Possible solution to “layoff disputes”

In Ontario, it’s pretty well established that unless there’s a contract which says the employer can lay the employee off temporarily should the need arise, then a layoff is effectively dismissal without cause. This would mean that the employer would … Continued

How to Start a Distillery in Ontario

Here’s an article that’s been a long time coming. On top of my law practice, I’m also a founder of Last Straw Distillery, an award-winning micro-distillery near Toronto, Ontario. I started out as the company’s lawyer, and as with any … Continued

What’s a cooperative?

The co-operative is a business model that’s beautifully suited to social enterprise and a people-first economy. It’s not nearly as common as it should be, likely because most entrepreneurs don’t even know it’s an option.

Selling Shares through Crowdfunding

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One of the most important recent developments in financing for small businesses has been the rise of crowdfunding. Crowdfunding is when a bunch of people make small investments in a company through a crowdfunding portal (such as Kickstarter or Indiegogo), … Continued

Why does my corporation need a minute book?

In the hustle and bustle of running your business, record keeping often falls by the wayside. Most small business owners put corporate record keeping somewhere below “eating gravel” on their to-do list. The corporation’s minute book is often never even … Continued