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Glossary of Business Terms

BN Business Number. You need a Federal Business Number if you are incorporated in Canada, if you import or export, if you have employees, or if you charge GST.
HoldCo Holding Company
IBC International Business Company
NUANS Newly Updated Automatic Name Search
OpCo Operating Company
SME Small or Medium-sized Enterprise
WEDC Western Economic Diversification Canada  
WIPO World International Property Organization


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