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Should you incorporate federally or provincially in Alberta ?

Should you incorporate federally or provincially in Alberta ?

If you incorporate your business in Alberta, you have to think about the advantages offered by the federal or the provincial law. Moreover, you may want to keep in mind some practical considerations related to your incorporation. This article will present the...

Why should you have a shareholders’ agreement in Canada ?

Why should you have a shareholders’ agreement in Canada ?

A shareholders’ agreement is a contract between two or more shareholders of the corporation OR between one or more shareholders and the corporation in Canada. Come and discover the two types of shareholders’ agreements, and why these agreements are important. In this...

Registration and legal publicity in Quebec

Registration and legal publicity in Quebec

The purpose of registration is to give the company an official existence. We can compare a business registration to a passport for a physical person. If you choose to incorporate as a corporation, registration will be the first step. Come and discover how registration...

Incorporating without a lawyer: is it that easy?

Incorporating without a lawyer: is it that easy?

Incorporating your business without the help of a lawyer seems easy to do since websites are full of information about that matter. However, there are many issues and risks involved. Read this article to find out why it is best to hire a lawyer for your...

The three types of actors in a Quebec corporation

The three types of actors in a Quebec corporation

As we can see, it is not so much a question of who gets the title of "boss" within a company. The company is managed jointly by several players to ensure that it operates in the most efficient way. Come discover the types of actors, their rights and their...

The role of the officer in a Quebec corporation

The role of the officer in a Quebec corporation

Many entrepreneurs still confuse the notions of "directors" and "managers". Learn more about the role, responsibilities and duties of an executive in Quebec. The role of managers is often confused with that of directors. This confusion is quite understandable....

All you need to know about shareholders in Quebec corporation

All you need to know about shareholders in Quebec corporation

Shareholders are natural or legal persons who own shares issued by a Quebec company. The purpose of a shareholder is therefore to invest in a company in exchange for shares. Learn more about the rights, duties and relationship between shareholders of a Québec...

How to protect your business with a trademark in Canada ?

How to protect your business with a trademark in Canada ?

A good trademark allows the company which submits it to distinguish itself and protect it from those who wish to use it illegally. This article will explain what a trademark in Canada is and the different steps to protect it. A good trade-mark not only allows the...

Focus on the role of a director in a Quebec corporation

Focus on the role of a director in a Quebec corporation

The role of the director plays a key role in the Quebec business corporation. He or she is responsible for making all management decisions regarding the company's activities and must therefore respect multiple obligations. Come and discover the rights and duties of...

The most common business structures in Ontario!

The most common business structures in Ontario!

Establishing your own business in Ontario requires you to think about multiple considerations, among which the structure of the company plays a fundamental role. Every business must have a solid structure under which it operates and develops. Check out the most common...

Choosing the right name for your business in Quebec!

Choosing the right name for your business in Quebec!

The choice of name is just as important a step as the incorporation of the Quebec company itself! To avoid the delay that a first refusal can cause, make sure that the name you have chosen is available and, on the other hand, that he respects the criteria established...

Incorporating your non-profit organization in Ontario

Incorporating your non-profit organization in Ontario

In Ontario, a not-for-profit organization can operate as a trust, association, provincial or federal co-operative, or provincial or federal corporation. Read this article to learn about the advantages of choosing this legal structure for your business in...

Everything you need to know about shareholders in Ontario

Everything you need to know about shareholders in Ontario

Shareholders are persons (individuals or legal entities) who own shares issued by a company: they invest in a company in exchange for shares. Come and discover the rights that shareholders get in exchange for shares and the relationship between them. Although we have...

The role of a director in an Ontario corporation

The role of a director in an Ontario corporation

A director in Ontario has multiple obligations when acting on behalf of the corporation. If adirector fails to fulfill these duties, he or she may be liable under common law, statutory lawor corporate law. Find out what are the rights and duties of a director in an...

All you need to know about the officers in an Ontario company

All you need to know about the officers in an Ontario company

An entrepreneur running a start-up in Ontario often assumes the roles of shareholder, director and officer at the same time. That said, the role of an officer differs from that of a director in many ways. Find out how an officer carries out his duties within a Ontario...

The three types of actors within an Ontario corporation

The three types of actors within an Ontario corporation

The company is managed in concert between several actors to ensure that it operates in the most efficient way possible. In the case of start-ups, usually one or a few people who take on the responsibility to be all at once the shareholders, directors and officers....

How to choose your corporation’s name in Ontario ?

How to choose your corporation’s name in Ontario ?

Choosing your business name is certainly the most important decision as an entrepreneur. In making your choice, you will need to consider practical and legal factors under the Ontario Business Corporations Act. Here’s all the steps you need to take to choose your...

Should you incorporate federally or provincially in Ontario ?

Should you incorporate federally or provincially in Ontario ?

An entrepreneur may govern and register its corporation under the provincial or the federal law; the former is the Ontario Business Corporations and the latter is the Canada Business Corporations Act. Key factors have to be in consideration such as the business name,...

The 5 Best Business Accelerators in Montreal

The 5 Best Business Accelerators in Montreal

Creating a business is an intense process with many competing emotions. The combination of excitement and stress, coupled with fatigue from long hours of work, can be a difficult to manage. Therefore, a helping hand is a luxury you cannot pass up. As a young start-up...

Should you incorporate federally or provincially in Quebec ?

Should you incorporate federally or provincially in Quebec ?

The structure and the Constitution of Canada mean that Quebec entrepreneurs have a choice: incorporate their company under the federal system or under the Quebec provincial system. Come and discover what best suits your business. Let me take you back to elementary...

Who’ll win: Corporation vs. General partnership

Who’ll win: Corporation vs. General partnership

Simon and Léa chose to incorporate their business Troque tes fringues, but, as we mentioned here,  they could have chosen many other legal forms. Among those, there is the general partnership. Even though we briefly presented it before, the general partnership’s...