Starting a Business

You’re ready to take a risk, step out and start your own business. It’s time to do things your way and make opportunity happen. The good news is that you don’t have to go on the journey alone. Your partners at Cohen Buchan Edwards LLP can help you every step of the way.
Find out how a solid legal partner can help protect you against risk and set you up for success.

Session 1: September 25
Taking the first step
Understand the difference between buying a business, opening a franchise and building your own company. Learn about sole proprietorship, joint ventures and incorporation.

Session 2: October 9
Making a plan
Write a solid business plan and discover how to hire employees and choose a lawyer, accountant, and banker to make your business a success.

Session 3: October 23
Understanding incorporation
Incorporation comes with its own choices, including how to register your name and writing partnership or shareholder agreements.

Session 4: November 6
Making the leap
What contracts do you need to sign? How can you make sure your marketing doesn’t get you sued? What should you know if you have a home office or lease commercial space? Find out more.

Session 5: November 20
Hiring employees
Make sure your offer letters and employment contracts protect your business. Learn about your obligations to your staff, the provincial government and Canada Revenue Agency.

Register now for these free events. Time 12 – 12:45, lunch provided
Email or call 604.273.6411

Pre-registration required one week in advance of each session.
Attend one or all sessions.
Space is limited to 20 participants.