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Legal Considerations for Start-Ups

Written by on April 18, 2018.

Introduction “Starting companies is a lot like launching rockets: if you’re a tenth of a degree off at launch, you may be a thousand miles off downrange” – Craig Johnson One of the most common mistakes start-ups make is not seeking legal advice when founding their company. While financial resources may be strained during the start-up phase of a business, having a solid legal foundation in place can help avoid major (and expensive) headaches down the line. Here are some important legal ...


Written by on December 18, 2015.

With the proliferation of Kickstarter, IndieGoGo, GoFundMe and others, many small businesses are beginning to view crowdfunding as a viable revenue source.  Globally, crowdfunding accounted for $5.1 billion in revenue.  There are currently over 112 active crowdfunding platforms located in Canada.  As more and more businesses launch crowdfunding initiatives, it is important that they understand the risks and potential pitfalls associated with this type of fund raising What is Crowdfunding? C...

Should I Incorporate My Business?

Written by on July 27, 2012.

We get many calls each week from individuals considering incorporating their businesses.  While each individual situation is unique and has its own set of circumstances, the following is a brief summary of some of the reasons why it may be beneficial to incorporate your business. Limitation of Liability The primary reason most individuals choose to incorporate their businesses is to protect themselves and their families from potential liability which may flow from their business.  Incorp...