quebec and taxes reporting. In my case i feel like making a post like this will not give me enough info to start my project. it will probably be wise to hire a company to help me with this. But i dont even know where to start. Hopefully someone can point me to the right direction. Thank you