DIY Legal Research to Start a Business

Last Updated: June 12, 2017

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.

For BC entrepreneurs, should be the first resource you turn to. Clicklaw is made available in a number of languages, and is designed in a very user friendly manner - you don't have to be a lawyer or speak legalese to appreciate what they're saying!

Our Online Legal Resources page focuses on easy to read, practical sources of information that matter to BC entrepreneurs. If you don't find what you're looking for, you may also want to consult the law directly. Canadian laws and legal resources are also available through a number of other free sites such as CanLII, People's Law School, or the BC Laws Website.

If you know of any useful free legal resources available online, don't hesitate to contact us and make your recommendations or suggestions - we're always on the lookout for new sources!

PHOTO CREDIT: Photo Law books 2 created by Eric E Johnson, on April 20, 2003. Photo made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-2.0 license. Last viewed on November 16, 2011.