Does your partnership agreement make room for a side hustle?

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November 1, 2019
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This article originally appeared in the October edition of the Ottawa Business Journal Don’t limit your entrepreneurial passions with poor planning The side hustle. Entrepreneurs are driven by the passion to create. The next great idea is always percolating. It is now common for people to juggle multiple business ventures simultaneously. According to a study… Read more »

How Ottawa’s Fauna restaurant fought back to overcome a $900K landlord dispute

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May 6, 2019
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After spending months preparing to launch his new Centretown restaurant Fauna, Jon Svazas received a troubling phone call around midnight just hours before its grand opening. A water pipe had burst in the restaurant, flooding the basement and damaging the dining room. That setback alone would be discouraging for any entrepreneur. But for Svazas, it… Read more »

How to protect yourself during a business breakup

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September 25, 2018
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Like any relationship, business partnerships can be susceptible to disagreements. And just like the breakdown of a marriage or common-law relationship, business breakups can be painful and costly. What are some steps you can take to protect yourself if your business partnership fizzles out?

How to protect your personal assets while doing your corporation’s work

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December 11, 2017
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Most business people know that a corporation is a separate legal entity, and that corporate law holds that employees, officers and directors are not personally responsible for the debts of the corporation. But there are some key exceptions to that rule.

Common Types of Business Entities In Ontario: 3) Corporations

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January 26, 2017
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In Ontario the three most common types of business entities are sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations. To begin 2017 we will provide a short description of each type of entity and the advantages and disadvantages of each type. In this blog post, Kimberley Cunnington-Taylor will focus on corporations.

Common Types Of Business Entities In Ontario: 2) Partnerships

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January 24, 2017
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In Ontario, the three most common types of business entities are sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations. To begin 2017, we will provide a short description of each type of entity and their advantages and disadvantages. In this blog post, I will focus on partnerships.

Common Types Of Business Entities In Ontario: 1) Sole Proprietorships

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January 20, 2017
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In Ontario the three most common types of business entities are sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations. To begin 2017 we will provide a short description of each type of entity and the advantages and disadvantages of each type. In this blog post, Kimberley Cunnington-Taylor will focus on sole proprietorships.

Ontario Court of Appeal Confirms Condo Boards are Entitled to Deference

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September 14, 2016
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In a recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision, the Court confirms that, as long as a Board of Directors acts honestly and in good faith, and exercises the care, diligence and skill of a reasonably prudent person, the Board’s decision is owed deference. As long as the Board’s decision falls on the range of reasonable choices, a Court should not interfere.

Suspending Board Members: Lessons From George v. The B.C. Wildlife Federation

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June 10, 2016
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Federal and provincial not-for-profit corporate legislation contains rules that corporations need to navigate, particularly when dealing with a board member who has behaved inappropriately. The British Columbia Supreme Court recently dealt with some of these issues in George v. The B.C. Wildlife Federation, which sheds light on the rights of a board of directors to deal with a director who has acted inappropriately in the course of his or her duties.