As the end of the month approaches, the beginning of a new era in Canadian advertising begins with the official implementation of the Canadian Anti-spam Legislation (CASL). Overwhelmed? There are an enormous amount of resources out there and it’s enough to make you want to stop electronic marketing altogether. After taking a few deep breaths, one minute of your time watching this short video from the Government of Canada can give you a simple overview to bring it back to the basics after reviewing all of the literature:
including: regulatory issues, permits, tax, email spamming, legal issues
If you are living in British Columbia and require legal advice regarding small business or non-profit matters; have limited means of paying for legal advice; and can come to the University of British Columbia Campus in person for an appointment, the Bobinski Business Law Clinic at the Peter A. Allard School of Law (the “Clinic”) at the University of British Columbia may be of interest to you.
Love the idea of being your own boss, but concerned about losing your regular employment benefits? While some benefits might be lost in the transition to self-employment, thanks to changes made as part of the new 'Fairness for the Self-Employed Act', certain EI benefits previously unavailable to the self-employed will now be made available.
Most people, if asked to explain the difference between copyright, trademarks and patents, would have a hard time coming up with a clear answer.As a business owner, however, the importance of these three areas of intellectual property makes it well worth understanding the differences between these three terms, and how each can potentially apply to your business operations.
Hiring a lawyer can be expensive, time-consuming, and may not always be the best solution to simple legal problems. In today's do it yourself (DIY) world of online information, it pays to do a bit of digging before hiring a lawyer. SBA has recently put together a new page that will assist you with finding some of the most useful legal information for starting and running your business. Many of these resources are directed towards common concerns such as how to incorporate, forming a partnership, ways for non profits to obtain legal status, or other frequently asked questions.
This blog posting is for two types of people: business people with a legal issue, and lawyers with a business issue. I’ll touch on each in order.
Each week will cover a new aspect of starting and running a business including business plans, marketing and legal assistance. The resources that will be listed and discussed here are aimed at helping businesses from all industries. However, if you still need more precise information make sure to explore our industry specific Accelerator Guides to find a fit for your small business ideas!
Paperwork, files, receipts, contracts, correspondence - without a proper records management strategy business owners are likely to find themselves losing the battle against documentation. One of the most important tasks that entrepreneurs face, is how to manage the records of their business.