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How to Incorporate: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Business Incorporation in Canada

How to Incorporate: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Business Incorporation in Canada

There are a lot of articles on incorporating in Canada. Our goal with this guide is to be the best, most comprehensive resource for entrepreneurs looking to incorporate.

Shareholders’ Agreement: Everything You Need To Know

Shareholders’ Agreement: Everything You Need To Know

What is a Shareholders’ Agreement and how might it benefit your business? In this article, we explain the purpose of a Shareholders’ Agreement and why many businesses choose to have one prepared early on.

Innovating with the Innovators: Law Firms See Value of Working with Startups

Innovating with the Innovators: Law Firms See Value of Working with Startups

With digital technology widely predicted to be a key driver of the Canadian economy in the decades to come, it’s not surprising to see law firms jostling to attract the next generation of Canadian technology companies. In the process of attracting and serving these clients, law firms are embracing innovative changes to their service delivery models, billing practices and use of technology.

How to Incorporate in British Columbia: The Definitive Guide

How to Incorporate in British Columbia: The Definitive Guide

This is a short introduction to incorporating a business under the provincial laws of British Columbia.

How to Choose a Fiscal Year-End for My Business?

How to Choose a Fiscal Year-End for My Business?

Choosing a fiscal year-end is one of the first questions entrepreneurs are asked when incorporating their business. But what date should you choose for your business?

The Unexpected Benefits of Managing Your Minute Book Online

The Unexpected Benefits of Managing Your Minute Book Online

More and more business owners are making the switch to an online minute book platform to keep all legal information in one place. The benefits are obvious, but the biggest advantage is probably the least well known: greater transparency and understanding of the legal underpinnings of your company.

What to Do Differently When Starting a Business During a Downturn

What to Do Differently When Starting a Business During a Downturn

Starting a business is never easy, and during a downturn like the one we’re experiencing now, there’s an extra layer of complexity to mitigate risks. So what needs to change in order to increase your likelihood of success? We review five things to do a little differently, now that the world has changed.

What to Do After Incorporating?

What to Do After Incorporating?

Congratulations – you’ve incorporated your business! There are certain things that must be done to keep your company up-to-date and compliant. With Ownr, we take care of many of them auto-magically! Here’s what to do next.

The Hidden Expenses of a ‘Cheap Incorporation’

The Hidden Expenses of a ‘Cheap Incorporation’

A cheap incorporation will end up costing you a lot more in the long term. But there are options to get incorporated correctly on a limited budget. With Ownr, you can get properly incorporated in under 20 minutes and manage your company’s ongoing legal needs online––all in one spot.

Website Privacy Policies and Data Breaches: New Legal Requirements for Secure Data

Website Privacy Policies and Data Breaches: New Legal Requirements for Secure Data

For any company that stores user data online, a data breach is far more than just an internal issue. The protocols for responding to a data breach are routinely set out in a company’s online privacy policy, which users are required to review and approve before engaging with the site and uploading data.

12 New Year’s Resolutions to Grow Your Business

12 New Year’s Resolutions to Grow Your Business

The new year is the perfect time to take stock of your business and set goals. Here are 12 New Year’s resolutions to help you start the year on the right foot.

How to Incorporate in Alberta: The Definitive Guide

How to Incorporate in Alberta: The Definitive Guide

This guide provides a short summary of the steps required to incorporate a business under Alberta Law as well as items to consider to determine whether it is the right time for your business to incorporate.

Finding the Perfect Domain Name for Your Incorporated Company

Finding the Perfect Domain Name for Your Incorporated Company

You’ve done it! You’ve gone through the process of incorporating your brand new company. Now it’s time to get your company up and running online. The first step is to create an online presence and share information about your company with a website – and for an awesome website, you need a domain name.

Financial Planning as a Small Business Owner

Financial Planning as a Small Business Owner

If you’re feeling overwhelmed because you’ve heard of the benefits of financial planning (especially when you’re an entrepreneur) but don’t yet know how to better manage your finances, here we explain how to establish your business priorities that will give you greater control over your company and more peace of mind.

Employee Stock Option Plans: A Guide for Canadian Startups

Employee Stock Option Plans: A Guide for Canadian Startups

An Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP) allows employees to own a piece of the company in the future and benefit from its growth. Startups use ESOPs to attract and retain talented employees and manage the vesting of options over time. This guide covers the key aspects of setting up and maintaining ESOPs for startups in Canada.