Is your business developing or planning to develop a new innovative product or manufacturing process soon? Good news! You could be eligible for financing from the Quebec government through the … Continue readingAre you eligible for the Quebec government’s Innovation Program?
Are you getting ready to launch one or more fundraising rounds with investors and venture capital (VC) funds? It is important to first have a good understanding of certain basic … Continue readingUnderstanding venture capital funds (VCs)
You’ve conducted an exhaustive search online and found the best clauses in order to draft your first employment contract. Is your business sufficiently protected?
Intellectual property (hereinafter “IP”) is at the heart of innovation and is intended to protect and defend the fruits of an entrepreneur’s efforts. There are various types of IP, so its’ … Continue readingIntellectual property
When you are starting your business, the issue of whether or not you should incorporate is bound to arise sooner or later.
It may be tempting at times, especially for a new business or start-up, to use self-employed workers (also called service providers or independent consultants) instead of hiring employees. It should, … Continue readingHiring an employee versus a self-employed worker
It might be necessary to terminate an employment contract, even when you’re just starting out. Since your HR team is not yet in place to guide you, here are some … Continue readingAssess your risks and obligations before dismissing an employee
Now that you’re convinced about the many advantages to incorporating your business, all that remains is for you to take action.
Crowdfunding is defined as raising small amounts of money from a large number of people, who are known as crowdfunders, typically via the Internet or a social media portal.
What is a family trust? A family trust is a legal entity that has its own family patrimony. Like any taxpayer, it can invest, own property, and enter into contracts … Continue readingWhy create a family trust?
The goods and services tax (GST) and the Québec sales tax (QST) are generally collected in Quebec when most goods and services are sold or provided. The harmonized sales tax … Continue reading5 Things to Know About Sales Tax in Canada (GST, HST and QST)
In a previous publication, we discussed the usefulness of convertible debt financing for seed-stage start-ups as well as some of the potential issues involved. The objective of this second publication … Continue readingStart-up financing : Simple Agreement for Future Equity (SAFE)
As entrepreneurs and investors know, seed-stage start-ups are synonymous with high risk for investors. However, that does not mean that all of them avoid investing in a project they believe … Continue readingStart-up financing : convertible note