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Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers & Acquisitions A merger and acquisition (M&A) refers to the consolidation of two companies- either through assets or through a number of different financial transactions. A M&A may include consolidations, tender offers, asset and purchase contracts, and strict mergers or strict acquisitions. ...

Tobacco Bill

If you’re a small business owner in the business of selling tobacco products and vaping products, you will want to take a close look at your current merchandise to ensure that it complies with the newly modified Tobacco and Vaping Products Act of 1997....

Franchise Disclosure Documents

Franchise Disclosure Documents- also known as FDDs are documents that disclose material information about a franchise from the franchisor to the franchisee. Six provinces in Canada require FDDs. These provinces are Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island. ...

Employee Stock Options

Employee stock options- also known as ESOs are lucrative employment agreements between employers and employees. Tech companies, IT companies, software companies and similar businesses sometimes offer ESOs as a way to attract talent and finance talent in alternative ways. Stock options allow...

Defamation, Libel & Slander

As a small business, protecting your reputation is of vital importance. With a number of online platforms offering review services and public feedback mechanisms, the difference between critical feedback and libel becomes blurred. Defamation, libel, and slander are common concerns for businesses. In...

USMCA Deal

The USMCA deal– standing for “United States Mexico Canada Agreement” has been unveiled today. The proposed “USMCA” deal which has been set to replace NAFTA has faced some criticism from respective industries across Canada and the United States. The proposed deal is a...

Sandbox to Live Platform

Moving from a sandbox to a live platform Moving from a sandbox to a live platform- while daunting, can be an exhilarating experience. While you may find that you have put satisfactory efforts into repairing problems with your app, products or services, you may find...

NAFTA: Small Business Owners Part II

Weathering NAFTA: Part III In recent days, NAFTA talks have resurfaced with no progress in sight. While the U.S. has confirmed its plans to move forward with the proposed trade deal with Mexico, no such arrangement has been made with Canada. The trilateral...

Franchise Agreements

Purchasing a Franchise Thinking of purchasing a franchise? Franchising a business is a most rewarding endeavour. From choosing a storefront to hiring employees, the potential income from a franchise can be lucrative. As lucrative as such a deal can be, there are some initial...

Purchasing a Business

Purchasing a business can be a rewarding endeavour. From improving the businesses’ current customer base to adding your own spin to the new company, witnessing your hard work take form is a gratifying experience. What do I need to know about purchasing a...