How to Register a Business in Nova Scotia
I've had to register a business 3 times already by changing my business name a few times.... And I have to do it once again since moving to Nova Scotia. To open a business bank account, they need proof that you are a registered business in the province.
Reserve your business name through the Joint Stocks of Companies in Nova Scotia. You must have a unique name and a describer. Barefoot Daughter was denied, so I had to apply with Barefoot Daughter Botanical Body Care. One unique part and one describing part. Cost is $61.05
Get name approved (takes a few days)
Create an account with the Joint Stocks of Companies in Nova Scotia
Register a business or non-profit
Enter Reserve number - click on Business name that comes up
Fill out form as a sole proprietor (if it's just you running the business) with business number if you have one, and address etc.
Download, sign document, submit and make payment. Takes 1-2 weeks and costs $68.55
For more info head to the Joint Stocks of Companies website